Children's Day School

  • Children's Day School recognizes that every child is born with unique gifts.
  • Our mission is to develop each student's genius by providing an inspiring environment where challenging academics are inseparable from social, artistic, and physical experiences, and where children of all backgrounds feel safe to be themselves, become avid learners, and strive to make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Our educational program encourages curiosity, exploration, cooperation, risk-taking and a love of learning.
  • It is integrated across academic disciplines and incorporates a project-based approach in which our students develop academic skills through inquiry and collaboration.
  • Our students develop a sense of caring for self, for others, for the community and for the world as they become creative thinkers, skilled mathematicians, accomplished artists, strong writers and rigorous researchers.
  • They graduate confident in their strengths, unafraid to struggle and prepared for the challenges and opportunities that await them.

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Children's Day School places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1983
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students441 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeChildren's Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size22 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / Jan. 6 / rolling
Tuition NotesSiding scale tuition range for 2015-2016: $2,180?$28,180.
% on Financial Aid
31%
Average Financial Aid Grant$17,916
Acceptance Rate
47%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDiane Larrabee
Admissions AssociateAmanda Richard

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Indoor Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Indoor SoccerVolleyball,
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Grades: PK-8 | 300 students
    2.1 miles
    2938 Washington Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415)931-2750
    2.1 PK-8
    300
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 430 students
    0.4 miles
    250 Valencia Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    (415)565-0400
    0.4 K-8
    430
  • 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 | 121 students
    0.7 miles
    180 Fair Oaks Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415)824-2240
    0.7 PK-8
    121
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 301 students
    2.1 miles
    659 Pine St
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    (415)421-0069
    2.1 K-8
    301
  • San Francisco
    Grades: PK-8 | 195 students
    1 miles
    1387 Valencia St
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415)567-6177
    1 PK-8
    195

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