Below is the tour schedule for select San Francisco public schools (those who have submitted their information):

Tour Dates/Times: Thursdays 9am
Tours start Oct 4.
How to Attend: Call 415-750-8456 to reserve a spot.

Alice Fong Yu
Tour Dates/Times: Tue/Thu 9:30-11am.
Tours start Oct.
How to Attend: Call to reserve.

Tour Dates/Times: Tuesdays from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Tours start November 6 and run to January 15 (excluding holidays and Nov 13, the week of parent-teacher conferences)
How to Attend: Please reserve your spot online at

Tour Dates/Times: Tues & Weds from 8:45am to 9:50am (Oct 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 7, 14; Dec 4, 11' Jan 8)
Tours start Oct 9.
How to Attend: Call 415-750-8460 to reserve a spot.

Bret Harte

Tour Dates/Times: Second and last Tuesdays, 9-10am
Tours start Oct 30.
How to Attend: To sign up, call 415-330-1520.

Tour Dates/Times: Thurs 10am
Tours start Nov 8.

Buena Vista (Alt.)/Horace Mann
Tour Dates/Times: Wed 9am
Tours start Nov 2.
How to Attend: Coordinated and scheduled by the Parent Liaison. Call 415-695-5881 8AM - 3:45PM daily.

Carver, Dr. George W.
Tour Dates/Times: Fri 9am
Tours start Nov 16.
How to Attend: Call 415-330-1540.

Cesar Chavez

Tour Dates/Times: Tue-Fri 9am
How to Attend: Call 415-695-5765, ask for Parent Liaison, Violeta.

Chinese Immersion School at De Avila
Tour Dates/Times: Sep 25; Oct 2, 10, 16, 23, 30; Nov 06, 14, 27; Dec 5, 11; Jan 8, 16, 22. (9am in Room 301)
Tour start Sep 25.
How to attend: Visit the CIS at De Avila website or click on this link

Claire Lillienthal
Tour Dates/Times: Thursday 9AM at the Madison Campus (Nov 15, 29; Dec 6, 13,; Jan 10, 17). Tuesdays 9AM at the Scott Campus (Nov 13, Nov 20, Jan 8).
Tours start Nov 13, 2012
How to Attend: Visit to RSVP.
Notes: Most tours are at the Madison Campus Site (K-2). There are only three tours for the Scott Campus (3-8). Please contact Kathleen at if you have any questions or comments.

Tour Dates/Times: Wed & Thu 9:45am (Oct 18, 24; Nov 8, 14, 28; Dec 5; Jan 17)
Tours start Oct 18.
How to Attend: Web sign up at: or For info call Tour #: 415-759-2782. Sign up only once as each tour covers both. Park on the street, meet in the front lobby. Adults only please.

Tour Dates/Times: Thu 9:45 - 11:30am
How to Attend: Call 415-469-4709 to set up appointment.

Cobb, Dr. William L.
Tour Dates/Times: Thu 9:30am
Tours start Oct 4.
How to Attend: Call 415-749-3505 to sign up.

Commodore Sloat Elementary School
Tour Dates/Times: Generally 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 9am-10:00am (October 2,16; November 6; December 4,18; January 15)
Tour start October 2
How to Attend: Please call the school office at 415-759-2807 to reserve a spot.
Notes: Visit our school website at

Creative Arts Charter School (1601 Turk Street)
Tour Dates/Times: CACS tours take place most Fridays at 8:45am starting with our Community Meeting
(Fridays Oct 12, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Jan 11, Jan 25)
Tours start Sept 28.
How to Attend: Call 415-749-3509 or go to
Notes: Creative Arts Charter School has a separate application and lottery from SFUSD. Do not put CACS as a choice on your SFUSD Enrollment Form. Instead, apply directly to CACS by Feb 1, 2013 at 3pm.

For more info on CACS, check these links:

Daniel Webster

Tour Dates/Times: Tue 9-10am.
Tours start Oct 16
How to Attend: Call 415-695-5787 to reserve. See website for dates:

Dianne Feinstein

Tour Dates/Times: Thu 10:00-10:45am
How to Attend: Appointments and identification required. Call the school for an appointment 415-615-8460. Tours are for adults

Drew, Dr. Charles

Tour Dates/Times: Wed 9:00am
Tours start Oct 10.
How to Attend: To sign up, call 415-330-1526, ask for Family Liaison.

El Dorado

Tour Dates/Times: Thu 11:00am
How to Attend: To sign up, call 415-330-1537, ask for Parent Liaison.

Tour Dates/Times: Tue 9:00am (English and Spanish alternating weeks)
How to Attend: To sign up, call 415-695-5669.

Flynn, Leonard R.
Tour Dates/Times: Thu 9:00-10:00am
Tours start Oct 11.
How to Attend: Meet at the office. No reservations necessary.

Francis Scott Key
Tour Dates/Times: Wednesdays 8:30 am.
Tours start Wednesday, October 10
How to Attend: To reserve a spot, call the school office 415-759-2811.


Tour Dates/Times: Wed 8:45am
Tours start Oct 17.
How to Attend: To sign up, call 415-291-7924.

George Moscone
Tour Dates/Times: Every Wednesday morning, 8:15 - 9:00
Tours start Wed, 11/7
How to Attend: No appointment necessary, just check in at the office. Tours by arrangement if Wednesday morning does not work call 695-5736
Notes: George Moscone offers three classes for K - 3: English, Spanish Bilingual and Chinese bilingual. These three classes merge in grades 4 - 5. It offers an ExCEL after-school program for all grade levels.

George Peabody
Tour Dates/Times: Tue & Fri 9-10am. (Every Tuesday between oct 16 and Jan 15; also Fridays Nov 2, Dec 7, Jan 11)
Tours start Oct 16.
How to Attend: All visitors are required to sign in outside the main office. Reservations are not needed. The principal will lead the tour and conduct a question and answer session after the tour.

Glen Park
Tour Dates/Times: Every Tuesday 9AM
Tours start October 16
How to Attend: To sign up, call the office at 415-469-4713

Gordon J. Lau
Tour Dates/Times: Tue 9:00 am.
Tours start Sep 25.
How to Attend: Please call 415-291-7921 to schedule.

Grattan Elementary School

Tour Dates/Times: Every Friday (except school holidays) from 8:30-9:30am
Tours go from Oct 26, 2012 to Jan 27, 2013
How to Attend: No appointment is necessary. Meet in the Grattan School courtyard by the office. The first Friday of the month is street cleaning so public transportation is recommended.
Notes: Grattan school website is at

Tour Dates/Times: Wed 9:30 am.
How to Attend: Call 415-469-4718 to coordinate.


Tour Dates/Times: Wed 9:00 am.
Tours start Sep 19.
How to Attend: Call 415-469-4722, ask for Family Resource Center.

Jefferson Elementary
Tour Dates/Times: Alternate Weds/Thurs 9-10:30am.
Tours start October 18.
How to Attend: sign up from our home page

John Muir
Tour Dates/Times: Tue 9am.
How to Attend: Call 415-241-6335 to sign up, ask for Parent Liaison. ID required on day of tour.

John Yehall Chin
Tour Dates/Times: Call to schedule a specific time and date
Tours start Oct 23.
How to Attend: Call 415-291-7946.

Jose Ortega
Tour Dates/Times: Most Friday mornings at 8:30
Tours start October 19th
How to Attend: Call the school office at (415) 469-4727 or just show up!

Junipero Serra

Tour Dates/Times: Various, 9am. (Nov 5, 16; Dec 12)
How to Attend: Please call 415-695-5685 in advance and speak to Lidia and let her know how many are coming.

Tour Dates/Times: Wed 8:30-10:00 am.
Tours start Oct 3.
How to Attend: Please call 415-750-8483 to schedule escorted visits. ID required at time of visit.

Lakeshore Alternative
Tour Dates/Times: Tue, Wed, Thu 10:00 am. (Oct 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov 6, 14, 29; Dec 6, 12, 18; Han 9, 15, 24)
Tours start Oct 3.
How to Attend: Please call 415-759-2825 to make a reservation if you plan to join us. There will be a welcome area at the entrance to the school where you can sign in.
Notes: Come learn about our fabulous teachers, curriculum and integrated enrichment programs including Science in the Garden, Studio Art and Motor Perception. Lakeshore offers many on-site before and after care options including an excellent private childcare program, Everyday Magic, a full time EXCEL program, 5 day
Chinese Language Programs before and after school and piano lessons.

Lawton Alternative School
Tour Dates/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 9am.
Tours start September 18, 2012
How to Attend: Call 415-759-2832 to make an appointment for a tour.
Notes: Visitors are greeted in the Main Office. A Lawton staff member will conduct a brief informational presentation and lead a tour around school grounds. School website is

Leonard Flynn
Tour Dates/Times: Thursdays 9AM
Tours start October 11
How to Attend: Meet at the office 9AM, no reservation necessary.
5) Notes: See website at Photo tour available online at

Malcom X
Tour Dates/Times: Tues & Thurs 8:30 am.
Tours start Nov/Dec.
How to Attend: Please call 415-695-5950, ask for Parent Liaison.

Marshall Elementary – Spanish Immersion

Tour Dates/Times: Friday mornings, 8:40 – 9:45 am
Tours start Friday, November 9
How to Attend: Call to RSVP: 415-241-6280
Notes: Marshall school tours are held on Friday mornings, so prospective parents can experience our weekly, Friday Morning School Sing-Along. This community event includes school announcements and a class performance/presentation, ending with the Marshall School Song. Parents then have the opportunity to meet our Principal, Peter Avila, and get a tour of the school. Metered parking is available on 15th Street.

McCoppin, Frank

Tour Dates/Times: Thu or Fri 9am
Tours are ongoing.
How to Attend: Call the office at 415-750-8475 to schedule.

McKinley (K-5)
Tour Dates/Times: Wednesday & Friday morning 8:15-9:15 (9:30)
Tours go from October 24th thru Dec. 19th
How to Attend: Reservations required - email after October 12th.
Notes: We will not have a tour on October 31st and the week of Thanksgiving.

Tour Dates/Times: Tue 10am. (Oct 2, 16; Nov 6, 20; Dec 4, 18' Jan 8)
Tours start Oct 2.
How to Attend: Just show up at 10am! Meet in the hallway in front of the school office. Tour info:

Tour Dates/Times: Fridays 8:30-9:15am and 8:45-9:30am (Oct 5, Oct 27, Nov 30, Dec 14, Jan 11); Saturday 10-10:45am (Jan 12)
Tours start October 5. Dec 14 & Jan 11 tours are focused on Inclusion.
How to Attend: Sign up through our website (Click “Tours”)
Notes: See our website or contact

Tour Dates/Times: Tue or Wed, 8:45-9:45 tour, followed by Q&A w/Principal
Tours start Oct 2, 2012
How to Attend: Call 469-4736 to reserve a spot and request Spanish or Chinese interpretation.

New Traditions
Tour Dates/Times: Wed 9:45 - 10:45am. (Nov 7, 14, 28; Dec 5, 12, 19; Jan 9. 16)
Tours start Nov 7.
How to Attend: Sign up online at You can also email

Paul Revere
Tour Dates/Times: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. (Oct 3 & 17, Nov 7, Dec 5 & 19)
Tours start Wed, Oct 3.
How to Attend: Just show up and sign in at the Office in our Main Building (555 Tompkins Ave. at Banks St. in Bernal Heights). Tours begin in the Library on the second floor of our Main Building.
Notes: Paul Revere has SFUSD’s smallest classes (20 students on average). We have 3 kindergarten classrooms—2 Spanish Immersion and 1 “GenEd” English—each with 20 kids and a 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio (thanks to having both a teacher and a “paraprofessional” assistant teacher in each kinder class).


Tour Dates/Times: Hosted by appt.
How to Attend: Please call to schedule: 415-749-3525. All visitors must check in at the school office located on the 2nd floor upon arrival.

Tour Dates/Times: THURSDAYS, 8:15-9:45AM
Tours start NOVEMBER 1, 2012
How to Attend: REGISTER ONLINE at

Rosa Parks
Tour Dates/Times: Wed or Thu 7:50-8:50am. (Oct 26, Nov 7, 15, 30; Dec 5; Jan 10, 23; Apr 11)
Tours start Oct 26.
How to Attend: Please contact the office at 749-3519 to sign up. Tours start outside in the school yard during morning assembly, look for the parent with the sign. School is in a cul-de-sac, access is off Webster at Ellis or O’Farrell.
Notes: Rosa Parks Elementary integrates three distinctive program strands - general education (GE), special education (SpEd), and the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP) - into a vibrant and unified academic community with shared values of success for all students.

Tour Dates/Times: Fri 9:30-10:00AM.
Tours start Oct 19.
How to Attend: Please call the school directly: 415-241-6380.

San Francisco Community School K-8
Tour Dates/Times: Mondays 9:30am
Tours start Oct 1
How to Attend: Please call in advance to sign up, 469-4739
Notes: For more information, visit

San Francisco Public Montessori
Tour Dates/Times: Only 4 Tours will be given this fall - one
monthly. The day of the week varies.
Tours start early October.
How to Attend: Call to reserve at (415) 749.3544
Notes: Please review our website for details about our program, and about the Montessori

Tour Dates/Times: Mon 9am.
How to Attend: Call 415-469-4743 to schedule.

Tour Dates/Times: Friday mornings from 9-10am.
How to Attend: Please call the front office to reserve a spot at 415-749-3530.

Spring Valley
Tour Dates/Times: Best times on Thu 9:30am.
How to Attend: Call 415-749-3535 to schedule.

Starr King
Tour Dates/Times: Tuesdays, from 9:30am to 11am
Tours start Oct 16, 2012
How to Attend: Please call the school office at 415-695-5797 to reserve a spot.
Notes: On the tour date, sign in and meet outside the school's front door on Carolina St. The office is on the right after you enter the building. A 40 minute Principal's talk will be followed by a parent-led tour.

Stevenson, R.L.
Tour Dates/Times: Tue 9-10am.
Tours start Oct 2.
How to Attend: Call 415-759-2837 to schedule.

Tour Dates/Times: Tuesdays at 9am-10:30am (October 2, 9, 16, 23; November: 13, 27, December: 4, 11, January: 8, 12, 22)
Tours start October 2nd
How to Attend: Email and let us know which date you wish to attend and how many people will be attending.
Notes: Find more information on our website We will also hold a few tours after parents are notified of their placements: March 19, April 2, April 23 (6pm, meet & greet)
We look forward to showing you our great school!

Tour Dates/Times: Thursdays, starting at 9am - Oct 4, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Jan 10
Tours start October 4.
How to Attend:To reserve a place on a school tour, please call the office at 759-2760.
Notes: Starting at 9 a.m., prospective families meet and speak with current community parents and then are given a guided tour of the school by Principal Sophie Lee. Tours are concluded with a Q & A with Principal Lee. For more school info go to

Tour Dates/Times: Thu 9am. (Oct 4, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec 6, 13; Jan 10)
Tours start Oct 4.
How to Attend: Please call 415-759-2760 to reserve a place on a school tour.

Tenderloin Community
Tour Dates/Times: Thu 9am.
How to Attend: Please call 415-749-3567 to confirm.

Thomas Edison Charter Academy (TECA)

Tour Dates/Times: Tues 8:30am (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's weeks)
Tours go from 9/25/2012 thru 1/15/13.
How to Attend: Just show up & get a visitor's badge
Notes: The TECA admission process is separate from SFUSD, first-come first-serve: We will host a free community screening of Speaking in Tongues, the award-winning documentary about immersion education in San Francisco public schools, along with a talk by Dr. Juan Flores, on Thursday 11/8/12 at 5:30pm:

Tour Dates/Times: Wed 9:45am.
Tours start Oct 17.
How to Attend: Please call 415-759-2841 to confirm.

Visitaction Valley
Tour Dates/Times: Tue 9:15am.
Tours start Nov 6.
How to Attend: Please arrive by 9:15am to the office, no need to
schedule. If dates after Feb 5 are needed, please call the
school at 415-469-4796.

West Portal
Tour Dates/Times: Thursday, from 9:00 to10:30
Tours go from November 1, 2012 through January 10, 2013
How to Attend: Please reserve a spot through our website:
Notes: At this time we do not permit strollers or children under age 3. 40 parent limit per tour. Reserve at least one week before the tour date. Go Panthers!

Yick Wo
Tour Dates/Times: Tue 10-11am.
Tours start Oct 16.
How to Attend: Call 415-749-3540 to reserve.