San Francisco Friends School

  • At San Francisco Friends School, a K-8 co-ed school, students learn in a community grounded in the Quaker values of reflection, integrity, peaceful problem-solving and stewardship. Our teachers challenge students with a dynamic curriculum that inspires curiosity, cooperation and hard work. We teach children to listen to all voices and to trust their own. We engage with the world around us with kindness and conviction, working toward the Quaker ideal of a caring and just society.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded2002

Student Body

Total Students430 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
54%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeSan Francisco Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
62%
Average Class Size22 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$32,340
% on Financial Aid
28%
Acceptance Rate
15%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorYvette Bonaparte
Admissions AssociateGrecia Lacayo

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DanceGymnastics,
Indoor SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
jazz band

School Notes

  • San Francisco Friends School was started by a group of Bay Area residents who share a vision of a K-8 co-educational independent school that combines outstanding academics with Quaker values of simplicity, integrity, mutual respect, and peaceful problem-solving. Founders of the school include parents, educators, business people, and volunteers. We are dedicated to creating in San Francisco a unique school that serves an immediate community need for superior elementary education informed by sustained and thoughtful conversation about the emotional and spiritual growth of our children. Friends schools strive to be socially responsible. Teachers help students to understand issues of social justice, such as respect for differences, nonviolence, and equality under the law. Again, these complex topics are handled in age-appropriate ways. Through service learning and participation in the community, Friends schools are committed to working toward a more caring and just society. The mission of San Francisco is to educate girls and boys in the tradition of Quaker learning. By example and commitment, we hope to inspire all connected with our school to work together toward a peaceful and caring society.

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  • San Francisco
    Grades: PK-8 | 441 students
    0.4 miles
    333 Dolores Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415)861-5432
    0.4 PK-8
    441
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 213 students
    2.3 miles
    3839 Washington Street
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    (415)751-9318
    2.3 K-8
    213
  • San Francisco
    Grades: PK-8 | 300 students
    1.8 miles
    2938 Washington Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415)931-2750
    1.8 PK-8
    300
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 293 students
    1.3 miles
    1555 Mariposa Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    (415)861-8840
    1.3 K-8
    293
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-7 | 397 students
    1.5 miles
    350 Masonic Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    (415)931-2422
    1.5 K-7
    397

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