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
School Loop: wdaes-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Rosina Tong
School DataSchool Quality Improvement Index.
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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.
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School ToursTours will be given by Principal Tong and parents. If you are interested in a tour, please sign up online at:
Before-School ProgramsGrowth and Learning Opportunities (GLO): 7:00 to 8:40 AM. Visit http://gloinc.org/ for more information.
Afterschool ProgramsGrowth and Learning Opportunities (GLO): 2:40 to 6:00 PM. Call (415) 701-9800 or visit www.gloinc.org for more information.
Special Education Programs
- Designated instructional services
- Resource specialist program
Student Support ProgramsFull 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 EnrichmentChinese 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 EnrichmentWe 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.
Our staff and community are a caring and strong community that supports all our students. Our school received the California Distinguished School Award in 2014 and the 2014 Exemplary Art Award given by the California Department of Education. In 2014, Principal Rosina Tong received San Francisco Mayor’s Principal of the Year Award.