Woodside International School

  • Woodside International School is a WASC-accredited, independent, college-preparatory and co-educational private high school.
  • Our student body consists of both American and International students learning together. We foster a collaborative community spirit, and we have been cultivating a compassionate global community one student at a time for over 40 years.
  • We are located in the Sunset District of San Francisco one block from Golden Gate Park.
  • This gives our students access to all the diverse academic, cultural, recreational and community benefits of our wonderful city and is within easy commute distance from all over the Bay Area.
  • Our mission is to engage and support all of our students in becoming socially responsible critical thinkers and lifelong learners in order to prepare them for life beyond high school in the modern world.
  • Any interested students should contact the school to arrange a Student Shadow Day, where they can sit in on classes, meet students and teachers, and discover what being a Woodside student is all about.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1976
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$1,800
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students60 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Woodside International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced Art, Advanced Philosophy III/IV, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, Arts Portfolio Preparation, Honors Calculus, Honors Chemistry, Honors English Language & Literature IV, Honors Physics
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,000
Tuition NotesNeed-based financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$20,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAriel Edwards

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Admissions Ambassadors, Committee on Student Activities, Community Service Field Trips, Monthly Enrichment Field Trips, Social Justice Club, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
BASSAL Sports (Bay Area Small Schools Athletic League), Spring Sports Day at Golden Gate Park, Winter Games Day

School Notes

  • Values: We believe that every child can be academically successful and realize his or her potential in the nurturing environment of a school that truly cares about each student. We facilitate the development of self-reliant, confident and kind individuals, and our rigorous academic approach helps to develop critical thinking skills and a broad and inclusive view of the world. Our students are global citizens, and tolerance, diversity and mutual respect are at the forefront of Woodside`s program. We believe it is essential to create a learning environment of self-expression, individualism and understanding among our future leaders.
  • Program: Our students understand from the first day of school that learning is a lifelong pursuit. The value of higher education is emphasized in consistent collaboration among our students and faculty. Our College Counselor begins working with students in the 9th grade to develop a college entrance and success plan. Problem solving strategies, analytical and critical thinking, and organizational and study skills are at the core of our program. Students are also advised and encouraged to communicate opinions effectively and creatively. We recognize that students express themselves in a variety of ways, and our broad, collaborative and rigorous curriculum has been developed to value achievement in all areas.
  • International Students: International students spend extensive time with ESL teachers in order to develop their understanding of language and to improve both written and oral communication in English. International students participate in math, science, and art classes with American students in order to encourage and facilitate cultural exchange among the entire student body.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 420 students
    1.6 miles
    1563 Page St
    San Francisco, CA 94117
    (415)626-2919
    1.6 9-12
    420
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 280 students
    2.5 miles
    2901 California St
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415)409-3739
    2.5 9-12
    280
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 490 students
    3.1 miles
    755 Ocean Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    (415)585-1725
    3.1 9-12
    490
  • San Francisco
    Archbishop Riordan High School
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    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 700 students
    2.8 miles
    175 Phelan Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    (415)586-8200
    2.8 9-12
    700
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 374 students
    2.6 miles
    35 Keyes Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    (415)561-5800
    2.6 9-12
    374

School Reviews

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Woodside gives an incredible opportunity for an international student to adapt to the American system of education. The school has a perfect balance of necessary and reasonable academic load that is essential in entering a good university. For me one of the most important things about Woodside is a friendly environment and a very attentive and concerned attitude towards the success and the individual growth of my daughter. I really appreciate a very prompt reaction towards any type of problems. My daughter has been studying in Woodside since her Freshman year (2010). By the end of her Junior year, she took the TOEFL exam and passed it obtaining 83 points. Being an international student, this result lets her choose almost any university. The school helped her to determine what field studies is the most appealing to her. She is much more confident, calm and positive. I''m glad that she's going to finish the high school in Woodside.
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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $20,222 for elementary schools and $30,141 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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