Welcome to Friends
Pankti Sevak, Head of School
Welcome to the San Francisco Friends School! SFFS is a vibrant, diverse, and intentional learning community.
Our school is both young, celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, and old, part of a storied 325-year tradition of Friends education. This tradition of excellence in both academics and character, the head and the heart, is what we at SFFS call education for action. Our students graduate from Friends with a sense of their education as both a joyful and meaningful journey. Our students learn how to listen, see the inner light in others, take multiple perspectives, and identify a sense of personal responsibility for the world we live in.
News & Events
We were recently so thrilled to invite all of our current and former trustees—some of them founding members of our school!—to campus to join in Community Meeting for Worship and hear from our incredible students on how their academic experience at Friends is deeply connected with engagement work they are doing in the wider Bay Area community.
Our families were thrilled to be back out for the San Francisco MLK Day March this past weekend, after years of pandemic-related cancellations. We love this beautiful tradition and the opportunity to honor the legacy of Dr. King, while remaining focused on all the work that remains in order to achieve the dreams he held.
Eleven members of our SFFS faculty recently returned from the National Association of Independent Schools' People of Color Conference (PoCC) in San Antonio, TX, where they spent this past week with attendees from independent schools across the country, sharing opportunities for professional development and connection in a safe space.
In keeping with our testimony of the 2022–2023 school year—stewardship—San Francisco Friends School has jumped into the fall focused on community engagement and connection. With COVID restrictions lifting, SFFS students, faculty, and staff have eagerly renewed established partnerships with numerous community organizations, while also forging new ones. Read on for some examples of how we are partnering with our Mission District and San Francisco neighbors.