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Sunset Elementary School

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

1920 41st Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94116
Neighborhood: Outer Sunset
Phone: (415) 759-2760
Fax: (415) 759-2729
Website: www.sunset-pta.org
School Loop: sunset-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Sophie Lee

School Data

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      Sunset's school building Outdoor courtyard

      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:

      A.P. Giannini Middle School

      School Tours

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

      Uniforms

      None. SFUSD dress/appearance standards.

      Before-School Programs

      On-site fee-based program with the YMCA from 7:00-8:25 am for grades K-5.

      Afterschool Programs

      ExCEL After School Program in partnership with Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center from 2:40-6:00 pm for grades K-5. 

      Special Education Programs

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

      Student Support Programs

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

      Arts and Enrichment

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

      School Day Academic Enrichment

      Visual and Performing Arts include dance, art, rhythm, choral music, drama, and instrumental music.  We provide Outdoor Science, Water Week and Environmental Fair, and Technology.

      Additional Info

      • 2007 National Blue Ribbon School nominee
      • 2006 California Distinguished School Award
      • 2006, 2007, and 2008 State Title I Academic Achievement Award
      • School-wide Caring School Community program
      • PTA-sponsored after-school classes
      • PTA-sponsored after-school Tree Frog Treks
      • Science classes