Flexible Learning Format
Our Hybrid programs in San Francisco provide a learning environment that is a unique combination of on-site and online education. We have created a fun and effective way to learn that uses technology to its very best advantage and is perfectly suited to a variety of lifestyles.
Learning in the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area is the world’s foundry for private and public sector innovation. It also happens to be one of the most diverse and stimulating regions in the world. True to its legacy, California is sustainability’s home for intellectual capital. From organic and natural products to clean and green tech, from zero waste ventures to carbon markets, Bay Area companies and organizations innovate across all areas of business and policy – and are emulated worldwide.
Each semester, students gather for two to four days a month (depending on whether they are full or part-time), where they engage in concentrated classroom time. These essential in-person classes encourage informal hallway conversations, breaks in the sun, student club meetings, evening community events, and lunches spent catching up with friends.
Our low-residency programs combine the energy and interaction of face-to-face learning with the convenience of online learning. During the month, weekly virtual classes are held and students complete work online and in tandem with classmates. Students engage in the monthly intensive in-person classes to further collaborative learning in a hybrid format that allows for maximum efficiency and networking with faculty and classmates.
Classes are much more than lectures; they are breakout sessions, presentations, and lively discussions that provide the chance for students to get to know each other and collaborate.
When not attending class in-person, students meet and work together virtually through the Presidio Graduate School’s online instructional platform. This serves as a virtual classroom portal where students have access to all assignments, participate in forum discussions, conduct team-based projects, download resources, and submit assignments for feedback. Our students work on many team projects, which require regular meetings—conducted either in-person or virtually—and provide the chance to develop close working relationships and friendships.