More than college prep, FUTURE PREP
Sample Electives: Artist as Activist, Advanced Product Design, Advanced Topics in Mandarin, Applied Probability, Astronomy & Stellar Astrophysics, Biological Psychology, Climate Change (interdisciplinary), Cryptography, Native American Literature, Neighborhood Dynamics (interdisciplinary), Robotics, U.S. Foreign Policy, Video Production
Bay Academics: Engaging, Challenging & Meaningful The Bay School’s 80-minute classes and trimester schedule allow for deep exploration and the opportunity to connect what you learn to your life and the real world. Bay students are the architects of their own academic experience. You will work with your advisor to create an increasingly individualized course schedule, selecting from over 70 electives to pursue what
“I was never given busy work. Everything was for a purpose, was in-depth, and you could see exactly why you were doing it.”
Ú Meg, Bay ’08, B.A. Reed College ’12, M.S., Montana State University ’14
“Out in the real world we’re going to have to ask our own questions, and it’s great that we learn how to do that here.” Ú Will, Bay ’12, Brown University
FROM BAY TO… All University of California campuses, American University, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Brown University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Kenyon College, Lewis and Clark College, Middlebury College, New York University, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Pitzer College, Princeton University, Rhode Island School of Design, Smith College, Stanford University, Syracuse University, Tulane University, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, University of St. Andrews, Vassar College, Yale University, and more.
Prep with Purpose At Bay, we value and encourage student voice in all aspects of school life. From Socratic seminar discussions to starting and leading clubs, you will develop your voice as you become a critical thinker, effective communicator, self-advocate and ethical leader. The skills and knowledge you gain at Bay go beyond course listings and classrooms – they extend to the life you will lead.
Growing through Challenge RAINIER The San Francisco School Ú Bay Ú Wellesley College HOMETOWN: San Francisco COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
19th Century Russian Literature, Artist as Activist, Biological Psychology, Jewish Studies, Environmental Science: Biodiversity EXTRACURRICULARS:
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Summer Seminar, Advanced Shakespeare Workshop at SF-Shakes Teen Company, Camp Winnarainbow, International Folk Dance, A-Team, UNITY Club SENIOR SIGNATURE PROJECT:
Adapted “The Little White Bird”, a prequel to “Peter Pan”, into a one-act play.
Between 2014 and 2015, 90% of Bay seniors were accepted to their top choice college or university.
“Central to Bay’s mission is preparing leaders—the next generation of leaders who can deal with not just a technologically advancing world, but also a diverse world. Part of that is learning how to deal with other modes of thought, and how to interact with people with multiple perspectives.”
Ú Amanda, Bay ’13, Yale University
MALIK Our Lady of the Visitacion Ú Bay ÚUniversity of British Columbia HOMETOWN: Daly City COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Human Anatomy, Bioethics FUN FACT:
Took a summer course on anatomy at the University of Oxford, in England SENIOR SIGNATURE PROJECT:
Created a mobile game advertising and marketing campaign for the iOS game Star Crusaders (created by Jacob ’15 and Will ’15).
More than a location, an inspiration The Bay School is a place where learning is inspired and community matters. The Presidio’s location, openness, and rich natural and cultural resources reflect the vast array of opportunities available with a
“Encouraging students to see their environment as a resource: that’s one of the reasons why teaching here is so exciting. Students use this incredible and natural environment as a place for inspiration.”
Ú Ascha Drake, arts faculty
Bay School education.
Art in the Presidio: SF FILM CENTER, LUCAS ARTS, DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM, PRESIDIO DANCE THEATRE Sports facilities: VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL AT LETTERMAN GYM; ROCK CLIMBING AT PLANET GRANITE; SAILING AT
ST. FRANCIS YACHT CLUB; LACROSSE, SOCCER, SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL AT FORT SCOTT AND PAUL GOODE FIELDS; GOLF AT THE PRESIDIO GOLF COURSE; TENNIS AT MORTON PLAYGROUND; CROSS-COUNTRY USES MILES OF TRAILS THROUGHOUT THE PRESIDIO
Places to eat/hang-out: CRISSY FIELD, OFF THE GRID, AVELLINO’S PIZZA, PRESIDIO BOWL, STARBUCKS, TRANSIT CAFÉ, CAFÉ RX, SHOPS ON CHESTNUT STREET
IAN Mark Day School ÚBay ÚNew York University
SIDNEY The San Francisco School ÚBay ÚUniversity of San Diego
HOMETOWN: San Rafael
HOMETOWN: San Francisco
Electronic Music Studio, Existentialism, Futures Past and Present, Introduction to Modern Cosmology, African-American Spirituality EXTRACURRICULARS:
Hiked the John Muir Trail, Lacrosse, working at the Joseph Lee Recreation Center in the Bayview SENIOR SIGNATURE PROJECT:
Created an experimental electronic music EP, with heavy ambient and jazz influences, incorporating field recordings and samples.
U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. History. African-American Women’s Literature, Advanced Projects in Digital Arts, Buddhism, Biological Psychology EXTRACURRICULARS:
Student Diversity Leadership Conference, co-founder of Black Student Union, Cross-Country, Basketball, Soccer Team Captain Soccer and 2nd-Team All-League SENIOR SIGNATURE PROJECT:
Photographed local teenagers and documented how teens express themselves through fashion.
What does it mean to be mindful? It means thinking carefully and acting intentionally. At Bay, students and teachers think carefully not only about academics but also about how we treat one another. Understanding what an author or classmate is saying, valuing one another even when we disagree, and sharing our
Ú I sabelle, Bay ’14, Boston College
experiences – this is how Bay creates real connections. This mindful approach is vital as you enter a world where difficult questions often have no simple answers.
Building a Mindful Community
“In the discussions, I think one of the most special things is seeing the entire class – every single kid – having a thoughtful opinion and taking it very seriously and discussing the things that are important... everyone really values everyone’s opinions.”
We begin the day as a full community. At Morning Meeting we gather to see one another and share. We might hear from a community innovator sharing her latest project, watch the cast from the fall play perform, see what the robotics class has just created or listen to a 9th-grader share a personal story. After, we take a few minutes to sit in silence because mindfulness helps us be better prepared for the day. Finally, we make birthday, sports, and community service announcements. Morning Meeting puts us all on the same page.
“Bay students pride themselves on their authenticity, not their sameness. They do not live in fear of scrutiny but instead forge their own paths with creativity and bravery. Courage, self-expression, inclusion, kindness —these are the virtues that my classmates exhibit daily.”
Ú Jack, Bay ’14, Harvard University
A few of our clubs ASIAN-AMERICAN STUDENT UNION, BLACK STUDENT UNION, COMMUNITY SERVICE IN ACTION, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
D IVERSITY 84 DIFFERENT MIDDLE SCHOOLS REPRESENTED IN OUR STUDENT BODY DIVERSE INTERESTS (CLUBS AND INTERSESSIONS) 30% STUDENTS OF COLOR EQUI TY 1:1 LAPTOP PROGRAM SAT PREP CLASS BUILT INTO THE CURRICULUM IN C LUSIO N LUNCH IS ALL YOU CAN EAT, ORGANIC, PREPARED IN-HOUSE AND IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF TUITION FOR EVERY STUDENT OUR SCHOOL LIFE COMMITTEE (SLC), MEETS WEEKLY TO DISCUSS ISSUES STUDENTS BRING UP
A Community Where Student Voice Matters
ENGINEERING/MAKER/ROV CLUB, HISPANIC/LATINO ALLIANCE (HOLA) IMPROVISATION CLUB, JAZZ CLUB, LITERARY MAGAZINE, MODEL UNITED NATIONS, OUTING CLUB, QUEER-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE, SOCIAL EVENTS CLUB
A few of our Intersessions APPRECIATION OF ANIMATION, ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY, BAY AREA DAY HIKES, CHEESEMAKING IN THE BAY AREA, COOL SCIENCE, FILM NOIR & AMERICAN MOVIES, IN-STYLE INNOVATION JUMP INTO A CINEMATIC ADVENTURE, LATIN AMERICA IN SAN FRANCISCO, SHORT STORY WRITING WORKSHOPS SUMMITS & SENDS, VENTANA WILDERNESS, VOYAGE ON A TALL SHIP
MICHELLE Alice Fong Yu Middle School Ú Bay ÚUniversity of Oregon
QUINN San Francisco Day School Ú Bay ÚOberlin College
HOMETOWN: San Francisco
HOMETOWN: San Francisco
Advanced Mechanism Design, Advanced Projects in Digital Arts, Advanced Topics in Mandarin, Islam, Advanced Composition, Biological Psychology, Futures Past and Present EXTRACURRICULARS:
Cross-Country, Soccer, Basketball MVP (11th grade), 1st-Team All League (12th grade) SENIOR SIGNATURE PROJECT:
Created “A Seasonal Guide to Organic Food” with a calendar and recipe flip book which included information on organic produce, product labels, and ways to keep readers involved with their local farms.
Bioethics, Biological Psychology, Existentialism, Electronic Music Studio EXTRACURRICULARS:
Swimming, creative writing, music, part-time work at Stanford University’s Center for the Study of Language and Information, Book Club SENIOR SIGNATURE PROJECT:
Created video series to make quantum mechanics more accessible to high school students.
Success through Perseverance, Commitment and Integrity
Opportunities for artistic expression at Bay are endless. Through classes like digital imaging, advanced drawing and painting, our jazz club or drama program, you can always find ways to creatively express yourself here.
Inspiration through Transformation
“We want to win, but we don’t lose sight of our fundamental values…” Ú Dennis Hartzell, founding faculty/coach
SAM San Domenico Ú Bay Ú Grinnell College
SOPHIE Chinese American International School Ú Bay Ú University of California, Los Angeles
HOMETOWN: Fairfax COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Astrophysics,
Engineering Design, SF Bay: Marine Biology, Climate Change, Advanced Mechanism Design, Environmental Chemistry, Topology
HOMETOWN: Kensington COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: U.S. Foreign Policy,
Chemistry 2, Bioethics, Historical Fiction, History of Western Feminism
EXTRACURRICULARS: Jazz Band, Baseball,
EXTRACURRICULARS: Founder of China Care Club at Bay, traditional Chinese dance, volunteer teaching assistant at a Mandarin School and started a Mandarin tutoring business, A-Team, Captain of Cross Country and Soccer teams
SENIOR SIGNATURE PROJECT: Developed
a bio-plastic derived from the chitin in shrimp
FUN FACT: Plays college baseball for the Grinnell Pioneers.
SENIOR SIGNATURE PROJECT: Produced
Express Yourself + Connect with Others
a lecture series with female professionals encouraging the next generation of women to pursue careers in STEM fields.
“Let’s teach students about design as a methodology for problem solving because it applies anywhere, whether you’re writing a term paper, building a mouse trap racer, or a space shuttle.”
Ú Brad Niven, Director of the Project Center
Technology and Design Solving Problems through Design Thinking
Build a robot in our Project Center. Perform in the winter musical. Compete on the field. You’ll develop your creativity and problem-solving skills, make lasting friendships, and have fun.
KAIT San Francisco Day School Ú Bay Ú Carleton College
BRYANT St. Cecilia School ÚBay Ú Rhode Island School of Design
HOMETOWN: San Francisco
HOMETOWN: Daly City
COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Biotechnology,
COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Advanced Product Design, Advanced Drawing and Painting Studio, Biotechnology, Buddhism
EXTRACURRICULARS: Habitat restoration internship, Volleyball Team Captain; 1st-Team All-League, guitar and singing, Literary Magazine, Eco Club, Outing Club
EXTRACURRICULARS: Studio Art, Badminton, volunteering at ArtSeed, Cooking
Video Production, Buddhism, Calculus, Environmental Literature, Climate Change
SENIOR SIGNATURE PROJECT: Creating
renewable energy on Bay’s campus through a multi-year project working with the school administration and the Presidio Trust.
SENIOR SIGNATURE PROJECT: Created a series
of paintings to illustrate the Bay School precept “We are Careful Conscious Consumers”, and provoke conversation about teenage consumerism.
As the culminating experience of their Bay School education, 12th-graders spend two trimesters on a project of their own design, one that builds on the skills and interests they’ve developed at Bay.
Impact through Exploration and Action
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STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12
DELICIOUS AND ORGANIC LUNCHES SERVED EACH YEAR
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INTERSESSION OPTIONS OFFERED IN SPRING OF 2015
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STUDENT-RUN CLUBS IN 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
COURSES TAKEN BY EACH STUDENT EVERY YEAR
FEET OF VERTICAL WALL CLIMBED AT PLANET GRANITE IN BAY’S ACTIVITIES PROGRAM MINUTES OF SAT PREP BUILT INTO THE CURRICULUM
OF BAY STUDENTS PLAY ON AN INTER-SCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC TEAM
435 SCHOOL PROVIDED LAPTOPS USED BY FACULTY, STUDENTS AND STAFF
ART EXHIBITS INSTALLED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
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