San Francisco is a bustling city — and one where opportunities for learning are only ever a few blocks away. In this post, those of us at Mosser Companies bring you on a tour of the educational opportunities within walking distance of our apartments at 1751 Market Street. 


Children’s Day School

333 Dolores Street

This private preschool offers day-long care services for toddlers and preschoolers. The school’s daily curriculum ties pre-kindergarten learning with interactive play, encouraging the children to explore their curiosities, take risks, cooperate, and develop the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. 

Bright Horizons

1390 Market Street #240

This preschool offers care services for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-kindergarteners alike. As one location in a nationwide network of care centers, Bright Horizons has all of the resources and experience that a parent could want when choosing a preschool for their child. Its curriculum has been crafted by education experts to both encourage a child’s curiosity and prepare them for school. 

Lower, Middle, and High Schools

Presidio Knolls School

250 10th Street

This private academy prides itself on being a “progressive Mandarin immersion school.” Classes at Presidio Knolls seamlessly weave an intensive Mandarin immersion experience with a progressive educational model to create a vibrant learning environment for its students. Currently, it offers preschool elementary, and some middle school classes — though it plans to be fully K-8 by 2020. The school also hosts summer camp programs.  

San Francisco Friends School

250 Valencia Street

The San Francisco Friends School is a private middle school that roots in the Quaker principles of peace, integrity, reflection, and stewardship. It prides itself on its interactive lesson plans and tirelessly works to inspire its students to pursue their curiosity, work hard, and work in collaboration with their peers to achieve goals. 

Bessie Carmichael Middle School

824 Harrison Street

This public school provides K-8 students with a safe and supportive learning environment. Its faculty actively works to motivate students to hone their intellectual, social, and emotional well-being. It also offers access to on- and off-site afterschool programs; these include Galing Bata, United Playaz Program, West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center Afterschool Program. 

International High School of San Francisco

150 Oak Street

The International High School of San Francisco was the city’s very first bilingual school. This private institution encompasses the whole of primary and secondary education, offering classes for students in K-12. The school divides itself into two sections: the French American International school, which provides a unique bilingual experience for K-8 students, and the International High School, which broadens that international focus for bilingual and single-language students alike. In secondary school, students have the opportunity to earn both a US high school degree and an international baccalaureate (IB) diploma. 

Higher Education

UC Hastings College of the Law

200 McAllister St

UC Hastings College of the Law has been guiding aspiring lawyers sing 1878 — but it isn’t trapped in the past. The school prides itself on continually redefining what legal education should be, melding intensive academic study with hands-on practice. The school is an ideal location, placed just two blocks to the California Supreme Court, two and a half from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and less than a block from the U.S. Attorney’s office. It boasts a bar pass rate of 76%, maintains an enrollment of around 930 students, and was ranked 33rd nationally by 

Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery Street

The Academy of Art University is a private art school oriented in the heart of San Francisco. It offers in-person and online courses across a wide selection of disciplines, including but in no way limited to acting, fashion, game design, and industrial design. Graduates of the school have previously been hired at Warner Brothers, Walt Disney, and Smith Group JJR.