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Visitacion Valley Elementary School

School code number: 867
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

55 Schwerin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94134
Neighborhood: Visitacion Valley
Phone: 415-469-4796
Fax: 415-469-4099
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Principal: April Scott

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Vis Valley ES is a School Wide Title I Project School with culturally diverse students and staff. Limited English Proficient students attend English plus Chinese and English Language Development classes. We also offer an Interagency Coordinated Care Program (case management) for at-risk students. We believe that equity in education enables all students access to what is necessary in order to achieve their highest potential. We provide an educational environment free of bias, stereotyping, and discrimination. Students at Visitacion are motivated to learn through the efforts of caring teachers and staff who use positive reinforcement and effective feedback as incentives to help students learn with joy. We want students to feel engaged in their learning, to interact and cooperate with others, to participate, and be productive. At Visitacion, we instill confidence in students, as evidenced by their behavior, their work, their assessment, survey results, and their own reports.

To meet the different learning styles and nurture a comprehensive intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth, classrooms incorporate creative and performing arts (music, visual arts, dance, chorus and theatre), physical education, and the Caring School Community program. This program provides all students the most enjoyable and fun whole school experience, with buddy integration and class meetings giving students strategies to help to solve problems, resolve conflict, and gain self-confidence and self-control. All classrooms have networked computers with Internet access. Students learn self-discipline and leadership through service learning programs. Our mission is to promote excellence by establishing high expectations for all students and adults emphasizing intellectual growth, working cooperatively, creativity, multicultural appreciation, self-discipline, linguistic sensitivity, self-esteem, and academic success for all. Keeping our promises to students and families means that our school, our families, and our community work together to create and sustain a culture of service and support to provide each student with an optimal education that ensures their lifelong success.

This school feeds into:

Visitacion Valley Middle School

School Tours

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Afterschool programs

ExCEL after School Program in partnership with the Mission YMCA. Offers after school academic support, physical activities, RtI and RP practices for students in grade 1-5 at no cost for students that qualify from 2:40-6:00 pm.

Visitacion Valley Boys and Gilrs Club also provides academic support, homework assistance and student centered activities for students in grades 1-5, M - F, 2:40 - 6:00pm @ the Vis.Valley Clubhouse.

Sunnydale B&G Club offers an on and off campus academic, tutoring and homework assistance program after school.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

  • Cantonese

English Plus Pathway, Elementary Biliteracy Pathway (Cantonese K-5)

Student Support Programs

LSP, Early Literacy Specialist, Collaboration with South East Family Therapy Center, Caring School Community, HOPE SF.

School Day Academic Enrichment

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Science Fairs, Multicultural Performance.