At a Glance


Founded in 1981
Head of School: Dr. Mike Walker

Grades K-8 
Classrooms per grade level: 2
Average class size: 22
Teachers per classroom (K-5): 2
Overall student:teacher ratio = 6:1


Enrollment: 400
43% students of color
50% female; 50% male
Age of kindergarten entrance: 5 years old by August 1

Faculty and Staff

Faculty: 67
Faculty and staff of color: 25%

Operations & Finance

2017-18 Tuition: $32,444
Average tuition discount: $20,930
$1.9 million in tuition discounts were provided to 86 students for the 2017-18 academic year.
Value of endowment: $24.6 million


Located in the heart of San Francisco
New "Innovate & Create" design spaces
Library with iMac research stations
Two science labs
Science/math resource lab
Two art studios
Two music studios
Gymnasium and auditorium
Cafeteria and kitchen (hot lunch and salad/sandwich bar available daily)
Two courtyards
Rooftop and ground-level play spaces


One-to-One iPad Program in grades 4-8
iPad carts in grades 1-3
Wireless connectivity and interactive projectors campus-wide
Multiple laptop carts 
Digital Dolphins robotics team

Programs and Student Support Services

Advisory, Affinity Groups, Diversity Events, Art, Buddy Program, Health Education, Interscholastic Athletics, Languages offered are Spanish (Grades 4-8) & Latin (Grades 7-8), Learning Resource Program, Library/Media Literacy, Music, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Integrated Technology, Counselor, Service Learning, Visiting Artists and Authors

After-School Programs

After-School Enrichment Program (AEP) is available daily from 2:15-6:00 p.m. 
10-week enrichment classes
Breakthrough San Francisco at San Francisco Day School
Homework Café
Individual Instrument Program
Learning Labs
Upper School Commons

Accreditation and Membership

Accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS); People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS); Bay Area Directors of Admission (BADA)