San Francisco International High School

School Information


1050 York Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Directions to School

School Principal: Julie Kessler

Year Established: 2009

Phone: 415.695.5781

Fax: 415.695.5402

School Website:

Enrollment: 302 students

Grades Served: 9-12

Anticipated Free/Reduced Meals: 97%

School Partners:

  • Mission Graduates
  • Mission Girls
  • Instituto Familiar de la Raza
  • Chinatown Youth Center
  • New Generation Health Center
  • Loco Bloco
  • Boys and Girls Club of SF
  • Acrosports
  • Refugee Transitions
  • Outward Bound
  • MHS Wellness program (RAMS and SIT Intern)
  • True Growth/Three Generations
  • CHALK and BACR
  • Small Schools by Design, SFUSD
  • Small Schools for Equity


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Julie Kessler


Julie Kessler has worked as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator in four different International High Schools in New York and California since 2003. Julie was a student teacher and literacy teacher at International at LaGuardia Community College, a founding teacher at Flushing International High School, an instructional coach at Oakland and San Francisco International High Schools, and Co-Principal at San Francisco International High School. She became Principal at San Francisco International High School in 2013.

Julie received her B.A. in Secondary English Education from New York University and holds an M.A. in International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University, as well as an M.A. in Urban Education Administration from UC Berkeley. Outside of her work with the Internationals, Julie has also worked as a houseparent at a boarding school, taught in Chile for two years, and worked as a researcher for the Stanford School Redesign Network.


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