Mission & History

Our Mission:

Build on the foundation of individual strengths to discover and nurture each student’s version of greatness

Our History:

When Valerie Anthony, noted educator, noticed that a rising number of children were not finding success in regular classrooms, she developed a curriculum of individualized remediation. In the fall of 1976, Anthony delivered this curriculum to ten students in the storefront rooms of San Francisco's Sunset District. The children, ranging in age from 7 to 13, were the first students of Sterne School, named after Anthony's colleague.

Now, 40 years since its founding with 180 students in grades 4 - 12, in a brand new downtown San Francisco campus, Sterne School continues to offer a highly specialized program in the Bay Area.