Classical Music Program, beginning Fall 2019

Pre-Professional Art Program

Pre-Professional Dance Training

Small Class Sizes and Strong Community

Dynamic Academic Courses

Only a block from Golden Gate Park!

Pre-Professional Dance Program

National Award-winning Student Artwork

Strong Student Learning Support

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Xian Yun Academy’s aspiring artists cultivate the character and skills necessary

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Xian Yun offers a rigorous academic program that focuses on applied knowledge and emphasizes understanding and practical applications. Xian Yun has a great team of teachers with strong but diversified backgrounds, who are dedicated to inspiring students and supporting them in all their endeavors.

Xian Yun Academy of the Arts offers a pre-professional music program in an outstanding academic environment. This combination leaves our students well-equipped to succeed in universities and professional conservatories.

Our program inculcates in students the hard skills essential for professional accomplishment in any visual arts-related field. Graduates were accepted into one or more of their top choice colleges, many of which dominate global fine-arts university rankings.

Xian Yun provides unparalleled systematic training in two dance programs: Classical Ballet and Chinese Dance. Students will develop proficiency in technique and performance; and will learn to translate intent to action. Our dance studios are considered the best training facilities in San Francisco.


Ms. Ritter continues to deliver very high level math instruction in an extremely supportive, fun and exploratory way. Tulin’s math capabilities and understanding are continuing to grow and Ms. Ritter’s unique mix of nurturing instruction and enthusiasm has been instrumental in Tulin’s development.

Mr. Emin

Middle School Parent

The best well-kept secret in San Francisco!

Parent of ′16 graduate

Xian Yun has provided the best school experience. The environment always feels pure and peaceful, and the students are all friendly and nice. Dance and academics are well balanced in a way that the student can experience the best of both at the highest degree. The Traditional aspect of the school is unique, as it incorporates the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance that the modern world needs.

12th Grader