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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
Principal: Bridget Wallace
School bus from zip codes: 94134

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Discover This School

Visitacion Valley Elementary School is a Title I School with culturally diverse students and staff who work together to create and sustain a culture of service and support. We are dedicated to partnering with our families and community to provide our students an optimal education that ensures their lifelong success. As part of this process, we host family engagement meetings, events, and workshops on a regular basis.

Through a comprehensive approach to literacy, we implement reader’s and writer’s units of study, along with guided reading and strategy groups, explicit word study instruction, and a computer-based reading program. We fully implement the SFUSD-designed math curriculum, which includes Math Talks, Three-Read Protocol, hands-on learning, small group instruction, and an adaptive online math learning program. With a large population of English Learners, we have a block of time designated daily for English Language Development and we integrate language development into the core curriculum.

Our school offers many extended learning opportunities. Classrooms incorporate music, visual arts, dance, chorus, and theatre to build student capacities in the creative and performing arts. Our science-based program, Outdoor Education, empowers all students to connect with nature through investigations in the school garden.

We equip students with the tools to succeed in the 21st century by providing technology-based learning for all. Our students also develop and attain life skills and problem solving skills through Restorative Practices, Toolbox lessons, and daily Community Circles to be socially and emotionally ready citizens.

This school feeds into:

Visitacion Valley Middle School

School Tours

Tuesday mornings


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School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afterschool supper

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

  • Mild/moderate

Language Programs

  • Cantonese Biliteracy Pathway

Student Support Programs

  • Mentoring
  • Family liaison
  • On-site nurse
  • Student adviser
  • Social worker

Arts Enrichment

  • Arts residency
  • Gardening
  • Visual arts
  • Other
Instrumental Music

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • Education Outside
  • English literacy interventionist
  • Technology teacher