Our Story

Founded in 1966, we are proud to be one of the oldest independent, coeducational day schools in San Francisco.

Entering the front gate of The San Francisco School, the intellectual curiosity, imagination, and playfulness is immediately apparent. Students are engaged, asking questions, and sharing their ideas in the classroom. Music cascades throughout the courtyard, and art decorates every corner of the campus. Students of all ages are climbing trees, digging in the dirt, building with their hands, and playing hard. It does not take long to notice that they love being at school.

The San Francisco School is a supportive and rigorous academic environment that is committed to developing the full and unique potential of every student. We are a school that is based on the premise that the diversity of the student, parent/guardian, and professional community has a direct and positive impact on the overall quality of the student learning experience. The school continually strives to mirror the diversity of the Bay Area.

Whether you are a family discovering The San Francisco School for the first time or a long-standing member of our community, we are thrilled you are here. I look forward to seeing you on campus soon!


Steve Morris, Head of School