Private Schools in the San Francisco area
The private schools in the San Francisco area cater to every educational need and parent philosophy. This is KidsOutAndAbout's list.
View our Special Edition San Francisco Private School Newsletter sent in November 2022.
If there is a private school that we have missed in our list below, please email us to let us know, and we'll add it promptly. Thank you!
Academy of Thought & Industry
The Academy of Thought & Industry is a Montessori-inspired private middle and high school, with two San Francisco locations. Our program prepares young people for a rapidly developing world and step into their full potential through meaningful and engaged academics, individual coaching, real world work, and an ambitious and supportive community. We deliver a powerful education for independence to develop curious, self-motivated adolescents who thrive in school and in life. Instead of a day built around continuously scheduled classes, ATI is more like a shared office. Students work their way through our program at their own pace, in a way that is integrated with their own developing interests. Contact us for a tour today!
Montessori education helps your child develop a fundamental, enduring love of learning and attain the deeply ingrained social, emotional, and academic skills they need to succeed as an adult. Montessori combines highly intentional learning materials, rich social development, and a joyous approach to practiced independence.
At Guidepost Montessori, it is our mission to empower and equip your child with the knowledge, confidence and agency needed to reach their highest potential.
Terra Marin School
Terra Marin TK-8 is a progressive private school located in Mill Valley, California. Built on the foundation of nature-based learning, challenging and individualized academics, cultural awareness, and world languages, as well as a strong fully integrated social-emotional curriculum, Terra Marin is truly unique. Students graduate ready for the next academic journey with a sense of purpose and confidence in who they are. Creating time and space for children to explore and learn from nature is a cornerstone of our school, so we take our students outdoors off campus 1-2 days a week for Earth Education in some of the most beautiful places in Marin. Visit our school for a tour or Open House, meet the teachers and students and see if it might be a fit for your child.
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Acton Academy Silcon ValleyReimagining education
Acton Academy's mission is to create an environment of curiosity and deep exploration where every child can be who they are meant to be and find their calling through the hero's journey. Serving kids in K-8th grade, we are welcoming students for Fall 2023 at Spark Studio (ages 5-6); Discovery Studio (ages 7-9); and Exploration Studio (ages 10-14). There is no assigned homework, and our students learn in a collaborative environment. Click for information on virtual open houses.
San Domenico SchoolCarrying on a 172-Year Legacy of Exceptional Education
Founded in 1850, San Domenico is California's oldest independent school. Set on a 515-acre campus just north of San Francisco, at SD you will find an innovative program for students K-12, with day and boarding options in the high school. Anchored by our core values of study, reflection, community, and service, San Domenico offers an exceptional college preparatory education where values and academics join together, creating more than just great students. We are redefining the metrics of achievement, graduating inspired young leaders equipped to create a better world.