Neighborhood Guide

Use the guide below to search homes for sale in San Francisco in various districts and neighborhoods. Each of these pages contains the active real estate listings for that neighborhood (or district), updated every day. If you already know which neighborhoods you like, be sure to sign up for email alerts of new listings as soon as they hit the market -- it's fast, easy, automatic and FREE!

Living in, Moving to, and Relocation Guide to San Francisco, CA: For First-Time Home Buyers and New Residents

Schools in San Francisco, CA

Public Schools

San Francisco has an extensive public school system. There is one public school district supervising the operations of all San Francisco public schools, The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). This school district is California's seventh largest district, serving more than 50,000 students each school year. San Francisco is one of California's largest cities, it is also the name of the county that the city resides. The SFUSD supervises all schools in the city and San Francisco County.

There are 132 Schools in SFUSD: this includes 13 early education schools, 66 elementary schools serving students in pre-K through fifth grade, 6 alternatively configured schools serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade, 6 county schools, 13 middle schools serving grades six through eight, 3 continuation schools, 11 charter schools, and 14 high schools serving grades nine through twelve.

San Francisco has some highly successful public schools: Lowell High School is ranked number 13 on the list of Best Public Schools in California on niche.com and Yu Ming Charter School is ranked number 11 on the list of Best Public Elementary Schools in California and the #1 Charter School in San Francisco by niche.com

For more third-party information about the public schools of San Francisco look at information on websites such as greatschools.org and niche.com to read reviews and find statistics.

Private Schools

San Francisco and San Francisco County are home to over 400 private schools. 116 are in the city limits. San Francisco has seemingly countless options for attending a private school and finding specialized curriculum or college preparatory programs. Some schools offer bilingual programs, some offer schooling from religious organizations, some are all-boys and all-girls schools, and some schools are merely focused on providing the highest quality education with smaller class sizes. Many private schools in San Francisco are the highest ranked in the state and the country.

Colleges and Universities 

San Francisco has no shortage of furthering education through both private and public colleges and universities. Whatever you are looking to study, either to receive a degree or to gain more knowledge for fun, there is an institution where you can most likely find a class. 

Private Institutions

  • Academy of Art University
  • Alliant International University
  • Art Institute of California
  • Arthur a Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • California College of the Arts
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Devry University
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
  • Golden Gate University
  • Heald College
  • Hult International Business School
  • Minerva Schools at K.G.I.
  • New College of California
  • Presidio Graduate School
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • San Francisco Law School
  • San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking
  • Saybrook University
  • University of San Francisco
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Public Institutions

  • City College of San Francisco
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of California College of the Law San Francisco
  • University of California San Francisco

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