Garfield Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School, K-5
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Jennifer Sethasang
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 7:50 am-1:50 pm
  • School Tour

    Wednesdays at 8:45 a.m. by appointment only.

    First Wednesday of the Month is reserved for Special Day Class tours.

    Please call at least 24 hours in advanced to schedule.

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    North Beach
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

  • About Garfield Elementary School

    The Garfield school vision is that every child will develop positive self-esteem; be a life-long learner; achieve academic, personal and vocational success at all stages of life; and have a strong sense of personal and civic responsibility. We believe that equity means meeting each student's needs, as well as recognizing and supporting student success at all levels. We promote social justice among our students by creating a safe environment where students feel comfortable to share thoughts and feelings. To help students develop the courage to do what is right, we read justice-themed books and honor and respect different points of view.

    Our teachers make learning fun through the use of games, songs, and special projects. School-wide events, such as holiday and multicultural performances, and assemblies that recognize student achievement, create a strong community that builds students' confidence. We believe in strong, frequent, and meaningful communication with families. Avenues of communication include weekly bulletins, classroom newsletters, and weekly Student Success Team meetings to help parents develop strategies for improving attendance and academic achievement.

  • After School Programs

    Garfield after school program: CYC 1:50 to 6:00 p.m., grades K to 5 Scholarship and sliding-scale fee-based. Includes homework support, snacks, and enrichment activities/sports/clubs.
  • Language Programs

    • Cantonese Dual Language Immersion
  • Special Education Programs

    • Literacy Intervention Specialist
    • Resource Specialist services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate with autism focus
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Computer lab
    • Tutoring in school
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Arts residency
    • Choir
    • Dance
    • Performing arts
    • Theater
    • Visual arts
    Ms. Laurence- SFUSD Arts Teacher
    Leap: Imagination in Learning
    SF Symphony Adventures in Music
    Chinese Opera
  • Student Support Programs

    • Speech pathologist
    • Social worker
    • Instructional coach
    • Family liaison
School Data
Contact Info

Garfield Elementary School

Grades K-5

940 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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7:50 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.