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Drew School, San Francisco:
Welcome to Drew, a school community of experienced, dedicated and passionate faculty and engaged, committed students and parents. Drew is a co-educational college preparatory school that serves grades 9 through to 12. Located at California and Broderick, between Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights in San Fransisco, CA, Drew recognizes that it is not enough to prepare a student for college – they must also be prepared for life, through citizenship, self-knowledge and independent decision-making. Drew gives students from Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Cow Hollow, Marina District, Polk Gulch and throughout the Richmond District an education for life.

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Accreditations and Associations:

* Drew is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
* Drew holds memberships in the California and National Associations of Independent Schools, WACAC, NACAC, and SSATB.

Our Mission:

Photo of Private High School in San Francisco Drew is a small, urban college preparatory school. Our mission is to engage and support the academic talents, initiative and self-confidence of each of our students while encouraging them to be respectful, responsible citizens.

* We draw together a varied student body with diverse and emerging talents.

* We offer a rigorous education in a friendly, cooperative environment, where each kid counts.

* We encourage our students to discover relationships between areas of knowledge and to understand the world.

* We create opportunities for growth, self-expression, proficiency and leadership.

* We foster in each member of the Drew community a joy of active, lifelong learning.

Education Programs:

While pursuing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum Drew students take part in integrative, hands-on and experiential learning to connect what happens in the classroom with the world beyond our doors. .

- High School Programs for Grades 9-12
- Advanced Placement Courses

* Through the unique DEALL (Drew Education for Active Lifelong Learning) program, students spend a week pursuing academic interests in the real world, through trips, community service, career exploration and more.

* Core subjects include English, math, science, socíal science, art, music, drama, athletics and languages including French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Sign Language.

Faculty:

The Drew faculty is a highly qualified and dynamic group of educators. The average years of teaching experience for full-time faculty is 14 years, and nearly three out of every four faculty members hold a graduate degree. As a result, Drew students get the highest quality of education possible from teachers experienced in creating challenging and creative curriculums. And with an 8 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio, students at Drew get more time with their teachers than they would in larger classrooms.

Co-Curricular & Experiential Learning:

Image of Private High School in San Francisco Drew’s Global Affairs Initiative (GAIA) is a program created to help Drew students recognize their place as citizens of a larger global community. Throughout the school year, special events and speakers will focus on current issues such as global warming and nuclear proliferation. In the summer months, students have the option to take part in an evolving program in Africa, serving in and becoming part of a small community.

Drew Education for Active Lifelong Learning (DEALL)
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The purpose of DEALL (Drew Education for Active Lifetime Learning) is to expose students to experiences that are educational, broadening and enjoyable. The “DEALL Days” offerings include a variety of experiences ranging from adventure, outdoor activities, trips, intellectual pursuits, community service, career exploration, cooking, art programs and more. 2008 DEALL days included an exchange with students in Quebec, working with Habitat for Humanity in Mississippi, sailing on the San Francisco Bay, kayaking in Baja, community service, and the creation of a Drew Dessert Cafe. Read more.

Friday Electives:
Friday electives occur every week and include fine and performing arts, sports and fitness, social/political activities, and academic enrichment. Drew students are required to take two electives every semester. Electives include: UN Club, Acting/Improvisation, Adventure Society, Book Club, Broadcasting, Chorus, Collage & Linocut Printmaking, Computer Art, Cooking, Dodgeball, Film Club, Filmmaking, Humanitarian Action Committee, Ice Skating, Indoor Soccer, Knitting, Newspaper, Photography, Salsa Dancing, Shiatsu/Meditation, Silk Screen Printmaking, Tutoring, and Yoga. Read more

The Senior Project:
Senior Project is a three-week program in which our seniors conclude their high school years with individual projects, supported by a faculty member and an outside mentor. The Senior Project allows each student a chance to learn with passion in the real world. Just prior to graduation, the entire school celebrates the seniors and their experiences during each student’s final presentation of his or her independent work. For more information click here: Read more

Community Service:

Community Service is an integral component of the educational and social experience of each Drew student. Drew students are involved in such worthwhile projects as food and clothing drives, tutoring, fundraising and volunteering in the Bay Area. Getting our students to volunteer in their own community begins to create a life-long passion for serving people in need. And sending our students around the city, wearing their DREW Community Service t-shirts, shows the various San Francisco nonprofit organizations for whom we work that Drew students care deeply about their community.

Interscholastic Sports:

Drew is a member of the Bay Counties League-West, which includes many of the other independent schools in the Bay Area. Drew fields interscholastic teams each season.

- Fall Season:  Boys' Varsity and JV Soccer, Girls' Varsity and JV Volleyball, Girls' JV Tennis and Co-Ed Cross Country
- Winter Season:  Girls' Varsity and JV Basketball, Boys' Varsity and JV Basketball.
- Spring Season:  Boys' Varsity Volleyball, Boys' Tennis, Baseball, and Girls' Varsity Soccer

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