Children's Day School

Tel: (415)861-5432
  • 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.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students441 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeChildren's Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
Average Financial Aid Grant$17,916
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDiane Larrabee
Admissions AssociateAmanda Richard


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Indoor Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Indoor SoccerVolleyball,
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