More about this school

  • School Type

    Early Education, Elementary School, K-8 School, PreK-8
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Tina Lagdamen
  • Assistant Principal

    • Michael Brown
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 8:40 am-2:40 pm
  • School Tour

    We're happy to show you around—give us a call!

  • Other Campuses

  • Neighborhood

    South of Market
  • School Bus

    94130, 94102
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

  • About Bessie Carmichael School PreK-8 Filipino Education Center (PreK-5 Campus)

    Bessie Carmichael /Filipino Education Center (BCS/FEC) CARES... Our diverse and highly skilled cadre of educators understands that a rigorous and challenging education will prepare students for future success in college and career in the 21st Century.This future success is achievable through the innovative and creative teaching of: problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking, collaborative skills, along with a digital lens. Through our emphasis on Social Emotional Supports we strive for our students to develop the social-emotional and regulation skills: character and executive function skills of initiative, compassion, empathy, flexibility, gratitude, cooperation, kindness, perseverance, humility and patience so they can have meaningful and productive lives independent of the outcomes historically predicted by race, gender and socio-economic status.

    Our VISION is to foster collaboration and empathy, transform lives, and inspire change for all children, and to address the systemic issues that impede our progress.

    The MISSION of Bessie Carmichael /FEC Prek-8 School is to raise levels of academic achievement for EVERY student, to address the systemic issues that cause the achievement gap for children (especially children of color and linguistically marginalized children)

  • After School Programs

    Bessie Carmichael Afterschool Program (ExCEL Program), operated on-site by YMCA Embarcadero and Galing Bata 2:40-6:00 p.m. United Playaz Program (off site). West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center After-school Program (off site). SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program: PreK only, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 415-615-8450.
  • Language Programs

    • Filipino Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) Pathway
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Education Outside
    • English literacy interventionist
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Performing arts
    • Other
    • Theater
    • Visual arts
    • Arts residency
    • Dance
    • Drumming
    • Gardening
    • Writing or poetry
    Coding, Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) teachers, LEAP dance, instrumental music, and rock band
  • Student Support Programs

    • Access to nurse
    • Student adviser
    • Social worker
    • On-site nurse
    • Mentoring
    • Family liaison
School Data
  • 2017-2018 School Accountability Highlight

    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

    375 7th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Phone Number

  • Fax Number


Bessie Carmichael PreK-8 Filipino Education Center (PreK-5 campus)

Grades PreK-8

375 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.