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Rooftop (PreK-8) School (5-8 Mayeda Campus)

School code number: 796
Grade level: PreK-8
Hours: -

500 Corbett Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94114
K-4 Burnett Campus: 443 Burnett Street, 94131
Neighborhood: Twin Peaks
Phone: 415-522-6757
Fax: 415-522-6763
Principal: Nancy Bui
School bus from zip codes: 94110, 94112, 94124, 94134

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Discover This School

Rooftop strives to be much more than a school. Students, staff, and parents work together to create a respectful, caring community of learners focused on developing the unique strengths of each child. Rooftop's challenging educational program integrates the arts to empower all students to become academic achievers, critical thinkers, and effective problem-solvers. Rooftop's staff and students commit to a pledge of respect which acknowledges the worth and dignity of all of its members: Acceptance and tolerance is a personal decision that comes from the belief that everyone is valuable and worthy of respect.

At Rooftop, talented teachers provide enriched, rigorous standards-based instruction to support the achievement of all students. Rooftop's achievement profile reflects the success of this academic program for its diverse student population. Rooftop's integrated arts and service program provide a gateway to joyful learning. Students discover their gifts and develop their talents through participation. Students are engaged in high achieving, joyful, 21st century learning through a variety of authentic learning opportunities which include: art, gardening, outdoor education, sensory motor integration, computer classes, student government, performing arts, visual arts, newspaper, yearbook, rooftop radio, physical education, and sports teams. Students are encouraged to take positive risks in the pursuit of knowledge and creative expression. The in-depth study of an artist and his/her work are community and culturally based. Students are excited and engaged, and take charge of their own learning. Rooftop's study of jazz is a study of race and the history of African American culture in the US. Family activities and community-based learning (murals, green project, evening family art, media, math, and literacy nights) enable students to express themselves, share learning, relate to others, and contribute their ideas to peers and family. We also hold family nights, community days, and projects that require service and creative effort. Through participation, members of our community gain pleasure from their efforts and recognize the worth of their personal contributions in service to others.

School Tours

Thursdays from November through January. Please call 415-695-5691 to schedule. All tours start at the Burnett Campus.


No uniforms. Dress code specifications given out at beginning of the year.

Afterschool programs

  • Tutoring available for students in grades 5-8
  • Sports teams
  • Clubs
  • Possible afterschool classes include: Spanish, French, chess, art history, guitar

CASA (Children's After School Arts) is the onsite after school program serving kindergarten through sixth graders. The focus of CASA is art, social justice & social-emotional development. CASA's diverse team of artist/educators are dedicated to guiding students towards open expression, expansive hearts & questioning minds. For more information:

Arts Enrichment

All students in grades 6-8 have art as an elective course.  Art is also infused into daily curriculum.

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • English literacy interventionist
  • Project-based learning
  • Tutoring in school