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Katherine Michiels Elementary School is located on Guerrero Street between 25th Street and 26th Street in San Francisco's Mission District. We are easily accessible from both the 101 Freeway (via Cesar Chavez St.) and from the 280 northbound (via the San Jose exit). (KMS) is taking the lead in developing a progressive curriculum where art, music, dance, Spanish, language, outdoor education and creative writing are core to an academic program that is project based and specific to each of our learners.
Our unique curriculum takes inspiration from Mel Levine, Slingerland, Reggio Emilia Project Based Learning and similar techniques. Our program places a strong emphasis on social, academic and emotional development. We encourage children to take responsibility for themselves and others; and allow them freedom to develop a strong sense of self. Students benefit from a variety of dance opportunities including instruction from professional dance troups in the San Francisco area.
KMS owns a camp outside of Yosemite where it offers outdoor education instruction to students. Scholarships are available.
Founded in 2004, the Bay School of San Francisco is a private co-educational college preparatory high school for grades 9-12 in the Presidio, San Francisco. The Bay School's college preparatory program is designed to challenge, inspire and enlighten, emphasizing science, technology, ethics and world religions; areas of understanding that are fundamental in preparing students for their futures at demanding colleges, and as engaged citizens of an interrelated global society.
At the Bay School, learning means using knowledge to make connections, between traditional academic disciplines, between students and teachers, between the school and the outside community and between the past and the future. The Bay School of San Francisco admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school administered programs.
Founded in 1976, Montessori Children's Center (MCC) teaches students ages 2-6 years in its new custom-designed preschool located in the Parkmerced community in the southwest corner of San Francisco. Our preschool is based near San Francisco State University in the Villa Merced complex. We serve families from Sunset District, Balboa Terrace, Ingleside, Oceanview and throughout San Fransisco Bay communities.
Dedicated to the methods and vision of the reknowned educator Maria Montessori, the teachers at MCC consider themselves guides and facilitators rather than instructors, as children instinctively "learn how to learn," thus gaining independence and self-confidence. The Center has been accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale. The staff includes experienced Montessori teachers with extensive educational backgrounds and a qualified complementary staff.
Located in the heart of Noe Valley in Central San Francisco, St Philip's School offers small class sizes to students from all walks of life in classes Kindergarten to 8th grade. Low student-teacher ratios give students the individual attention they need to excel in all aspects of the school curriculum.
Up-to-date mobile technology laboratories and a recently remodelled library give students both traditional and contemporary access to information as they prepare for the future. St Philip's School addresses the unique, spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and academic needs of our students.
Children's Day School in San Francisco's Mission District excels as a community of learners who believe in a better kind of learning and possess the passion and skills to shape and continually grow the school. We are an independent, co-educational school for students in preschool through eighth grade. We serve families in San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area communities. Children’s Day School provides children with an education that reveals itself not only in how well children write, think mathematically and investigate questions, but also in how much they love school, their classmates and their environment.
Can such a school maximize academic achievement? Yes. And our students’ standardized test scores and high school placements back up that answer. We are proving that happy children make better learners. At Children’s Day School, academic achievement is only one learning goal. Integrity, love of learning, social competence and commitment to making a difference in the lives of others are equally important. This is our idea of what education is all about. We are accredited by California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).
At San Francisco International School, located in the Richmond District of San Francisco, we believe that childhood is a time to be treasured, and we are committed to providing an engaging, innovative and rigorous social, emotional and academic program for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 students.
We recognize and embrace each child's unique learning profile and provide numerous opportunities for children's creative, musical and other intelligences to shine. San Francisco International School is commited to serving families in Cole Valley, Buena Vista Park, Dolores Park, Golden Gate Heights, Central and Outer Richmond and surrounding communities throughout the Bay Area.
Students are engaged in their education, feel successful in the classroom and see each day as an opportunity to discover and learn. Above all else, our graduates are balanced, internationally-minded citizens who will navigate a changing world with integrity and confidence. San Francisco International School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender and disability. Join us and, together, we will raise a happy, balanced, internationally-minded child.
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* Primary Years Program for Students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 5. Our curriculum is inspired by the International Baccalaureate (IB-PYP) program and we use the California State Standards as a guideline.
* Core Subjects include Math, Science, Language Arts, Global Education, Art, Music, Technology and P.E.
Located on a beautiful 75-acre campus at the base of Mt. Diablo in Danville, Contra Costa County CA, The Athenian School is an independent co-educational college preparatory day and boarding school. We offer a day program for Middle School students (grades 6 - 8) from the East Bay region and day and boarding programs for Upper School students (grades 9 - 12) from the US and throughout the world.
Boarding students from throughout the world live in two dormitories, housing approximately 20 students each. More than 20 faculty members live on campus, providing extraordinary guidance and support for all students.
Total enrollment is approximately 450 students, 150 in the 6th-8th grades and 300 day and boarding students in grades 9-12. Class size averages 15 students, and nearly 100% of the school's graduates gain admission to outstanding four-year colleges. The Athenian School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California Association of Independent Schools.
Seesaw Studio in San Francisco is a creative studio offering imaginative education classes and workshops for infants (from birth up), children and teens and their families. Our unique workshops and groups explore the multiple intelligences (i.e., language play groups, friendship skills, arts and crafts, dance, martial arts).
Kids Into Speaking Spanish (KISS) is a total Spanish immersion program for preschool and kindergarten age children (from 2 to 6 years), with two locations in the East Bay region of San Francisco Bay Area: Walnut Creek (East of Oakland in Contra Costa County) and Montclair, Oakland, CA. The schools are a safe and exciting place for children to grow and learn.
Our success over the last seven years is a testament to our innovative program. We provide a wonderful program designed to prepare your child for academic success. About 95% of the activities are conducted in Spanish. The core of our curriculum consists of activities and participation in cultural experiences such as singing, dancing, art projects, cooking, and games - all done entirely in Spanish.
All of the instructors we hire are native speakers because the KISS program emphasizes proper pronunciation and exposure to various aspects of Latin culture. We believe that creating an environment where children have fun, while being exposed to the Spanish language paves the way for greater receptivity to learning the language in a more structured setting later.