Our Scholars

SMART Scholars are curious and resilient, able to thrive in new environments and take on new challenges.


They are caring, respectful, and responsible, attentive to the needs of those around them.


They are courageous and motivated, determined to step outside of their comfort zones to become leaders within their communities.


More about SMART families:

  • SMART families are in the lowest income quartile in San Francisco, earning less than $45,000 on average.

  • More than 95% of SMART Scholars will be the first in their families to graduate from college.

  • 4 of every 5 SMART Scholars primarily speak a language other than English at home.

Middle Schools attending:

Alta Vista School
Ben Franklin Middle School
Cathedral School for Boys
Convent & Stuart Hall
Gateway Middle School
The Hamlin School
James Denman Middle School
Katherine Delmar Burke School
KIPP Bayview Academy
KIPP SF Bay Academy
Kittredge School
Live Oak School
Marin Country Day School
Marin Prepatory School
Marina Middle School
MLK Jr. Academic MS
Millennium School
Mission Dolores Academy
The Nueva School
Presidio Hill School
San Francisco Friends School
San Francisco School
St. Finn Barr Catholic School
Synergy School
Thomas Edison Charter Academy
Town School for Boys

High Schools attending:

The Academy at McAteer
The Bay School of SF
Convent & Stuart Hall
Crystal Springs Uplands School
Drew School
Gateway High School
Gateway to College
Immaculate Conception
International High School
June Jordan School for Equity
KIPP SF College Prepatory
Leadership High School
Lick-Wilmerding High School
Lincoln High School
Lowell High School
Marshall Academy High School
Mercersburg Academy
Mercy High School
The Nueva School
The Putney School
Riordan High School
Ruth Asawa SF SOTA
Sacred Heart Cathedral
San Domenico School
St. Ignatius College Prepatory
Sterne School
Stevenson School
University High School
The Urban School
San Francisco Waldorf School
Wallenberg Traditional High