ATI occupies a beautiful four-story former residence on Jackson Street in scenic Pacific Heights, across the street from Alta Plaza Park. Our campus provides an ideal setting for a rich urban education. The school is easily accessed by city transit, and the nearby park provides the perfect space for regular physical activity. The newly remodeled facility is designed to capture the feel of a state-of-the-art co-working space, with truly spectacular 360-degree views of the city, the Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. ATI's campus combines the comfort of a family home with the professional feel of a well-managed entrepreneurial incubator—the sort of space that any adult would be delighted to work in.
The ATI program has been designed by Michael Strong, one of the most experienced designers of innovative school programs in the U.S. His past projects include Montessori secondary school program design at The Judson Montessori School (San Antonio), The Emerson School (Palo Alto), and Hacienda School (Pleasanton). More recently he co-founded KoSchool in Austin, Texas, which combines his high performance approach to AP coursework and SAT score gains with a focus on entrepreneurial and creative projects. ATI began as a next-generation version of the stellar program at KoSchool.
In the right learning environment, high school students are capable of much more than conventional education supports them to achieve. Teens that choose ATI are ready for responsibility and able to take ownership over their own education in a way that the control mechanisms of typical schooling make virtually impossible.
They may be purpose-driven, with creative, entrepreneurial, or intellectual passion that pushes the boundaries of traditional education. They may be meaning-driven, deeply reflective about the nature of the true and the good in a way that prevalent teaching methods don’t serve. They may be non-standard, advanced in one or more domains in ways that basic course content cannot serve, and with different and evolving areas of growth that average schools don’t support.
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