• Creativity

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

  • Friendship

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

  • Community

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

  • 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.

Welcome to the San Francisco Day School Sandbox!


  • Welcome Back to School

    August 11, 2016
    As consuming as the move to San Francisco was last summer, it felt great to come back here, exit SFO, and step into the fresh,... read more
  • The Ebb and Flow of School Life

    June 29, 2016
    I am just back from the annual California Association of Independent Schools (“CAIS”) Heads’ Conference in Santa Barbara, a nice... read more