Katherine Michiels School

  • For over four decades, Katherine Michiels School (KMS) has served Bay Area children and families. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality, affordable education within a nurturing, child-centered environment.
  • Our mission is to foster each child`s experience of the world so that he or she can blossom to their fullest potential and become a compassionate, autonomous and contributing member of society.
  • KMS has chosen the humanistic, progressive pedagogies of the Reggio Emilia educational approach and Council in Schools as our educational compass.
  • Both approaches see the child as a competent and equal partner in the educational journey.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1976

Student Body

Total Students85 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Katherine Michiels School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
15%
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$17,200
Tuition NotesPreschool 3 year = $1900/month Preschool 2 year = $2100/month Infants and Toddlers = $2,625/month
% on Financial Aid
12%
Acceptance Rate
30%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorColleen Mulvey

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
After School Science Class, De Colores - Spanish Language Program

Arts and Music Programs:
After School Dance Class, After School Music Class

School Notes

  • Reggio Emilia educational approach & Council in Schools as educational compass.
  • De Colores Spanish Culture and Language Program.
  • Nature Education supports Science curriculum - includes overnight camping trips to Yosemite several times each year.
  • Fieldtrip Fridays support project-based learning approach.
  • Summer Camps and afternoon Enrichment Classes offered for KMS students and the public.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Grades: PK-8 | 195 students
    0.1 miles
    1387 Valencia St
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415)567-6177
    0.1 PK-8
    195
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 293 students
    1.6 miles
    1555 Mariposa Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    (415)861-8840
    1.6 K-8
    293
  • San Francisco
    St Paul's School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 230 students
    0.5 miles
    1690 Church St
    San Francisco, CA 94131
    (415)648-2055
    0.5 NS-8
    230
  • San Francisco
    St Philip School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 271 students
    0.7 miles
    665 Elizabeth St
    San Francisco, CA 94114
    (415)824-8467
    0.7 K-8
    271
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-7 | 397 students
    2.4 miles
    350 Masonic Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    (415)931-2422
    2.4 K-7
    397

School Reviews

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Absolutely the best place to send your child Hands down! I have been sending my children here since they were two and a half years old now they are 10 and 6. The girls absolutely love their school and respect and admire their teachers (especially Randall). I can honestly say that my girls are " in touch" with the environment, the community and most importantly themselves. KMS takes a different approach to teaching and interacting with children fostering confidence and independence in each student. My girls are inquisitive, analytic, emotionally intelligent. I am a native San Franciscan and a product of tough -old fashioned public schools. I know the difference in quality and individualized focus my children get and I''m glad they are a part of KMS.
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