I feel privileged to serve the students and families at Spring Valley. I have worked at many school, but very few schools have the cultural diversity that this school offers. The teaching staff is highly qualified and extremely dedicated. Teaching is not a job to them, it's a calling. In response to a parent's concern regarding open gates. I believe the gate in question is the one leading to the parking area which does remain open during school hours. However, our campus is extremely safe since we are located in a residential area. Please contact our school office at 749-3535 for school tours every Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
SPRING VALLEY SCIENCE SCHOOL in San Francisco is by far the most outstanding public elementary school. As for the parents concern about open gates, they do get closed at times and we have never lost a child. There is also a security system with cameras throughout the school - inside & out. I only wish that the school went to 8th Grade instead of 5th.
I went to check the school out yesterday and it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The classrooms are bright with huge windows and the building is very clean inside and out, I was very happy with what I saw. My only concern was that I saw some gates were wide open and anyone can easily come in. I am a very cautious person and being that my son is in Kindergarten, I don't know if this should be a concern or not. Other than that, I am in love with the school.
It is a great school which helps a lot of poor child to have bright future!!! Dont think about it just go to Spring Valley to experince it!!
My 2 kids going to Spring Valley for kindergarten and 3rd grade for billingual classes. This is an excellent school in San Francisco especially Mrs. Ko who is kindergarten billingual teacher, her stragey and plan are so strong that the kids is doing very well for their future life. Her fundamental building for kindergarten is so strong that I am so happy with it. If you want your kids to have great future, you should send them here Spring Valley.
My daughter is in second grade in the Spanish Bilingual program. I have been so happy with how she has developed in this school! The teachers are extremely committed, and the kids all get along well. I have noticed that someone fails kindergarten every year which I think is a testament to the teachers not letting kids slip through the system. Also, the kids don't seem to outcast one another nor do they appear negative/dislike school. Also, the amount of HW seems reasonable, and if anything it builds great study habits. I would strongly recommend this school!
Great, dedicated, highly-educated staff & principal with a selection of lovely children.
Just wonderful! Great Principal, wonderful teachers, bright kids! We enjoyed Spring Valley so much!
Great school! Couldn't ask for more! Who needs private schools when there is Spring Valley?
This is a great school. My son is currently getting a great education. The school has a wonderful principal who stresses homework and reading. She has hired the most wonderful group of teachers.
My son has been going to Spring Valley for three years and I am very happy with the education he is receiving there. He has received a solid base of knowledge as well as excellent study habits. At first the amount of homework was daunting but it has certainly paid off in his reading and writing ability. The teachers are experienced, dedicated and work well together. The principal is a strong leader who pushes for excellence while at the same time has creates a positive, safe environment for the children. In addition, the school takes the kids on wonderful field trips and takes full advantage of programs offered through the museums, university fellowships and San Francisco Arts organizations. Because the school is largely made of students from low-income families, there is not the parent involvement you might see in other schools however the students are excelling according to their test scores.
This is a demanding, but very rewarding Nob Hill neighborhood school celebrating 115 years of history next year. The school's focus is Science, and the faculty is always challenging students to be inquisitive, to learn how to learn, and to use their brains. The principal, Ms. Chin is an excellent, determined administrator who magically finds funding for her kids out of nowhere. (the truth is, she s a tireless fundraiser via grants, gifts, fundraisers, wherever!) The teachers are dedicated, creative and hard working. They obviously have an unreserved commitment to the children, which makes the atmosphere of the school wonderful. The school is big on field trips! It s wonderful to see children challenged and inspired by visiting great places such as Stanford, UC, the Zoo, museums and on and on. Parent participation is integral to the functioning of the school. Awareness, volunteerism, participation and communication are actively sought from the parents.
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