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Raoul Wallenberg Traditional Alternative High School

School code number: 785
Grade level: 9-12
Hours: 7:55 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

40 Vega Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115
Neighborhood: Western Addition
Phone: 415-749-3469
Fax: 415-346-7303
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Principal: Cheryl Anne Foster

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Discover This School

Located in the heart of San Francisco, Raoul Wallenberg offers a rigorous, personalized educational program that prepares our diverse students for success in college, careers, and life. We provide students with a supportive, safe and caring small school environment that emphasizes academics, athletics, the arts, and student involvement in clubs and extracurricular activities. We offer Honors and AP courses in all core subjects. Students are challenged, encouraged, and inspired by a dedicated and talented faculty and staff.

Founded in 1981 in honor of the renowned Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, the school thrives on the traditional values of personal responsibility, compassion, caring, honesty, perseverance, and integrity. We are committed to ensuring that our students have equitable educational outcomes and to enhancing each student's creativity, self-discipline, and the opportunity to grow and shine as responsible citizens. Our small school fosters close student-staff relationships. We get to know each student's strengths and weaknesses and are able to reinforce student academic and social growth. We have many structures in place to promote high achievement, including diagnostic counseling and communication among disciplines.

Ongoing interaction, assessment, and feedback ensure that all students have the opportunity to discover the joy of learning and reach high achievement for their own goals. Parents are always welcome at Wallenberg and are encouraged to become involved in the school. In a recent survey, 100 percent of the parents surveyed said that they "love the school". In fact, our culture of service and support, and our relationships with students, families, and communities are among the keys to our school's success, and a source of pride and strength for all Wallenberg students.

School Tours

Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Please call for appointment.


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Afterschool programs

Mon-Fri from 3:10 to 6:00 p.m. Richmond District Neighborhood Center at Wallenberg High School (ExCEL Program) 415-749-3469.  Credit recovery, tutoring, and clubs.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Mild/moderate separate classes
  • Community Access Transition (CAT)

Language Programs

English Plus Pathway

Student Support Programs

School Counselors, Wellness Center, The Future Project


Boys and Girls: Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Badminton, Golf, Cross Country, Track/Field, Fencing and Swimming. Girls: Volleyball and Softball. Boys: Baseball and Wrestling

Arts and Enrichment

Visual and computer arts, dance, concert, and modern band

School Day Academic Enrichment

Debate, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college preparation class, advanced placement courses in all subject areas.


Health Pathways: Bio-tech

College Counseling/Support Programs

Plan Ahead, PACT and uAspire