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Chinese Immersion School at De Avila

School code number: 509
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

1250 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117
Neighborhood: Haight Ashbury
Phone: 415-241-6325
Fax: 415-241-6540
School Loop:
Principal: Wendy Cheong

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Discover This School

Students at the Chinese Immersion School at De Avila dual language immersion program have the unique opportunity to learn Cantonese and English in grades K-5. Our community strives to provide the students with a caring and nurturing environment with a strong focus on the whole child, high achievement, and academic excellence. Our mission is to prepare our students with multilingual skills to become caring and globally responsible citizens in the 21st century.

This school feeds into:

Theodore Roosevelt Middle School

School Tours

Tours will be given by Principal Tong and parents.  If you are interested in a tour, please sign up online at:

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Before-school programs

Growth and Learning Opportunities (GLO): 7:00 to 8:40 AM. Visit for more information.

Afterschool programs

Growth and Learning Opportunities (GLO): 2:40 to 6:00 PM. Call (415) 701-9800 or visit for more information.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

  • Cantonese
Elementary Dual Language Immersion Pathway- Cantonese

Student Support Programs

Full time nurse on site funded by SFUSD and School Site Funds. Resource specialist program teacher on site 2.5 days per week. We have a psychologist

Arts and Enrichment

Chinese Immersion School was awarded the Exemplary Arts Award from the California Department of Education. We are proud to provide arts enrichment and integration throughout all grade levels. Some of the arts programs that we provide are: visual arts, ceramics, choral and instrumental music, dance,  drama, shadow puppetry, and SF opera.

School Day Academic Enrichment

We hope to provide our students with a program where Chinese and English language learning is integrated and supported through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math).  We have a STEAM teacher who co-teaches with the classroom teachers to ensure that content areas and STEAM are combined.  Students are provided a holistic approach where academics, physical education and social emotional learning are balanced to create a most ideal learning environment.