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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
Principal: Joseph Truss

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Discover This School

The Visitacion Valley Middle School mission is to provide a quality education that empowers students to make a difference in the world. We are committed to Love, Literacy, and Liberation. We work hard to create a positive school climate where students are recognized for their growth. Our teachers use the PAX good behavior game and Restorative Practices. Also, our school is rich in ethnicity and culture. 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 after-school programs. We publish a weekly 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

Tuesdays at 9:30am. Please call and make an appointment with the principal, assistant principal, dean or school secretary.



School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afterschool supper

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

Language Programs

  • Newcomer Pathway
  • all languages

Student Support Programs

  • Access to nurse
  • College planning
  • Counselor
  • Mentoring
  • Family liaison
  • Health and wellness center
  • On-site nurse
  • Social worker
  • Other


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

Arts Enrichment

  • Band
  • Cooking or home economics
  • Guitar
  • Media arts
  • Performing arts
  • Theater
  • Visual arts
  • Other
Modern Band with contemporary instruments, music, Little Kids Rock, drama, Peer Resource program, Libarary Skills Electives, PE electives

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Academic counseling
  • College tours and visits
  • Computer carts
  • English literacy interventionist
  • Internships available
  • Leadership class
  • Outdoor education program
  • Project-based learning
  • Rosetta Stone (foreign language instruction)
  • Spanish literacy interventionist
  • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Technology or computer lab
  • Technology teacher
  • Other

College Counseling/Support Programs

  • Academic counseling
  • College tours and visits