Daily Schedule

We’ve designed a school schedule to fit the rhythms of childhood, as well as the lives of working parents. Schoolhouse is open from 8:00am-6:00pm, covering a typical working day for parents. And school starts at 9:00am, a more productive and engaged time for students. Our regular school hours are:

  • Open 8:00am-6:00pm

  • Grades K+1 program: 9:00am-2:00pm

  • Grades 2-5 program: 9:00am-3:00pm, with early dismissal at 2:00pm on Wednesdays for faculty meetings

  • Grades 6-8 program: 8:30-3:30pm, with early dismissal at 2:00pm on Wednesdays for faculty meetings

Daily Outdoor Play at the SF Parks  
Every day, the entire school walks to either Mountain Lake Park (K+1) in the Presidio or to Lafayette/Alta Vista Park (2-8) to play together and enjoy nature. At the park, children:

  • climb trees

  • find frogs and other urban wildlife

  • build forts and secret spaces with sticks, leaves, and moss

  • learn and play group games

  • play with a variety of equipment, including frisbees, soccer balls, stilts, etc.

  • lead their own play in most cases, and always have a choice in how and where they play as long it is safe, fair, and inclusive of others

  • learn conflict-resolution skills


Wednesday All-School Community Circle
Every Wednesday morning the children and teachers gathers for an all-school circle. Led by a different class each week, we greet each other, sing together, celebrate birthdays, and make announcements. Most importantly, this is a chance to check in, rub shoulders, and engage as members of a community.

Extended Day: Morning and After-School Care
Our morning program is available from 8:00 AM until school starts, Monday-Friday, for $12.25/hour.

Our after-school program is available from class dismissal to 6:00pm, Monday-Friday, for $12.25/hour.

Enrichment classes, taught by Schoolhouse teachers and community members, are also available during the extended day program.

See more information on the program for K-5 here, and for Middle School here.