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A.P. Giannini Middle School

School code number: 404
Grade level: 6-8
Hours: Wednesdays late start 9:45 a.m.

3151 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA, 94122
Neighborhood: Outer Sunset
Phone: 415-759-2770
Fax: 415-664-8541
Principal: Tai-Sun Schoeman

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A.P.G. Vision ------- Our students will be critical thinkers, globally conscious, and lifelong learners. They will be successful practitioners of their chosen careers and life callings. They will be impactful members of their communities who have the tools to work for justice for all.

A.P.G. Core Values --------- We are dedicated to creating a community and promoting a culture that is Student Centered, Collaborative, Globally Conscious, Social Justice focused, Authentic Learning and Growth Mindset aligned, Compassionate, Character oriented and Community driven.

School context --- Located in the SF Sunset district, A.P. Giannini M.S., under the namesake of the founder of Bank of America, has maintained a tradition of excellence for over 50 years. The school has a culturally diverse student body of over 1,200 and uses a wide variety of programs to meet student needs.

A.P. Giannini expects to advance the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of all its students through a core curriculum of English, Math, Science, History, PE and Arts in a safe and supportive environment.
Staff will recognize the skill levels, learning styles, and cultural uniqueness of all students and use technology, hands-on activities and interdisciplinary instruction to enhance teaching and learning--subsequently developing literacy and making learning personally meaningful to all students.
In alignment with the District's goals as outlined in the Balanced Scorecard, A.P. Giannini's goal is to decrease the predictive power of demographics. The school's Balanced Scorecard goals include : equity, social justice, joyful learning, and service to the community.

We are currently developing three key areas of focus for the 2018-2019 school year:

Capacity--We are committed to building the level of collective and individual teacher efficacy and professionalism in the areas of pedagogy, curricular planning and implementation of Common Core principles and higher thinking skills.

We plan to carry it out with a rigorous menu of professional development, individual coaching, leadership development and by supporting staff with resources and opportunities for learning
Readers and Writers Workshop- Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
Lesson Study
Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Pedagogy/Social Justice/Equity P.D.

Collaboration--We are committed to fostering Professional Learning Communities in each curricular area and in interdisciplinary partnerships to emphasize cross-cutting concepts, thematic unit planning and co-teaching opportunities

Community-- We are committed to strengthening our partnerships with families and community members and promoting a safe, restorative and inclusive environment at AP Giannini

This school is fed by:

Drew ES, Grattan ES, Jefferson ES, Key ES, Stevenson ES, Sunset ES

School Tours

Friday: 9:45 a.m. First Friday after the Enrollment Fair to Winter Break



School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afterschool supper

Before-school programs

Mandarin and Spanish fee based programs

Afterschool programs

Sunset Neighborhood BEACON Center: 3:35PM - 6:30PM

Special Education Programs

  • Mild/moderate
  • Moderate/severe with autism focus

Student Support Programs

  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
  • Counselor
  • Mentoring
  • Health and wellness center
  • On-site nurse
  • Social worker


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

Arts Enrichment

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Media arts
  • Orchestra
  • Theater
  • Visual arts
Orchestra, Band, Art, Drama, Choir, Guitar, Multi-Media

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Academic counseling
  • College tours and visits
  • Computer carts
  • Outdoor education program
  • Technology teacher

College Counseling/Support Programs

  • Academic counseling
  • College tours and visits