One of our main responsibilities is to help students understand there is a multitude of ways to be a boy.
Thank you for your interest in Town School for Boys! We are an independent day school for boys in kindergarten through grade eight.

Since 1939, San Francisco’s Town School for Boys has had a rich history as a school specializing in teaching boys. The school is also known for the Town School New Teacher Institute and its commitment to training teachers new to their craft. The school’s goals include teaching boys to be good citizens, to enjoy their childhood, to develop a positive sense of self, to give back to their greater community, and to develop academic and intellectual skills which will serve them well through their lifetimes. The school prizes its growing diversity of background, religion, and race, as well as the diversity of interests which is so noteworthy in its student and alumni bodies. Located in San Francisco, Town School for Boys is a K-8 independent day school. Since its founding, Town School has been committed to providing the best possible education for boys and is recognized as one of California's leading independent elementary schools. We enroll approximately 400 boys and maintain an average student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1.

Town School is unique in its ability to focus on all-boys' education. If you would like more information about the benefits of single-sex education for boys, please visit the Why a Boys School page on our website and the International Boys' Schools Coalition. You may learn more about our educational philosophy and curriculum by visiting the Upper School and Lower School pages on our website. We also invite you to browse the entire website, including an overview of our school under Town Facts. You may also wish to explore The Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area website to learn about other educational opportunities in our area.

Under the admissions pages of this website, you will find information about the admissions process, our online inquiry and application forms (available during admissions season), and an admissions calendar. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions about Town School for Boys. We look forward to meeting you!

Brooke Jenkins
Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance, 415-746-1151

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