San Francisco Community School

More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School, K-8 School, Middle School, K-8
  • Estimated Enrollment

    290
  • Principal

    • Kevin Odle
  • Hours

    Mo: 8:45 am-3:35 pm
    Tu: 8:45 am-2:15 pm
    We - Fr: 8:45 am-3:35 pm

    MWThF: 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (K-5); 8:45 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. (6-8)
    Tuesday: 9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. (K-5); 8:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. (6-8)

  • School Tour

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  • Neighborhood

    Excelsior
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

    493
Overview
  • About San Francisco Community School

    San Francisco Community School is a small, K-8 school in the Excelsior neighborhood. Since its inception in 1972, the school has been committed to reflecting the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity of San Francisco. In our work, we intentionally take the backgrounds and circumstances of students, educators, and the community into account. The explicit mission is for ALL students to achieve high academic standards and have a positive school experience. We believe that to ensure success, we must measure our progress and hold ourselves accountable for our roles in the results. Our teachers meet twice each week, once as a full staff and once in grade level teams. They plan collaboratively, create assessments, analyze student work, and provide support for adjusting instruction to meet students' needs.

    Teachers make learning relevant and interesting through science-based, challenge-driven projects. Students experience a strong sense of community because they are in multi-age classrooms. They participate in daily class meetings and schoolwide conflict resolution and a strong, unified adult culture. We support personalized learning and relationship-building by limiting class size to 20 in grades K-3 and to 25 in grades 4-8. Students in K-5 at SF Community participate in two nine-week, science-based, challenge-driven projects each year. We want all of our students to find joy and success in using powerful ways of thinking, performance skills, academic confidence, and habits of organization and discipline to learn from meaningful tasks and issues. We are committed to ensuring that every student leaves our school well-prepared for high school, college, and for their lives beyond school. To that end, we promise to communicate and collaborate with families regularly and frequently about their children's academic progress and school experience. We promise to solicit and respond equitably to the ideas, needs, and opinions of the families and students we serve.

Programs
  • Before School Programs

    Before School Recess (8:30-9:15 a.m.)
  • After School Programs

    City Scholars ExCEL ASP open to students K-8 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. (2:15-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays)
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Other
    • Playworks
    • Project-based learning
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Choir
    • Dance
    • Instrumental music
    • Other
    • Visual arts
    K-5: Dance, Visual Art, Music
    6-8: Art Electives (variety of options yearly)
    K-8: Voices of Joy Choir
    4-8: Instrumental music lessons (individual or group)
    ASP: variety of options yearly
School Data
Contact Info
  • Address

    125 Excelsior Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112
  • Phone Number

    415-469-4739
  • Fax Number

    415-337-6879
  • Email

    odlek@sfusd.edu
  • Website

San Francisco Community School

Grades K-8

125 Excelsior Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112

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MWThF: 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (K-5); 8:45 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. (6-8); ​​​​​​​Tuesday: 9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. (K-5); 8:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. (6-8)