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Tenderloin Community Elementary School

School code number: 859
Grade level: PreK/TK-5
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

627 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
Neighborhood: Downtown/Civic Center
Phone: 415-749-3567
Fax: 415-749-3643
School Loop:
Principal: Barbara Berman

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Tenderloin Community School (TCS) is a unique K-5th Grade public elementary school with community resources located right on the school complex. The school is made up of a District Child Development Center for 3 and 4 year olds, the K-5 elementary school, and community resources including a dental clinic. The staff is committed to working with families and utilizing all available resources to provide students with the best integrated program possible. The mission of TCS is to create a learning community where teachers, staff, families, community members, and children work collaboratively to foster academic excellence, encourage children to reach their full potential, create critical thinkers through an integrated, hands-on curriculum, and foster joyful learning in an environment that encourages child-centered experiences. With the generous support of the Bay Area Women's and Children Center (BAWCC), our school thrives with resources that make joyful learning come to life.

This school feeds into:

Francisco Middle School

School Tours

Thursdays 9 a.m.



Afterschool programs

Up on Top, Monday through Friday, 2:40 to 6:00 p.m.

SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time 
Program: Pre-K only, 8:00AM-5:30PM, (415) 614-3000.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Separate classes with a focus on services for emotional disturbance

Language Programs

English Plus Pathway