As an independent school, San Francisco Friends School has the freedom to develop and implement programs that reflect best practices in the classroom and that are rooted in our Quaker values.
This independence has an economic aspect as well: we are entirely self-funded. Tuition covers roughly 90% of our annual operating costs; we rely on donations to the Annual Fund to help make up the difference. The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of a Friends education, touching every student, every day.
Gifts to the Annual Fund directly impact faculty salaries and professional development, adjustable tuition, class trips and service learning, and so much more.
In 2022–23 we raised just over $1,000,000 for the Annual Fund.
Annual Fund gifts are 100% tax deductible; you can make your gift to the San Francisco Friends School online here.