Students visit the library once a week with their class for story-time or a library skills lesson led by our librarian who also collaborates with teachers to create exciting, effective learning experiences and to teach students to find and evaluate information from both print and online sources. The library’s large collection of books meets both students’ educational and recreational reading needs.

School-wide events sponsored by the library include a Read Aloud Pajama Day. The library’s spacious, light-filled rooms and well-stocked shelves demonstrate the value the Sherman community places on literacy, as well as its belief that reading and learning are a lifelong source of empowerment and joy.



Sherman Elementary has a thriving garden that does double duty of being an exploratory green space as well as our outdoor classroom - because science comes alive outside! We foster an engaging curriculum of science-based study for all grades. Much of what we grow is also really tasty, and we take advantage of our delicious bounty by learning about nutrition, agriculture, and cooking. 



The arts are a highly valued component of the Sherman experience at every grade level since they serve as a means to reinforce academic content, encourage voice and creative expression, as well as offering students multiple ways to express their cultures and personalities.

We partner with a variety of arts organizations to provide students access to the arts:

  • San Francisco Symphony AIMS program

  • San Francisco Ballet

  • SF ARTs Program

  • SFUSD's Visual and Performing Arts Program (for visual art and instrumental music)

  • Hip-Hop dance classes

  • Lunch time dance club



Sherman Elementary values inclusion and equity in its Special Education programming. We offer two autism focused special day classes (SDC) for students in grades K-2 and 3-5 with an emphasis on mainstreaming when appropriate. Additionally, our resource specialist program (RSP) provides support for students who receive special education services within the general education setting.

This page was last updated on February 12, 2021