Join us to hear guest speaker, Dr. Yong Zhao, on October 2. Dr. Zhao will be speaking on "Reaching for Greatness: Empowering Your Kids to Harness Their Talents to Conquer the Challenges of the Modern World." 

Dr. Yong Zhao calls for a paradigm shift in education and brings extensive evidence to show that every child has both the potential and the need to become great. He advocates that the goal of education is to help each child discover and develop their unique strengths and passions so that they can be best prepared to meet the challenges of the modern world including globalization, technology, smart machines and the need to create value for others. To do so, parents and educators need to make education personalized by the child, instead of personalized for the child. Together, we need to help each child find what uniquely makes them great.

Dr. Zhao currently serves as a Foundation Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on the implications of globalization and technology on education and has published 100 articles and 20 books. He is a recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association and was named one of the 2012 Ten Most Influential People in Educational Technology by the Tech & Learn Magazine. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education. His latest book, World Class Learners, has won several awards including the Society of Professors of Education Book Award (2013), Association of Education Publishers’ (AEP) Judges’ Award and Distinguished Achievement Award in Education Leadership (2013). Learn more about Dr. Zhao at

To RSVP please visit: This event is FREE for SPEAK member school parents, educators, and staff. A non-member fee of $15 will be collected at the door. Seating will be first come, first served.

Ready to play for the SF Day Dolphins this year? The Fall 2018 teams, practice and game schedules are posted and ready for sign-ups. This season, consider developing your athletic skills by showing your school pride and participating on a team:

  • Co-Ed Cross Country
  • 5th Grade Girls Volleyball
  • 5th Grade Boys Soccer Clinic
  • Girls 6th/JV/Varsity Volleyball (Grades 6-8)
  • Boys JV/Varsity Soccer (Grades 6-8)

Sign up online here.

Contact Jason Tognetti, Director of Athletics, with questions. Go Phins!

With the start of a new school year comes back-to-school shopping, so we wanted to share some helpful information to help you and your child prepare for the new year. Below please find the link to school supply lists for upper school students (grades 5-8) and opportunities to support our SF Day Parents Association by shopping at select retailers.

1) Upper School Supply Lists (Grades 5-8)

2) As you prepare your children for school, please consider using this Amazon link or shopping at Sports Basement as a “Basementeer” for your school needs. Both offer San Francisco Day School a percentage back from purchases, which supports our Parents Association. To learn more about how you can shop AND support the SF Day PA, visit:

Thank you!

On May 2, San Francisco Day School was thrilled and honored to welcome Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State, to our school. Secretary Albright was kind enough to share her wisdom, experiences, and optimism for our country's future during a school assembly. As a community, we will cherish Secretary Albright's generous spirit and insightful words - thank you, Dr. Albright, and we hope to see you again! 

Join us to bid a fond farewell to our wonderful third-grade teacher, Randall Bowman. For the past 11 years, Mr. Bowman has spent each day engaging, nurturing, and challenging our students. His creativity, expansive knowledge, and commitment to service have long been an invaluable source of inspiration to students, families, and colleagues. We are deeply grateful for the numerous contributions that Mr. Bowman has made to San Francisco Day School. On May 22, we invite all students, families, friends, faculty, and staff to gather and celebrate Mr. Bowman and honor his distinguished teaching career.

May 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Masonic Lobby and Library