San Francisco Schoolhouse
The Schoolhouse is a new, independent, K-8 school located in the Richmond District of San Francisco. Our intentionally small size, experienced and passionate teachers, experiential curriculum, and active parent participation provide a unique opportunity for families seeking a community-minded progressive education that challenges and supports their child. Founded in 2011 by two teachers and two parents with two students, the Schoolhouse now enrolls 70 students.
Why we value progressive education: We believe children are naturally curious, creative and highly divergent in their thinking. Most education strips children of these natural talents. But when learning is truly inspired by joy, students develop a deeper commitment to their own education.
We believe progressive education allows students to dig deep into experiences and open-ended materials from many perspectives, and hones both their critical thinking skills and their abilities to learn, relate, and understand. Our goal is to provide a dynamic education that supports and develops a child’s natural love of learning, creativity and problem-solving through an authentic, relevant, hands-on curriculum that meets the needs of each child.