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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
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 work in partnership with the school community to provide a holistic approach in a safe and can do environment where our students are biliterate, academically, socially and emotionally successful.

This school feeds into:

Theodore Roosevelt Middle School

School Tours

Tours are given by the principal and parents, Wednesdays 9-10 a.m. from Oct. through Jan.



School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Before-school programs

Buchanan YMCA, 7:00-8:40 a.m. Visit for more information.
Phone: 415-701-9800

Afterschool programs

Buchanan YMCA, 2:40-6:00 p.m. Visit for more information.
Phone: 415-701-9800

Language Programs

  • Cantonese Dual Language Immersion

Arts Enrichment

  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
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

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