• Reflection

    We believe in the power of self-reflection and concentration; two essential skills in today’s complex and fast-paced world.

  • Curiosity

    We believe in asking questions. SFDS values inquisitive minds seeking not just facts, but mastery and understanding.

  • Community

    We believe in actively engaging with the city of San Francisco, and learning from the diverse cultural experiences and history just outside our classroom doors.

  • Friendship

    We believe in the value of laughter and joy in developing a love of learning and school life at SFDS.

  • Creativity

    We believe in an artistic mindset. SFDS teaches students how to communicate through a rich visual language.

Welcome to the San Francisco Day School Sandbox!

December 01, 2014

Giving Thanks at SFDS

Every Thanksgiving, members of our community gather to prepare and distribute home-cooked meals to... Read more


  • Sixth Grade Students Win Playwriting Contest

    January 22, 2015
    Every fall during their study of ancient Greece and Greek mythology, sixth graders write dramatic adaptations of Greek myths for... read more
  • Three Cheers for our GeoBee Finalists

    January 09, 2015
    SFDS was abuzz this week with students in grades 4-8 competing in the 10th annual SFDS GeoBee competition. This year's finalists... read more