Mission Bay School: A School for a Growing City

Mission Bay School

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Preliminary rendering viewed from Owens Street

Mission Bay School - Project Information

San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is developing a new Mission Bay School, located in the burgeoning Mission Bay neighborhood. Concurrent with an existing legal agreement between the San Francisco Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to designate Mission Bay Parcel 14 as a new school site, the SFUSD Board of Education tasked the Superintendent to develop the project using a robust process involving school and community stakeholders. Mission Bay School is being delivered by the 2016 Proposition A Bond program.

The school program, as defined by the District, consists of: 

  • A TK - 5 Elementary School, plus a pre-kinder program with access to high-quality teaching and learning. 
  • A Linked Learning Hub for high school students where they are offered unique opportunities to connect their learning with career experiences and workforce readiness.
  • A Professional Learning resource for teachers and staff to receive training in support of ever-changing methods of teaching and ways to engage students. 

Project Schedule

Planning phase schedule of the Mission Bay Project, showing completion by August 2025.


Project Details

Please click through the topics below for a deeper dive.

    General Information

    Bridging Architect: Multistudio, Inc.
    Design Build Partners: McCarthy + DLR Group
    Design Build Contract Value: $ 95,391,176

    School Programming

    The development of specific programming concepts for Mission Bay School began several years ago through SFUSD’s leadership teams for Instruction, Policy and Operations, School Portfolio Planning, and Special Projects. This journey has engaged a broad and diverse range of District stakeholders, teachers, staff, students, families and community members. 

    These concepts have guided project development through design, creating a solution that is specific to the needs of Mission Bay School, while providing a path for this project to be a beacon for the District.

    Basic Project Information

    • Property is approximately 2.5 acres 
    • Proposed building is approximately 79,000 square feet
    • The four-story classroom wing steps down to a single story multi-purpose room framing the school yard and gardens
    • Targeted opening is the 2025-2026 academic year

    Environmental Review

    SFUSD has completed an Environmental Impact Report for this project, as required by the California Environmental Quality Act. Documents are posted here for public review and administrative record.

    The project is also subject to DTSC's soils remediation regulations.  Documents and links are posted here for public review and proposed actions.

    Mission Bay Neighborhood Growth & New School Planning

    San Francisco Population Growth Trends

    Map of San Francisco showing concentrated population growth along the eastern edge
    • Housing production concentrated in SOMA, Mission Bay, and Dogpatch, and then other southeast neighborhoods.
    • The Greater SoMa population is planned to make up 49% of the City’s overall growth in the next 20 years
    • The Mission Bay Redevelopment Plan called for ~30% of units built to be affordable housing, which tends to yield more SFUSD students than market rate housing.
    • For the 2022-2023 school year, we estimate that 542 SFUSD students live in Mission Bay
    • When all housing is built, we expect 700 K-12 students residing in Mission Bay. 
    • The appeal of a new school could increase student yields above that 700.


    Mission Bay Student Demographic Profile

    • Multilingual families
      • Primary home languages: English (35%); Spanish (24%); Cantonese (18%); Arabic (7%)
    • Multiracial/multiethnic families
    Pie chart showing racial demographics of Mission Bay students

    Project Contact

    For more information or questions about the SFUSD Bond Program's work at Mission Bay School, please contact:

    This page was last updated on June 17, 2022