AltSchool Yerba Buena

  • AltSchool is a place where creativity and exploration come together with rigor, purpose, and structure.
  • At AltSchool, we are cultivating the next generation of lifelong learners who possess the knowledge, strength of character, creativity, and drive to impact the modern world.
  • Our educators put students at the center of their own learning by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to advocate for themselves. As agents of their own learning, AltSchool students are creating the change they want to see in the dynamic environments around them.
  • Students learn and are assessed on non-academic life skills with the same level of rigor as core academic knowledge.
  • We are accepting applications for transitional kindergarten through 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year (limited spaces still available for 2018-2019).
  • Please submit an application by January 15, 2019 to receive an admissions decision by March 21, 2019.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded2016

Student Body

Total Students91 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade AltSchool Yerba Buena Student By Grade

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,000
Tuition Notes2018-19 annual tuition for lower school is $28,000 and middle school is $28,600.
Admissions DirectorJillian Williams

School Notes

Our small, community-based campus supports the development of deeply enriching relationships between students, educators, and families. We explore the following areas:
  • Personalized Project-Based Learning: Educators use a proven cycle of learning that aligns with how children learn best.
  • Multi-Age Programs: Two-year age bands replace traditional grades; our programs challenge and support students at their individual level of knowledge and skills.
  • Learning Beyond School Walls: Small, community-based campuses blur traditional boundaries between school and community. Exploring the community and bringing experts into our schools grounds learning in real-world experiences.
  • A Whole-Child Approach: A deep learner profile for each student that goes beyond grades and test scores, incorporating knowledge, skills, and habits-and evolves with your child.
  • A Bigger Purpose: Students and parents contribute to co-creating a platform that not only powers our schools but also aims to improve education for all children.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Adda Clevenger School
    Adda Clevenger School Photo - The Adda Clevenger School is an independent elementary school providing an accelerated academic and arts curriculum to San Francisco Bay Area students grades TK-8 since 1980.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 136 students
    2.3 miles
    180 Fair Oaks Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415)824-2240
    2.3 PK-8
    136
  • San Francisco
    Brightworks School
    Brightworks School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-12 | 85 students
    3.6 miles
    360 9th Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    (415)701-8700
    3.6 K-12
    85
  • San Francisco
    Grades: NS-8 | 70 students
    2.4 miles
    3741 Buchanan Street
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    (866)664-2070
    2.4 NS-8
    70
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 426 students
    1.9 miles
    2120 Broadway
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415)674-5400
    1.9 K-8
    426
  • San Francisco
    Grades: NS-8
    1.7 miles
    735 Fell Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117
    (415)551-0000
    1.7 NS-8
    n/a

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Finding a school that is the right fit for ALL your kids in San Francisco is a HUGE task but if you are lucky and strike gold, then it can turn into the biggest blessing ever! We love the Guidepost Community! I am sure my kids' teachers are giving my kids the best they have and my kids love their teachers! Thank you, Emily and Kristen for making this such a vibrant, loving school!
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We are having an amazing experience at this school. My daughter started kindegarten this year and loves her teacher and her classmates. The school is very welcoming to new families. I am amazed at how fast she is learning.
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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $19,720 for elementary schools and $31,383 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 63% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).