We feel that sending our children to The San Francisco School has been one of the best decisions we could have made. They are thriving and so are we.”
— Current SFS parent
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The San Francisco School is a wonderful community. We are an independent, coeducational day school for Preschool through Eighth Grade. SFS is a vibrant school with a focus on strong academics , conceptual understanding, critical thinking, and creativity.
Founded in 1966 as a Preschool, SFS has grown to include 280 students, 44 faculty members, and 237 families. The San Francisco School is committed to ethnic and cultural diversity, with 57% students of color and an inclusive ethos. Family economic diversity is also an important goal and is supported by a strong Indexed Tuition program which includes 28% of students on reduced tuition. Through all of this, the entire SFS community is committed to creating a school where students and families can learn with confidence and joy.
Finding the right school for your child can be a challenge. At The San Francisco School, we strive to be open and honest with our process. We feel that the most important step is to visit a school and to recognize your first impression. Often, that initial feeling is the most telling. Therefore, we encourage all prospective families to visit our school and any others that spark your interest. The Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area is a website specifically designed by Admissions Directors from San Francisco Independent Schools for prospective families. In the interest of best serving our prospective families, we agree to follow the Bay Area Directors of Admissions Principles of Good Practice .
The San Francisco School values the richness of its diversity and actively seeks students from racially, socio-economically, and culturally diverse families, including lesbian, gay, and transgender families, single parent/guardian families, adoptive, and foster families.