Drew School

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Drew School
2901 California St., San Francisco, California
Type Private, Coeducational
Established 1908
Head of school David Frankenberg
Faculty 48
Number of students 280
Student to teacher ratio 8:1
Campus type Urban


Green, Silver
Athletics 21 teams, JV and Varsity
Athletics conference Bay Counties League - Central[1]
Mascot Dragon
Endowment $1.5 million[2]
Annual tuition $43,200
Newspaper The Claw

Drew 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 foot attached assembly wing known as the Cuddeback Wing, after Samuel Cuddeback III, who was head of school. The Cuddeback Wing was designed in 2011, and features a noted living wall 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]

Notable alumni[edit]

Eric Rachmany, Rebelution Grammy Nominee

See also[edit]


  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" (PDF). 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" (PDF). CAIS Membership Directory: 4. 2010. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Drew School" (PDF). Directory of Schools. Western Association of Schools and Colleges.