Welcome to Alta Vista School

An independent junior kindergarten through eighth-grade progressive school based in San Francisco, Alta Vista prepares students to thrive as creative thinkers, innovators, and catalysts for positive change in the world.  Its STEAM-focused program and a foundation of social and emotional development inspire curiosity, creative problem-solving, and love of learning.

Admissions 2021
Engineering Challenges
Being an Aviator
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We are delighted to invite you and your families to explore Alta Vista School and learn more about our program. We look forward to meeting you at our exciting admissions events.

One of Alta Vista's four annual engineering challenges, building

a Rube Goldberg machine is a tradition that fosters persistence, resilience, flexible thinking, and creative problem-solving.​

Alta Vista students are proud aviators who go beyond a strong academic foundation to engage in their community, their environment, and pursue their passions and goals.