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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 420 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $55,647
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Urban School Of San Francisco ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
420 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Urban School Of San Francisco Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 6
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Lauren Byrne



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

Arts and Music Programs:

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.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 420 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $55,647
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $23,118 for elementary schools and $33,159 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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