Clarendon Alternative Elementary School
School code number: 478
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 9:25 AM - 3:25 PM
500 Clarendon Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94131
Neighborhood: Inner Sunset
Phone: (415) 759-2796
Fax: (415) 759-2799
School Loop: caes-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Peter Van Court
Discover This School
Clarendon is committed to providing a quality educational program for every learner, with language programs, enrichment programs, and parent participation. We promote respect and responsibility throughout the school, and reinforce it frequently. Our Care Team interacts with individual staff members weekly, as we attempt to address the many needs of our students. Each of our students studies a language (Japanese or Italian), exposing them to a different culture on a daily or weekly basis. Due to the hard work and generosity of our parents, our students enjoy additional classes in fine arts, music, computer, and physical education.
We believe that high achieving and joyful learners are students who command a strong foundation in the core curriculum, while exhibiting a high degree of engagement in challenging, relevant, integrated, and thematic lessons—which promote critical thinking and interaction among classmates. Our teachers teach the core curriculum using a greater variety of instructional materials and strategies. Clarendon offers a safe and secure environment that actively welcomes every family as critical members of the community, and partners in their child's education. We emphasize regular email and phone contact with families, and are available to meet with families when requested. Many of the staff members post homework and announcements on their own websites.
This school feeds into:
School ToursCall (415) 759-2782 for tour information and dates.
Before-School ProgramsOn-site childcare opens at 7:00 AM
Afterschool ProgramsOn-site childcare closes at 6:30 PM
Special Education Programs
- Designated instructional services
- Resource specialist program
- Mild/moderate separate classes
English Plus Pathway, Foreign Language in Elementary School Pathway (Italian K-5, Japanese K-5)
Student Support Programs
Student success team, CARE team, Special Education
Arts and EnrichmentArt, music, dance
School Day Academic EnrichmentResponse to Intervention (RTI), differentiated instructional practices with hands-on activities
Clarendon provides a safe nurturing environment for all learners as a TRIBES school.