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Student Life at ATI Fort Mason

Become a part of our community! Students and guides co-create the school community. Every aspect of our school life is built together, from our school routines to our trips to our clubs to how we decorate our space. In addition to being active in their local communities, our students are also involved in the global ATI network and the global community in general.
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Be part of something big

Join a group that loves the world! ATI Fort Mason is a school where all staff, guides, coaches, and students bring their passions, interests, curiosity, and creativity. Connecting with each other, with our sister schools, with our local community, and with the world is a school priority. Every member of our community is valued explicitly, deliberately, as a unique, complex, interesting and engaged individual.

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Co-create your school

Within the school's basic core values and routines, the students and staff create the school's culture and norms. Student communities can be created in a variety of ways, including:

  • Student-created clubs and interest groups
  • A small business run by students
  • Choosing furniture for the space and choosing art to decorate it
  • Designing, creating, and teaching courses
  • Almost every day begins and ends with a meeting
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Working together

Students value studying and working together. Maker Spaces are great places for collaborating on large projects at ATI Fort Mason, for example. Being involved in entrepreneurship in and out of school, as our New York students did when they ran a compost bin business.

Through creativity, innovation, and ambition, we help our students build new things in their communities. Besides volunteering, they also start businesses and create art.

What would you like to do with your time?

Experience school on your terms

Join a school community designed to support your education with coaching, small classes, and a commitment to our core values. Engage in deep study and personal exploration as a student at ATI.

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