San Francisco Friends School

Tel: (415)565-0400
Grades: K-8 | 430 students
San Francisco Friends School was started by a group of Bay Area residents who shared a vision of a K–8 co-educational independent school that combines outstanding academics with Quaker values of simplicity, integrity, mutual respect, and peaceful problem-solving.
Founders of the school include parents, educators, business people, and volunteers.
We are dedicated to creating in San Francisco a unique school that serves an immediate community need for superior elementary education informed by sustained and thoughtful conversation about the emotional and spiritual growth of our children.
Friends schools strive to be socially responsible.
Teachers help students to understand issues of social justice, such as respect for differences, nonviolence, and equality under the law.
Again, these complex topics are handled in age-appropriate ways.
Through service learning and participation in the community, Friends schools are committed to working toward a more caring and just society.
The mission of San Francisco is to educate girls and boys in the tradition of Quaker learning.
By example and commitment, we hope to inspire all connected with our school to work together toward a peaceful and caring society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 430 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
47%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 22 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $27,000
% on Financial Aid
26%
Acceptance Rate
15%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Yvette Bonaparte
Admissions Associate Andrea Richerson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Indoor Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DanceIndoor Soccer,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • San Francisco Friends School was started by a group of Bay Area residents who share a vision of a K–8 co-educational independent school that combines outstanding academics with Quaker values of simplicity, integrity, mutual respect, and peaceful problem-solving. Founders of the school include parents, educators, business people, and volunteers. We are dedicated to creating in San Francisco a unique school that serves an immediate community need for superior elementary education informed by sustained and thoughtful conversation about the emotional and spiritual growth of our children. Friends schools strive to be socially responsible. Teachers help students to understand issues of social justice, such as respect for differences, nonviolence, and equality under the law. Again, these complex topics are handled in age-appropriate ways. Through service learning and participation in the community, Friends schools are committed to working toward a more caring and just society. The mission of San Francisco is to educate girls and boys in the tradition of Quaker learning. By example and commitment, we hope to inspire all connected with our school to work together toward a peaceful and caring society.

Profile last updated: 09/10/2014

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