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Carmichael, Bessie (PreK-8) School (Prek-5 Campus)

School code number: 449
Grade level: PreK-8
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

375 7th Street , San Francisco, CA, 94103
6-8 Campus: 824 Harrison Street, 94107
Neighborhood: South of Market
Phone: 415-615-8441
Fax: 415-355-7683
Principal: Rasheena Bell

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Our Mission is to raise levels of academic achievement for EVERY Student.

Our diverse and highly skilled cadre of educators understand that a rigorous and
challenging education will prepare students for their future success in college and career in the 21st Century. This future success is achievable through the innovative and creative teaching of: problem-solving, critical thinking, collaborative skills. In addition, through our emphasis on social emotional supports ,we strive for our students to develop the character and executive function skills of initiative, self-regulation, flexibility, gratitude, cooperation, kindness, perseverance, humility and patience. These characteristics will enable our students to lead meaningful and productive lives, independent of the outcomes historically predicted by race, gender and socio-economic status.

Urban School for the 21st Century - A Great Place To Learn

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School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Afterschool programs

Bessie Carmichael After-school Program (ExCEL Program), operated on-site by YMCA Embarcadero and Galing Bata.  Offered at no cost to family.  Runs from end of school until 6PM.  (off-site).  United Playaz Program (off-site).  West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center After-school Program (off-site).

SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program: Pre-K only, 7:30AM-5:30PM, (415) 615-8450.

Language Programs

  • Filipino Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) Pathway

Student Support Programs

  • Access to nurse
  • Mentoring
  • Family liaison
  • On-site nurse
  • Student adviser
  • Social worker
  • Other

Arts Enrichment

  • Arts residency
  • Dance
  • Drumming
  • Gardening
  • Performing arts
  • Theater
  • Visual arts
  • Writing or poetry
  • Other


Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Teachers. 

LEAP Dance

Instrumental Music

Rock Band

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • Education Outside
  • English literacy interventionist
  • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)