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Spring Valley Elementary School

School code number: 834
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

1451 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Phone: 415-749-3535
Fax: 415-749-3555
School Loop:
Principal: Marlene Callejas

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Discover This School

We provide a challenging, future-oriented education emphasizing science, critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills. All state standards are taught in our rigorous curriculum. At Spring Valley, we believe that making social justice a reality means that there is no reason why all children should not be learning. Students who need extra help to achieve should receive that extra attention. Just as not all children learn in the same way, not all students should receive the same teaching approaches. Our core values are centered around the idea that all students have the capacity to increase intelligent behaviors, and that they can become more responsible for their learning when they use higher level thinking skills to solve problems. We know that intelligence is not fixed and that individuals can maximize their brainpower.

At Spring Valley, students learn how to learn and take personal responsibility for their actions. We envision that our children will always love to learn, develop talents to successfully achieve their dreams, and contribute to society. Our high expectations for achievement prepare our students to pursue any endeavor to which they aspire and will work towards their personal goals.

This school feeds into:

Marina Middle School

School Tours

Beginning in the month of October, weekly tours are scheduled every Thursday at 9:30 a.m.  Call 415-749-3535 to sign up.



Afterschool Programs

On-Site Programs:
  1. SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program: K-5th grade, 2:30PM-5:45PM, 8:30AM-5:45PM (Spring Break & Summer), (415) 749-3590.
  2. EXCEL by Chinatown YMCA:  school calendar, 2:40 - 5:40 pm.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

  • Cantonese
  • Spanish
  • English Plus Pathway
  • Elementary Biliteracy Pathway
    • Cantonese K-4 (grade 5 will be added for 2015-16)
    • Spanish K-4 (grade 5 will be added for 2014-15)

Student Support Programs

Student assistance program, reading specialists, school counselor, speech therapists, resource specialist, school psychologist, Students in Transitions, garden coordinator, child therapist from CCDC in Chinatown works at Spring Valley one day per week

Arts and Enrichment

SF Ballet, choral music, instrumental music, performing arts, visual arts

School Day Academic Enrichment

Whale Week with Mission Science Center (Science), Wild Care Program (Science), ST MATH (computer tutorial), Mission Science Center field trips, Edventure More's Science in the Classroom Program

Additional Info

Publishing 155th year memory book, SF Ballet, community partners, field studies, brain compatibility curriculum, 5th-grade camp, leadership development, meaningful homework