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Sherman Elementary School

School code number: 823
Grade level: K-5
Hours: -

1651 Union Street, San Francisco, CA, 94123
Neighborhood: Marina
Phone: 415-749-3530
Fax: 415-749-3433
School Loop:
Principal: Gina Ferrante
School bus from zip codes: 94130

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Sherman has an extraordinary teaching staff of 20 classroom teachers, supported by Reading Recovery, Technology, Resource Specialist, Science, Instrumental Music, Librarian, PE, Sand Tray, Choral Music, Speech Teachers, Nutrition, Learning Consultant, Garden Coordinator and Paraprofessionals. We believe all children are brilliant—and challenge all students to achieve their highest potential. Our curriculum includes science, technology, reading, writing, and math. We provide all students with support and encouragement to attain their personal and academic goals. We empower students to be learners by creating the space for all students to have a voice in the classroom and analyze and think creativity and critically. The arts are an essential, rigorous and joyful part of the core curriculum, enabling students to access their multiple intelligences, educating the whole child and improving their voices, listening skills, body control, and problem-solving abilities. Sherman provides many enriching artistic experiences such as dance and movement, visual arts, choral music, hip hop dance, and keyboarding.

Students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades participate in the Mind Research Institute's Gigi program. We are fortunate to have a model garden and garden coordinator. Students explore and test out their science hypotheses in the garden. Our student body's excitement for learning grows through their experiences in the garden. Many students are eager to come to school simply to track the growth of their plants. At Sherman, we focus on what's best for kids by building trusting and evolving relationships among the staff, families, and students. We prize the home/school collaboration and realize that with communication and support, students and their families will attain academic, social, and emotional goals. Sherman strives to include all of the members of our diverse student body and their families in the school community.

This school feeds into:

Marina Middle School

School Tours

Fridays, 9 a.m., from September through January. Sign up online or call 415-749-3530 for more information.



School Meals

  • Lunch

Before-school programs

7:30 a.m.

Afterschool programs

Sherman afterschool program for all students from 2 to 6 p.m. daily.

Special Education Programs

  • Mild/moderate with autism focus

Arts Enrichment

Visual art classes

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer lab
  • Education Outside