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Redding Elementary School

School code number: 790
Grade level: TK-5
Hours: 8:25 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

1421 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Phone: 415-749-3525
Fax: 415-749-3527
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Principal: Jeanne Dowd

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Redding Elementary School serves a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse group of students who come from all over San Francisco. To the Redding School community, social justice and equity mean providing the highest quality education possible to all students so that they may succeed in our society. Our staff commits to providing a nurturing and safe learning environment in which all students are expected to achieve their maximum potential in all curricular disciplines. We offer a thematic, interdisciplinary program that aligns with State and District Standards and integrates arts education. Teachers work in collaboration with parents to ensure that students do their best work to experience success in their endeavors.

At Redding, we believe that joyful learning means teachers providing stimulating and varied experiences for all students, regardless of performance level. We celebrate the achievement of all of our students, and diligently monitor student attendance through our Student Attendance Review Team. We maintain ongoing communication with families (through interpreters as necessary.) Staff value knowing every student's current achievement level and suggest strategies and/or interventions to advance each student to the next level. We expect our students to be successful in their educational journey here so that they can be responsible, respectful citizens who positively contribute to our society. We are a community of life-long, joyful learners!

This school feeds into:

Marina Middle School

School Tours

School tours will be hosted every other Thursday beginning 10/30 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.  Please call to schedule a tour! All visitors are asked to check in at the school office located on the 2nd floor upon arrival.


Not a uniform school

Before-school programs

Students have the option of arriving at 8:00AM to eat breakfast.  Parents may apply to receive free/reduced meals for their child(ren).

We also have a before-school program, called The Amazing Morning Program, for a limited number of students starting at 7:15.

Afterschool programs

2:30-5:45 p.m. We have two program options:

  1. SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time 
    Program: TK-5th grade, 2:30PM-5:45PM, 7:45AM-5:45PM (Spring Break & Summer), (415) 749-3549.  
  2. Excel-Based After School Community Enrichment (ACE) is offered on site at no cost for Redding students.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

English Plus Pathway

Student Support Programs

Redding School provides a multitude of ways to support students' academic and social/emotional development. Our Student Assistance Program (SAP) team meets regularly to support students, families and teachers by providing appropriate services ranging from individual and small groups focusing on social skills to academic tutoring provided through our partnerships with Stuart Hall HS, Cathedral Hill MS, Triage Consulting Group and others.
Students work across grade levels in Reading/Writing Buddies and Junior Tutors. In our computer lab we focus on developing students' writing abilities while building their technology skills.
Our ACE after school program supports students athletic development through Girls on the Run and SCORES soccer programs.

Arts and Enrichment

Students receive a variety of arts enrichment with professional artists-in residence programs such a choral music and dance. Through SFUSD's visual and performing arts program students experience visual and performing arts on a weekly basis. Redding School also has a strong partnership with SF Ballet & SF Symphony.

School Day Academic Enrichment

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) , computer lab, arts education, literacy classes, and outdoor educational experiences with business and community partners