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Peabody, George Elementary School

School code number: 569
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

251 6th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94118
Neighborhood: Inner Richmond
Phone: 415-750-8480
Fax: 415-750-8487
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Principal: Willem Vroegh

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George Peabody is a successful, safe, and small elementary school with a family-feel located in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood. Our talented and experienced staff provides each student with meaningful learning experiences through purposeful instruction and a well articulated curriculum. We work to ensure that all students learn the skills and knowledge needed to build the foundation to lead successful lives and become productive citizens. We also strive to ensure that every student leaves George Peabody with a positive elementary school experience full of fond memories, close friendships, a love of learning, and a curiosity of the world beyond San Francisco.

We eagerly take on the responsibility, as a culturally and linguistically sensitive community, to assure the academic and social success of all students. We believe in keeping the community informed of student progress, classroom learning, and that community events are critically important to the success of all our students.

We provide many unique learning opportunities to educate the whole child. These include the Junior Great Books Program, Visual Thinking Strategies Program, Sports4Kids (a physical and character education program), a new school garden, and afterschool library hours. Additionally, our students can participate in a variety of afterschool programs, such as Puppet Theatre, Destination Science, Digital Photography, Fiber Art and Crafts, Engineering FUNdamentals with Legos, Yoga, Piano, Drama, Lion Dancing, Modern Art and sports. Our community is made stronger through monthly community events and spirit days planned by the Student Council.

This school feeds into:

Theodore Roosevelt Middle School

School Tours

2015/16 School Tours
Peabody school tours begin October 20. Tours are conducted every Tuesday, other than November 24, between October 21 and January 12. Tours begin at 9:00 AM and are conducted by the principal with time allotted for questions and answers. Tours will also be offered on Friday November 6, December 4, and January 8. No reservations are required. There will be a sign in table outside the main office. Please allow time for parking.

No reservations are required for tours. Please sign in at the tour table outside the main office. Please allow time to find parking and enter via the 6th Avenue gate.

There are three tours offered that specifically focus on our Special Education program. During these tours we will discuss the educational program for students with special needs that are taught by our special day class teachers and our general education and Resource Specialist teacher. These tours also begin at 9:15 AM and are offered on October 29, November 20 and January 13.



Before-school programs

We are piloting a new before school program in 2015/2016.  It runs from 7:45-8:20 AM. Assuming the program runs well we will offer it during the 2016/2017 school year as well.

Afterschool programs

2:40-6:00-Richmond District After School Collaborative. Bus to JCC, Booker T Community Center and YMCA @ Argonne (based on interest).  PTA enrichment classes offered daily 2:40-3:40. See school website for more details.

Special Education Programs

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

Language Programs

English Plus Pathway

Student Support Programs

School Counselor 4 days per week, literacy and language teacher 5 days per week and Math/Science teacher to reduce class sizes in 4/5th grade math and assist with science instruction in grades k-3.

Arts and Enrichment

We have an articulated arts program (music, dance, visual and performing arts). We work with SFUSD VAPA teachers and hired consultants for semester to year long instruction in the above disciplines.  We have a partnership with the SF Opera and have opera programs and residencies for grades k-5. Dance in the Schools through the SF Ballet for grades 2&3.

School Day Academic Enrichment

PeabodyWorks for fitness, community building and recess support. Education Outside- 1 class session per week for all students. Library 1 class session per week for all students.