San Francisco Day School

  • San Francisco Day School educates, nurtures and inspires girls and boys of diverse backgrounds to achieve their highest academic and creative potential, to embrace ethical values and to become active contributors to their communities.
  • Students acquire the skills of life-long learners, well equipped for the world beyond the Day School.
  • They have command of the essential skills of reading, writing, speaking, computing and problem solving.
  • Teachers foster an active and comfortable learning environment in their classrooms.
  • They teach students to think deeply, evaluate and synthesize information, communicate their ideas effectively, and develop their creativity within a rich and varied curriculum.
  • Faculty develop innovative approaches to curriculum, based upon current educational research, best practices, and knowledge of state and national standards.
  • Students are encouraged to make judgments based on ethical principles that honor the values of equity and justice; they learn the importance of kindness, caring, and support toward and for one another.

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School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students403 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade San Francisco Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 335 students
    2.8 miles
    1555 Mariposa Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    (415) 861-8840
    2.8 K-8
    335
  • San Francisco
    Presidio Hill School
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    Alternative School
    Grades: K-8 | 232 students
    0.9 miles
    3839 Washington Street
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    (415) 751-9318
    0.9 K-8
    232
  • San Francisco
    Grades: PK-8 | 254 students
    3.7 miles
    300 Gaven St
    San Francisco, CA 94134
    (415) 239-5065
    3.7 PK-8
    254
  • San Francisco
    Grades: PK-8 | 195 students
    2.4 miles
    1387 Valencia St
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415) 567-6177
    2.4 PK-8
    195
  • San Francisco
    Adda Clevenger School
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 136 students
    2.1 miles
    180 Fair Oaks Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415) 824-2240
    2.1 PK-8
    136

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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $20,589 for elementary schools and $33,246 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 65% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).