Welcome to Drew!


Welcome to Drew!

We're so excited to welcome you to the dynamic Drew community. We can't wait to welcome you and the entire Drew Class of 2023—plus you transfer students—to the first day of school and to partner with you as you find your voice.

Please be aware of our deadlines to return the Enrollment Agreements, which are detailed below.

If you would like to speak to a Drew Parent/Guardian Ambassador about life at Drew, you can find names and contact information on this list.

On behalf of the Drew community, thank you for your interest in a Drew education, and congratulations!

Quiet Week

In the coming "quiet week," we will refrain from contacting you in accordance with the Bay Area Admissions Directors Principles of Good Practice. These rules, which are followed by all independent high schools, give you and your family time to make the right decision without additional outside influence. However, if you feel the need to contact us, you are welcome to reach out. We welcome the opportunity to connect with you and your family.

See you soon,
Joanna, Andrea, and Free

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Next Steps

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  • Submit Your Enrollment Agreement and Deposit

    You will receive an email from Drew containing your enrollment agreement. Simply complete the agreement online, drop off or send your deposit by the deadline, and you are officially a member of the Drew community!

    • Financial aid applicants: Thursday, March 28, by noon
    • Standard applicants: Friday, March 29, by noon

    Please note that these deadlines are strictly enforced. If we do not receive a signed online agreement along with the required deposit on or before the deadlines above, we will offer the spot to one of our eager waitpool applicants.
  • Want Another Look? Join Us For a Revisit

    Want to experience Drew one last time before making a final decision? Join a revisit day! Please register by visiting Ravenna.

    During a revisit, you'll experience The Reall DEALL at Drew. Because Revisit Week is during DEALL Week, Drew's signature immersive experiential education program, you will join one of our DEALL offerings for an hour as well as spend time connecting with adults and students on campus to learn more about life at Drew and what next year will look like for you.

    Revisit dates and times:
    We kindly ask that you register for one visit only.
  • Pick Up Your Drew Sweatshirt and Attend New Family Night

    Once you have submitted your enrollment agreement and deposit, stop by Drew to pick up your sweatshirt.

    Then join us for New Family Night on Tuesday, May 7, at 6 p.m., at Drew. During New Family Night, students gather with current Drew students for a series of ice breaker activities and to get a better sense of life at Drew while parents and guardians gather in the Learning Commons for socializing and a brief program. Food and refreshments are provided for students and parents/guardians.


Drew's curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning, collaboration, and searching for true understanding. In the classroom, our teachers will mentor you as you grow intellectually and develop your critical and creative thinking abilities. You'll blossom into an outstanding communicator with a global perspective. Perhaps most importantly, you'll deepen your commitment to integrity and balance. We want the skills and understandings you gain here to be alive, and for you to take them with you and use them throughout your life.

You can see all of Drew's curricular offerings below on our course progressions, and in the Course Catalog.

Imagine Your Future

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  • Leyli

    Expand Your Worldview as an Intellectual Risk-Taker

    "My teachers encouraged me to take Drew's most challenging advanced honors classes that have pushed me to grow as a student and a person. Ultimately, academics at Drew have expanded the way I think about the world and have given me a great deal of confidence in my ability to take intellectual risks and challenge myself as I continue my education."

    Favorite class: Race & Gender Studies
    Favorite DEALL: Islands of the Bay Area
    Favorite Experiential Elective: Spike Lee & Race

    See all of Leyli's classes, experiential electives, DEALLs, and more here.
  • Diego

    Deepen Your Relationships as an Engaged Community Member

    "Because Drew is such a small and close-knit community, everyone helps and encourages each other. It's great to have a bunch of people around you who are there for support, or just to have fun. The people here are really supportive and we all go through the high school experience together as a community. That created an environment where you can thrive as a student and a human."

    Favorite class: AP Spanish
    Favorite DEALL: La Frontera
    Favorite Experiential Elective: Croquet

    See all of Diego's classes, experiential electives, DEALLs, and more here.
  • Mack

    Design Your Future as a Hands-On Creator

    "I've been able to forge my own path in graphic design. STEAM is my main area of focus in school—I'm planning on majoring in Computer Science in college—ad I lie to use a lot of math in my art. The design program allows for the use of math and specifically geometry to create artwork. For me, being able to learn the tools of graphic design and having the support of my teachers was super unique and really fulfilling."
    Favorite Class: Advanced Graphic Design
    Favorite DEALL: Desert Ecology Camping Adventure in the Mojave
    Favorite Experiential Elective: Contemporary Documentary Film

    See all of Mack's classes, experiential electives, DEALLs, and more here.
  • Abby

    Seek Deep Understanding as an Innovative Problem-Solver

    "Drew empowers you to really explore, try new things, and find your interests. It is important for me to be able to analyze and express my thoughts, not just regurgitate facts and have that be seen as learning. I want to learn and to be invested in my classes. That's something you won't find a lot of places, and it's something I was missing before Drew."

    Favorite Class: American Political History Since 1945 Honors
    Favorite DEALL: Telling the Nation's History: Preservation and Trauma
    Favorite Experiential Elective: High School Musical Dance-Along

    See all of Abby's classes, experiential electives, DEALLs, and more here.
  • Charlie

    Exceed Your Potential On and Off the Field

    "Athletics at Drew is full of opportunity and inclusivity. If you want to play immediately, Drew is the place. Those who are newer to sports will get playing time and a lot of time to develop with the coaches. Those who are already great players will play all the time and help lead the team. It's a great environment and you'll thrive."
    Favorite Class: World History 2
    Favorite DEALL: Desert Ecology Camping Adventure in the Mojave
    Favorite Experiential Elective: Comic Art

    See all of Charlie's classes, experiential electives, DEALLs, and more here.
  • Sydney

    Transform Your Community as a School Leader
    "You can try everything at Drew, and you'll be supported in succeeding at all of it. You can explore your interests and try new things, and if you like what you discover, you can keep doing it at the same time as taking all of the hardest classes or playing on a team. You don't have to choose."
    Favorite Class: Environmental Science & Policy
    Favorite DEALL: Habitat for Humanity Gulf Coast
    Favorite Experiential Elective: Global Awareness

    See all of Sydney's classes, experiential electives, DEALLs, and more here.


At Drew, the process of intellectual discovery doesn’t stop in the classroom: Drew is proud to support the 70% of students who participate in one or more of Drew’s 18 teams. Drew athletes find their voice by building a commitment to competition, athleticism, fitness, and teamwork that helps bolster confidence, leadership, and school spirit.

Drew’s athletics program offers you a place to compete and thrive, whether you’re a highly skilled and experienced player or a novice. Your growth and self-improvement are the highest priority of our talented and experienced coaches. This constant focus on the development of your skills every time you put on a Dragons uniform creates powerful positive results for individuals, teams, and the school as a whole.

Go Dragons!

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  • Fall Teams

    Boys Soccer
    Girls Volleyball
    Cross Country
  • Winter Teams

    Boys Basketball
    Girls Basketball
    Girls Soccer*

    *Please note Girls Soccer will be played in the winter beginning in the 19-20 school year.
  • Spring Teams

    Boys Baseball
    Girls Lacrosse
    Track & Field

Bell Schedule

Drew’s unique schedule is carefully designed to maximize your learning while making plenty of space for community time, advisory, athletics, experiential pursuits, and more.

An overwhelming amount of research has emerged that decisively shows how more sleep in the morning benefits teenage health and performance in school. That’s why at Drew, the school day begins at 9:15 a.m. twice a week: so that you can approach the school day better rested.

At Drew, you’ll be enrolled in six classes each semester with one class period free as a prep period. Drew students like to use that prep period to stay on top of their schoolwork, socialize, or meet with teachers.
  • You attend each of your classes on Monday to check in and set the tone for the week.
  • Tuesday through Friday you have 80-minute block period classes, allowing you to delve more deeply into the subject matter.
  • Late start times on Tuesday and Thursday allow you to sleep in or use the morning to study.
  • During Community Time, you’ll attend all-school assemblies, advising, or other community building activities.
  • Experiential Electives: regularly scheduled explorations within Drew’s academic schedule. You will take three Experiential Electives each school year.
  • Social-Emotional Learning Block: Engage in a variety of activities based on your grade level. The curriculum includes service learning, health and wellness, college counseling seminars, and senior project preparation. Additionally, Thursday afternoons include Tutorial, a structured time to work independently, in small groups, or with a teacher directly.
  • You are allowed off campus during lunch to explore and take advantage of Drew’s Pacific Heights location.

Affinity Groups

Drew builds community by intentionally devoting space and time for students to connect with peers linked by a common background, interest, or purpose through affinity groups.

Whether it’s based on cultural and ethnic background, nationality, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion or creed, ability/disability, learning difference, age or generation, beliefs and values, or attitudes and opinions, these groups provide students space to explore and share issues of identity.

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  • Asian American and Pacific Islander

    AAPI provides Drew's Asian American and Pacific Islander students a safe space to share their experiences, discuss issues related to race and identity, and explore the many different cultures of their roots in Asia and the Pacific Islands.
  • Black Student Union

    Black Student Union provides students of color a safe space to be able to speak openly and honestly about the challenges they face both within the school and beyond.
  • Boys to Men

    Boys to Men is a safe space for self-identified guys of all types to exchange ideas, explore their identities and think consciously about the young men they hope to become.
  • Gender and Sexuality Awareness

    Gender and Sexuality Awareness (GSA) is a safe space for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities to discuss LGBTQ+ issues.
  • LatinX

    LatinX provides students a safe space to celebrate, cultivate, and promote awareness of their Spanish speaking cultural heritage.
  • Learning Differences

    The Learning Differences affinity group is for anyone with a learning difference of any type to come together and share about experiences at school and life. Participants learn about the wide variety of learning differences and how to navigate and celebrate life with a learning difference.
  • Middle Eastern

    The Middle Eastern affinity group is for students with Middle Eastern heritage to come together and discuss and celebrate the cultural elements of the Middle Eastern experience.
  • Unity

    Unity is an equity group for all students to come together and speak about topics of equity, inclusion, diversity, and allyship in order to positively impact the Drew community. This group is intended for anyone of any identifier to speak cross-culturally about the issues impacting the human experience and to learn about trust, support, and community.
  • Women's Group

    Women’s Group is a safe space for self-identified women to meaningfully engage with their individual and shared experiences.

YES Tuition

Drew’s tuition is set each year by the Board of Trustees through an intentional process that takes into account a variety of vital factors. Tuition for families entering in the 2019-2020 school year is $49,500. Tuition includes books, materials, equipment, and athletic uniforms. A required, non-refundable 10% deposit is due with a signed enrollment agreement in March.
Drew knows and believes in teenagers. We engage each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.
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