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Independence High School

School code number: 466
Grade level: 9-12
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

1350 7th Avenue , San Francisco, CA, 94122
Neighborhood: Inner Sunset
Phone: 415-242-5000
Fax: 415-241-6213
Principal: Anastasia Klafter

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Discover This School

Independence High School is an independent study school offering a flexible schedule to students in grades 9-12. Students attend small classes in math, science, arts and world languages and work independently in English and history. Students meet weekly with advisors to develop academic plans and build life skills. Tutoring, study skills and intervention classes are offered through our Learning Lab.

School Tours

School tours scheduled by appointment.



School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Afterschool programs

Outside of required sections, Independence offers many electives and clubs, such as Outdoor Education, Learning Lab tutoring and support, GSA Club, City Surf Project, ScriptEd Computer Programming Class, Mural Painting, Ceramics, Digital Art, Painting, Drawing, Story for All storytelling project, Ethnic Studies, College and Career, Interdisciplinary projects and online learning opportunities.

Special Education Programs

  • Mild/moderate

Language Programs

  • Cantonese World Language
  • Spanish World Language

Student Support Programs

  • Advisory
  • Counselor
  • Health and wellness center
  • On-site nurse
  • Social worker

Arts Enrichment

  • Ceramics
  • Visual arts
Digital arts, media and video productions

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
  • Individual learning plans
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Internships available
  • Project-based learning
  • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Tutoring in school
  • Work experience education

College Counseling/Support Programs

  • Academic counseling
  • Cash for College or Financial Aid Night
  • College and/or career counseling
  • College application workshops
  • College tours and visits
  • Personal statement workshops
  • Job readiness programs