Sand Paths Academy

Tel: (415)826-2662
Grades: 8-12 | 27 students
Sand Paths Academy, a private, fully-accredited, non-public school, has been serving children with special needs since 1968.
We provide a comprehensive psycho-educational program for learning disabled and emotionally disturbed children and adolescents in grades 6 through 12.
Our program is highly structured, and we use behavior management techniques which emphasize positive reinforcement and the teaching of new social skills.
We have a 3:1 student to staff ratio, which allows us to provide each child with individual support to meet their academic and emotional needs.
The goal of Sand Paths Academy is to establish an appropriate learning environment for each student in the program to enhance their individual learning style and to maximize their individual potential.
Creating an atmosphere of warmth, trust, and autonomy for the student enables each to move forward academically by either understanding mitigating emotional blocks or by understanding and developing compensatory skills for learning disabilities.
Included in the goal of Sand Paths is to provide maximal increased individualized academic, behavioral and/or emotional interventions to facilitate the students’ gradual successful transition into the least restrictive environment applicable.
Ideally, we hope to assist each student to acquire the necessary skills to be successful after leaving Sand Paths, whether that means returning to public school, attending college, or entering the work force.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 8-12

Student Body

Total Students 27 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Sand Paths Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Immaculate Conception Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Synergy Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Synergy Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • San Francisco
    Grades: PK-8 | 192 students
    0.3 miles
    1387 Valencia St
    San Francisco, CA 94110
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     Adda Clevenger School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 118 students
    0.4 miles
    180 Fair Oaks Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
  • San Francisco
    Immaculate Conception Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 243 students
    0.4 miles
    3625 24th St
    San Francisco, CA 94110
  • San Francisco
    Katherine Michiels School
    Alternative School
    Grades: PK-5 | 65 students
    0.4 miles
    1335 Guerrero Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
  • San Francisco
    St Peter's School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: KG-8 | 388 students
    0.4 miles
    1266 Florida St
    San Francisco, CA 94110

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