Who We Are

The New School of San Francisco is a tuition-free public school designed in partnership with local educators, parents and community leaders. Inquiry, equity and personalized learning are at the heart of how our students learn, grow and thrive. We are a K-12 school currently serving kindergarten through fifth grade.

Our mission is to demonstrate a holistic 21st century education that instills a love of learning now and prepares students and families for success in the future.

We believe in "Inquiry for All" – all children should go to school where they can drive their learning, ask big questions and take risks. This belief fueled the creation of our school in 2015.

What Sets Us apart

Learning at New School SF is “hands-on, minds-on.” Our inquiry and student-centered approach embraces each student’s curiosity and encourages learners to construct their own meaning and knowledge through hands-on experiences. Our school is diverse by design with families from all over San Francisco, and we are intentionally practicing equity in all we do. Finally, we take a personalized approach to ensure all students thrive in school and beyond. 

Why It Matters

New School San Francisco believes this approach will foster a deep love of learning while preparing students with the problem-solving and social emotional skills needed to confidently meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.