Clarendon Alternative Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School, K-5
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Peter Van Court
  • Assistant Principal

    • Mary Cashen
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 9:25 am-3:25 pm
  • School Tour

    Call 415-759-2782 for tour information and dates.

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Twin Peaks
  • School Bus

    94110, 94112, 94115, 94134, 94107
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

  • About Clarendon Alternative Elementary School

    Clarendon is committed to providing a quality educational program for every learner, with language programs, enrichment programs, and parent participation. We promote respect and responsibility throughout the school, and reinforce it frequently. Our Care Team interacts with individual staff members weekly, as we attempt to address the many needs of our students. Each of our students studies a language (Japanese), exposing them to a different culture on a daily or weekly basis. Due to the hard work and generosity of our parents, our students enjoy additional classes in fine arts, music, computer, and physical education.

    We believe that high achieving and joyful learners are students who command a strong foundation in the core curriculum, while exhibiting a high degree of engagement in challenging, relevant, integrated, and thematic lessons—which promote critical thinking and interaction among classmates. Our teachers teach the core curriculum using a greater variety of instructional materials and strategies. Clarendon offers a safe and secure environment that actively welcomes every family as critical members of the community, and partners in their child's education. We emphasize regular email and phone contact with families, and are available to meet with families when requested. Many of the staff members post homework and announcements on their own websites.

  • Before School Programs

    On-site childcare opens at 7:30 a.m.
  • After School Programs

    On-site childcare closes at 6:30 p.m.
  • Language Programs

    • Japanese Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) Program
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • A Living Library
    • Computer carts
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Project-based learning
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Technology teacher
    • Tutoring in school
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Art Class
    • Arts residency
    • Ceramics
    • Coding
    • Cooking or home economics
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Drumming
    • Gardening
    • Instrumental music
    • Performing arts
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Teachers
    • Visual arts
    • Writing or poetry
  • Student Support Programs

    • Access to nurse
    • Student adviser
    • Social worker
    • Mentoring
School Data
Contact Info

Clarendon Alternative Elementary School

Grades K-5

500 Clarendon Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94131

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9:25 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.