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The Bay School of San Francisco

Private | 9-12 | 305 students

 

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Posted January 15, 2014

The Bay School absolutely embraces kids with learning differences. They recognize that there are all kinds of learners and that they each bring a different perspective to the table. The curriculum is based on being inclusive and teaching to different learning styles. It is project based and child centered with a lot of discussion and different ways of evaluating progress as well as self evaluation. Classes are small and the teachers are available to help. Their schedule is set up to have a built in time (Tutorial 3:00-3:30) to meet with teachers after school, before after school activities begin. The curriculum also includes SAT prep and college counseling class during Jr and Sr year which makes the kids take ownership of the process. The Bay School has a Learning Services Dept. that supports the kids with LD to help them learn to advocate for themselves, to plan and organize their work and learn new strategies and tools to help do things more efficiently. The one thing I would like to see improve is that they go beyond talking about and showing students a few times new strategies and tools, but to helping them make those things more a part of their everyday routine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2013

Bay is phenomenal. The kids learn to truly respect each other as they build close relationships with their teachers. This is a rare place full of happy and inspired people. Bay is doing an excellent job creating competent and confident young adults. As a parent it is a joy to have these smart and funny kids over to our house, apparently that is rare for teenagers these days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

We couldn't be happier with the school. From the very beginning admissions process we could tell that this was the school for our son. He is very bright but quiet but he was very much put at ease through the interview and his visits. Now that he is there he is not pushed to be something he is not (which was the case at his previous school where there was a lot of emphasis on being social) and he is blossoming. If you are looking for a school that has strong academics, a diverse community and where all personalities can flourish, I highly recommend Bay.
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Posted September 4, 2009

This school was incredible. Engaging classes, enthusiastic top quality teachers, focus on raising ethical, compassionate and responsible human beings, athletics, welcoming and diverse community - all under one roof, and in a National Park setting. Can't imagine a better place to be for a teenager.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

I am a graduating senior and have had a wonderful experience at Bay School. It turned me on to subjects I had previously believed were beyond my reach, and provided great support academically and otherwise. I would support anyone's decision in attending the Bay School and I would do it all over again if given the chance: I have been very happy
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Posted March 7, 2008

I am absolutely ecstatis about the Bay School. My daughter is graduating this year as part of the first class and she is my third child. She went to a different school for freshman year and of all the schools my kids attended I am most impressed with Bay.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 73%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 6%
Black 5%
Two or more races 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2012)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:30 am
School Leader's name
  • Tim Johnson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • No
Affiliation
  • Non-sectarian
Fax number
  • (415) 561-5808

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Project-based
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Amnesty international
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Eco club
  • Engineering club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Game club
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Model UN
  • Outing club (camping)
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer with Admissions & Development
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4 year college - 100%
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35 Keyes Ave
San Francisco, CA 94129
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Phone: (415) 684-8949

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