Alta Vista School is an independent elementary school (JK-8) in San Francisco dedicated to progressive, hands-on education grounded in the scientific method. We are a California non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and a member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Alta Vista School was founded in 2010, by a group of families inspired by the talent of Head of School Ed Walters and his energetic team in creating learning environments that awaken intellectual curiosity in children.
We are proud to introduce you to our school, including our talented faculty and the dedicated members of our independent Board of Directors, through this website. We invite you to learn more in person - we truly enjoy welcoming interested families to our campus in San Francisco to experience Alta Vista "hands on".