School begins August 19

Looking forward to seeing everyone back in school August 19!

BEACON Summer Program

The BEACON Summer Program begins June 10!

More about this school

  • School Type

    Early Education, Elementary School, PreK/TK-5
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Jeremy Hilinski
  • Assistant Principal

    • David Gomez
  • Hours

    Mo - We: 8:25 am-2:40 pm
    Th: 8:25 am-1:00 pm
    Fr: 8:25 am-2:40 pm
  • School Tour

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

  • 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
  • School Code

  • About Bret Harte Elementary School

    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
    • Education Outside - outdoor science instruction
    • Playworks - energizes recess and lunch recess
  • Before School Programs

    Playworks (starting at 8:00 a.m. from Monday through Thursday)
  • 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.
  • Language Programs

    • Spanish Dual Language Immersion
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Playworks
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Music program
    • Dance
    • Drumming
  • Athletics

    • Soccer
School Data
  • 2018-2019 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 Score Card (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

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

  • Fax Number


Bret Harte Elementary School

Grades PreK/TK-5

1035 Gilman Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124

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8:25 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.