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New Traditions Creative Arts Elementary School

School code number: 735
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

2049 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117
Neighborhood: Haight Ashbury
Phone: 415-750-8490
Fax: 415-750-8479
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Principal: Julie Alderete

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Discover This School

As a student-centered school, we take pride in ourselves as a community that focuses on creative, meaningful, and rigorous instruction. We consistently prioritize the Arts and we recognize the positive effects of a well rounded education. Our high achievement levels are only possible because of the connection and interdependence of families, staff and students working together. Our parent community is actively involved and invested in the development of our students’ academic and social skills. Our PTA works hard to support the following priorities:
Daily English Language Development for all English Learners K-5
Literacy Intervention (RTI) for grades K-5
Education Outside Partnership
Ceramics Teacher
Music Teacher

This school feeds into:

Theodore Roosevelt Middle School

School Tours

Please do not call the school for tour info. Email us at if you need more information after reading below.

Tours will be held on select Mondays from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. for the 2017-2018 school year. You are welcome to bring children (but no strollers please).

Street parking is limited, so the best option is to walk, bike, take MUNI or a ride share. Please do not park in the school parking lot. On the tour, parent volunteers will show everyone around the campus, discuss before care and after care options, provide info about our wonderful PTA, visit the K classrooms, and more!

Tour dates are:

Oct 16, 2017
Oct 23, 2017
Oct 30, 2017
Nov 6, 2017
Nov 13, 2017
Nov 27, 2017
Dec 4, 2017
Dec 11, 2017
Dec 18, 2017
Jan 8, 2018

The tour registration will be available via the Galore App on Oct 1, 2017 (for the following tour dates - Oct 16 & 23).

The registration for the remaining tour dates will open the first business day after the district Enrollment Fair via the Galore App.



Before-school programs

YMCA provides care for students starting at 7:30am.

Afterschool programs

YMCA: 3:30 to 6:15 p.m.  Also PTA-sponsored activities such as Spanish, chess, ceramics, yoga, and drama.

Special Education Programs

  • Mild/moderate
  • Resource specialist program (RSP)

Student Support Programs

  • Mentoring
  • Student adviser
  • Social worker

Arts and Enrichment

  • Arts residency
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Cooking or home economics
  • Dance
  • Drumming
  • Gardening
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Writing or poetry


School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • Education Outside
  • English literacy interventionist
  • Tutoring in school


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