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Proof School


A full-curriculum day school serving grades 6-12 in San Francisco, CA

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Proof School


A full-curriculum day school serving grades 6-12 in San Francisco, CA

 

Admissions is underway

The main application deadline for the 2016-2017 academic year has passed. However, we are always interested in meeting students who would thrive at Proof School. 

To return to an application you've started, you can go directly to our application portal.


In the classroom

Our faculty reflect on what they're doing--and why they're doing it--in these blog posts.  


Teach at Proof School

See our math and social sciences openings for the 2016-2017 school year. 


Give

Proof School gives every math kid an opportunity to rediscover what they love about school. You can help.

 
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Why Proof?


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Why Proof?


 

If you're the parent of a math kid, you know the problem: your child is not challenged in school, and you go to great lengths to get what your child needs.

 

 

At Proof School, all that changes. Our curriculum is designed not only to enliven kids who love math but also to challenge them. 

Our biggest draw is social: kids who love math come together every day to be with like-minded peers, all guided by world-class teachers. We feature small classes based on skills, abilities, and experiences, not just age.

Classrooms transform the learning experience, and they also physically transform throughout the day: the physics lab doubles as a history classroom, a literature class opens into the school's Maker Studio, and every afternoon the entire campus turns into seminar rooms for mathematics.

To see who our best-fit students are, read our Apply page. 

 
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Math at Proof School


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Math at Proof School


PHOTO: ADITI BONTHU
ARTWORK: 6TH GRADE CLASS

 

Math at Proof School is every bit as amazing as one would hope.


Students receive a comprehensive and breathtaking mathematical education. Our course offerings range from Algebra 1 to Zeta Functions, our faculty hold PhDs and teaching awards, and our schedule allows students to take five math courses a year at their level, regardless of age.

There is always something exciting at hand. We host impromptu workshops led by nationally renowned speakers, a school-wide AI tournament (playing a game developed by students), and a public math festival, in which students share math activities they have developed for a wider community. 

Mathematics is an inherently delightful subject, and discovering its many gems alongside like-minded classmates is an incomparable experience.

 
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A better way to learn


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A better way to learn


 

We focus on long-term transferrable skills, and they all add up to a love of learning.

It's not just math that defines Proof School. It's also the way our classrooms work. Our morning courses focus on four learning modes: reading and writing, listening and speaking, experimenting and practicing, and making and doing. We believe deep learning happens through actions and activities, whether that's doing "homework" right in class or talking with our hands.

Our faculty members teach using best-practices in inquiry-based learning, design thinking, project management, and social and emotional intelligence. Creative projects across the curriculum help students see themselves as authors and makers.

Read about our curriculum, and individual course descriptions, on our Academics page.     

 
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Our story


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Our story


 

We are a school where kids who love math feel at home.

Our story began in 2013, when two parents watched how animated their kids were during a math circle. The kids were intellectually challenged and socially connected. The parents turned to each other and asked: Why can't it be like this every day?

We've been working ever since to build a full-fledged school that truly serves kids who love math. In 2015, we opened our doors to our inaugural group of students at 555 Post Street, just off Union Square in downtown San Francisco. See who works to make the classroom experience transformative for each student.  

 
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Connect


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Connect


 

We're even more social in person.