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Student Life at ATI San Francisco

Find your place in our community! Our students and guides work together to co-create the school community. We build routines, plan trips, create clubs, write our school constitutions, and decorate our space together. And beyond each school, our students actively engage in their local community, the global ATI network, and the world.
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Be part of something big

Join a group of people who love the world! Students, guides, coaches, and everyone who joins ATI San Francisco brings with them their passions, interests, curiosity, and creativity. We connect to each other, to our sister schools, to our local community, and to the world. This is a place where we explicitly, deliberately value individuals: where every person is a unique, complex, interesting and interested partner in building our community.

Co-create your school

Within our basic core values and routines, the specific culture and norms of a school are a reflection of our students and staff. Students help create the school community in a variety of ways, including:

  • Student-created clubs and interest groups
  • Small businesses created and led by students
  • Decorating the physical space by choosing or creating art and building furniture
  • Designing, creating, and even teaching elective courses
  • Daily routines, including morning and afternoon meetings
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Working together

Our students study together and work together. That means collaborating on big projects in the Maker Space, like a hand-made foosball table at ATI San Francisco. It also means engaging in entrepreneurship in and around school, like our students in New York who run a thriving compost bin business for their local community.

With creativity, innovation, and ambition, our students work together in their communities to build new things. They volunteer, they start businesses, and they make art.

What would you like to do?

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Tour our school campus in 3D

Our beautiful ATI San Francisco campus in the heart of Pacific Heights offers amazing views and ample space to think, learn, and create. Come see for yourself!

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Experience school on your terms

Join a school community designed to support your education with coaching, small classes, and a commitment to our core values. Engage in deep study and personal exploration as a student at ATI.

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