Katherine Michiels School

1335 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110-0941
Tel: (415)821-0130
Grades: PK-5 | 65 students
For four decades, Katherine Michiels School (KMS) has served Bay Area children and families. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality, affordable education within a nurturing, child-centered environment.
Our mission is to foster each child`s experience of the world so that he or she can blossom to potential and become a compassionate, autonomous and contributing member of society.
KMS has chosen the humanistic, progressive pedagogies of the Reggio Emilia educational approach and Council in Schools as our educational compass.
Both approaches see the child as a competent and equal partner in the educational journey.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 65 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Katherine Michiels School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,800
Tuition Notes 2 year Kindergarten $15,500.00/year Elementary 13,800.00/year
% on Financial Aid
12%
Admissions Director Vincent Arroyo

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Dance Class, After School Music Class, After School Science Class, De Colores - Spanish Language Program After School Dance Class,
After School Music Class,
After School Science Class,
De Colores - Spanish Language Program,

School Notes

  • Reggio Emilia educational approach & Council in Schools as educational compass.
  • De Colores Spanish Culture and Language Program.
  • Nature Education supports Science curriculum - includes overnight camping trips to Yosemite several times each year.
  • Fieldtrip Fridays support project-based learning approach.
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School Reviews

5.0  10/28/2014
Absolutely the best place to send your child Hands down! I have been sending my children here since they were two and a half years old now they are 10 and 6. The girls absolutely love their school and respect and admire their teachers (especially Randall). I can honestly say that my girls are " in touch" with the environment, the community and most importantly themselves. KMS takes a different approach to teaching and interacting with children fostering confidence and independence in each student. My girls are inquisitive, analytic, emotionally intelligent. I am a native San Franciscan and a product of tough -old fashioned public schools. I know the difference in quality and individualized focus my children get and I''m glad they are a part of KMS.
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