School Details

Drew School

2901 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 409-3739
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades 9-12 280 students 9 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Drew School is a private high school in San Francisco. The principal of Drew School is Ms. Marcia Levin, who can be contacted at marcia@drewschool.org. 280 students go to Drew School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Drew School is 9:1. San Francisco University High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% %
Hispanic 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% %
Asian 11% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% %
Multiracial 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    When looking for a school I talked to 5 Drew students. The responses were so enthusiastic; I love my school I love my teachers and I love going to school. That got my interest. My child is a sophomore and very happy. His interests are Honors Chemistry Psychology Math Surfing (DEALL) Coding and 3d Printing (DEALL) where he built a 3d printer. There's a great school spirit here and a nice community feeling. It is not a drop off school. Parents are invited to be involved. I have met so many parents at the school events and the sports games. My child is getting a great education and learning wonderful social skills also. He was invited to the honors chemistry class and now wants to proceed with more honors and AP classes. He

  • (5 months ago)

    Drew is one of the few high schools left that offers a great education without completely stressing out its students. Drew's teachers and administrators don't believe that four hours of homework a night makes kids more successful. Instead Drew aims to cultivate each student's intellectual strengths and nurture a love of learning that will last far beyond high school. This is a warm and tolerant community with teachers dedicated to each child's education. Our child has been very happy at Drew and has made wonderful friends too.

  • (5 months ago)

    Drew School is a great place for kids who do not want to hide in a big classroom. The school is small so the students receive a lot of attention and a lot of support both in and out of the classroom. The teachers and administration are energetic and engaged and have created a culture where the students are challenged but feel comfortable asking for help if they need it. We cannot imagine a better school for our son.

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from Drew in 2009. In college people were always shocked when I described my high school experience so positively. Everyone I spoke to had nothing but complaints about their high school but I loved Drew! One of my other favorite parts of Drew was playing dodgeball every Friday in the Friday Electives. Years later I am now the captain of a rec dodgeball team thanks Drew! Would have never known how much I loved dodgeball. I also thought DEALL was one of the most fantastic ways to explore new passions the Cake Decorating DEALL I took freshman year was the first time I ever baked anything and it later inspired the baking company I started in high school and continued for a few years after. It certainly inspired my love of baking! Overall I would say I received a very positive and well-rounded education and high school experience. It was very unique to go to a high school where someone would be condemned for saying anything at all that was homophobic racist or offensive in any way. Everyone was really supportive of each other and appreciated each others differences.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a senior at Drew. It has been such a great experience. Teachers always have extra time to talk to me including "office hours." On the other hand you need to be able to seek out those relationships if you want help. We also have extended time built into each test which is a big help when needed. Academically it can be as rigorous as you want to make it. Yes some students choose to take the "easy way" through but even then there is a lot of appropriate challenges in the curriculum. I have taken many honors and APs and I have to say that it is academically stimulating although it can be hard. On the non-academic side there are so many opportunities to be a leader and get involved. I've probably done everything I've been able to including DEALL summer trips like going to Senegal. It may not be for everyone but I have met many more people that rave about it than people who dislike it.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter attends DREW and is loving it. We could not have made a better choice in selecting this school. Although the final choice was hers we supported her in her decision. She adjusted well to the environment and quickly made new friends. She plays volleyball and a member of the student government. What I enjoy most about DREW is that it look at each child as an individual learner. (as you may know that every person learns different) DREW goes above and beyond to make sure that every child feels successful as a learner. Students leave DREW and attend great universities and colleges. After college they have successful careers. DREW has been around 100+ years and high school I'm not sure. As for me and my daughter we made the RIGHT CHOICE! (and that's what it's all about)

  • (1 year ago)

    Drew boasts about its kind and embracing community but I have not found that to be the case with my own child. Drew is probably a great school for a student who is not looking for a serious academic challenge but instead just wants to get through high school without anything extra-ordinary. For a more engaged student it feels like the wrong school. While some of the teachers are fantastic some are below the standard for a school of its kind. Many are unwilling to go the extra mile. Some are downright disappointing. The new school building is impressive and so are the travel opportunities during DEALL and summer breaks. The head of the school is concerned and approachable. They definitely have impressive special days like Snow Day (complete with ice rink and falling snow) and International Day! Drew could improve by working harder to be sure all kids are engaged at their own academic level rather than forcing them work at a one-size-fits-all pace and to make it feel acceptable and desirable to be an enthusiastic student. It could also do a much better job of supporting its students socially and emotionally.

  • (4 years ago)

    i feel that Drew is has amazing academic and is one of the best. Being a person of color in Drew School i have had to deal with a lot of unneeded drama which in the end results in me transferring. Drew social awareness skills should be a lot higher for the type of people that go there. basically academic great! social aspects needs improvement

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a freshman at Drew Skool. It was my number 1 choice in 8th grade and i made a great desicion! The open-campus freedom is awesome all students are nice and are cool the teachers are extremely helpful and caring. I hope to be successful all 4 years here. Right now im getting ready for 1st semester final exams.....

  • (5 years ago)

    Drew is intensely SPIRITED and just overall amazing. The community is extremely friendly and everyone is really close to each other. The kids that attend Drew will surely agree if asked. The teachers are all very experienced and will devote their free time to the students by volition. It's awesome!

  • (6 years ago)

    Drew is an excellent school. The academics are top notch taught by caring teachers most of whom have advanced degrees and all of whom seem to be passionate people who know how to motivate the students. The environment is very accepting and welcoming. We feel very fortunate to have had our daughter at Drew; she has gotten an excellent education and is thriving.

  • (6 years ago)

    Drew is a great place to learn academically and to learn about yourself. it has a very open environment where people aren't afraid to be themselves and gives you many chances to try something different. the teachers are great and very devoted to their students. i know this from personal experiances where teachers have helped me out in the past. Overall great school and great community feel.

  • (7 years ago)

    Drew is a great school that has a strong academic foundation with amazing teachers that are alway available to talk. Drew has a great envirnment for the students and have exellent extra electives.

  • (9 years ago)

    Simply a wonderful school. Great academic programs small classrooms which allow teachers to focus more on students. A school that consists of international students where you get to meet students from around the world multi-cultural environment. A nice private school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Academic standards are top-notch. Rigorous and challenging curriculum within a supportive environment. Teachers staff and administration are always accessible. Facilities are excellent. Art and music programs are great. Would like to see more sports and clubs available. Parent involvement is high. There are lots of opportunities for participation.

  • (10 years ago)

    Lots of personal attention. Fabulous new facility on California at Broderick. Wonderful opportunity for our daughter to be a Big Fish in a small pond. Academic leadership leaves room for improvement but is more than made up for by the compassion and boundless energy of individual faculty members. Solid sports and extracurricular activities.

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