Clarendon Alternative Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School (K, 1-5)
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Carrie Maloney
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • Stephanie Moore
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 9:30 am-3:45 pm
    We: 9:30 am-2:30 pm
    Th - Fr: 9:30 am-3:45 pm

    During Conference Weeks school will dismiss at 2:30 pm (M-F)

    • Fall Conferences  November 13 - 17
    • Spring conferences  March  4 - 8
  • School Tour

    Call 415-759-2782 for tour information.

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  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Twin Peaks
  • School Bus

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

    Breakfast, Lunch

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  • School Code

  • Clarendon is committed to providing a quality educational program for every learner in our two programs, Second Community and the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program. We offer enrichment programs and have a high level of parent participation in our school community. 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. 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 valued 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

    Clarendon Childcare Center,7:30am to 9:15am (sometimes there is a waiting list)
  • After School Programs

    Clarendon Childcare, M,T, TH,F 3:45pm to 6:30pm; W 2:30pm to 6:30pm (sometimes there is a waiting list)
  • Language Programs

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

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    Special Day 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
    • Mentoring
    • Social worker
    • Student adviser
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 5%
  • 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


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Clarendon Alternative Elementary School
K, 1-5
500 Clarendon Avenue, San Francisco, 94131
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Mo - Tu: 9:30 am-3:45 pm
We: 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Th - Fr: 9:30 am-3:45 pm