The CDS footprint is an integral part of the Mission Dolores neighborhood. Our founding campus is located in San Francisco on Dolores Street (333 Dolores) between 16th and 17th Streets, directly across from the historic Mission Dolores and behind Notre Dame Plaza (347 Dolores). Tucked back from the street, our 333 Dolores campus is 1.2 acres and home to the oldest operating school building west of the Mississippi, St. Joseph’s Hall, along with an organic farm and garden that houses two lambs, Sunny and Frisco, and five beloved chickens: Amiga, Chickmunk, Ita, Buttercup and Tiger.
St. Joseph’s Hall was partially renovated in 2007 and 2008, and in 2008, the school purchased an adjacent building to house our administrative office, school library and music classroom. The founding campus also includes three preschool bungalow classrooms (26,000 total square feet) just steps away from the farm and garden.
In August 2011, CDS acquired an 18,000 square foot building located at 601 Dolores Street. The building’s renovation was completed in April 2015 and is now the CDS middle school (grades 5-8) campus.
Having our campuses in such close proximity, and in the heart of the Mission Dolores neighborhood, helps us further our mission of having an immediate impact on our community.