Southside Family School (SFS) is a small urban k-8 program dedicated to academic excellence, innovation in curriculum, and parent and community involvement.
We offer small class sizes that concentrate on individualized instruction and a warm and safe learning environment.
We focus on a social justice curriculum that teaches students to be independently minded citizens who respect themselves and others.
We stress basic skills, encourage creative expression and offer a range of electives.
In an atmosphere free of racism, sexism, classism and homophobia, we honor diverse cultural identities, encourage volunteer participation, use the community as a classroom, develop curriculum, advocate for families, and engage children in issues of social justice, decision-making and problem solving.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1972

Student Body

Total Students
76 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
61%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Southside Family Charter School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
We are a public charter school.
Admissions Director
Tania Montgomery
Source: Verified school update

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