John Muir Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

    Early Education, Elementary School, PreK-5
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Sara Liebert
  • Assistant Principal

    • John Collins
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-2:55 pm
    We: 8:40 am-1:40 pm
    Th - Fr: 8:40 am-2:55 pm
    • PreK

      • MTThF 8:40am-2:55pm
      • W 8:40am-1:40pm
  • School Tour

    Parent liaison hosts school tours on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. Please call for an appointment. Identification is required on the day of the tour.

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Lower Haight/Western Addition
  • School Bus

    94124, 94110, 94115, 94130, 94102
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

  • About John Muir Elementary School

    At John Muir School (home of the Bobcat Scholars) we consider families to be the first teachers of their children and our motto at John Muir is:  “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.” 

    We are dedicated to creating an environment where our students become confident, joyful, independent learners and are empowered to excel academically and socially so they are prepared to make their mark on the world. We want our students to be excited to come to school and engage daily in rich, rigorous and relevant learning experiences and ask lots of questions.  Every day at John Muir, we support culturally diverse, relevant learning experiences.

    Our teachers and support staff are an amazingly talented, dedicated group of professionals who meet weekly to plan and reflect on their teaching practices.  Common Core standards are used to create learning spirals that integrate literacy, math, history, science, technology and social justice topics.  We have a full time librarian, a garden program with Community Grows, physical education teachers, a visual arts teacher, a Playworks Coach and partnerships with the San Francisco Ballet and Mission Science Center for dance and science.

    To keep our promises to students and families, we maintain a safe and welcoming school environment that is accepting of differences and diversity. We adopted the PAX Good Behavior Game model to encourage our children to make choices that build peace, productivity, health and happiness.  We have also begun a mindfulness program in order to help relieve and manage stress that occurs in our children and staff' daily lives.  A Restorative Practices model is used to build community and repair harm if it occurs. We also have a wonderful mentor program where teachers and community members meet regularly with mentees.  Our Parent Leadership Group (PLG) meets regularly to empower our families to be advocates for their children.  We partner very closely with our onsite after school program Western Addition Beacon Center to ensure that children have a rich after school enrichment experiences.


  • Before School Programs

    Before-school care is provided for a nominal fee by the Beacon Program. Call 415-749-2714 for more information.
  • After School Programs

    Onsite afterschool care for K-5 students offered through Beacon Community YMCA at no cost. Call 415-749-2714 for more information.
  • Language Programs

    • Spanish Biliteracy Program
  • Special Education Programs

    • PreK Special Day Class
    • Resource Specialist Program Services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Computer lab
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Mission Science Workshop program
    • Playworks
    • Project-based learning
    • Spanish literacy interventionist
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Arts residency
    • Dance
    • Gardening
    • Performing arts
    • Theater
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
    • Visual arts
    • Writing or poetry
    Visiual and performing arts, Stagewrite, performing arts workshop
  • Student Support Programs

    • Social worker
    • On-site nurse
    • Mentoring
    • Family liaison
    • Therapist
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 30.00%
Contact Info
  • Address

    380 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117
  • Phone Number

  • Fax Number

  • Email

John Muir Elementary School

Grades PreK-5

380 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

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8:40 a.m. - MTWF 2:55 p.m., Th 1:40 p.m.