Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Wellness Center

Our Wellness Center provides wrap-around services to ensure that students have the support they need to thrive. The Bret Harte Wellness Center is staffed by a devoted team including a social worker and social work interns, a school nurse, student advisor, and our treasured family member, Penny, the therapy dog. 

Beacon After-School Program

In partnership with Bay Area Community Resources, the Bret Harte Beacon Program provides an engaging student experience focused on academic enrichment, support with homework, exercise and arts, cooking classes, chess, and other activities. Beacon offers before-school programming each school day beginning at 7:00am and after-school programming until 6:00pm.  

America SCORES Bay Area

Home to the largest soccer field in the city, Bret Harte Elementary has an extensive intramural athletics program to help all students get active. Students at Bret Harte Elementary can be seen on the field playing a pickup game and learning the importance of sportsmanship and collaboration. 

Bret Harte Dance Team

Bret Harte students have the opportunity to join a traveling dance team where they learn to express themselves and get a chance to perform at community centers throughout and around San Francisco. 

SF Symphony Adventures in Music (AIM) Program

In partnership with the San Francisco symphony and opera, Bret Harte students have the opportunity to learn from and perform with professional musicians.  Exposure to the arts of this culturally-rich City is a top priority for us at Bret Harte. By fourth and fifth grade, many students are already blossoming into musicians, practicing and performing with their chosen instrument. 

Mentoring for Success Program

Through Mentoring for Success, students are matched with a mentor from the community who they meet with regularly to foster a meaningful and trusting relationship. Mentors often take their mentees on outings, and are there to celebrate their victories and to offer support and advice on challenges from first grade through high school graduation.

This page was last updated on August 1, 2023