Our Timeless Education Model
Future leaders and creative visionaries in the making
At its core, the San Francisco High School of the Arts features systematic arts training, distinguishing its whole-child education approach from other holistic models. Rather than providing superficial shortcuts, our classical arts training builds a solid foundation, brick by brick, instilling mindfulness with each line drawn, each note played, and each movement performed on stage.
In a well-structured environment, our students explore their passions by actively participating in ballet, Chinese dance, music, and visual arts. The pursuit of excellence as emerging young artists motivates them to develop the focus and perseverance necessary for achievement in the arts, in academics, and in life.
Our core values include:
Respect ∙ Responsibility ∙ Honesty ∙ Kindness ∙ Empathy ∙ Tolerance
We promote what has endured the longest and best in traditional education: the refinement of an ethically mature self; the continuous sophistication of one’s aesthetic standards; and the nurturing of a deep appreciation for the spirit behind traditional arts, through one’s own mastery of the arts.
We strongly believe that the harmonious integration of artistic training, academic study and character development will give rise to individuals who are able to make vital contributions to the world around them.