The Urban School Of San Francisco

  • Urban School believes there is a better way to educate high school students.
  • For more than half a century our educational innovations have ignited the minds of Urban graduates, who pursue their passion for learning at the nation`s best colleges, and who go out into the world uniquely equipped to solve the challenges their generation will face.
  • Urban teaches students how to think, not what to think.
  • We seek students with an enthusiastic approach to learning and a clear capacity for success in a rigorous academic program.
  • Urban`s extraordinary teachers challenge our 420 students with a college-preparatory curriculum in math, science, arts and humanities with comprehensive service learning and competitive athletics programs, and a rich selection of co-curricular activities.
  • Through strong relationships with their teachers, advisors and with each other, Urban students learn early on how to navigate a culture of collaboration, inclusion and mutual respect.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1966

Student Body

Total Students420 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade The Urban School Of San Francisco Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 7
Yearly Tuition Cost$51,365
% on Financial Aid
30%

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
DanceFencing,
GolfLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Affinity & Ally Spaces, Green Team, HIPE, Student Leadership Committee, United Nations

Arts and Music Programs:
Journalism

School Notes

  • An Urban education is a joyful process of discovery: students learn to ask questions, to search for their own answers, to voice their opinions, to think critically and independently, and to discern with their hearts as well as their minds. All Urban courses share a common educational approach based on the following principles: An expectation that students be active participants in their education; A commitment to cooperative learning and collaboration among fellow students; An understanding and respect for the achievements, experiences and perspectives of various peoples, cultures, races and backgrounds; Use of the Bay Area`s rich environmental, cultural and intellectual resources to extend learning beyond the classroom.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 280 students
    1.2 miles
    2901 California St
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415) 409-3739
    1.2 9-12
    280
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 490 students
    3.3 miles
    755 Ocean Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    (415) 333-4021
    3.3 9-12
    490
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 410 students
    1.4 miles
    3065 Jackson St
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415) 447-3100
    1.4 9-12
    410
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 1322 students
    1.5 miles
    1055 Ellis St
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    (415) 775-6626
    1.5 9-12
    1322
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 6-12 | 1485 students
    3.1 miles
    2001 37th Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94116
    (415) 731-7500
    3.1 6-12
    1485

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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $20,589 for elementary schools and $33,246 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 65% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).