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School leader:  Fernando Aguilar
1601 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94115-4527

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(415) 749-3509
(415) 749-3437
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"We are best known for our joyful learning community."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    After
  • Dress policy
    Dress code
  • Transportation
    None, Transportation provided for special education students
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Arts (all)
  • Arts
    Computer animation, Video and film production, Band...
  • World languages
    None
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141 reviews

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9

Recent Comments


Overall:
Submitted by a community member · April 20, 2016
Unfriendly director, high teacher turnover, low academics (see the test scores from last year) especially in math.

Overall:
Submitted by a parent · November 19, 2015
This school has a very invested community energy. Parent, staff and students model compassion and tolerance. At a recent Family Assoc. meeting middle school students confidently articulated concerns for inequality for minorities in a city and... more

Grateful to: Teacher
Submitted by a parent · November 19, 2015
Ron Buchanan stands by current research and best practices for children in early education (up until third grade developmentally) and insists that homework be delayed for our kindergarteners and first graders. My child learns more during the day... more

Overall:
Submitted by a community member · October 25, 2015
Fantastic leadership with Fernando as principal and HIGHLY involved parent group. The arts curriculum with drama, music and PE incorporated is amazing. Don't think many private schools could provide this

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About this school

The mission of Creative Arts Charter School is to provide Kindergarten to 8th-grade students of San Francisco with an innovative, high-quality education that focuses on an arts-integrated, hands-on curriculum, with the overall goal of giving our students a lifetime appreciation of learning and the development of their unique talents and abilities.CACS was founded in 1994 by a small group of families and teachers who shared a vision of an arts-rich, hands-on curriculum.

January 31, 2014

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Creative Arts Charter School
1601 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA  94115-4527
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 141 reviews. (415) 749-3509
Last modified Creative Arts Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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