Drew knows and believes in teenagers.
We engage each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.
Drew students are 280 unique individuals, who together create an exciting tapestry rich in cultural, geographic, socio-economic, and gender identity. Our students are independent and curious people. Individuality is not only encouraged at Drew, it is expected.
The culture of our learning community is one that fosters confidence, passion, and compassion through active, collaborative experiences inside and outside of the classroom. We love to explore the world around us. We do all of this with while still intentionally creating balance at a time when so much is expected of teenagers that they might easily become overwhelmed. We believe that high school should be a time of self discovery, exploration, and fun, not just a mad dash to college.
You will find Drew students happily in pursuit of new musical skills, more demanding coursework in science or math, rewarding service to our local community, or leadership of one of our affinity groups. We are proud of our vibrant community of explorers: open-minded, inquisitive, empathetic, self-assured.
Drew is a small, urban college preparatory school. Our mission is to engage and support the academic talents, initiative, and self-confidence of each of our students while encouraging them to be respectful, responsible citizens.
- We draw together a varied student body with diverse and emerging talents.
- We offer a rigorous education in a friendly, cooperative environment, where each kid counts.
- We encourage our students to discover relationships between areas of knowledge and to understand the world.
- We create opportunities for growth, self-expression, proficiency, and leadership.
- We foster in each member of the Drew community a joy of active, lifelong learning.
Drew at a Glance
Number of Students: 280
San Francisco: 72%
East Bay: 8%
Self-identified students of color: 38%
36 full time and part time faculty
Honors courses offered in five disciplines
Advanced Placement courses offered in five disciplines
Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 78%
Student to Faculty Ratio 8:1
Average Class Size: 14
Students receiving financial aid: 40%