Welcome to the future of high school education! ATI San Francisco’s high school program is unique: a deliberately planned and charted curriculum of foundational skills that open a greater and greater number of possible paths. We serve ambitious teens who are looking for a smaller, more personalized learning environment and an alternative to public high school.
Why Choose ATI San Francisco?
1) We foster a love of learning. Learning is a lifelong pursuit, and we help students discover their own love of learning and watch as it motivates them to expand their knowledge.
2) Academic Rigor for the Real World. Students are challenged and get the preparation they need to be successful in school and life. Our graduates go on to college, create their own companies, and become global citizens. Students do real work in the world, serve as a productive members of the community, and realize their natural desire for independence.
3) One-on-One Coaching. Every ATI San Francisco student is paired with a coach, who meets one-on-one to help define the student’s values, set goals, take risks, and chart their own path. The coaching curriculum has been built by educational experts and psychologists to support the process of self-creation that is so fundamental to adolescence.
4) Intentionally Small Classes. AT ATI San Francisco, we choose to have small class sizes because we believe that is the best way to give students the personalized attention – through our unique teaching and coaching structure – that they need to grow and explore. In a small school community, our students learn and practice self-governance, interdependence, and conflict resolution, gaining a sense of ownership and pride for the community around them.
5) Learn by doing, not by lecturing. Our Montessori-inspired learning pairs learning academic foundations with real life skill building. Dr. Montessori emphasized that teens should do real work: not just in school, but fully in the world.
6) One-on-One Coaching. Every ATI San Francisco student is paired with a coach, who meets one-on-one to help define the student’s values, set goals, take risks, and chart their own path.