School Profile

Founded in 1956

Incorporated not-for-profit in 1956; coeducational, nonsectarian

Accreditation

California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)

Enrollment

595 in Grades K-8

  • 54% from Marin County
  • 45% from San Francisco
  • 1% from East Bay & Sonoma
  • Overall Student/Faculty Ratio

    8:1

    Faculty FTE

    72.5

    Curriculum Features

    Rigourous academic curriculum, World Languages (Spanish and Mandarin), Art, Drama, Music, Technology, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Interscholastic Sports.

    Campus Plant

    35 acres; 40 Classrooms, Science Laboratories, Learning Resource Center (Library, Technology, Student Support Services), Music and Art Rooms, Performing Arts Auditorium, Marine Science Dock, Gymnasium, PE Pavilion, Multi-Purpose Rooms, Tutoring/Practice Rooms, PM and ASAP Headquarters, Athletic Fields, Gardens, Greenhouse, Chicken Coop.

    Tuition

    $1,000 - $34,400, including cost of instruction, books and educational materials, lunch, outdoor education, field trips, laboratory fees, yearbooks and athletic uniforms.

    Indexed Tuition Support

    $3.2 million

    Operating Budget

    $23.6 million

    Endowment

    $20 million

    Average Yearly Parent Volunteer Hours

    25,000

    Head of School

    Lucinda Lee Katz

    Governance

    Twenty-two elected Trustees with the Parent Board President and immediate past Parent Board President serving ex officio with voting rights.

    Affiliations

    • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
    • California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
    • Association for Supervision of Curricular Development (ASCD)
    • California Teacher Development Collaborative (CATDC)
    • Elementary Schools Research Collaborative (ESRC)
    • Bay Area Independent School Heads Association (BAISHA)
    • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
    • California Advancement Professionals in Schools (CAPS)
    • People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS)
    • Association of Bay Area Development Officers (ABADO)
    • Bay Area Directors of Admission (BADA)
    • Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP)
    • Independent School Business Officers Association (ISBOA)
    • National Business Officers' Association (NBOA)
    • SMART (Schools Mentoring and Resource Team)
    • Breakthrough San Francisco
    • Next Generation Scholars
    • Our Family Coalition