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About Us

Bertrand D Hsu American & Chinese Bicultural Academy ("Bert Hsu Academy") is an innovative and new non-profit K-8 private day school that provides quality and rigorous academic, bicultural and character education to future American citizens and leaders who can contribute to our local economy as well as navigate on the global stage. We provide students with a solid foundation for life.

The three distinguishing features of our school are:

  • Integration of the Chinese educational approach of knowledge acquisition and skills mastery with the American approach that encourages critical thinking and creativity

  • American and Chinese bilingual and bicultural education including Chinese American history

  • A community hub that services and engages students, parents, grandparents and other community members


455 Arkansas Street in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco





















Grades Served & Enrolling:

  • Elementary + Middle school: K-8

  • Each class maximum of 20 students

  • 2023-24 school year can enroll a maximum of 10 students

  • 2024-25 school year can enroll a maximum of 50 students

  • High School (9-12): planned for the fall of 2025


  • $18,000 per year ($1500 per month)

  • Tuition includes food and 12-month programming through the summer (see school calendar in Academics section of this website).

  • Tuition assistance is available based on family need.

  • Should you opt-out of portions of the summer session, corresponding tuition will be considered as tax deductible donation with receipt provided by the school.

  • Extended care and after school enrichment activities are available for additional fee ($365/month).

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Who Is Bertrand D Hsu?

Bertrand D Hsu, a.k.a. Bert Hsu, (1933-2020) was born and educated in China except for two years in the United States during high school. He was a bilingual and bicultural Chinese American who designed the first car in modern China in 1958, was awarded General Electric Engineer of the Year in 1984, became a Fellow at American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), published the book “Practical Diesel Engine Combustion Analysis,” and achieved Life Master status at American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).

Bert Hsu lived an extraordinary yet ordinary life representative of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to America, the land of opportunity, in pursuit of a better life for themselves, their families and their children. With hard work, determination and perseverance, he and countless immigrants realized their American dream.

This school honors Bert and hundreds of thousands of other immigrants to America and their descendants.

To learn more about Bert, please visit:

Leadership Team

Ann Hsu
Head of School


Ann is the daughter of Bert Hsu. Similar to her father, Ann is an immigrant Chinese American who has lived and worked in both the US and China. A 25-year professional and entrepreneur in the technology and consumer products industries, Ann co-founded and led her own companies in both Silicon Valley and China for over 18 years.

Ann holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MS in Electrical Engineering and MBA from UC Berkeley.

Ann served as Chair of San Francisco Unified School District's Independent Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, President of her sons' Galileo High School PTSA, and was appointed by the San Francisco Mayor to serve on the School Board.

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Quincy Yu


Quincy is a 45-year professional and entrepreneur, She has served as CFO, COO and CEO of four startup companies. 

Quincy holds a BS in Organizational Behavior and Marketing from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.

Quincy is currently serving as Vice Chair of the SFUSD Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee and Vice Chair for Urban Services YMCA Community Action Agency. She is also a SCORE volunteer presenting financial management workshops for small businesses and a former CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for foster youth.

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