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Sunset Elementary School

School code number: 750
Grade Level: K-5
Hours: 8:40AM - 2:40PM

1920 41st Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94116
Neighborhood: Outer Sunset
Phone: (415) 759-2760
Fax: (415) 759-2729
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Principal: Sophie Lee

School Data

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    Sunset School is a diverse community of engaged and joyful learners. We are committed to providing the highest academic standards in a safe and nurturing environment that affords all students the opportunity to succeed in the classroom and in life. Our academic program is designed to be challenging, emphasizing reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. In addition to the core curriculum, students have access to English language development, support for at-risk and special educational needs, the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program, visual and performing arts, technology, physical education, and outdoor science. Our environmental science learning includes outdoor science, gardening, Water Week and Water Fair, and many greening projects. Our technology program engages students in using computers and other technology tools in content-focused projects and multidisciplinary units for research and publications.

    Our teachers provide students with a variety of ways to demonstrate comprehension and use multiple methods to help students learn, including creative games, activities, and projects in all subject areas. Academic activities are integrated with thematic programs such as the Family Projects Fair and Winter Program. Students initiate schoolwide activities through the Student Council. Sunset strives to engage all families in the success of their children's education. Clear communications with families by staff ensures that parents understand the goals and objectives of both the school and the individual student. Family involvement in school activities and parents volunteering at the school reflect a culture of service. The school can be a resource to parents in areas where help will enhance the education of the students.

    This school feeds into middle school

    Giannini, A.P. Middle School

    School Tours

    Thursdays at 9:00 am. Call 759-2760 to schedule an appointment for a school tour.



    Before School Programs


    After School Programs

    ExCEL After School Program in partnership with Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center from 2:40-6:00 pm for grades K-5 (offered at no cost).

    Special Education Programs

    • Designated Instructional Services
    • Resource Specialist Program
    • Special Day Class/Severely Impaired

    Resource Specialist Program, Inclusion K-5, Special Day Class/Severely Impaired (Autism) (K-2), Designated Instructional Services

    Language Programs

    English Plus Pathway

    Student Support Programs

    Caring School Community Program with cross-aged buddies and class meetings in every class, Social Worker/Learning Support Professional, parent and community volunteers, Student Success Team Meetings

    Arts and Enrichment

    Dance, Visual Arts, Music, Rhythm, Instrumental Music, SF Ballet

    School Day Academic Enrichment

    Visual and Performing Arts with dance, art, rhythem, music, and instrumental music, Outdoor Science, Technology, Water Week and Environmental Fair, GATE after school program, Junior Achievement

    Additional Info

    National Blue Ribbon School, Nominee 2007; California Distinguished School Award 2006; State Title I Academic Achievement Awards 2006, 2007, 2008 ; School Wide Caring School Community Program; PTA-sponsored after school classes; PTA sponsored after school; Tree Frog Treks; science classes