Class of 2021

    Admission letters for the class of 2021 will be mailed out on Thursday, March 16 and emailed on Friday, March 17 after 4:00pm.

    How will I receive my admission decision from Bay?

    Bay admission letters for the Class of 2021 will be mailed on Thursday, March 16 and emailed on Friday, March 17 after 4:00 PM.

    · If you are offered admission to Bay, you will receive your decision by email and USPS mail.

    · If you were put on our Wait List OR not offered admission, you will receive your decision by email only.

    What should I do after receiving admission?

    · To accept our offer of admission call us at (415) 684-8949 or email us at to let us know so we can share in your excitement! Drop off your signed contract and deposit to The Admission Team in person at any time between Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24. Contracts are due by 12:00 PM Friday, March 24.

    · If you were offered admission with Tuition Assistance and would like to accept our offer call us so we can share in your excitement! Drop off your signed contract and deposit in person with The Admission Team anytime between Monday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 22. Tuition Assistance funded contracts are due by 12:00 PM Friday, March 24.

    · If you decide to decline the offer, please let us know immediately so we can extend tuition assistance to another deserving student.

    · Our office is open daily from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Feel free to e-mail or call us if you have any questions.

    What if I am having a tough time deciding what school is right for me?

    · Students offered admission are invited back to Bay for our Revisit Program on Tuesday, March 21, Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23.

    · Students who were offered admission with tuition assistance will have priority for the Tuesday, March 21 revisit day.

    · We understand that you have already missed a lot of school and it is important to finish 8th-grade in excellent standing. A revisit is not required and should only be taken advantage of if you are uncertain of your options. Don’t worry, Welcome Day, which is a day when you will have an opportunity to meet your future classmates, is right around the corner.

    We have truly enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you throughout the admission process. We understand that the process can sometimes be complicated and emotional. It is our deepest hope that we have made this a positive experience for you and your family.


    The Bay School Admission Team (Kat, Brooke, Ben and Hewett)

    Meet Your Bay Staffulty

    We've asked our faculty and staff to answer a few fun questions just for this page. Get to know our staffulty a little bit better before you even get to class!

    Question #1: How do you incorporate mindfulness into the classroom/on the field?

    Dave Wang
    Senior Signature Projects

    "I open every class with two minutes of meditation. It really helps students settle into the class and set aside whatever else is going on for them at that moment so they can focus on what they need to focus on.."

    Katherine Riley 
    Humanities & Drama 
    "One of my favorite ways to experiment with mindfulness is using improvisation in the theater classroom; it requires being present with what is and can be a really exhilarating practice. "

    Olga Bailess

    "By making them aware and sensitive to other cultures and beliefs. Class activities, comparing cultures, etc."

    In the Classroom 

    Astronomy At Bay! 

    At 6’6”, with a basso-profundo voice, booming laugh and ever-present bow tie, science faculty member David Friedlander-Holm is hard to miss in the hallways of Bay. Beyond his height and sartorial choices, Mr. Friedlander-Holm is known for his love of the cosmos. Not only does he share interesting astronomy facts with the school community during Morning Meeting, he also shares his passion for discovery with the students in his physics and astrophysics courses. Last week we talked with David a bit about “Astro” at Bay. Continue reading...

    Sports Corner

    Both the boys and girls varsity teams have qualified for the BCL-Central Tournament!

    Come cheer on both teams this Thursday:

    Girls Varsity @ San Domenico - 3:30 p.m. (Kezar)

    Boys Varsity @ Gateway - 5:00 p.m. (Kezar)

    The gate fee is $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. If either team wins, they will compete in the finals at Kezar on Saturday, Feb. 18.

    We are so proud of our sailors for all of the hard work they have put into their sport. On Friday, Jan. 27, the St. Francis Yacht Club held their annual junior awards banquet where members from each high school team were recognized at the event.

    Congratulations to Yannah '17 on being named Most Outstanding Varsity Sailor and Most Outstanding member of the J-22 Race Team, Will '18 on being named Most Improved Varsity Sailor and to Fritz '20 for being named Most Outstanding JV Sailor!

    Weekly Game Schedule
    Come out and cheer for the Breakers this week! Below is a list of upcoming games.

    Thursday, Feb. 16 
    Girls Varsity Basketball - 3:30 p.m. @ San Domenico (at Kezar) 
    Boys Varsity Basketball - 5:00 p.m. @ Gateway (at Kezar) 
    Friday, Feb. 17 
    Baseball - 3:30 p.m. vs O'Connell (Moscone Hennessey) 
    Saturday, Feb. 18 
    Basketball - TBD @ BCL-Central Finals (Kezar)


    Diversity At Bay

    This week during Morning Meeting, Associate Head of School Lise Shelton showed a powerful film about the power of student activism in Birmingham, AL in 1963. This film mirrors issues that are currently being faced in today's society and how a student's voice and actions are just as powerful as anyone adult.

    Diversity, equity and inclusion, otherwise known as DEI, are a cornerstone of Bay’s mission and philosophy. We believe diversity (of perspective, experience, background) is essential to an education that prepares students both for today and for the future.

    Last month, members of Bay's student leadership group SEID (Student Equity Inclusion and Diversity) attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in Atlanta, GA. After their return, we caught up with Makayla ‘18 and Boris ‘19 to ask about their experience and what they took away from the conference. Check out what they had to say! 

    Student Arts

    Senior Signature Projects: Student Activism Through Art 

    Bay students are deeply passionate about social activism, so for her Senior Signature Project, Clara '17 has created an online shop and blog that promotes student activism via artwork. Inspired by the work of her peers in Bay's interdisciplinary course Artist as Activist, Clara decided to incorporate student activist artwork, as well as blog articles into her SSP. All of the artwork sold is made by students and is connected to different aspects of social activism that each of them is interested in.

    Approximately 80% of the money goes directly back to the artists, and the remaining 20% goes to maintaining the website. As the site grows and sales increase, Clara's goal is to increase the percentage of the funds that go to students. Currently, most student artists are based in the Bay Area, but as the site grows, Clara plans to work with students from around the country to help get their voices out and heard. If you are interested in learning more, the link is

    Social Life

    Keep up with all of the happenings at Bay through our Instagram feed, social events and more!

    Bay Ambassadors

    Have a question? Ask one of our student ambassadors! They are ready to answer any question you might have about life at Bay! Just email your inquiry to and include the subject line: Inquiry For:  and the name of the student that you would like to speak with. They will reach out to you with answers and advice!

    Georgina '17
    San Francisco 

    Middle School: Convent Elementary School

    Activities: Volleyball, Soccer, Drama

    Chris '17

    Middle School: Black Pine Circle School

    Activities: Music, rock climbing and Boys Group

    Adam '17
    San Francisco

    Middle School: Cathedral School for Boys 

    Activities: Tennis, Basketball, ASPCA Volunteer

    Parent Ambassadors:
    Want to talk to a Bay parent? Feel free to reach out to one of our Parent Ambassadors. 

    Teresa Pap P'19 (Ring Mountain Day School, Pac Heights)
    Nina Ward  P'19, '18 (Town School for Boys, Richmond)
    Laura Pliska P'19 (Children's Day School, Bernal Heights)
    Kristi Yawata P'18 (Lipman Middle School, South San Francisco)
    Vicki Penny P'18 and '16 (San Francisco Friends School, West Portal)
    Robert Aguirre P'18 (San Francisco Friends School, West Portal)
    Buzz Thompson P'17 (San Francisco Day School, Noe Valley)

    Getting to Bay

    East Bay: Take BART to the Embarcadero or a transbay bus to the Transbay Terminal. From either location, you can board the PresidiGo, a free shuttle to the Presidio. Learn more about the PresidiGo here.

    We are pleased to again offer our Marin bus shuttle, which is only for Bay students. Sign-ups for the bus will begin in mid-August. In addition, Golden Gate Transportation stops near the Palace of Fine Arts, a 10-minute walk from the school.

    Take Caltrain to the Millbrae Station, where you can transfer to BART. Take BART to Embarcadero, then hop on the free PresidiGo Shuttle (see above). Or, you can take Caltrain all the way into San Francisco and take the free Caltrain Connector shuttle to the Transbay Terminal to pick-up the PresidiGo.

    San Francisco: We're excited to announce a new transportation option from the more southern parts of San Francisco to Bay. This year, we will charter a school bus to pick up students who live in neighborhoods like Bernal Heights, Glen Park or Visitacion Valley. The bus stops will be determined by where our students live, so stay tuned until this summer for more information and for sign-ups. In addition, several MUNI bus routes stop near the school; lines 28 and 43 drop you off in the Presidio, while the 41 and 45 lines stop just outside the Presidio at the Lombard Gate.

    2016-17 Academic Calendar

    Summer 2016
    Monday, Aug 15: Fall athletic tryouts begin
    Tues – Wed, Aug 23 – 24: 12th-grade student orientation (includes overnight)
    Wed – Thu, Aug 24 – 25: 9th-grade student orientation days (no overnight)   
    Wednesday, Aug 24: Transfer student orientation
    Thursday, Aug 25: Advisor conference day for 10th- and 11th-grades
    Friday, Aug 26: Advisor conference day for 9th- and 12th-grades
    Friday, Aug 26: 10th- and 11th- grade opening day

    Trimester 1 (Aug 29 – Nov 18)
    Monday, Aug 29: First day of classes for T1 (early release)
    Monday, Sep 5: Labor Day (school closed)
    Thursday, Sep 15: Back to School Night
    Wednesday, Oct 5: Faculty work day (no classes)
    Thu – Fri, Oct 6 – 7: Advisor conferences for 9th-grade/transfers only (no classes)
    Wednesday, Oct 19: PSAT for 10th/11th; Project for 9th; Essay Review for 12th (half day)
    Tuesday, Nov 1: Professional development day (no classes)
    Monday, Nov 7: Winter athletic tryouts begin
    Friday, Nov 18: Last day of classes for T1
    Monday, Nov 21: Faculty work day (no classes)
    Tue – Fri, Nov 22 – 25: Thanksgiving holiday (school closed)

    Trimester 2 (Nov 28 – Mar 3)
    Monday, Nov 28: First day of classes for T2
    Wednesday, Nov 30: Shortened day (half day of classes)
    Mon – Fri, Dec 19 – 30: Winter Break
    Monday, Jan 2: Classes resume
    Monday, Jan 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (school closed)
    Tuesday, Jan 17: Faculty work day (no classes)
    Friday, Jan 27: Professional Development Day (no classes)
    Monday, Feb 6: Spring athletic tryouts begin
    Friday, Feb 17: Winter holiday (school closed)
    Mon – Tue, Feb 20 – 21: Presidents Day holiday (school closed)
    Friday, Mar 3: Last day of classes for T2
    Mon – Fri, Mar 6 – 10: Trimester Prep Week (no classes)

    Trimester 3 (Mar 13 – Jun 9)
    Monday, Mar 13: First day of classes for T3
    Friday, Mar 31: Intersession prep day (no classes)
    Mon – Fri, Apr 3 – 7: Intersession
    Mon – Fri, Apr 10 – 14: Spring break (no classes)
    Mon, May 1: Faculty work day (no classes)
    Mon, May 29: Memorial Day (school closed)
    Fri, Jun 9: Last day of classes for T3
    Sat, Jun 10: Graduation (required for all students)

    Come cheer on our Bay Breakers at an upcoming game! View our athletics calendar here.