Sunnyside Elementary School

Sunnyside Elementary School Calendar

Sunnyside Elementary School Calendar

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  • School Type

    Elementary School (K, 1-5)
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Dr. Sauntheri Spoering
  • Hours

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

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  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

  • Transportation

    The 23 Monterey bus drops off at Monterey and Foerster. The 43 Masonic drops of at Flood and Foerster.
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper

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  • School Code

  • Sunnyside Elementary School is a small neighborhood school with a diverse student body and a focused, hardworking staff. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive education that will develop students who are well prepared to succeed in the complex society of the 21st century. We believe that every child must get what he or she needs academically, socially, and emotionally in order to succeed. This will not be equal, as each child has his or her own specific needs, and will require being stimulated, supported, and challenged at different levels and in different ways in order to be successful. At Sunnyside, we encourage students to enjoy coming to school, be prepared to work, and actively participate in their own learning. We encourage students to take school seriously and do their best. We believe the classroom should be a place where students feel excited, self-motivated, and curious about the world. We want our students to feel safe taking chances, and to bounce back from frustrations. We help them become capable problem-solvers and effective team players.

    Our program develops and challenges students' brains while also nurturing their sense of caring, compassion, and responsibility. We believe that the arts, as well as solid academics, develop well-rounded citizens. In addition to our diverse classroom teaching techniques, we offer positive programs and activities that build confidence and self-esteem such as reading buddies, student council, attendance incentives, cross-grade buddies, safety patrol, compost monitors, and monthly Spirit Day assemblies. We maintain frequent and friendly communication with families through daily interactions, newsletters, parent meetings, email, parent conferences, and other means. We use the Caring Schools Community program in all classes. We welcome parents and families as partners with the school to help all students achieve personal success.

  • Before School Programs

    YMCA Mission, 8am - 9:15am
  • After School Programs

    YMCA Mission, until 6:30pm, a fee-based programs; the program offers homework support along with various academic and creative enrichments.
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Education Outside
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Playworks
    • Project-based learning
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Technology teacher
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Coding
    • Computers
    • Dance
    • Gardening
    • Instrumental music
    • STEAM
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Teachers
    • Visual arts
    Music, poetry, and across various grade-levels overseen by site arts coordinator. K-2 Vocal Music and 3-5 Instrumental Music
  • Student Support Programs

    • Instructional coach
    • On-site nurse
    • Social worker
    • Speech pathologist
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 14%
  • 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


Map showing the location of the school.
Sunnyside Elementary School
K, 1-5
250 Foerster Street, San Francisco, 94112
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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