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

The premier visual and performing arts high school in San Francisco welcomes you!

Xian Yun Academy’s aspiring artists cultivate the character and skills necessary for lifelong learning, independent thought, and creative exploration.  Learn More…

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’s arts program trains students in technical competence, and enriches their lives with beauty. Traditional arts training helps students build their capabilities in academic subjects. It also helps them become more focused and self-disciplined, improves their academic efficiency, and ultimately leads to greater academic achievements.


At Xian Yun, we hope to foster in our students a love for lifelong learning by providing a variety of opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Between coursework, community service, and extra-curricular activities, students learn to reach beyond their comfort zone, discover new interests, and work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and aspirations.


Starting in Fall 2018, Xian Yun Academy of the Arts is partnering with Presidio Dance Theatre (PDT) to offer two distinct ballet programs:

  • The Extended Dance Program (Ballet Track), providing afternoon and weekend classes for dancers aged 5 and up, including adults;
  • The Ballet Conservatory, a daytime program for aspiring professional dancers. 


 Extended Dance

Extended Dance

 Extended Arts

Extended Arts

 Extended Chinese

Extended Chinese

 Adult Dance

Adult Dance

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