Alta Vista Middle School Frequently Asked Questions


  • Middle School Campus serves grades 6-8th beginning in Fall of 2019

  • Located at 2558 Mission Street, San Francisco

  • School Day is 8:45 AM – 3:45 PM

  • Students may arrive as early as 8:00 AM, and stay on campus as late as 5:00 PM (students may participate in faculty-led clubs from 4:00 - 5:00 PM)

  • Middle School campus has a student-designed commons area, 1200 sq. ft. sunlit art and engineering lab, indoor gym with a mini basketball and volleyball court, black box theater, theater-tech room, and music and practice room

  • Middle School has up to 40 students per grade, with 10 – 18 students in each academic class

  • Middle School progress reports are provided four times per year, and include both grades and detailed narratives

  • Calendar (all grades) 

  • School calendar is designed to maximize student and teacher focus, retention, and overall educational impact

  • School year begins mid-August and ends in late June

  • Breaks: Fall Break (1 week), Thanksgiving (1 week), Winter Holiday (2 weeks), Mid-winter Break (1 week), Spring Break (2 weeks), and Summer (7 weeks)

  • Active Parent Group supports over 22 different programs and events throughout the year, such as family camping trips, sports teams, arts, science programs, and more

  • Middle School sports programs are led by professional coach/athletics director and include basketball, futsol and volleyball

  • Member of SFIAL (San Francisco Independent Athletic League)

  • Middle School core values are responsibility, character development, integrity, and freedom

  • Check out the comprehensive course catalog under the Middle School tab, "MS Program Guide" on


Alta Vista School is proud to announce the following list of high schools who offered acceptance to our recent graduates:


  • Analy High School

  • The Bay School of San Francisco

  • Berkeley High School

  • City Arts & Tech High School

  • Drew School

  • Jefferson High School

  • Jewish Community High School of the Bay

  • Lick-Wilmerding High School

  • Abraham Lincoln High School

  • Lowell High School

  • Mt .Eden High School

  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory

  • San Domenico School

  • SOTA (School of the Arts)

  • St Ignatius College Preparatory

  • Stuart Hall High School

  • Terra Nova High School

  • San Francisco University High School

  • Urban School of San Francisco

  • Western Reserve Academy



  • For the 2019-2020 school year (JK-8th), tuition is $31,000.

  • Admissions is need-blind and focused on student fit and readiness.

  • As part of our commitment to economic diversity, 10% of our operating budget is set aside to provide financial aid

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Lower School Campus:

450 Somerset Street | San Francisco, CA 94134 | ​Tel: 415-467-3700 

Middle School Campus:

2558 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA 94110 | Tel: 415-510-8492