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Mission Education Center Elementary School

School code number: 724
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

1670 Noe Street, San Francisco, CA, 94131
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
Phone: 415-695-5313
Fax: 415-695-5339
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Principal: Carla Llewelyn-Vasquez

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Mission Education Center is a K-5 elementary school for newly arrived Spanish-speaking immigrant students. This transitional program helps the newcomer students achieve the necessary skills and confidence to succeed in regular schools to which they will transfer at the end of one year. Our teachers are Spanish bilingual and credentialed to work with our newcomer population. Our main focus is oral English proficiency, academic success in Spanish and English, and orientation to life in a new community. At Mission, all students have opportunities to engage in a high quality arts program that includes visual arts, performing arts, music and dance. All students have a high quality physical education program taught by specialists. All students have the opportunity to participate in the ExCEL afterschool program.

Mission Education Center students participate, have ownership and take responsibility in their own learning. We honor and promote our students' culture, background, and experiences. We welcome all newcomer families and provide support, education, resources, outreach, and workshops. We encourage parents to become engaged in and supportive of their child's education, through bi-weekly parent education workshops. We work collaboratively with community agencies such as SF School Volunteers, Mission Science Workshop, Performing Arts Workshop, SF Ballet, and Lion's Club.

This school feeds into:

James Lick Middle School

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Afterschool Programs

ExCEL program at no cost from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The ExCEL after-school program is an academic, recreation and enrichment program for MEC students that provides academics, homework support, art, dance, nutrition, cooking, gardening, and performing arts. ExCEL partners with other community agencies to provide enrichment and physical activities.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

  • Spanish
Newcomer Pathway (Spanish K-5)

Student Support Programs

Social worker, instructional reform facilitator, student success team, elementary advisor, PE specialist, librarian, music and art teacher, and family liaison


World dance; Jump Rope for Heart

Arts and Enrichment

SF Ballet World Dance Program, Visual/Creative Arts, Performing Arts Workshop, Symphony Program, Music Program, Peopleologie Arts Program

School Day Academic Enrichment

NatureBridge Institute, WildCare, Parks in the Classroom, Mission Science Workshop, Fruits and Vegetable Grant, Results for English Learners/Systematic ELD, Creative Writing Program, Performing Arts Workshop, Multicultural Programs, and Education Outside-Gardening Coordinator.

Additional Info

Newcomer school for newly-arrived Spanish speaking immigrants. It is a one-year transitional program, focusing on ELD and bilingual education.