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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B-
The Bay School of San Francisco is a top rated, private school located in San Francisco, CA. It has 374 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $48,500 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 99% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$48,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid

The Bay School of San Francisco Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1320
87 responses
Average ACT
31
39 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Bay School Olympics!
    39%
  • Morning meeting
    26%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Sports Night. Because the coaches are so funny.
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • White-out, Blue-out, Black-out
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
374
30%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$184,934
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$3,352
National
$949
Median Home Value
$2,000,000
National
$184,700
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I really liked attending Bay for my 4 years of high school. Bay provided me with both a quality education and the social emotional tools I will need for college and beyond. I'm really glad I chose to go here because I always felt so welcome, at home, and cared about. The college counseling department is so helpful in making sure students have the tools they need to successfully apply to college, and it's no surprise that the majority of kids get into one of their top college choices. The food is also really good and healthy! The only huge downside is the price tag. If you have the money, I would definitely recommend sending your child here.
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Fantastic administration and teachers. 100% committed to helping students be successful as "whole" people and college students. During the COVID Crisis they were very prepared and dedicated to maintaining quality of instruction and strength of community. Much more prepared than the private school my other child attends. Parents care but don't overwhelm... athletics are getting better. Not a glossy school building with fancy donor plaques but in the most beautiful location in San Francisco (a national park) which is magical. Authentic and aspirational
This school really makes an effort to do what is best for the students. It is focused on inclusion and real-world inspired academics. Athletics are getting better each year but the reason to attend Bay is to mature into a whole person who is curious, compassionate and independent. Immersive programs allow students to go deep on topics by spending weeks in real situations, addressing real challenges.