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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 382 students
  • Acceptance rate: 47%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jan. 6 / rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1983
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
382 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Children's Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
73 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / Jan. 6 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Siding 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 Director
Diane Larrabee
Admissions Associate
Amanda Richard

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 382 students
  • Acceptance rate: 47%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jan. 6 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $22,593 for elementary schools and $33,000 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 67% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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