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AltSchool prepares students for the future through personalized learning experiences within micro-school communities.

Watch a typical day in the life of an AltSchool student.

Personalized, Whole-Child Learning

Our inspiring teachers draw on students’ passions, talents and learning styles to create an education that cultivates the whole child -- academically, socially and emotionally.

Collaborative Community Involvement

Our teachers work with parents and partners in the community to offer a stimulating academic experience, taking advantage of the best people and places that the local area has to offer.

Continuous Research and Innovation

We use educational best practices and build innovative learning tools to continuously improve the AltSchool experience for students, parents, and teachers.

AltSchool At-a-Glance

  • Personalized Learning Plans
  • Low student-to-teacher classroom ratio
  • Real-world learning experiences
  • Focus on social and emotional development
  • Core curriculum alongside creative arts, music, foreign language, and physical education
  • $19,100/Year (need-blind admission with tuition assistance available)
  • Accepting K-8 applications for 2014-2015
  • 2014-2015 locations: Dogpatch, SoMa, Hayes Valley, and Marina/Fort Mason
“Learning shouldn’t feel like a chore. It should feel like an experience. What I like about AltSchool is that my child is excited about learning each day.” Patricia, AltSchool parent

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Get to know us at one of our upcoming information sessions. Info sessions are roughly 2 hours long and cover every aspect of applying to and attending AltSchool.


Now accepting applications for the following programs:

  • Pre-K (transitional kindergarten)
  • Kindergarten - 1st grade
  • Upper Elementary (2nd - 5th grade)
  • Middle School (6th - 8th grade)


2014 tuition is $19,100. Tuition Assistance is available.


Our first school is located at 2265 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107. We will be adding several more locations for the 2014-15 school year.