AltSchool prepares students for the future through personalized learning experiences within micro-school communities.
Alta Vista School
Alta Vista School is dedicated to nourishing creative and curious young minds with progressive, experience-based learning. They aim to prepare students with the intellectual and personal tools for a lifetime of inquiry and success. Their hands-on approach is grounded in the scientific method with particular emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
Cathedral School For Boys
Serving grades K-8, this school promotes high academic and personal standards, as well as a diverse community that is "united in its concern for the school and for the world." The Cathedral School also provides both an after-school and summer program for its students.
Children's Day School
Children's Day School (CDS) is an independent, coeducational school for students in preschool through eighth grade. This school focuses on an educational program that is project-based, integrated across academic disciplines and grounded in the practice of social responsibility.
The Chinese American International School
Mission: "Academic excellence through immersion in American and Chinese culture and language." High quality academic instruction in both English and Mandarin, emphasizing self-discipline and individual expression.
Convent & Stuart Hall
Convent & Stuart Hall is an independent K-12 prepatory school in San Francisco rooted in the Sacred Heart tradition of Catholic education within a uniquely single-sex and coeducational environment. The rigorous academic program challenges students to develop confident minds, courageous hearts and the belief in themselves to make a positive difference in the world. The four divisions of the school are Convent Elementary (K-8), Stuart Hall for Boys (K-8), Convent High School (9-12) and Stuart Hall High School (9-12).
Crystal Springs Uplands
At CSUS, we inspire motivated learners to lead meaningful lives in a rapidly changing world. Our intimate, collaborative community encourages students to pursue passions, explore new interests, build confidence, develop compassion and thrive in an environment of academic excellence.
Gateway High School
A college preparatory, public charter school in San Francisco, founded on the paired principles that all students can learn at high levels and that all students learn differently. Gateway High School combines a rigorous academic program with an approach where the individual talents and strengths of its students are identified and supported.
Gateway Middle School
Gateway Middle School supports and challenges all students to discover their unique potential, actively participate in their community, and develop skills and habits to achieve excellence in high school and college.
The Hamlin School
For over 140 years, Hamlin has educated girls and young women to meet the challenges of their time. The program at Hamlin aims to develop the intellect, the character, and the citizenship of each girl to prepare her to face the future with courage and confidence.
Immaculate Conception Academy
Catholic college-preparatory school, educates young women for a life of faith, integrity and service. As a Cristo Rey school in the Dominican tradition, we are committed to providing both excellent education and meaningful corporate work study experiences to students of limited financial resources.
International High School
Guided by the principles of academic rigor and diversity, the French American International School offers programs of study in French and English to prepare its graduates for a world in which the ability to think critically and to communicate across cultures is of paramount importance.
Katherine Delmar Burke School
A private K-8 school for girls, the Katherine Delmar Burke School offers a strong academic, extracurricular, and after-school program for its students. The school boasts a 1:10 teacher to student ratio, and impressive high school matriculation records.
Kittredge is a small, fully accredited, independent private school for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. They attribute their success to a dedicated faculty, small class size, and supportive environment. The school has received the highest level of accreditation from the National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA).
“Inspiring Brave Learners to Shape the Future.” La Scuola is an independent international school for students in preschool through 8th grade. Our curriculum unifies three key elements: the International Baccalaureate framework, language immersion (English and Italian) and the Reggio Emilia pedagogy. IB Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that prepares students for the opportunities of the 21st century.
Lick-Wilmerding High School
A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become life-long learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.
Live Oak School
An independent, K-8 school, Live Oak's mission is to create a diverse community of families and staff working together to engage children in a dynamic educational environment. The school provides a safe and warm environment where children develop respect, responsibility, and a life-long love of learning.
Marin Country Day School
A K-8 school located in Marin County, with strong academic curriculum and impressive after-school and extracurricular programs. The School's mission is to "inspire children to develop a love of learning, nurture in each of them a deep sense of respect, and challenge them to envision and work toward a better world."
Marin Preparatory School
Marin Preparatory School is a progressive, Spanish-infused educational program that embraces interactive thinking with an experiential academic curriculum. Their mission is to provide opportunities for students to achieve their personal best, become positive and responsible community members, and to embrace learning, all in a warm and cheerful environment.
The Marin School
Their mission is to provide a collaborative learning community that inspires confidence, creativity, integrity, and academic excellence through a deep belief in each student’s potential.
An independent middle school whose premise is that middle school should have both stronger academics - using Socratic seminars and project-based, real-world learning - and a stronger focus on developing the habits and mindsets that lead to happy, meaningful, purposeful lives as adults.
Mission Dolores Academy
A K-8 school serving students of all faiths and economic backgrounds. MDA has a rigorous academic curriculum focusing on technology and the core subjects of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
The Nueva School
The Nueva School creates a dynamic educational model to enable gifted children to learn how to make choices that will benefit the world. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the child's imaginative mind.
Presidio Hill School
Presidio Hill School is an active learning environment. The curriculum is project based, collaborative and hands on. As a progressive school, there is an emphasis on "learning by doing" which means lots of interesting field trips, science labs, student debates, presentations and performances. Students are challenged to become critical thinkers and creative in their approach to problem solving. Presidio Hill School does not believe only in rote memorization of facts but emphasizes context and connections in its teaching approach and expects students to be able to apply learned concepts broadly.
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
SHC is dedicated to the intellectual and academic excellence of their students, and they strive to develop the unique talents and passions of each individual. Their devotion is illustrated in their enthusiastic and highly educated teachers, commitment to service and social justice, innovative curriculum and cutting-edge classroom technology. At SHC, academic excellence is not only measured in the range and quality of their courses, but in our students’ curiosity, drive and desire to learn. They challenge our students to stretch themselves, to experience and learn as much as they can, to honor their passions and develop their talents, to generously share of those talents and to become their best selves.
St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception School
Saint Anthony-Immaculate Conception offers a wide variety of programs and opportunities, and empowers students from diverse backgrounds to grow as whole persons. The school offers a modified year-round schedule with short, frequent breaks throughout the year to help students retain what they have learned.
St. Finn Barr Catholic School
Saint Finn Barr Catholic School is dedicted to meeting the spiritual, academic, physical, and emotional needs of every child entrusted to its care. It remains committed to academic excellence and to continued representation of the ethnic, religious, and socio-economic diversity of the Bay Area.
San Francisco Friends School
San Francisco Friends School educates girls and boys in the tradition of Quaker learning. By example and commitment, we hope to inspire all connected with our school to work together toward a peaceful and caring society.
The San Francisco School
A non-secular private school with a solid reputation in the community. The school prides itself on graduating students who are inquisitive, hard-working and courageous.
San Francisco University High School
San Francisco University High School offers an intellectually stimulating, personally enriching and academically challenging program in the liberal arts and sciences to an able and diverse student body. Standards of excellence guide all aspects of our program and the people engaged in it. They seek to instill in students the skills and attitudes of the lifelong learner and the responsible, engaged and, productive citizen.
San Francisco Waldorf High School
The Waldorf approach is based on the belief that education should foster students' intellectual, social and emotional growth as they develop through a number of basic stages from childhood to adulthood.
San Francisco Waldorf Grade School
Waldorf education fosters students' intellectual, social, and emotional growth as they pass through distrinct stages of development, from childhood to adulthood. Students get to explore and develop a wide variety of skills in an environment that honors childhood and fosters a love of learning.
School of the Epiphany
A Catholic, Parochial school serving the youth of Epiphany Parish and its surrounding areas. We challenge students to achieve educational excellence within a Catholic tradition. The School of the Epiphany operates in service to Epiphany Parish and in the spirit of Presentation Sisters.
A private, independent K-8 school. Mission: to provide a quality education by empowering children to flourish academically, to blossom as individuals, and to become self-confident, creative learners.
Town School for Boys
Town School is committed to educational excellence. The school fosters personal development and the values of integrity, citizenship and respect for others. The school values a diverse and inclusive school community. The school’s programs balance academic effort, social interaction, physical activity and artistic expression in a stimulating and caring environment. As an all-boys school, they design their programs to address the distinctive developmental styles and energy levels of boys.
The Urban School
Founded in 1966, The Urban School of San Francisco is an innovative, independent high school with a mission to ignite a passion for learning and to inspire our students to become self-motivated, enthusiastic participants in their education. We honor the uniqueness of each individual and seek students from diverse backgrounds in order to build a strong, inclusive community and prepare students for lives in a multicultural society.