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Galileo Academy of Science and Technology High School

School code number: 559
Grade level: 9-12
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

1150 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Phone: 415-749-3430
Fax: 415-771-2322
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Principal: Tami Benau

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Discover This School

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology's mission is to provide equal access to all educational programs and ensure success for all students. Students have options to participate in an academic pathway or academy in Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Health Science, Information Technology, Digital Media Arts, or Hospitality and Tourism. The Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program provides additional academic counseling for college preparation. A wide array of AP and Honors classes encourage students to challenge themselves to take rigorous courses that will help them earn entrance to and credit in colleges and universities. Galileo maintains partnerships with national and local organizations to strengthen teaching and learning. More than 40 student clubs, a FUTURAMA afterschool program, and a comprehensive athletics program all enrich the school experience at Galileo. Afterschool programs include sports, arts, and tutoring. SUMMERFUN provides opportunities to broaden students' knowledge through a variety of summer programs around the world.

Galileo envisions a school that celebrates students. We are committed to building a community where all learners can reach their potential and make healthy decisions that reflect direction towards their goals and dreams. We believe that a socially just school must nurture individuals while honoring groups' cultures, histories, memories, and values. Galileo defines joyful learning as the experiences inside or outside of a classroom where students are engaged with rigorous content material that they believe is relevant to them and that they enjoy learning. We believe that high achieving students develop intrinsic motivation, are willing to take risks, and are enthusiastic about coming to school and attending classes. Galileo envisions a community that is safe, productive, engaging, challenging, and fun. In order to keep the promise to our students and families that we will provide this kind of learning environment, Galileo is committed to frequent and professional communication with families, institutional transparency, rigorous evaluation of faculty and staff, and policies that consistently uphold expectations for personal and community responsibility.

School Tours

Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. starting in October



Afterschool programs

Extensive enrichment opportunities through tutoring, intercollegiate sports, JROTC, and over 40 clubs. Credit recovery opportunities in math, science, English, and social studies. Additional courses offered through Cyber High.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Separate classes with a focus on services for emotional disturbance
  • Mild/moderate separate classes
  • Moderate/severe separate classes
  • Community Access Transition (CAT)

Language Programs

  • Cantonese
  • Spanish

English Plus Pathway, Newcomer Pathway (Cantonese 9-11, Spanish 9-11), Secondary Dual Language Pathway (Cantonese 9-12)

Student Support Programs

Wellness center, peer resources, restorative justice, and peer court are offered throughout the day.


Full intercollegiate sports programs. See school website at

Arts and Enrichment

Arts offered as electives include: art, media arts, photography, band, orchestra, piano, drama, computer arts, web design, and video production

School Day Academic Enrichment

Academies and pathways (see below), Advancement Via Individual Determination college preparation (AVID), and partnerships with Crissy Field, CPMC, and City College of San Francisco.


Academy of Information Technology, Health Academy, Environmental Science Pathway, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism

College Counseling/Support Programs

AVID, AACE, Upward Bound, Boys & Girls Club, 100% College Prep Club