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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

School Data

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    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:

    Presidio Middle School

    School Tours

    Call (415) 759-2782 for tour information and dates.

    Uniforms

    None

    Before-School Programs

    On-site childcare opens at 7:00 AM

    Afterschool Programs

    On-site childcare closes at 6:30 PM

    Special Education Programs

    • Designated instructional services
    • Resource specialist program
    • Mild/moderate separate classes

    Language Programs

    • Italian
    • Japanese

    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 Enrichment

    Art, music, dance

    School Day Academic Enrichment

    Response to Intervention (RTI), differentiated instructional practices with hands-on activities

    Additional Info

    Clarendon provides a safe nurturing environment for all learners as a TRIBES school.