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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
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Principal: Rosina Tong

School Data

      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.

      Additional Info

      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.