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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 430 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,340
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15

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San Francisco Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
2002

Student Body

Total Students
430 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
San Francisco Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
62%
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
28%
Acceptance Rate
15%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Yvette Bonaparte
Admissions Associate
Grecia Lacayo

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 430 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,340
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15

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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $22,495 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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