John McLaren Early Education School

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  • School Type

    Early Education (PreK, TK)
  • Principal

    • Anna Tobin-Wallis
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
  • School Tour

    Our school tours are held on Tuesdays at either 9:30am or 10:15am.  Please contact our school office (415) 469-4519 to arrange a tour time or visit our John McLaren EES School Tours web site to sign up for a tour.

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  • Neighborhood

    Excelsior, Visitacion Valley
  • School Bus

  • Our TK program is designed to bridge the preschool learning environment with that of the traditional kindergarten classroom. It is taught by multiple subject credentialed teachers who blend preschool and kindergarten instructional practices in order to meet the individual needs of each child. The instructional day is from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Out of School Time (OST) Care is available at other school sites. Currently our school site does not have an OST program for our TK students. Please contact Nancy Lambert-Campbell for more information for available after school programs: Email:, Phone: 415-828-7119.

    At John McLaren Early Education School, we provide meaningful learning experiences that instill a passion for learning in our children. The center has diverse population of families and staff.

    Our curriculum of choice is the Creative Curriculum. Creative Curriculum is a research-based curriculum which integrates what children learn, the learning environment, how children develop and learn, the role of the family, and the role of the teacher.

    At John McLaren Early Education School we have a balance of indoor and outdoor learning experiences that support children in their cognitive, social and emotional, and physical development skills. We set up the classroom in learning centers to accommodate children of all learning styles, and we have a Resource Room where children can receive individualized attention or just have a quiet time.

    We provide opportunities for hands-on-activities, indoors and outdoors. We have an outdoor garden area where children learn and connect with nature. Our children have opportunities to enjoy physical play in our beautiful outdoor space, and on rainy days and when needed, children do physical play in our movement room.

  • Special Education Programs

    • Integrated General Education Class (PK only)
    • PreK Special Day Class
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 58%
  • 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

    2055 Sunnydale Avenue WEST, San Francisco, CA, 94134
  • Phone Number

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John McLaren Early Education School

Grades PreK and TK

2055 Sunnydale Avenue WEST San Francisco, CA 94134

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