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Sanchez Elementary School

School code number: 816
Grade level: PreK-5
Hours: 7:50 a.m. - MTWF: 2:05 p.m.; Thursday: 12:50 p.m.

325 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114
Neighborhood: Castro/Upper Market
Phone: 415-241-6380
Fax: 415-522-6729
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Principal: Ann Marin

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Discover This School

The student body at Sanchez reflects the cultural diversity of San Francisco. Social justice is the single most important principle that will allow us to attain continuing increased student success. Social justice, to us, means high standards, high achievement and culturally-relevant instruction for all students. The overarching goal is that Sanchez students have increased access to high quality learning opportunities offered by peer interactions, parents and school staff. This will result in increased student proficiency in grade level standards associated with language arts, math and science. To us, joyful learning means that students arrive to school curious, they ask questions, and they are consistently inquisitive. It means that they are excited about school and thus engage in the learning process at home and in the community. Our teachers build a trusting and respectful relationship in classrooms. As a result, our learners are comfortable taking risks so they can learn more. We use the TRIBES program throughout the school to build positive learning communities in all classrooms, as well as Write Tools language development program, and many other instructional strategies to help students learn.

The Sanchez vision is to institute a system to support leadership development among parents, teachers, and students. Parent leadership development builds parents' capacity for student academic learning at home and at school. Students' leadership development increases their ability to help others achieve through motivation, support, and positive relationships. Teacher leadership development helps our staff build skills to support varied students' academic development. Respect is a fundamental element in all aspects of Sanchez School's work to create a safe place for learning by all stakeholders. We hold ourselves accountable for the safety and mutual respect of all members of the school community.

This school feeds into:

Everett Middle School

School Tours

9:30 a.m. Fridays in the fall and spring. Call to reserve a spot or to make alternative arrangements to visit our school.


Suggested uniforms are white collard shirt or blouse, khaki pants, skirt or jumper, and black shoes, sweaters or jackets.

Before-school programs

Breakfast is served 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. We encourage school community by having weekly school announcements on Mondays, and student celebrations on Friday.

Afterschool programs

We offer the ExCEL afterschool program from 2:20 to 6 p.m. (MTWF) or 1:20 to 6 p.m. (Th). We are proud to partner with Mission Graduates to offer award-winning extended school day programming.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Moderate/severe separate classes

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Spanish Elementary Biliteracy Pathway for grades K-5, English Plus Pathway

Student Support Programs

Sanchez Elementary School offers many strategic interventions to support students and families who may require additional support. We use our close relationships, a data-driven approach, and collaboration with families, students and teachers to identify students who need additional support, and to plan appropriate supports and interventions. We work hard to ensure that classroom teachers have the skills required to teach diverse groups of students with diverse needs; and utilize site-based coaching staff, teacher collaboration structures, and strong parent partnerships to support this work. Additional targeted supports are available for students who have wellness and/or social-emotional needs, as well as academic needs. We offer the Student Assistance Program (SAP Team), a School Nurse, a School Social Worker, a Pre-Referral/Inclusion Specialist, the Mentor for Success Program, an Attendance Liaison, a Family Liaison, and a Wellness Center.


We partner with Playworks, which teaches the skills that students need on the playground to build friendships and learn skills for resolving conflicts. This ensure that students can use a range of fun activities during unstructured time on the playground. Afterschool sports opportunities are offered in collaboration with America SCORES and Playworks leagues.



Arts and Enrichment

We offer weekly visual arts classes for grades PK-5, and weekly instrumental music for grades 3-5. We have a strong tradition of school-wide events that celebrate the many talents of our Sanchez Coyotes including our annual winter program and May Dance Festival -- a nearly 20-year tradition at Sanchez on the Friday before Carnaval San Francisco nearby in the Mission District.

School Day Academic Enrichment

We offer a Technology Integration Specialist, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) lab, Teacher Librarian, and Education Outside garden program. Academic enrichment opportunities are designed to complement the instruction in the classrooms. Enrichment teachers partner with classroom teachers to provide high-quality learning experiences with hands-on and real-life experiences that helps students contextualize their learning and broadens their experiences. Teachers also strategically plan field trips to complement the classroom learning experiences, as well as engage students in the city and community.