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Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The fourth grade class visits the Institute on Aging monthly during the school year. The class walks down to the senior center where they play games, draw, sing, and talk with the elders there. Students learn some of the elders' favorite songs like, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," and "Home on the Range." As one fourth grade student put it, "It's like stepping into the past for a little bit." This service project is a memorable and fun experience for students and the elders they visit. The... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016
In a recent physical science project to investigate forces of tension and compression, eighth grade students were challenged to design and build a bridge from drinking straws, straight pins, masking tape, and string. The bridges needed to span a 45cm gap between two lab tables and support at least a baseball, maximizing carrying capacity while minimizing material cost. The research phase of this project included watching and reading selections from Building Big: Bridges by David Macaulay,... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Expressing Unity, Celebrating Variety...  Stepping into a great new school year! As we step into a brand new year here at PHS, our artists, both big and little, have been busy at work creating two major collaborative art installations. Celebrating variety and emphasizing unity, our students created a “stepping stone” exhibit, featured in the theatre, and a Peace Rock Garden, on display in the lower yard. Peace Day this year was festive and colorful. The lower school gathered around the rock... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Students began the 2016-17 school year at Presidio Hill School today! Although everyone was excited to see new and returning friends and to find their own cubby, backpack hook or locker, they were perhaps most excited to see the new spaces in the school, especially our expanded play yard! Welcome to our new students and teachers!
Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016
Over fifty Presidio Hill School parents, students, staff and friends marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade this year! Our marchers, the most participants we have had in over a decade, ranged from three years old to over sixty years old and we marched, skipped, waved, and juggled our way through downtown San Francisco in the city's 46th annual parade. PHS, the first Independent school in San Francisco to march in the parade, joined a contingent of seventeen other Bay Area Independent... Read More
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016
This past school year marked the launch of the Center for Progressive Education at Presidio Hill School, a groundbreaking collaborative education program that builds on our school’s deep progressive roots and currently includes a unique teacher-apprentice program and library of progressive education resources. In partnership with the University of San Francisco, the CPE offers unique two-year apprenticeships to the next generation of progressive educators. These students work with mentor... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016
This spring, students and teachers in TK through second grade moved into the beautiful Georgian mansion and surrounding property whose remodel has been at the heart of our highly anticipated campus expansion project. Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the first phase of the extensive renovation is complete, and the new building has been successfully integrated with our original Washington Street property. The school’s total interior footprint has increased from 18,000 square feet to 26,... Read More

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