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Claire Lilienthal Alternative School (K-2 Madison Campus)

School code number: 479
Grade level: K-8
Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. (Office closes at 3:30 p.m.)

3950 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA, 94118
3-8 Winfield Scott Campus: 3630 Divisadero Street, 94123
Neighborhood: Inner Richmond
Phone: 415-750-8603
Fax: 415-750-8606
Principal: Dr. Moira Zacharakis

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Discover This School

Claire Lilienthal is a California Distinguished school with a mission to inspire each student to achieve their maximum potential in an academically, culturally, and socially inclusive environment. Lilienthal was founded on the ideals of equity, academic excellence, and parent partnership. These ideals continue to undergird the work we do today.

Currently, our community is focused on expanding Readers and Writers Workshop, piloting Project-Based Learning, and deepening our commitment to Social-Emotional Learning for all students. Enriching learning experiences can be found throughout the school as well. We have a wonderful garden program at both campuses run through Education Outside. Our students also take Outdoor Education trips each year ranging from a day in the Presidio to a week in Catalina Island. We also have a long history of arts integration and work with SFArtsEd to provide rigorous arts programming for the entire school.

In addition to our strong general education programming, we have a Korean dual language immersion program that teaches language and cultural to our students. We’re very proud of this program as it’s the only Korean Immersion Program in all of Northern California.

We also employ inclusive practices with our special needs students, and have early intervention supports for struggling readers.

Thank you for your interest in Claire Lilienthal, we look forward to meeting you and partnering with you on the education of your child!

School Tours

Please contact the Madison Campus at 415-750-8603 or see the tour sign ups on our school website.


No uniforms. Dress code in accordance with the SFUSD Student and Parent/Guardian Handbook.

Afterschool programs

  • Claire Lilenthal after-school program, grades K-2. Call (415) 750-1577 for more information.
  • ExCEL for grades 3-8 at Winfield Scott Campus
  • YMCA , Claire Lilienthal Learning Academy (CLLA). Call (415) 749-1869 for more information.
  • Tae Kwon Do, chess club, drama club, Spanish club, other special interest after-school clubs.

Special Education Programs

Claire Lilienthal is a K to 8 school with acoustical modifications to the facilities.

Language Programs

  • Korean Dual Language Immersion

Student Support Programs

  • Social worker

Arts Enrichment

  • Arts residency
  • Ceramics
  • Gardening
  • Performing arts
  • Theater
  • Visual arts
  • Writing or poetry

San Francisco Arts Education Project, Streetside Stories, PERC

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • Education Outside
  • English literacy interventionist
  • Project-based learning