420
NUMBER OF STUDENTS
90% SAN FRANCISCO
10% BAY AREA
10:1
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
$4.93 MILLION
TUITION ASSISTANCE PROVIDED FOR 29% OF URBAN STUDENTS
48% 
STUDENTS OF COLOR
38% 
FACULTY & STAFF OF COLOR
59% 
TRUSTEES OF COLOR

Head of School Transition

 

Welcome

Urban Head of School Dan Miller has announced that he will be stepping down in June of 2025 after a very successful six-year tenure. The Board has begun the search process for his successor and has engaged noted search firm RG175 to guide the process. You can find both Dan's and our Board Chair's announcements here.

Urban School of San Francisco is thriving. In all areas, from our collaborative community of inspired students and educators to our strong financial position, we continue to build on a solid foundation.

In the search for our next Head of School, we welcome and value each viewpoint. Everyone in our diverse community of current and former students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, trustees and friends is invited to participate as we take this meaningful step forward in the life of our school. 

We will balance respecting candidates’ confidentiality with being as transparent as possible. You will find updates on this page as we progress in finding the next extraordinary leader to reflect and advance Urban’s mission and values.

 

Search Committee

  • Ruth Chang Hess, Trustee, Search Committee Co-Chair (Sam ’17-’18, Helena ’22)
  • Elena Yang, Trustee, Search Committee Co-Chair (Bryce ’22, Alex ’24) 
  • Shannon White Cogen, Board Chair (Eliza ’18, Tess ’21)
  • Jason Feldman, Dean of Equity + Inclusion
  • Mary Murphy, Board Member, Faculty
  • David Noyola '00, Trustee
  • Chris Ridley '91, Trustee (Elizabeth ’21, Andrew ’23)
  • Carl Shannon, Trustee (Emmie ’23, Katie ’27)
  • Charisse Wu, Grade-Level Dean, Faculty

     

10 Frequently Asked Questions


 

Questions related to the Head of School Search? 
Contact the Search Committee at SearchCommittee@urbanschool.org