More about this school

  • School Type

    High School, 9-12
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Caitlin Boyle
  • Assistant Principal

    • Monette Benitez
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 8:00 am-3:10 pm

    Many arts programs run an unofficial 3rd hour, which dismisses at 4:10 pm. Students should consult with their art department leadership to work through any athletics or extracurricular conflicts. 

  • School Tour

    School tours are open to the public and will be held on the following Mondays: October 7th, October 28th and November 18th in the Dan Kryston Memorial Theater from 1:30-3:10 pm. No reservations are required. 

    We begin accepting applications after the first tour, Monday, October 7, 2019. The application deadline to be considered for 2020-2021 admission to Ruth Asawa SOTA is Wednesday, December 13, 2019 at 3pm. 

    Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 and Feb. 8, 2020. 

  • Neighborhood

    Diamond Heights, Forest Hill, Miraloma, Twin Peaks, West Portal
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

  • About Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts

    Vision: The Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts is a public, audition-based, alternative high school in the San Francisco Unified School District committed to equity and excellence in the arts and academics for all of our community members.

    Mission: The Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts is a college preparatory school that provides an experience uniquely rooted in dynamic arts programs that reflect our city’s cultural diversity. Promising young artists and thinkers collaborate with teachers, professional artists, and their community to explore and develop their personal identity through art, insight, and movements that reflect and influence the world around them. Academic and Arts classes inform each other, balancing creative play with dedicated discipline, and building expertise in both classical and contemporary areas of study. Students devote themselves to studying how art, academic inquiry, and authentic expression impact civic engagement and social justice in local and global communities. Ruth Asawa SOTA is dedicated to the values of Respect, Openness, Safety and, Engagement.

  • After School Programs

    Academic Support/Tutoring and extended day for various Arts programs
  • Language Programs

    • Italian World Language
    • Spanish World Language
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Academic counseling
    • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
    • Career Technical Education (CTE) Academies
    • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
    • Individual learning plans
    • Internships available
    • Project-based learning
    • Service learning
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Student portfolios
    • Tutoring in school
  • Student Support Programs

    • Access to nurse
    • Social worker
    • On-site nurse
    • Mentoring
    • Advisory
    • Family liaison
    • Counselor
  • Career Technical Education Academies

    • Arts, Media and Entertainment
  • College Counseling

    • Academic counseling
    • College and/or career counseling
    • College and/or career fair
    • College application workshops
    • College tours and visits
    • Personal statement workshops
    • UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
School Data
  • 2018-2019 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.
  • 2017-2018 School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information about each public school.
  • 2018-2020 Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

    A two-year plan each school creates with families, students and community members that details the school's goals and priorities.
  • 2017-2018 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

    555 Portola Drive, San Francisco, CA, 94131
  • Phone Number

  • Fax Number

  • Email
  • Website

Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts

Grades 9-12

555 Portola Drive, San Francisco, CA 94131

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8:00 a.m.-3:10 p.m.