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First Fact

Independent, progressive Kindergarten through 8th grade school


Founded as a teachers’ cooperative in 1973

Location & Contact Information

Address: 1387 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone: 415 567-6177

Fax: 415 567-0607



For 2016-2017: 191 students

Students of Color

For 2016-2017: 46% Students of Color

Student Teacher Ratio

Kindergarten 12:1

1st – 3rd Grades 13:1

4th – 5th Grades 21:1

6th – 8th Grades 24:1

Specialist classes 13:1 to 24:1

School Hours

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

8:30 AM – 2:10PM Wednesdays

Morning Care

7:15 AM – 8:00 AM

Open to all Synergy families; no waiting list ever.

After School Care

3:00 – 6:00 PM

2:10 – 6:00 PM Wednesdays

Open to all Synergy families; no waiting list ever.


For 2017-2018:

K-5 - $20,100

Middle School - $21,100

Financial Aid

30% of families receive financial aid

Awards range from 5 to 90% of tuition

Online application: Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program powered by Independent School Management


Most students bring lunch from home, though an optional School Foodies lunch delivery is available for a fee.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics: basketball, cross-country, futsal, volleyball

Performing Arts: Choir

Student Groups: Eco-Team, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), People of Color in Independent Schools and Friends (POCIS & F), Student Councils, Synergy Howler Student Newspaper, and Yearbook