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Lafayette Elementary School

School code number: 664
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.

4545 Anza Street, San Francisco, CA, 94121
Neighborhood: Outer Richmond
Phone: 415-750-8483
Fax: 415-750-8472
Website: lafayettedolphins.net
School Loop: lafayette-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Heath Caceres

School Data

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Lafayette School provides a comprehensive curriculum that stresses academic excellence for our diverse student population. We are a neighborhood school in the Outer Richmond area serving the community since l927. In addition to general education students, there are students representing 23 language groups, gifted and talented education students and students with special needs. We are also one of the magnet schools for pre-k through fifth grade hearing impaired students. Our mission is to develop joyful learners by providing them with support, encouragement, and challenges. We seek to inspire all students to become better individuals in life. We will set high standards and strive to help our students become responsible and respectful citizens. We will invite and encourage families in our school community to work together to make Lafayette a safe, nurturing, and successful learning environment for all. We maintain high expectations of staff and families and seek to continually communicate our successes and challenges to create an outstanding education for our students.

Teachers at Lafayette employ a multicultural curriculum that celebrates and honors the rich ethnic and cultural heritage that is representative of our student population and of the greater community in which we live. School wide programs that honor our diversity include Multicultural Night, Lunar New Year Lion Dance, and Black History Month. We value the involvement of parents and families in our school. The Parent Teacher Association sponsors school wide activities to support student learning, build community and create joy. These activities include the Reflections Art Contest, Harvest Fair, Halloween Carnival, Spell-a-Thon, Book Fair, School Play, Silent Auction and the End of Year Picnic.

This school feeds into:

Presidio Middle School

School Tours

Hosted by the principal from October through January, Wednesdays from 8:30 to 10:00 AM. By appointment only . Please call to schedule escorted visits. Your picture ID will be kept during time of visit, and sign-in and badges are required.

Uniforms

None

Afterschool programs

  • ExCEL after-school learning program: grades 1-5, 1:50 to 6 PM, limited space
  • YMCA after school program: fee-based, grades K-5, 1:50 to 6 PM

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Separate classes with a focus on services for deafness and hearing impairment
  • Deaf/HH separate classes (auditory/oral)
Separate classes with a focus on services for deafness and hearing impairment: PreK to 5 (auditory/oral)

Language Programs

English Plus Pathway

Student Support Programs

Inclusion, RSP, full- & part-time speech therapists, student success team, coordinated services team, learning support professional, response to interventions, restorative practices, step-by-step inclusive practices and, Kimochis practices.

Arts and Enrichment

Lafayette has a strong visual and performing arts focus.

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Differentiated teaching in the classrooms
  • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program
  • Developmentally appropriate practices philosophy
  • Library programs
  • Cross-grade reading/writing buddies
  • Full inclusion practices
  • Physical education classes
  • Computer lab 
  • Experiential-based learning
  • Field trips  
  • Educational assemblies
  • Science fair