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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded
2010
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Drawing, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Middle School (Grades 6-8): $28,800* /year (8:00am – 4:00pm)High School (Grades 9-12): $38,600* /year (8:00am – 4:00pm)
Admissions Director
Shalina Fung

School Notes

  • HSA's Timeless Education Model: Future leaders and creative visionaries in the making
  • The San Francisco High School of the Arts distinguishes its whole-child learning approach from other holistic models by featuring intensive arts training at the core. Rather than seeking short routes for speedy, superficial results, our students innovate by avoiding quick recipes of innovation. That is, we respect and observe the traditional virtues in solidly building artistic foundations, through diligent practice of each line that is drawn, each note that is played, and every movement made on stage.
  • Our core values are:
  • Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Kindness, Empathy, Tolerance
  • We promote what has endured the longest and best in traditional education: the refinement of an ethically mature self; the continuous sophistication of ones aesthetic standards; and the nurturing of a deep appreciation for the spirit behind traditional arts, through ones own mastery of the arts. In HSAs well-structured environment, our students explore their passions by actively participating in ballet, Chinese dance, music, and visual arts. The inherent pursuit for excellence in their studies as emerging young artists motivates students to develop the focus and perseverance necessary for achievement in the arts, in academics, and in life. We strongly believe that the harmonious integration of artistic training, academic study and character development will give rise to individuals who are able to make vital contributions to the world around them.
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Profile last updated: 05/04/2021

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