Frequently Asked Questions
One of our founding core values is the combination classroom where children are viewed as unique individuals and curriculum is student-centered and developmentally appropriate. They spend two years in most classrooms, allowing teachers to deepen their understanding of each child’s learning styles and developmental needs, while students learn to negotiate, compromise, and collaborate with peers both younger and older than themselves.
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN – 5TH GRADE
Children generally spend two years in a classroom, experiencing the role of a younger student one year and an older student the next. Curriculum is based on a two-to-three-year rotation.
|STAR ROOM||RAINBOW ROOM||SUN ROOM||EASTENDERS||SKYLIGHTS|
|TK & K||Grades 1 & 2||Grades 2 & 3||Grades 4 & 5||Grades 4 & 5|
Humanities and science are taught in cross-aged classes of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The expectation for student work and grading in these classes are different according to grade level and ability. The curriculum is based on a three-year rotation.
|Ancient History||Earth Science||Creative Writing|
|Early Modern World History||Physical Science|
|American History||Life Science|
Assessments are authentic, varied, and comprehensive to reflect each child’s learning experiences, including their social and emotional growth. These assessments include teacher observations and notes, discussions, portfolios, teacher-developed tests, and student self-reflections.
TK-5 students receive a skills checklist that is shared with parents during parent-teacher conferences twice a year. Middle school students receive both grades and a written evaluation each trimester.
Address: 1387 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415 567-6177
Fax: 415 567-0607
For 2023-2024: 189 students
For 2023-2024: 52% Students of Color
1st – 3rd Grades 9:1
4th – 5th Grades 10:1
6th – 8th Grades 12:1 to 24:1 depending on subject matter
Specialist classes 12:1
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
8:30 AM – 2:10 PM Wednesdays
3:00 – 6:00 PM
2:10 – 6:00 PM Wednesdays
Open to all Synergy families; no waiting list ever.
TK-5 – $25,900
Middle School – $27,400
30% of families receive financial aid
Online application: Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program powered by Independent School Management
Athletics: Basketball, Cross-country, Futsal, Volleyball
Performing Arts: Band elective, Choir
Student Groups: Eco-Team, LGBTQ+ Student Alliance, People of Color in Independent Schools and Friends (POCIS & F), Student Councils, and Yearbook
Visual Arts: Lunch time art club