Grattan Elementary School
School code number: 589
Grade level: PreK-5
Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.
165 Grattan Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117
Neighborhood: Haight Ashbury
School Loop: grattanes-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Matthew Reedy
Discover This School
All teachers at Grattan implement practices that encourage children to view learning with curiosity and joy. We believe in the necessity for a strong, balanced academic program with an affective component. We are committed to the belief that all children are learners and will take personal pride in accomplishments. We are a safe school where small class size is a priority. We value the connection between home and school as part of our school culture. Our community is dedicated to creating a positive, caring learning environment where diversity is celebrated and individual differences are honored. Grattan School exists for children to awaken their unique intellectual gifts, stimulate a moral sense, and strengthen their self-confidence and resiliency.
At Grattan, we take a unique approach to teaching. We believe that authentic learning will take place with the acquisition of real skills in real context, and that children will engage more freely and learn best if given choice whenever possible—while being allowed to create and tinker frequently. We believe that gym and art are paramount to education as is the need to use the outdoors as a learning environment. We believe that good books across all genres are absolutely necessary to instill a love of reading. We are committed to exploring alternative forms of assessment including progress report narratives, portfolios of authentic work, oral exams, student presentations, and performances. All students participate in daily classroom activities that are integrated and designed to be open-ended and highly engaging.
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School ToursSchool tours on Fridays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The tours are community led, with a Q&A session with the principal. No reservation necessary. Tours begin October 24, 2014.
Afterschool ProgramsGrattan After School Program (GASP) is a sliding-scale, tuition-based K-5 program with direct connections to the school day. There are also transportation partnerships with a variety of offsite programs.
Special Education Programs
- Designated instructional services
- Resource specialist program
- Moderate/severe separate classes (autism)
Language ProgramsEnglish Plus Pathway
Student Support ProgramsThe Student Success Team process identifies student strengths and needs and makes connections with site, district and community based academic, social-emotional, and economic resources on an individualized basis.
School Day Academic EnrichmentGardening, technology, choral music, storytelling, dance, visual arts, instrumental music, integrated drama groups.
PTA-sponsored afterschool program, enrichment classes, Tree Frog Treks, Spanish language, chess, art, rhythm/percussion
Grattan SFUSD pre-k on site.