The mission of NSSF is to demonstrate a holistic 21st century education that instills a love of learning now and prepares students and families for success in the future. Inquiry, inclusion, and equity are at the heart of the school's vision. Each teacher works alongside the parent and student to develop their Individualized Learning Plans, which tracks progress in all areas through differentiated strategies and goals. Through inquiry arcs and community partnerships, such as the Learning Lab and the Exploratorium, students are able to participate in experiential learning opportunities within their local San Francisco community.
The community at NSSF prides itself on framing their work around their values, which include being: Curious, Courageous, Kind, Respectful, and Responsible. With our partnership at NSSF, we are working to provide the conditions necessary to nurture and strengthen these values so that students my thrive academically, be self-reflective, be creative problem-solvers, and develop an authentic passion for learning, for one another and their communities.
AJ Wicks, UE Coach