San Francisco High School of the Arts

High School Academics

San Francisco High School of the Arts offers students in grades 9-12 a rigorous, college-preparatory program that is enhanced and supported by individualized college advising, counseling, and standardized test prep. Our team of highly-certified instructors with diversified backgrounds is dedicated to inspiring and supporting students’ love of learning.

HSArts’ curriculum emphasizes five areas of study: English, History, Math, Sciences, and Chinese language. Small class sizes of no more than 10 encourages seminar-style engagement in the humanities. Independent study is also available in all core subjects. Our academic program strengthens students’ ability to apply solid theoretical knowledge and understanding gained in middle school to high school and pre-collegiate level work.

“The school was the perfect fit for my two children as I strongly believe in the values of building good character.” 

— Parent

High School Academics

San Francisco High School of the Arts’ curriculum is approved by the University of California’s A-G program. In addition, 20 Advanced Placement (AP) courses approved by the College Board, as well as 14 UC-approved honors level courses give students access to intellectually challenging coursework.

All courses offered in the major disciplines meet or exceed California’s state standards and prepare students for studies at highly selective colleges. AP and Honors courses are offered in English, History, Math, the Sciences and Chinese.

A Supportive Environment

Our close-knit community encourages students to love learning, motivating them to take the lead in their academic growth. Our small class sizes allow our dedicated instructors to give students the individualized attention they deserve. We recognize that students learn differently. Click here for more information.

Arts and Academics Synergized

Research proves that young adults who train in the traditional arts build character as well as improve their academic learning capabilities. Through the mastery of the arts, our students learn focus and self-discipline, naturally developing strong study habits that enhance academic efficiency.

“SF High School of the Arts is AMAZING. The teacher and staff dedication is beyond par. They really do care about the children as a whole and take action when needed. Most schools our children have been to “talk about” their values a lot. SF High School of the Arts does. And it makes a world of difference. Highly recommend.” 

–8th grade parent

If you are looking for a warm, positive and supportive school where you can explore both the arts and academics fields, the San Francisco High School of the Arts is the place for you. You will receive a well-rounded education that builds your confidence, self-esteem and your scholastic skills to prepare you for any challenges that lie ahead.

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