Middle School

High School Guidance

I see graduates from many local middle schools. The San Francisco School graduates stand out as intellectually curious, able to make connections across disciplines, are confident public speakers and, above all, seem very much themselves. SFS graduates are accomplished but are still very fresh and real.”
— Faculty/Administrator at a Bay Area Independent School

For many, the high school application process can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there is a broad spectrum of options in the Bay Area and plenty of support for families in the process. The Middle School Head is available to support students and their families through the application process by providing timely and relevant information as well as individual counseling to help identify the best fit for each student. Virtually all San Francisco School graduates are accepted into one of their top choices for high school and most successfully test out of at least one of their first year high school course requirements.

The high school counseling process begins with an informational meeting with students and their parents/guardians in the spring of Seventh Grade. Families are met with individually to discuss their child and the various high school options available to them. They are also provided with application process information and guidance.

High schools attended by SFS graduates in the past four years:

Independent Parochial Public/Charter
  • Bay
  • Drew
  • International
  • Lick-Wilmerding      
  • University
  • Urban
  • Waldorf
  • Archbishop Riordan
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory       
  • Saint Ignatius Preparatory
  • Saint Mary’s College High School



  • Gateway
  • Lincoln
  • Lowell
  • Mission
  • City Arts & Tech
  • School of the Arts