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Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 Community School

School code number: 618
Grade level: K-8

  • K-5: 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (Thursdays: 2:30 p.m.)
  • 6-8: 8:15 AM-3:45 p.m. (Thursdays: 1:45 p.m.)

3351 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415-695-5881
Fax: 415-282-7869
School Loop:
Principal: Richard Zapien

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Discover This School

We are BVHM, the Mission District's K-8 dual-language Spanish Immersion Community School, and as such we strive to develop strong bilingual and multicultural agents of change that can thrive academically, socially and artistically. Through academically rigorous instruction, technology, and the arts, our educators develop students’ collaborative and critical thinking skills, preparing them for a dynamic world. Inspired by the core values of our community, and supported by an equity-focused and culturally relevant social-emotional curriculum, our children rise to our high expectations and bloom into healthy, competent, and confident learners. Finally, our visionary social justice lens allows students and their families to analyze our current social reality, empowering them to transform our community for the betterment of all.

School Tours

Fridays from October to December at 8:30am. Visit website for dates and times.


No uniforms. Please follow the dress code for SFUSD.

Before-school programs

Jamestown Community Center.

Afterschool programs

Jamestown Collaborative offers no-cost after school programs through ExCEL, including academic tutoring and enrichment.

Language Programs

  • Spanish Dual Language Immersion

Student Support Programs

  • Family liaison
  • On-site nurse
  • Social worker

Arts Enrichment

  • Arts residency
  • Dance
  • Gardening
  • Visual arts
  • Writing or poetry
ES: PE, Library,Computer lab, dance, music, art. 4/5 students may take an instrument if they desire. MS gets a year long art class with an option to take an instrument or to opt out in 7th or 8th grade to take peer resources. Interscholastic sports which include: Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer and Track

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • Computer lab
  • Education Outside
  • English literacy interventionist
  • Playworks
  • Science lab
  • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Technology teacher