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Visitacion Valley Middle School

School code number: 868
Grade level: 6-8
Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (M, W, TH). 1:15 p.m. (T, F)

1971 Visitacion Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94134
Neighborhood: Visitacion Valley
Phone: 415-469-4590
Fax: 415-469-4703
School Loop:
Principal: Joseph Truss

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Discover This School

The Visitacion Valley Middle School mission is to provide a quality education that prepares students for a fulfilling life in a global society. We provide a fair opportunity for all students to learn and the educational resources for students to be successful. The school, rich in ethnicity and culture, is known nationally for its innovative programs. Teachers and students are assigned to academic families that use a variety of innovative technology, cross-curricular writing programs, and project-based and standards-based instruction throughout the year. We focus on equitable teaching practices and encourage student participation. To our teachers and staff, joyful learning means that each student is able to maximize his/her abilities and be successful in learning through different learning methods.

Our school commits to delivering high quality educational program that addresses individual needs. To do this, we use diverse staff resources and improve student access to high quality programs during the school day and in afterschool programs. We publish a monthly newsletter to keep parents informed, hold workshops, and offer many opportunities for parent communication and involvement. Visitacion Valley Middle School prides itself in its active role in the community by welcoming parents, families, and community partners to participate on all levels of creating a culturally responsive 21st Century Middle School.

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School Tours

Please call and make an appointment with the principal, assistant principal, dean or school secretary.



Afterschool programs

Real Options for City N87 Kids (R.O.C.K.) Monday - Thursday 3:15 p.m.; ExCEL program offered free of charge from end of school day until 5 or 6 p.m.; Saturday Field Trips

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Mild/moderate separate classes
  • Moderate/severe separate classes

Language Programs

  • All Newcomer Languages

English Plus Pathway, Newcomer Pathway (All Newcomer Languages 6-8)

Student Support Programs

Social Worker; Quiet Time Meditation Program


All sports for Middle School; First Tee Golf Program

Arts and Enrichment

Modern Band with contemporary instruments, music, Little Kids Rock, drama, Peer Resource program, Libarary Skills Electives, PE electives