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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

New Traditions Elementary School is committed to multiculturalism, diversity, creative arts, and the development of our students into responsible, active participants in the world. At New Traditions, students thrive in a collaborative environment that empowers each student and values each as a unique individual. At our school, equity and access means allocating resources to students based on their academic and developmental needs, while ensuring that all students are challenged. New Traditions encourages independent learning. We encourage students to be creative, independent learners through the arts. All students at New Traditions, regardless of their academic or developmental standing, participate and learn through the arts, field trips, partnership opportunities, and challenging activities inside and outside of the classroom. To us joyful learning means students and teachers engaged in the creative process of teaching and learning where teachers are teaching with rigor; where students find relevance in their learning; and where strong relationships are developed between teachers and students. Students feel accepted, appreciated and recognized for their accomplishments.

We stress cooperation and independent learning, reinforcing an atmosphere of friendship and mutual support with schoolwide projects. A culture of service at New Traditions means placing students at the center of our circles. It means that all members of the school community have a core responsibility for each child in the school. It means that we all support each other in order to serve our students in becoming the life-long learners, involved citizens in our society.

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.



Afterschool programs

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

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

English Plus Pathway

Student Support Programs

CARE Team,  Elementary Advisor, School Social Worker

Arts and Enrichment

Visual Arts, Music, Ceramics, Dance

School Day Academic Enrichment

Outdoor Education, America Reads, part-time librarian, part-time ELD/Rti teacher, Raz Kids Language Arts online, EPGY Math/Language Arts online