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Garfield Elementary School

School code number: 562
Grade level: K-5
Hours: -

940 Filbert Street (temporary), San Francisco, CA, 94133
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415-291-7924
Fax: 415-291-7916
Principal: Jennifer D. Sethasang

School Data

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Discover This School

The Garfield school vision is that every child will develop positive self-esteem; be a life-long learner; achieve academic, personal and vocational success at all stages of life; and have a strong sense of personal and civic responsibility. We believe that equity means meeting each student's needs, as well as recognizing and supporting student success at all levels. We promote social justice among our students by creating a safe environment where students feel comfortable to share thoughts and feelings. To help students develop the courage to do what is right, we read justice-themed books and honor and respect different points of view.

Our teachers make learning fun through the use of games, songs, and special projects. Schoolwide events, such as holiday and multicultural performances, and assemblies that recognize student achievement, create a strong community that builds students' confidence. We believe in strong, frequent, and meaningful communication with families. Avenues of communication include weekly bulletins, classroom newsletters, and weekly Student Success Team meetings to help parents develop strategies for improving attendance and academic achievement.

This school feeds into:

Francisco Middle School

School Tours

Wednesdays at 8:45 a.m. by appointment only. First Wednesday of the Month is reserved for Special Day Class tours. Please call at least 24 hours in advanced to schedule.



School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Afterschool programs

Garfield afterschool program:1

Language Programs

  • Cantonese Dual Language Immersion

Student Support Programs

  • Social worker

Arts Enrichment

  • Arts residency
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Performing arts
  • Theater
  • Visual arts
Community-based organization: Leap... Imagination in Learning once to twice weekly, visual arts teacher bi-weekly, SF Symphony

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • Computer lab
  • Technology teacher
  • Tutoring in school
  • Other