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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.

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    Friends Come Out for the MLK23 March
    Alissa Kinney Moe

    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.

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    Members of Our SFFS Team Attend the PoCC Conference in TX
    Alissa Kinney Moe

    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.

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    The Ways in Which We Engage with Our City
    Alissa Kinney Moe

    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.

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    Celebrating LatinX Heritage Month in the Mission, at Friends
    Alissa Kinney Moe

    As LatinX Heritage Month 2022 ends tomorrow, we are spotlighting the many ways we've celebrated at Friends, from featuring LatinX authors and stories in the Learning Commons and Lower School Library to studying important LatinX figures in our culture.

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