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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
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

Updated Oct. 17, 2018

Thank you to everyone that came to our booth at the SFUSD Enrollment Fair!

Due to very high demand, tours are now fully booked. Please only come to a tour if you receive a text or email confirmation from the New Traditions Tour Committee.

Email us at if you would like to be waitlisted should anyone cancel.

For those who did sign up a tour, please see below for information about your upcoming tour:

Tours begin at 8:30 a.m. and take about an hour.

Please note that street parking is very limited. The best option is to walk, bike, take MUNI or a ride share. Please do not park in the school parking lot. You are welcome to bring children (but no strollers please). You will need to bring photo I.D. and sign in, so please arrive by 8:30 a.m. sharp.

NOTE: you may not take photos or videos while on our campus.

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, meet the principal and more! We look forward to showing you around.



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

  • Resource specialist program (RSP)

Student Support Programs

  • Mentoring
  • Student adviser
  • Social worker

Arts 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