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About Cow Hollow

A beautiful little school nestled in the Presidio in San Francisco, offers parent participation, part day programs for children ages 2-5.

Summer Programs

Our Mission

It is our mission to honor and nurture a diverse community of children to reach their potential as learners, participants, stewards, and critical thinkers in society.

It is our mission to empower those in the presence of children with knowledge, skills and resources to raise and teach children with respect and dignity.

ADMISSIONS

Come learn more about Cow Hollow School in The Presdio on a Saturday Learning Tour. Tours typically last about 1.5 hours and include a pedagogical and philosophical presentation from our director, conversations with parents and teachers, a tour of the classrooms, and light refreshments. Tours are for adults only.

OUR COMMUNITY

Cow Hollow School is a community of families and teachers from a broad range of cultures, nationalities, family structures, languages, and economic backgrounds. We ​ strive to be a community where each child and family ​is included, valued, and represented, and where ​each participant ​is actively invited to voice ​and ​​contribute ideas, opinions, questions, and values.

CURRICULUM

The curriculum at Cow Hollow School is based on play, inquiry, exploration, developing relationships, and love of learning according to the natural patterns of the individual child within the context of group learning experiences.

EVENTS


The Collaboratory is a resource for the interchange of ideas and innovation in early childhood education, where parents and educators observe, reflect, dialogue, document and interpret children’s thinking and learning.

For the 2019/2020 school year the Collaboratory strives to further actualize Cow Hollow School’s 8th Guiding Principle: school is a place grounded in the pursuit of social justice, social responsibility, human dignity, and respect for all.