SFWHS is a place where students discover their passion, their talents and their inspiration. Our students make deep connections with their teachers and peers and become part of a tightly knit community committed to learning. Our graduates are distinguished as “Renaissance” young women and men of not just intellectual but emotional intelligence and self-confidence.
Culturally and socially diverse, the 160 students in grades 9 through 12 reflect the school’s commitment to heterogeneity. The student body represents a wide geographic range, with 30% coming from as far away as the southern peninsula, Oakland and Piedmont in the east; and San Rafael, Corte Madera, and Mill Valley to the north. Though many of our students enroll to complete a Waldorf education begun in grade school, almost 42% of our entire student body have come to us from public, parochial, or other independent schools. Students of color comprise 39% of our student body including 9% African-American, 16% Asian-American, 8% Latino, 5% multi-racial and 1% Pacific Islander.
Parents are an active and integrated part of the school community. Through sporting events, plays, and concerts as well as larger community events, parents engage with each other, the students, and the faculty on a regular basis. The Parent Council also offers opportunities for volunteering, parent education, and social networking.