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San Francisco City Academy

Private | K-8 | 130 students

Our School is best known for our teachers.

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $448,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,400.

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5 stars


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Posted January 5, 2009

Fundamentally ok. Not all teachers are created equal; this school is a prime example of it. You have some great teachers and then you have some that are so partial to some students then to others & it shows. I have a child who attended SFCS for several years & graduated from here. I took my other child out and sent to another priv. school b/c the academic level is not equally distributed across all grade levels. Christian values are skewed & only apply when some teachers want to make a point...their point...not a Biblical point. Being humble & leading by example and confessing when they are wrong is not part of their core christian values; so many former parents and students were not as satisfied...me included. My oldest was popular and had a 4.0 but survived and did well because of our commitment to his/her success. Be cautious
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2008

I find this to be a great school where the children are given to opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities. They are given the opporunity to excel as well as work on things they struggle on. Great school overall!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2007

Great elementary school for the formative years of your child. Gives your child a good christian and moral foundation. Academically good too though not the regular teacher tutoring you are familiar with. The kids work independently most of the time. The teachers act more as Monitors and Guides.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 37%
Hispanic 30%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 14%
Asian 9%
White 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
French
Khmer
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Khmer
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Roger Huang
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (415) 345-0925

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Global
  • Religious
  • Social justice
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Khmer
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
Partnerships with local resources and organizations

After school program 1

Types of activities
  • Academic
  • Arts
Operated by
  • Marie France Ladine
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
Start time
  • 3:00 pm
End time
  • 5:00 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • K-8
Is there a fee for the program?
  • No
Phone number
  • 415-345-0924

Summer program 1

Types of activities
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • Athletic
  • Science nature
Operated by
  • Marie France Ladine
Dates offered
  • June 23, 2014 - null
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Start time
  • 9:00 am
End time
  • 3:00 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • No
What grades can participate?
  • K-8
Is there a fee for the program?
  • Yes
Is financial aid available?
  • No
How can parents find out more about fees?
  • Call
Before / after care
  • Neither
Phone number
  • 415-345-0924
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • A safe, nurturing atmosphere providing children of the Tenderloin with an education that will last a lifetime.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
130
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
140

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$2000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Gateway
Bridgemont
Riordan
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230 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Phone: (415) 345-0924

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