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The Academy - San Francisco @ McAteer

School code number: 832
Grade level: 9-12
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. Mondays, 3:25 p.m. Tuesdays - Thursdays, 12:40 p.m. Fridays

555 Portola Drive, San Francisco, CA, 94131
Neighborhood: Diamond Heights, Glen Park, Portola
Phone: 415-695-5701
Fax: 415-695-5326
Principal: Gregory Markwith

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Discover This School

The Academy offers a rigorous and relevant curriculum to meet the needs of our diverse student body. All students complete their a-g requirements during their 4 years and graduate college-eligible. Thanks to a partnership with CCSF, many of our graduates also graduate already having earned transferable college credits.

Every Academy student receives college counseling all four years supported through our two full-time academic counselor and full-time college counselors.

The Academy’s small school setting allows our teachers to create an effective learning environment by working closely with students and their families in building a strong community. Within this community, teachers are able to give more individual attention to students and communicate regularly with parents.
Our administrators, like our teachers, work to individualize experiences for stakeholders by welcoming parents to drop in to school whenever they like discuss the best way to serve families. As a small school, between our two administrators we know every student on campus and are very hands on with all student support issues that arise.

The Academy-SF is co-located with Ruth Asawa School of the Arts at the former McAteer campus, however, the Academy is a separate school located on the first floor of the Main Building.

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School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afterschool supper

Afterschool programs

The Academy - San Francisco @ McAteer runs an ExCEL afterschool program from 3:30 to 6:30 PM, which includes academic tutoring, enrichment activities, CAHSEE prep and credit recovery.  All Academy student-athletes attend mandatory study hall through the afterschool program.  Activities include Graffiti Arts, Cooking Club, and a Hip Hop Recording Studio.  Students receive academic support as well as informal mentoring, through the relationships they build with our dynamic staff.

Special Education Programs

  • Mild/moderate

Language Programs

  • Spanish World Language

Student Support Programs

  • Advisory
  • Counselor
  • Family liaison
  • Health and wellness center
  • On-site nurse
  • Social worker


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Spirit squad
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

Arts Enrichment

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts

Academy students are offered arts instruction is the following disciplines: visual arts, modern rock band, photography and theatre.  We also offer arts enrichment in our afterschool program.

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Academic counseling
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
  • College classes on-site
  • Credit recovery
  • Tutoring in school

College Counseling/Support Programs

  • Academic counseling
  • Cash for College or Financial Aid Night
  • College and/or career counseling
  • College and/or career fair
  • College application workshops
  • College tours and visits
  • SF College Access Center
  • uAspire
  • SFUSD Plan Ahead curriculum
  • Other Other