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- CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Excellent San Francisco Private Schools ~ Sheena West
While many San Francisco schools offer a good education, your child will really get the best with excellent San Francisco private schools. Researching the different schools that are available can be time consuming. There are just so many options! Where do you even start?
Here, we’ve got just a couple of really great San Francisco area schools for you to check out. These schools will give your child and excellent education in a progressive, hands-on environment.
Katherine Delmar Burke School
The Katherine Delmar Burke School is actually an all-girls school. If you have a little princess in your home, this is a great place for her to get an excellent education. Though it only admits girls, the school does have a focus on diversity and has a very broad student population with many cultures represented. In this way, it exposes all its students to many different types of people so that they learn to form relationships across cultural boundaries.
The small class sizes at Burke’s allow each girl to be taught individually so that all girls can be challenged academically and personally to achieve new heights of development. In the Upper School, Burke’s has a teacher to student ratio of one to six. In the Lower School, the ratio is one to seven. This allows teachers to really get to know students and to give them individualized instruction.
Burke’s also offers physical education almost every day for younger students. Older students can also participate in extracurricular sports, and students can play at the club level, junior varsity, or varsity level. Besides this, the school offers an extended hours program that allows working parents to drop their students off earlier and pick them up later. The program enhances education and helps girls have a fun day even while spending more time at school.
The San Francisco School
The San Francisco School on Gaven Street offers private education for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Students in the Lower School are taught on the Montessori model, and students in the Upper School are taught on a progressive, hands-on model.
While the school offers a well-rounded curriculum that goes above and beyond state standards, its writing program is particularly interesting. In this program, students create portfolios and work with their teachers on an individual basis to improve their writing. Students begin creative writing at a young age, and their assignments are linked to what they learn in other classes. This individualized, intensive writing program helps students become proficient writers at a young age.
The San Francisco School also has a summer day camp program that offers many possibilities. Students can explore things like cooking, art, writing, and athletics in the context of a day camp. During camp, the school’s classrooms are used, and many of the school’s teachers work with the sessions of camp. Each camp is one week long, and students can enroll in multiple camps throughout the summer. They’re a great way for students to stay connected with school friends and to experience fun new things during the summer.
These are only some of the excellent private schools in San Francisco.