English school in San Francisco

Rising above the Pacific on a cluster of hills, San Francisco is a city where the sky seems within reach

Our San Francisco school

With every hilltop revealing a panorama of faraway horizons, it’s no wonder that San Francisco prides itself on its sense of adventure. From the Gold Rush to the Summer of Love to the tech boom, this open-minded city has always loved a big new idea. Twitter and Instagram have homes here, alongside a lively art, music and food scene.

  • Our school is located in the Union Square area, just moments away from Macy’s and the Museum of Modern Art.
  • No need for a car – stops for bus, light rail and cable car routes across the city are just moments away
  • Students receive discounts for local businesses – including the tempting bakery on the ground floor
  • Our school organizes regular weekend trips to Yosemite, Napa Valley, Los Angeles and beyond – and staff are happy to help you plan your own adventures
School location
Kaplan International English San Francisco 149 New Montgomery St. Suite 101 San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
San Francisco
Romildo Marquez Ricciardelli Student Testimonial San Francisco
”I wanted to study English for my future career and to be understood in the modern world. The books are awesome, a really easy way to learn. Sometimes you just learn without knowing how you did it!”
Romildo Marquez Ricciardelli
Studied in San Francisco
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School facilities

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Other information

  • University Placement Service:
    Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more
  • Languages spoken by staff:
    Chinese Mandarin, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, German
  • Teacher Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s (or equivalent) in combination with TESOL, CELTA, TEFL certificate (including practicum) or six months of ESL/EFL teaching experience
  • School holidays:
    See our 2018 school closures

Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International English school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).

Our schools in California are approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education (bppe.ca.gov). Take a look at our California State Disclosures list for the documents filed with the state and/or required to be made available to students prior to enrollment.

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2017

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Our San Francisco school has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities


Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Socialize and have fun with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Ideal for students who want to learn about and immerse themselves in U.S. culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations.
  • Live in a local homestay specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with your hosts
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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