Southside Family Charter School

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.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students76 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Southside Family Charter School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesWe are a public charter school.
Admissions DirectorTania Montgomery
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