FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



When was SFCS founded?
San Francisco Christian School was founded in September of 1971 by Jack McBirney, a former missionary to Newfoundland, Canada. Mr. McBirney was burdened by the lack of Christian education in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Since then, San Francisco Christian School has not only been able to reach our local residents of San Francisco, but through our international student program the school is able to reach students from all over the world.  
What grade levels do you offer?
SFCS is a KB-12 school with an elementary school, a middle School, and a high school.
What is your KB class?
San Francisco Christian School’s kindergarten program is divided into two classes—Kindergarten Beginnings (KB) for four-year-olds and Kindergarten for five-year-olds.
What is your total number of students KB-12?
On average, San Francisco Christian School enrolls about 225 students grades KB-12.
Does San Francisco Christian School have age limitations?
SFCS begins accepting students into our Kindergarten Beginnings (KB) program. For a student to be accepted into our KB program, he or she must be four years old by December 1 of that academic school year.
 
A student must also graduate before he or she is 20 years old. Please contact the admissions office, if you are unsure as to whether or not your child exceeds this age limitation.
What are your school hours?
San Francisco Christian School’s elementary school (KB-5) begins at 8 a.m. and dismisses at 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The middle school and high school begin at 8:30 a.m. and dismiss at 3:10 p.m. Monday through Friday. An optional Zero Hour (7:40 a.m.) is available for the middle school and high school students to receive additional credits or to participate in extra-curricular activities. The Learning Enrichment After-School Program (L.E.A.P. class) and various other after-school activities are available to the student body at large. Please consult the official class schedule for the detailed bell schedule and course offerings.
What is your male-to-female student ratio?
On average, SFCS has a 1:1 male-to-female student ratio.
How is your school year divided?
SFCS divides its school year into two semesters—the fall semester and the spring semester. The fall semester begins mid-August and ends mid-December before Christmas break. The spring semester commences the first week of January and ends at the end of May before Memorial Day.
What are the lunch options for my child?
SFCS serves hot lunch every day. Lunches are prepared fresh in-house by a professional chef and are served in the school cafeteria. Lunch payments are made through the business office and are put on a family’s lunch account.

A student may also bring his or her own lunch from home. Microwaves are available along with a water bottle filling station and a healthy vending machine for snacks and drinks.

SFCS is a closed-campus. Only seniors have the privilege of leaving campus to walk to get lunch.
What is Sycamore?
Sycamore Education is our student information system. It is used to receive school news, check grades and homework assignments, and communicate with the office and teachers. Parents and students (grades 6-12) receive their own accounts.
Are uniforms required?
Yes. Students attending SFCS must be in school uniform every school day, unless instructed otherwise. SFCS families must purchase their official school uniforms from Dennis School Uniforms. This can be done at their store in San Francisco or at www.dennisuniform.com. If you choose to shop online, once you click “Shop Now” and enter our school code WZTSAN, you will be granted access to the San Francisco Christian School page. Here you can view pictures of the grade and gender specific articles of clothing required by our school. Clothing type, color, and quantity on this page are left to family discretion. Phone, fax, and mail order options are also available. Visit Dennis Uniform’s website to learn more about their high-quality clothing.  

San Francisco Christian School does not have a specific policy regarding footwear. Any close-toed shoe is acceptable.
What curriculum do you use?
At San Francisco Christian School, we recognize that not every school is the same and not every student processes information the same way. This is why we have not settled on one form of textbook publisher when developing our curriculum, but instead have pulled from various publishing sources. Our primary source for classroom instruction is BJU Press (www.bjupress.com). BJU Press texts are well known for their academic rigor, biblical integration, and ability to engage students in mind-developing critical thinking. Other publishers used include A Beka Book (www.abeka.com) and Saxon Math.
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