Balboa High School
School code number: 439
Grade Level: 9-12
Hours: 8:15AM - 3:34PM
1000 Cayuga Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112
Phone: (415) 469-4090
Fax: (415) 469-0859
School Loop: bhs-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Kevin Peter Kerr
Discover this school
Balboa is a college preparatory high school with a rich history and tradition. All instruction is organized through small learning communities, so each student is able to build powerful relationships with teachers while engaging in rigorous academic, artistic, and athletic pursuits. The 9th and 10th grades have a strong academic focus combined with an emphasis on career, health, and college exploration. At the end of 10th grade, the students select a field of interest that they will pursue as juniors and seniors in one of the School-to-Career pathways. We envision that all of our students will obtain the skills and knowledge that allow them to be lifelong learners in a rapidly changing world.
Balboa has set as its mission, Sustaining a Culture of Continuous Improvement. As a school community, we work to incorporate the cultural and experiential contributions with which our students enter the school building; these provide foundational building blocks for learning. We must teach our students how to access opportunity—not just what we have, internally, but how they can recognize and access opportunities outside of the school environment. We at Balboa encourage students to believe in themselves, to feel appreciated, and to discover their own value. Students who identify Balboa as being their place demonstrate engagement and joy, and find their niche in academic, extracurricular, and athletic participation. They want to be at Bal. Balboa faculty and staff are committed to setting clear expectations for students and for the wider school community. We believe in the process of educational partnership to demonstrate to our students the promise of positive engagement.
School ToursSchool tours are offered on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am and Thursdays from 1:15-3:15. Tours are by appointment only and last about 2 hours in length. For reservations please call 415-469-4090.
After School Programs
3.34 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.. Athletics, Clubs, Classes, Tutoring, JROTC, After School Program
Special Education Programs
- Designated Instructional Services
- Resource Specialist Program
- Special Day Class/Learning Disabled
- Special Day Class/Emotionally Disturbed
- Special Day Class/Mild/Moderate-Intensive Language & Learning
- Special Day Class/Severely Impaired
Language ProgramsEnglish Plus Pathway
Opportunities for Parental Involvement
PTSA - Active support of Balboa's academic and cultural programs.
School Site Council - Participation in policy development and allocation of funds.
Afterschool tutoring - Work with athletes and underperforming students to increase achievements.
Parent Center with parent Education Programs - Computer instruction, parenting classes, parent volunteers for classroomsm, the library, and other school activities
Grab n' Go Breakfast Program, Peer Resource Program, Healthy Food Program