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Mission Dolores Academy

Map3371 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Childcare & After-school Care
  • Faith-Based School
  • Independent School


Mission Dolores Academy is an independent K-8 school in San Francisco's Mission District. We offer an affordable, high quality Catholic education.

Through our pioneering Blended Learning Program, we combine traditional teacher-led and in-class, computer-based instruction.
- Suite of Chromebooks in each classroom
- Teachers work with students individually and in small groups, while other students work independently online
- Online assessment data allows teachers to develop individualized lesson plans for each student's needs

Our students have a proven track record of acceptance to many of the Bay Area's top high schools, including:
- Archbishop Riordan High School
- The Bay School of San Francisco
- Convent of the Sacred Heart High School
- Gateway High School
- Mercy High School
- Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep.
- St. Ignatius College Prep.
- University High School

Additional Information:

Number of Students Enrolled: 250
Year Established: 1852
Grades served from: Kindergarden
Through Grade: 8th Grade
County: San Francisco
Annual Tuition Range: $5,125
Require Uniform: yes
Accreditations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Courses & Services Offered: Athletic & Sports Program
Community Service
Computer Technology
Field Trips
Financial Aid
Hot Lunch
Learning Assistance Program
Music Instruction/Band
Parent Participation
Standardized Testing Administered
Summer School
Tutoring & Homework Assistance

Quick Facts:


Rigorous, Standards-based curriculum

Extended curriculum includes Art, Latin, Music, PE, and Religious Education

Personalized instruction through Blended Learning

Emphasis on the development of critical-thinking skills

Associate Teachers support Lead Teachers in all grades

Team sports for all levels and abilities

Free, on-site counselling

School lunch program provides healthy, affordable meals

Financially affordable. One of the lowest tuition rates in San Francisco

Open from 7am to 6pm. Childcare available.

Enrichment Opportunities

We address the needs of the whole child through a unique extended curriculum for all students, including:
- Art, Latin, Music, PE, and Religious Education
- Social Emotional Learning Curriculum
- Field trips
- Community service projects

Extracurricular programs, include:
- Strings Program
- Team sports
- After Care: Art, Dance, Chess, Spanish, and Youth SF
- Student Council
- School Safety Patrol
- Outdoor Education

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