Bievenidos & Welcome to La Lengua!

20131031-_DSC0172La Lengua is a bilingual Spanish-English preschool in San Francisco’s Laurel Heights neighborhood, welcoming children ages 18 months to 5 years of age.  We focus on the Creative Arts and Free Play.

La Lengua’s philosophy is one of inclusion. The school fosters an environment that feels more like a family than a school. As a smaller school with children ranging in age from 18 months to 5 years, the children become close friends and learn through play and from one another. The younger children learn by example from the older children, and the older children learn empathy, to be accepting, and how to lead the younger children.


La Lengua first opened its doors in 1999, originally as Laurel Tree Learning Center, in San Franciso’s residential neighborhood of Laurel Heights. After the school evolved into a Spanish-English bilingual school, it was officially renamed in 2009 to La Lengua Bilingual Preschool. In 2010, La Lengua moved to its current location on the corner of Sutter and Lyon.

Since its inception, Sarah Alexander, founder and director, has been an integral part of the school.

Please take a look around our site and get to know our staff and programs. If you have any questions or would like to take a tour of our pre-school please contact us!