There are music classes here (3rd thru 5th grade); there is also an after-school Choir (led by one of the Kindergarten Teachers). As for athletics - there is now a dedicated PE Teacher (teaches all Grade Levels K..5); sports programs include an Intramural Volleyball League (FALL); and an Intramural Basketball League (SPRING) open to all 3/4/5 grade students (boys & girls).
When parents ask me which school is the best fit for their child, I always recommend they visit Sutro Elementary School. The Sutro School community is a kind, gentle, concerned group of caring individuals and students who encourage emotional wellness as well as acadmeic excellence. A well rounded child is their most prominent goal in everything they do. Their courage, curiosity and strength of character share the same level of importance as the academic achievement the students earn through hard work and effort. Teachers love their students, and the students admire and respect their teachers. There is a mutual admiration they hold for each other. The Principal has worked very hard to find a balance between a high scoring school and a happy, unified school community, and he has done a wonderful job of fostering good energy and great attitudes among his peers and students. Go public!
Sutro Elementary School is exceptional on many different levels. They consistently provide a safe, caring, and varied academic curriculum for the students that attend. Every aspect of the school encourages family participation and community involvement. The teachers at Sutro love their work and it shows in the amazing lessons they provide our kids. Not only are they aware of the importance of a quality academic education, but they also balance that with their effort to teach the children compassion, caring, and generosity of spirit and heart. This is truly a special school, and a shining example of what a successful public school is like. With a school like Sutro, there is not reasonable excuse not to attend and support public schools in San Francisco. Visit to see the school community in action, and see their kindergarten blog to get an in depth look inside the K classroom: http://sutroelementary.blogspot.com
Excellent small school! Great staff and administration. New computer lab and PE program supported by the school and PTA.
I have nothing but good things to say about Sutro School. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Principal Lim is great! It's a very nurturing environment. My child just transferred to this school in January. Immediately, we felt welcomed. The children are friendly and helped my child get acclimated to the new school right away. This is a small school and because of it's size, the staff knows all the children at the school. When my child arrives at school each morning, he is greeted by staff by name. It's a safe school. Again, because of the size, everyone knows everyone here. Everyone watches out for one another. Sutro School is big on reading. Children are encouraged to read daily and are recognized and rewarded for their reading. This is a great school! Academics are strong. Staff is experienced and devoted to teaching. We're very pleased to have found this school for our child.
This is a good school that not many parents know about. It is very small, and I think very safe. The teachers are active, focused, and really care. The only negative I have is that there are no languages, athletics, music...no extra-curricular activities at all.
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