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Bret Harte Elementary School

School code number: 453
Grade Level: PreK-5
Hours: 8:25AM - 2:40PM

1035 Gilman Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94124
Neighborhood: Bayview
Phone: (415) 330-1520
Fax: (415) 330-1555
School Loop: bhes-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Jeanne Dowd

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At Bret Harte, our mission is to provide high quality instructional programs within a safe learning environment that maximizes individual talents and strengths, celebrates diversity, and prepares students to be productive citizens. As part of our commitment to access and equity, all students have access to instructional programs, materials, and resources that are aligned with California content standards. Every grade, from kindergarten through 5th, includes projects, cross-curricular activities, arts education, field trips, and interaction across grade levels. At Bret Harte School, children are surrounded by caring adults who provide academic and enrichment programs suited to fit their needs.

The Bret Harte community inspires, supports and nurtures learners on a journey toward excellence. We believe in the incredible potential of all children and are committed to providing academically challenging, culturally relevant learning options which fully develop the unique talents and gifts of each child in our program. High academic standards guide the curriculum across all grades. The school community is proud of its increased parent involvement, community support, and balanced instructional and enrichment programs. Teachers and staff share ownership of all students' academic and social learning and hold ourselves accountable for professional behavior and student success.

This school feeds into middle school

Lick, James Middle School

School Tours

Call Family/Community Liaison for appointment

Uniforms

White shirt or blouse, navy blue pants, skirt or jumper and all black shoes

Before School Programs

Playworks (starting at 8:00 a.m M-Th)

After School Programs

EXCEL- no cost program to families of students K-5; Extended Learning 2:40- 6:00 p.m; Programs include tutoring and homework help; Music, Dance, Art and a sports program. Bay Area SCORES soccer/writing program

Special Education Programs

  • Resource Specialist Program
  • Special Day Class/Mild/Moderate-Intensive Language & Learning

Resource Specialist Program, 3-5 Special Day Class/Mild/Moderate, CARE Team

Language Programs

  • Spanish
English Plus Pathway, Elementary Dual Language Immersion Pathway (Spanish Pre.K); English Language Development (ELD)

Student Support Programs

Restorative Practices, Behavior Game, Second Step; RTIF Teacher, Literacy Coach, RSP Teacher, IRF, School Social Worker, Nurse, UCSF HEARTS & BV Mental Health Services, Student Advisor & Family/Community Liaison; Mentor Program; Food Bank & Uniform Closet

Arts and Enrichment

Theater Arts & Music Program

School Day Academic Enrichment

Library & Computer Technology, Garden, Reading Partners, P.E., Playworks, Harvest of the Month

Additional Info

Harte SFUSD Pre-K (including Spanish Dual Immersion)