Fast Facts

School Size

Students: 185 (enrollment fluctuates throughout the year because Sterne offers rolling admission)
Average Class Size: 
    - Lower School: 10-15
    - High School: 11-14
Teachers: 27
Counselors: 3
Administrative Staff: 19

Our Community
Sterne has a diverse community from all over the Bay Area, comprising LGBTQ+ families, single-parents, cross-generational households, adopted children, and economically diverse families.

Our Neurodiverse Population

  • 34% of our students have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • 24% of our students are dyslexic
  • 12% of our students have dyscalculia
  • 12% of our students have generalized anxiety disorder
  • 5% of our students have auditory processing challenges
  • 4% of our students are high-functioning ASD

Data based on 2021-2022 student population.

Campus & Facilities

Sterne is an urban campus, sitting at the crossroads of the Financial District, North Beach, and Chinatown. We are a short walk from BART, Muni, and the Ferry.

  • 49,450 square feet
  • Rooftop recreation area, including a basketball court and a turfed grassy area
  • State-of-the-art science lab
  • Art studio and gallery walk space
  • Full-court gymnasium*
  • Drama classroom and black box theater*
  • Digital film studio*
  • Music classroom, including recording and practice studio*

* Currently under construction; slated for completion January 2023. Sterne currently runs robust arts and athletics programs using existing facilities and rental spaces, and we look forward to expanding our programs next January in our new spaces!

Accreditation, Membership, & Partnership

Full Circle: Sterne School is named after Eleanor Sterne, who worked at the UCSF Reading Center in the 1970s. Our founder Val Anthony trained with Eleanor Sterne and named our school in her honor. We are proud to partner once again with UCSF!