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The Urban School
of San Francisco
1563 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
415 626 2919

Terms of Use/Privacy Policy

Last Updated August 16, 2007

The Urban School of San Francisco (“Urban”) respects and is committed to taking your privacy seriously. Although you can browse through most of our site without giving any information about yourself, in some cases we may ask for personal information in order to provide you the services you request. It is important that you understand how we use information you may choose to provide, and how to control how that information is collected and used. If you are asked to provide personal information, we will always explain the extent of its use.

All of the information that we collect from you is subject to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. By using this site, you agree to be bound by these terms. If you violate any of them, we reserve the right, without prior notice to you, to take the appropriate action we deem warranted, which may include denying you access to password-protected portions our site.

If you have additional questions not covered here, please email us at

Information Collection and Use
Our web server is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information about visitors. However, we do collect some information about site visits. For example, we have access to the domain names and I.P. addresses, but not the email addresses, of visitors, and we compile statistics that show the daily number of visitors and the daily requests we receive for particular pages or files on the site. These aggregated statistics are used internally to evaluate and improve the site, but the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

If you use the online inquiry or online application for admissions purposes, we will ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information, including your name and child’s name, address, phone number, current school and other admissions-related information that will be retained in our Admissions database. This information is necessary to process your application and to contact you. You will then receive periodic communications from us during that particular admissions season, although you may opt-out of receiving such communications at any time by contacting us at  

When you voluntarily email us, you may choose to provide us your name, address, email address and other information included on the form. We read all messages and respond to as many as practical.

Parents/guardians, trustees and alumni are provided access to certain password-protected features of our website, which may contain personally identifiable information, such as contact information for other students or alumni. You can control access to your information by opting out of inclusion in rosters, or in the case of alumni, specifying that your contact information be kept private. Access to the password-protected portions of this site is strictly limited to password holders, and access rights vary by the type of user.

Urban will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone for any reason.

To the extent that you do provide us with personal information, we wish to maintain it as accurately as possible. You may update or edit your personal information at any time and as often as necessary. This can be done by e-mailing us at, or by logging into the password-protected portion of site for parents, guardians, trustees and alumni.

If for any reason you wish to be removed from Urban’s email lists, simply email us at

Your Account
If you choose to register to access the password-protected portions of this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and for restricting access to your computer. You also agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your passwords or accounts or any other breach of security.

If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must register for an account, and you may log on only through your parent or guardian.

You agree that billing and registration information you provide on the Urban website will be accurate and complete. You also agree to log out from your account at the end of each session. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may result if you fail to comply with these requirements.

If you choose a username that, in our sole discretion, is obscene, indecent or abusive, we reserve the right, without prior notice to you, to automatically change your username, delete your posts from our sites, deny you access to our site or any combination of these options.

Online Giving and Transactions
We are committed to the privacy of all our donors and to those making any kind of transaction via the Urban website. Should you decide to make an online donation or purchase, you will be asked to provide your name, contact information, and credit card billing information. All of this information is encrypted using SSL, an industry standard secure technology, designed to prevent the theft or interception of the information you provide. Credit card billing information is used only to obtain payment from the appropriate credit card firm and to fulfill the donor’s or purchaser’s request, and is not stored or otherwise retained by Urban after the transaction is complete. 

Content on the Urban Website
Our site includes a combination of content that we create, that our students create and that our users and/or visitors create. All materials published on our site, including but not limited to written content, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, marks, logos, sound or video clips, and animation are protected by our copyrights or trademarks. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, or in any way exploit any of the materials or content on our website in whole or in part unless specifically noted on a web page. If you would like to request permission to use any of the content on our site for anything other than personal use, please contact us at

The logo, name and all graphics on the Urban site are trademarks of The Urban School of San Francisco. Use, reproduction, copying or redistribution of trademarks, without the written permission of Urban, is prohibited. 

We collect some anonymous information about how you use the site by setting and accessing cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from the web site to your hard drive. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once you close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. The stored cookies will not allow us to learn any personally identifiable information that you have not otherwise disclosed. At no time will the cookies reveal to others or to Urban your name, e-mail address, street address or telephone number.

The use of cookies is an industry standard, and they are currently used on most major web sites.  It is possible to adjust your browser preferences to alert you when a cookie is sent to your hard drive, or to refuse cookies altogether. However, this may significantly alter what you are able to see or access on the Urban website.

The Urban web site may have links to other sites on the Internet that are not owned or controlled by us, and whose policies may differ from this one. Because we have no control over those sites, we neither endorse nor are responsible for any content provided by them. In order to remain informed regarding the use of your personal information, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of each website you visit.

Modification of these Terms of Use
Your use of our website or any of the products or services offered on our site is subject to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, which may be modified at any time. Notice of modification will be provided by updating the date at the top of this page. Your use of our site constitutes your binding acceptance of these terms, including any modifications that we make.

Limitation of Liability
Urban maintains this website to promote the school and provide the latest news and information about the school. Our goal is to keep our site timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, Urban accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.

Urban makes no representations or guarantees regarding your ability to transmit and receive information from or through the site. Urban disclaims any and all liability resulting from or related to any events in which access to this site is impaired or unavailable for any reason.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Urban be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use this website. You specifically acknowledge and agree that Urban is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any of these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop using

All notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California   without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this agreement and/or your use of the Urban website, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, shall be determined by arbitration in San Francisco, California, before a single arbitrator in accordance with the then current JAMS Arbitration Rules. Judgment on the Award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. This clause shall not preclude parties from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a court of appropriate jurisdiction.

Questions or Suggestions
If you have questions or suggestions, please email us at


Number of Students: 420

  • San Francisco 80%
  • Marin 10%
  • East Bay 3%
  • Peninsula/South Bay 7%

Faculty to student ratio: 1:9
Faculty with advanced degrees: 65%
Faculty of color: 35%
Average class size: 14
Students of color: 42%
Students receiving $3.72 million in tuition assistance: 29%

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