Yick Wo Alternative Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School, K-5
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Molly Jo Alaimo
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 9:30 am-3:30 pm

    The Yick Wo campus opens at 9 a.m., playground supervision begins at 9:10 a.m. on the Upper Yard, and school begins for all grades at 9:30 a.m. Kindergarten dismissal is at 3:20 p.m., while dismissal for 1st - 5th grades is at 3:30 p.m..

  • School Tour

    Please call to schedule. Tours run from October to January on Tuesday mornings.

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Russian Hill
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

  • About Yick Wo Alternative Elementary School

    The mission of Yick Wo Elementary School is to foster lifelong learning by providing enriching academic, social, emotional, artistic and physical development experiences to every student.

    Our little school provides a rich educational program to our 250 students. We offer diverse, challenging, fun, and authentic learning opportunities. Teachers have high expectations of all students, address different learning styles, and incorporate hands-on and field trip experiences to inspire enthusiastic learners. We offer integrated learning experiences, building on a variety of instructional frameworks such as Reader's Workshop. 

    To ensure students are well rounded we have a comprehensive enrichment program that integrates art, poetry, science, music, physical fitness and sports. We have a wide variety of programs and partnerships such as cross-class reading buddies, Education Outside, SF Ed Fund School Volunteers, Education Outside, San Francisco Ballet, AIMS from San Francisco Symphony, Kimochi, Second Step, lunch room composting, and outdoor education.

    Besides a rich daytime academic program, the Yick Wo PTO supports extracurricular activities such as Chess Club, Coding Club, Spanish classes, Piano Classes, Newspaper Club. Our small campus provides an intimate setting where teachers, staff and parents develop trusting relationships, understand student needs, and foster social and emotional development to allow students to thrive both inside the classroom, and as members of the greater community.

  • After School Programs

    3:30-6:30 p.m. Chinatown YMCA ExCEL program offered at no cost to family. The Yick Wo After School Program was created as a "safe haven" where students and community members can access expanded learning opportunities and integrated education, health, and social skills. Many students also attend Tel-Hi's After School Academy.
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe with autism focus
    Yick Wo specializes in Discrete Trials and alternative communication strategies for non-verbal students.
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Computer lab
    • Education Outside
    • English literacy interventionist
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Arts residency
    • Ceramics
    • Dance
    • Drumming
    • Gardening
    • Visual arts
  • Student Support Programs

    • Social worker
School Data
Contact Info
  • Address

    2245 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA, 94133
  • Phone Number

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Yick Wo Alternative Elementary School

Grades K-5

2245 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.