• Curiosity

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

  • Reflection

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

  • Community

    We believe in actively engaging with the city of San Francisco, celebrating 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!


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