Drew School

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Drew School
Education for Life
2901 California St., San Francisco, California
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) None
Established 1908
Head of school Samuel M. Cuddeback III
Faculty 48
Number of students 280
Student to teacher ratio 8:1
Campus type Urban


Maroon, Silver, Black
Athletics 21 teams, JV and Varsity
Athletics conference Bay Counties League - Central[1]
Mascot Dragon
Endowment $1.5 million[2]
Annual tuition $41,700
Newspaper The Claw

Drew School (formerly Drew College Preparatory School) is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory high school located in San Francisco, California, United States. The school was founded and named in 1908 by John Sheehan Drew[3] and today serves grades 9-12.


Founded initially in 1908 as a single-student "coaching school" by Bay Area educator John Sheehan Drew, the school moved to its present location at California St. and Broderick St. in 1911 and became a non-profit institution with an independent board of trustees in 1973. It underwent a complete renovation in 2001, designed by Perkins + Will;[4] while also adding a 45,000 square-feet, attached assembly wing in 2011, designed by Patrick Blanc.[5]

Drew is accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools,[6] the California Association of Independent Schools[7] and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.[8]

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  1. ^ Balan, Jeremy (April 28, 2011). "International and Drew to swap leagues in 2012". San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gormley, Kerry S. (January 2010). "Tuition Makeover". Currents: Council For Advancement and Support of Education: 32–34. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Drew School". San Francisco Chronicle. August 8, 1926. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Drew College Preparatory". Drew College Preparatory. Perkins + Will. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ King, John (October 27, 2009). "Botanist's green walls take plants to new level". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Drew School". Organizational Member Information. National Association of Independent Schools. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Northern California Schools". CAIS Membership Directory: 4. 2010. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Drew School". Directory of Schools. Western Association of Schools and Colleges.