News Archive

April 13, 2017

Walk & Roll to School on April 19!

In partnership with Safe Routes to School, SFDS is participating in this year's Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, April 19.  Parent and teacher chaperones will meet students at various locations close to SFDS and we will walk and ride to school together (biking is for grades 3 and up... » read more
March 29, 2017 by Aaron Brill & Amanda Elliston

7th Graders Publish Short Stories

All first semester, our seventh-grade English students studied the art of the short story, with a particular focus on the Bildungsroman. They carefully read several coming-of-age stories, from the well-anthologized, “Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara, to a lesser known story “The Stolen Party” by... » read more
March 10, 2017 by Dr. Sokolov, Director of Technology & 21st Century Learning

New Research Shows Where Kids Get Their News and How They Feel About It

Common Sense Media released research this week that explores kids’ relationship to the news — and how adults can help kids thrive as 21st-century citizens.  You can read more about this important report at » read more
March 03, 2017 by Ms. Elliston, Language Arts Teacher

7th Grade Identity Comics

After close reading of the graphic novel American Born Chinese by Gene Leung Yang, the seventh graders examined the theme of identity as it came up in the novel. Three questions surfaced from the three story lines: When have you questioned an aspect of your identity? When have you hidden an aspect... » read more
February 27, 2017 by Breakthrough SF

Thank You, Raise Your Hand Supporters!

On February 15, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom delivered the keynote address at this year's Raise Your Hand dinner in support of Breakthrough SF.  Now in its seventh year, the Raise Your Hand event provides essential financial support for Breakthrough's high-impact programming... » read more
February 24, 2017 by Lauren Becker, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Alumni Newsletter: Winter 2017

We are thrilled to roll out our winter volume of the SFDS Alumni Newsletter. The content is emblematic of the values that have been the cornerstone of SFDS’ philosophy since its first year in 1981-- to educate, nurture, and inspire girls and boys of diverse backgrounds to achieve their... » read more
February 24, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Olivia Pollak '08

Olivia Pollak '08 recently graduated from Yale University in 2016. Though now living in Washington D.C., Olivia is still strongly connected to her SFDS roots. Currently, Olivia is working in federal consulting by supporting projects for government clients including the Department of Veteran Affairs... » read more
February 20, 2017

A Sunny Day in the Panhandle

San Francisco Day School families were rewarded with great weather at the February Panhandle Work Day.  Students and their families took turns working with shovels, rakes, and even wheelbarrows to beautify and nurture our local park.  Our final Panhandle Work Day of the school year takes... » read more
February 17, 2017 by Lauren Becker, Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations

Happy Valentine's Day, Alumni!

This year's fifth-grade students continued the tradition of making Valentines for their eighth-grade buddies (class of 2012) when they were in Kindergarten. Like many schools, SFDS has a buddy program where a younger students are paired with older students to do activities together throughout the... » read more
February 13, 2017 by Jason Tognetti, Director of Athletics

SFDS Winter Sports Season Wrap-Up

This year's winter sports season came to a swift conclusion. In the final week, 5th through 8th grade boys and 7th and 8th grade girls competed in basketball while our 5th and 6th grade girls took to the pitch in soccer. All in all, it was hard-fought season with each team showing their mettle. It... » read more