More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School, K-8 School, Middle School, K-8
  • Estimated Enrollment

    600
  • Principal

    • Liana Szeto
  • Assistant Principal

    • Catherine Hanrahan
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 8:40 am-3:30 pm

    Elementary school (K-5) starts at 9:30 a.m.

  • School Tour

    Alice Fong Yu Alternative School offers tours for incoming families. Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and last approximately 1 hour.

    After presenting an overview of the school, we will visit a couple of classrooms. To avoid disrupting the classrooms, tours are for adults only. Please make the necessary childcare arrangements. 

    Register for a tour online.

    We look forward to seeing you on campus!

  • Neighborhood

    Inner Sunset
  • School Bus

    94110, 94112, 94115, 94124
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

    485
Overview
  • About Alice Fong Yu Alternative School (K8)

    Alice Fong Yu Alternative School is the nation's first Chinese immersion public school. The school is nestled on a quiet hillside in the Inner Sunset neighborhood. We offer a rigorous Chinese language immersion instructional program from kindergarten through eighth grade. The students at Alice Fong Yu have the unique opportunity to acquire Cantonese (K-8) and Mandarin (6-8) in a supportive and nurturing environment, with a strong focus on high academic achievement and student leadership. We also seek to prepare our students to be responsible stewards of the environment by making informed choices about their consumption of the earth's valuable natural resources. Our mission is to prepare our students to become caring, responsible, and competent citizens with Chinese bilingual skills and global perspectives.

    In order to ensure the success of all students, we provide comprehensive before and after school tutoring as well as during the school day support programs for all students who need additional support. In a K-8 environment, personalization comes naturally. We have a strong care team which meets every week to discuss the progress of all students. Keeping parents informed through a weekly Chinese bilingual parent bulletin is a priority for us. We believe joyful and authentic learning is when students are actively involved in the learning process rather than completing busy work. Our teachers achieve this through lessons that foster exploration and require the students to think critically, apply learned concepts and make connections. In addition to a strong academic program, our students are engaged in many enrichment activities such as ceramic arts, visual arts, perceptual motor skills, creative movements, and dance. Authentic application of the students' knowledge and skills are uniquely presented through projects and opportunities such as the Chinese poetry recital, the middle school Science Fair, and the Cultural Exchange Project, which is the annual trip to China for all 8th graders.

Programs
  • After School Programs

    Private nonprofit childcare available on site.
  • Language Programs

    • Cantonese Dual Language Immersion
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Visual arts
    • Arts residency
    • Ceramics
    • Gardening
  • Student Support Programs

    • Student adviser
    • Social worker
    • Other
    • Counselor
School Data
  • 2017-2018 School Accountability Highlights

    Published annually by SFUSD to provide access to key data points and three-year trends related to student achievement and school culture-climate. The highlights are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Filipino, and Vietnamese.
  • 2017-2018 School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information about each public school.
  • 2018-2020 Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

    A two-year plan each school creates with families, students and community members that details the school's goals and priorities.
  • 2017-2018 Social-Emotional and Culture Climate Report

    SFUSD annually surveys families and school staff on a range of school climate indicators that have been found to predict positive student academic achievement. The social-emotional learning of students in grades 4-12 is also assessed.
Contact Info
  • Address

    1541 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94122
  • Phone Number

    415-759-2764
  • Fax Number

    415-242-2507
  • Website

Alice Fong Yu Alternative School (K8)

Grades K-8

1541 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

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K-5: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; 6-8: 8:40 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.