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Carmichael, Bessie (PreK-8) School (6-8 Campus)

School code number: 449
Grade level: PreK-8
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - Monday: 1:40 p.m.; TWThF: 2:40 p.m.

824 Harrison Street , San Francisco, CA, 94107
PreK-5 Campus: 375 7th Street, 94103
Neighborhood: South of Market
Phone: 415-291-7983
Fax: 415-291-7985
Principal: Rasheena Bell

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At Bessie Carmichael we strive to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment where students are motivated to come to school knowing they will have many opportunities to participate and develop their intellect, health, emotional, and social well-being. We encourage students to take risks and have the desire to exceed expectations. It is our aim to ensure that every student becomes a well-rounded learner, ready to face the challenges of the new century.

Teachers at Bessie Carmichael encourage students to think critically and apply their knowledge to the world around them. We have instituted fun curricular events such as Wind-Up Wednesday aimed to get everyone physically active and fit, and Fun Friday meant to celebrate physical fitness and good behavior. We partner middle school teachers and staff with students to help build and foster stronger, more personalized relationships among staff and students. We value the diversity of our school community through celebrations such as the Multicultural Day, Latino Heritage Day, United Nations Day, and Black History Month. These events provide opportunities for our communities to learn from the richness of each other's cultural backgrounds. Bessie Carmichael School continues to pursue efforts to improve the home-school partnership by offering opportunities to get parents more involved and engaged in the education of their children.

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No uniform, families may choose to have students wear black pants/skirts and white shirt; otherwise, students are expected to follow SFUSD dresscode policy.

Afterschool programs

  • Galing Bata offered at no cost to family, runs from end of school until 6 p.m., on-site
  • United Playaz Program, off-site
  • West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center Afterschool Program, off-site.

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