• 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.

  • Creativity

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

  • 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.

Welcome to the San Francisco Day School Sandbox!


  • From Roots to Branches

    April 21, 2016
    Wendy and I had visitors over spring break. Fifty-six years ago my parents got married in Michigan, drove their Chevy to San... read more
  • Dancing to NAIS

    March 01, 2016
    The National Association of Independent School (NAIS) conference hosted in San Francisco last week was a rare and important... read more