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Sutro Elementary School

School code number: 848
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

235 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94118
Neighborhood: Inner Richmond
Phone: 415-750-8525
Fax: 415-750-8498
Principal: Marian Currell

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Discover This School

Jumping rope in the courtyard Practicing yoga at Family Health Night Poster on healthy eating for Family Health Night

Student-made gifts Student-made snowmen for the holidays Table settings for a Chinese New Year party

Sutro Elementary provides a strong academic program within a family-oriented atmosphere for our diverse student population. We commit ourselves to ensuring that all students, regardless of their ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, or ability level, will enjoy an equal opportunity to succeed in school. To promote student achievement, we focus on joyful teachers, a joyful environment, a joyful (21st Century learning) curriculum, and joyful families. At Sutro, we believe that a safe, secure school environment, collaboration, and cooperation all enhance the learning experience for each of our students. Afterschool opportunities include homework club, piano, and choir classes.

We promise our students an optimal learning environment that includes leadership opportunities, healthy community practices and a better understanding of the world around them. We have enthusiastic parents and family support. Using shared decision-making, our entire school community unites to provide an educational program committed to excellence emphasizing language arts, visual and performing arts, math, science, and technology. At our school, each and every student receives individual attention from a community of caring adults. We address not only academic, but also social and emotional needs. All community members—students, staff, parents, and volunteers—become part of a nurturing Sutro School family.

This school feeds into:

Roosevelt Middle School

School Tours

Tours are TBD and will start the first week in November. Chinese tours available upon request.  Call to schedule.



School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afterschool supper

Afterschool programs

  • SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program: K-5th grade, 2:30PM-6:00PM, 8:00AM-6:00PM (Spring Break & Summer), (415) 750-8524 (on-site)
  • Sutro After School - Presidio Community YMCA/ExCEL (on-site)  
  • Accessible to: Jewish Community Center afterschool program

Language Programs

  • Cantonese Biliteracy Pathway

Student Support Programs

  • Social worker
  • Other

Arts Enrichment

  • Arts residency
  • Visual arts
  • Other

SF Ballet, dance, poetry and instrumental music (grades 4-5)

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • Education Outside
  • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Technology teacher