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Grattan Elementary School

School code number: 589
Grade level: PreK-5
Hours: -

165 Grattan Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117
Neighborhood: Haight Ashbury
Phone: 415-759-2815
Fax: 415-759-2803
Email: Sch589@SFUSD.EDU
Principal: Catherine Walter

School Data

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Discover This School

View of the classroom Shelves by colorful floor mats Chair for reading

Paper dragon flying over classroom window Table and chairs Student's poster on cars

Car mobile Student-made car School garden

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.

This school feeds into:

A.P. Giannini Middle School

School Tours

Grattan's School tours are conducted on Fridays at 8:30am beginning October 2018 through January 2019.



School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Afterschool programs

Grattan After School Program (GASP) is a sliding-scale, tuition-based K-5 program with direct connections to the school day.

SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time

Program: Pre-K only, 7:45AM-5:45PM, (415) 759-2850.

Student Support Programs

  • Student adviser
  • Social worker

Arts Enrichment

  • Choir
  • Drama
  • Gardening
  • Visual arts
  • Other
Technology, Choral Music, Storytelling, Instrumental Music, Integrated Drama Groups

School Day Academic Enrichment

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