All SF Public Elementary Schools Share Certain Common Traits
Are you applying to San Francisco public elementary school? Is your head spinning from all the information you have gathered?
Sometimes it can feel like parents are comparing apples and oranges when doing homework on elementary school options. It may be helpful to know that there are certain programs and traits that all SF public elementary schools share in common. And there are a few things that may vary from school to school.
All SFUSD elementary schools have:
The same common core curriculum standards
200 minutes of PE every 2 weeks
The same breakfast/lunch menu
Funding for a half-time librarian
Music starting in 4th grade
The same math and English language arts textbooks and curriculum
Maximum class size of 22 students in K-3; maximum class size of 33 students for 4-5
Special education inclusion programs
Positive discipline policies, such as restorative practices
Schools may have different:
Start times and end times
After/before care options
School size and number of classes per grade
Enrichment classes and programs that are funded by donations or grants
Special Day Classes
Language immersion/enrichment programs
Parent-led programs and fundraising
For more help on organizing your elementary school search, please read and print out our school tour checklist.