Alice Fong Yu Alternative School (K8)
School code number: 485
Grade Level: K-8
Hours: MS 8:40AM ES 9:30AM
1541 - 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94122
Neighborhood: Inner Sunset
Phone: (415) 759-2764
Fax: (415) 242-2507
School Loop: afyaes-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Liana Szeto
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Alice Fong Yu Alternative School is the nation's first Chinese immersion public school. The school is nestled on a quiet hillside in the Inner Sunset neighborhood. We offer a rigorous Chinese language immersion instructional program from kindergarten through eighth grade. The students at Alice Fong Yu have the unique opportunity to acquire Cantonese (K-8) and Mandarin (6-8) in a supportive and nurturing environment, with a strong focus on high academic achievement and student leadership. We also seek to prepare our students to be responsible stewards of the environment by making informed choices about their consumption of the earth's valuable natural resources. Our mission is to prepare our students to become caring, responsible, and competent citizens with Chinese bilingual skills and global perspectives.
In order to ensure the success of all students, we provide comprehensive before and after school tutoring as well as during the school day support programs for all students who need additional support. In a K-8 environment, personalization comes naturally. We have a strong care team which meets every week to discuss the progress of all students. Keeping parents informed through a weekly Chinese bilingual parent bulletin is a priority for us. We believe joyful and authentic learning is when students are actively involved in the learning process rather than completing busy work. Our teachers achieve this through lessons that foster exploration and require the students to think critically, apply learned concepts and make connections. In addition to a strong academic program, our students are engaged in many enrichment activities such as ceramic arts, visual arts, perceptual motor skills, creative movements, and dance. Authentic application of the students' knowledge and skills are uniquely presented through projects and opportunities such as the Chinese poetry recital, the middle school Science Fair, and the Cultural Exchange Project, which is the annual trip to China for all 8th graders.
This school feeds into middle school
Yu, Alice Fong K-8 School
School ToursTuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30AM in October 2012. Please call office for any details.
After School ProgramsPrivate non-profit childcare available on site.
Special Education Programs
- Designated Instructional Services
- Resource Specialist Program
Opportunities for Parental Involvement
Parents at Alice Fong Yu are involved in many ways. They volunteer in the school through the San Francisco School Volunteers program. Many parents volunteer in the classrooms, go on field trips, and work on projects at home. Some volunteers offer their professional services to help the school, such as printing, carpentry, and technology. Parents can also participate in the policy and planning aspect of the school by serving on the School Site Council (SSC) and the AFY Parent Association (AFY PA), the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) and the Black Student Union (BSU) Parent Group. We have many committees where parents are needed such as fundraising, garden, Chinese New Year Parade, technology, and the arts. Also, parent workshops are planned two to three times per year to keep families informed and involved in the learning process.