Bret Harte Elementary School

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  • School Type

    Early Education, Elementary School (PreK, TK, K, 1-5)
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Jeremy Hilinski
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • Kelli Riggs
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-2:55 pm
    We: 8:40 am-1:40 pm
    Th - Fr: 8:40 am-2:55 pm
    • PreK

      • M-F 7:45am-5:45pm
  • School Tour

    School tours are by appointment. Please call the school at 415-330-1520 to schedule.

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  • Uniforms Policy

    White shirt or blouse; navy blue pants, skirt or jumper; and all-black shoes.
  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper

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  • School Code

  • At Bret Harte, our mission is to provide high-quality instructional programs within a safe learning environment that maximizes individual talents and strengths, celebrates diversity, and prepares students to be productive citizens. As part of our commitment to access and equity, all students have access to instructional programs, materials, and resources that are aligned with California content standards. Every grade, from kindergarten through 5th, includes projects, cross-curricular activities, arts education, field trips, and interaction across grade levels. At Bret Harte School, children are surrounded by caring adults who provide academic and enrichment programs suited to fit their needs.

    The Bret Harte community inspires, supports and nurtures learners on a journey toward excellence. We believe in the incredible potential of all children and are committed to providing academically challenging, culturally relevant learning options which fully develop the unique talents and gifts of each child in our program. High academic standards guide the curriculum across all grades. The school community is proud of its increased parent involvement, community support, and balanced instructional and enrichment programs. Teachers and staff share ownership of all students' academic and social learning and hold ourselves accountable for professional behavior and student success.

    Community Partnerships

    • Adventures in Music (AIM) - sends students to SF Symphony performances
    • America SCORES Bay Area - teaches students soccer and poetry
    • Bay Area Community Resources (BEACON program)
    • SF Teacher Residency
    • SFUSD Pathways Program
    • Teach for America Corps
    • Playworks - energizes recess and lunch recess
    • 826 Valencia
    • Mindfulness with author Andrew Jordan Nance
    • Drumming Club
    • Bay Area Discovery Museum
    • Common Sense Certified 2019-2021
    • Museum of Craft and Design
    • San Francisco Public Library
  • Before School Programs

    Beacon Before School Child Care (starting at 7:00 a.m.) Playworks (starting at 8:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday)
  • After School Programs

    Bret Harte offers the Beacon Afterschool Program at minimal cost to families of students from grades TK to 5. Activities include tutoring and homework help, music, dance, art, and a sports program from 2:40 to 6:00 p.m. We also offer a Bay Area SCORES soccer/writing program. For more information, please email
  • Language Programs

    • Spanish Dual Language Immersion
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate
    Bret Harte is committed to providing a full range of special education services to accommodate student IEPs.
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Library
    • Playworks
    • Spanish literacy interventionist
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Dance
    • Drumming
    • Gardening
    • Music program
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
  • Athletics

    • Frisbee
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 85%
  • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

    School communities gather twice a year to review data and previous actions in order to intentionally plan for the coming months. The School Plan for Student Achievement is the template on which this review and stakeholder engagement process is codified.

Contact Info
  • Address

    1035 Gilman Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94124
  • Phone Number

  • Fax Number

  • Email


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Bret Harte Elementary School
PreK, TK, K, 1-5
1035 Gilman Avenue, San Francisco, 94124
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Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-2:55 pm
We: 8:40 am-1:40 pm
Th - Fr: 8:40 am-2:55 pm