Rooftop School TK-8

More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School, K-8 School (TK, K, 1-8)
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Darren Kawaii
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • James Ellingson
  • Hours

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


    • MTThF 9:30am-3:45pm
    • W 9:30am-2:30pm


    • MTThF 9:30am-4:00pm
    • W 9:30am-2:15pm
  • School Tour

    Tours typically take place from November through January. Please go to to look at the most up-to-date information about tours. Individual requests for tours will not be accommodated.

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  • Neighborhood

    Twin Peaks
  • School Bus

    94110, 94124
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch

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  • School Code

  • Rooftop is a Pre-K through 8th grade school with two campuses.  The Pre-K to 4th grade campus is called the Twin Peaks Campus while the 5th through 8th grade campus is called the Mayeda Campus.  Campuses are located approximately two blocks apart.  

    Rooftop strives to be much more than a school. Students, staff, and parents work together to create a respectful, caring community of learners focused on developing the unique strengths of each child. Rooftop's challenging educational program integrates the arts to empower all students to become academic achievers, critical thinkers, and effective problem-solvers. Rooftop's staff and students commit to a pledge of respect which acknowledges the worth and dignity of all of its members: Acceptance and tolerance is a personal decision that comes from the belief that everyone is valuable and worthy of respect.

    At Rooftop, talented teachers provide enriched, rigorous standards-based instruction to support the achievement of all students. Rooftop's achievement profile reflects the success of this academic program for its diverse student population. Rooftop's integrated arts and service program provide a gateway to joyful learning. Students discover their gifts and develop their talents through participation. Students are engaged in high achieving, joyful, 21st century learning through a variety of authentic learning opportunities which include: art, gardening, outdoor education, sensory motor integration, computer classes, student government, performing arts, visual arts, newspaper, yearbook, rooftop radio, physical education, and sports teams. Students are encouraged to take positive risks in the pursuit of knowledge and creative expression.


  • Before School Programs

    Before care is provided by school yard staff from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Breakfast is served at 9:00 in the Multipurpose Room. This is free for the 2023-24 school year and open to all TK-5 students and middle-school siblings.
  • After School Programs

    We offer after school childcare through the non-profit named CASA, which exists as an independent entity. Parents/Caregivers must reach out to CASA to apply for a spot in the after school program, which operates on a first come, first served basis. Rooftop also hosts some after school enrichment classes such as Spanish, Chess, STEM Legos, Coding, and Chorus. Our middle school has after school sports.
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Library
    • Project-based learning
    • Tutoring in school
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Arts residency
    • Ceramics
    • Dance
    • Gardening
    • Visual arts
    Full Arts Master Plan in place. All types of art studied at Rooftop.
  • Athletics

    • Baseball
    • Soccer
    • Track and Field
    • Volleyball
  • Student Support Programs

    • Mentoring
    • Social worker
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 9%
  • 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
  • Address

    (TK-4 Twin Peaks Campus) 443 Burnett Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94131, (5-8 Mayeda Campus) 500 Corbett Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94131
  • Phone Number

    415-695-5691 (PreK-4); 415-522-6757 (5-8)
  • Fax Number

  • Email
  • Website


Map showing the location of the school.
Rooftop School TK-8
TK, K, 1-8
(TK-4 Twin Peaks Campus) 443 Burnett Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94131, (5-8 Mayeda Campus) 500 Corbett 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