San Francisco School

  • The San Francisco School cultivates and celebrates the intellectual, imaginative and humanitarian promise of each student in a community that practices mutual respect, embraces diversity, and inspires a passion for learning.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1966
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students276 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade San Francisco School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorNina Wang
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Grades: PK-8 | 195 students
    1.3 miles
    1387 Valencia St
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    1.3 PK-8
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 293 students
    2.2 miles
    1555 Mariposa Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    2.2 K-8
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-7 | 397 students
    3.7 miles
    350 Masonic Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    3.7 K-7
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 232 students
    4.6 miles
    3839 Washington Street
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    4.6 K-8
  • San Francisco
    Grades: NS-8 | 300 students
    4.3 miles
    2938 Washington Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    4.3 NS-8

School Reviews

When we selected a preschool for our kids 11 years ago, we didn't realize how important seemingly small things such as reporting the day's lunch menu, building with milk crates, and learning the sounds of the week would be in instilling in our children a lifelong passion for learning, respect for others, and sense of personal responsibility. It is amazing how much our children have learned learned and grown from the caring, loving, intelligent teachers and staff who engage and empower them. The San Francisco School has celebrates the kids' imaginations, challenges them intellectually, and helps make them kinder, better people. As we tour high schools for our oldest who is graduating, our decision to send our kids to SFS has been reaffirmed- We have seen a disproportionate number of SFS alumni leading tours and sitting on admission panels at their high schools. They are articulate, intelligent and confident. We see in these alumni the enduring influence of SFS. It's the best!
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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $19,430 for elementary schools and $31,533 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 63% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).