Welcome to school! A new kind of school.
The San Francisco Schoolhouse is a new option for families seeking an affordable, progressive education. We are building a customized, parent-participation program that brings your child to the focus of our curriculum.
While not adhering to one single progressive approach, we are
influenced by John Dewey for his philosophical overview of progressive
education; Howard Gardner for his ideas of multiple intelligences; Jean
Piaget for looking at the development of children’s learning; and Ken
Robinson for emphasizing the importance of creativity in a child’s
We believe that:
- Children are naturally creative and highly divergent in their
thinking to problems and solutions. Most education strips children of
these natural talents.
- Children learn at different paces and have different interests, strengths and weaknesses. Learning must be individualized.
- Inspiring children to learn—as opposed to requiring them to absorb
information—promotes the natural love of learning that all children are
born with, resulting in a deeper commitment to their own education.
- Teachers must mentor, question and encourage. Learning will involve
discussion and analysis in small groups and one-on-one discussions,
instead of lectures and workbooks.
- A school is not just a place to learn academic skills. Rather, it is
a community of families coming together for the purpose of educating
and growing a child.
- Academic excellence is the right of every child and it must become affordable to more families.
The Schoolhouse is currently accepting applications for students kindergarten through third grade for the 2013/2014 school year. If you are interested, please
San Francisco Schoolhouse
301 14th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
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The Schoolhouse will now grow to 8th grade!
If you are unsure of where your child will be going to middle school, or you aren’t 100% satisfied with your current school, now is a great time to check out the Schoolhouse.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2nd and 3rd grades for the 2013/2014 school year.