The Discovery Center School

1442 Fulton Avenue, Upstairs
San Francisco, CA 94117-0941
     Tel: (415)724-7458
Grades: PK - 12 | 16 students
The Discovery Center School, based in San Francisco since 1970, offers college preparatory instruction to grades kindergarten through high school graduation.
Remediation and tutoring are also available.
Boarding is available, off campus.
The school is friendly, safe, academic and affordable.
Regular field trips and activities are offered for academic and cultural enrichment -- and fun!.
Students receive individual attention.
Qualified, caring teachers prepare each student for success.
Our graduates continue on to the best schools, colleges, and universities.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Programs Supported Tutoring and remediation available.
Year Founded 1970

Student Body

Total Students 16 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade The Discovery Center School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
Advanced Courses World History,  Math,  Physics,  U. S. History,  English  
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Practical and appropriate)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,000
Tuition Notes Affordable: Sliding scale. Family rates. We make an effort to work within the family's budget. We offer the Rula L. Rasmusson Trust Fund scholarship to help pay tuition, if needed.
% on Financial Aid 15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,000
Acceptance Rate 94%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jan Taylor
Admissions Associate Jan Taylor


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Badminton, Basketball, Figure Skating, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
Figure SkatingIndoor Soccer,

School Notes:

  • College Preparatory 
  • Affordable
  • Safe and Caring 
  • Boarding Available off campus
  • Individualized Instuction
  • Small class size
  • Help with homework
  • Extended care, 7:AM to 6:PM

Profile last updated: 07/26/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is French American Internationl School-San Francisco (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is French American Internationl School-San Francisco (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is French American Internationl School-San Francisco (0.1 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
My daughter has been taking private tutoring lessons at The Discovery Center School this summer and I hope to enroll her in the Fall for the 2013-2014 school year. I have been so impressed with the care and consideration given to my daughter who has struggled with math for years. Finally we have found a school that has teachers that can patiently take her from where she is to where she needs to be.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I have found so many conflicting reports about this school. It is a wonderful school and I have found the teachers and students to be exceptional. The programs are of the highest standards and the flexibility offers windows for imagination and creativity. I would recommend this school to everyone!
- Posted by Student/Alumni
1 year ago
WOW can I tell you I have not been so excited to teach in a school for a long time! I love how this school is run and how much fun the kids have by both hands on and studies. Jan Taylor is a wonderful teach and I am priveledged to come on board!
- Posted by Teacher
1 year ago
Hi, This small college preparatory independent private school is for kindergarten through twelfth grade. It''s academic, fun and affordable. Graduates continue on to the best schools and universities. DCS has on-going enrollment. It cares for each student as an individual while keeping the goals and standards set high. (Entrance to the University of California is used to set the standard.) Help the school grow. Enroll now! Jan
- Posted by Administrator

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