Pacific Primary School

  • CA


1501 Grove Street
San Francisco
United States

About Us

Pacific Primary's central mission is to spark a passion in children for a life long love of learning, caring and creating. We believe that by focusing on the whole child, fostering a strong diverse community, supporting working parents and outstanding staff, and providing a dynamic curriculum, we are building a foundation for socially responsible children.

Founded in 1974 Pacific Primary's core values remain fundamental to the school today: respect for the whole child, diversity, community, phenomenal staff, and the creative arts. These values continue to provide an exceptional and nurturing learning environment for young children.

The diverse community of the school expands opportunities for the children to learn from those whose life experiences differ from their own. It is reflected in the family structures, cultural and ethnic background of the children and staff. Economic diversity is supported by the tuition- assistance program. The appreciation of these differences is not an abstract concept at Pacific primary; it is a natural part of the child's experience.

The involved and supportive community of Pacific Primary is united by a genuine dedication to the children. The family role as partners in their child's school experience is supported through communication with staff, parent education and abundant opportunities to volunteer. The expected active participation of the parents allows the school to achieve its goals. The school seeks out the highest caliber staff, supports their continuing education and aims to compensate them well. The staff is the school's most valuable asset.

The school makes use of a variety of educational approaches with the goal of achieving deep and meaningful learning. The curriculum includes: learning through hands-on exploration and social, emotional and intellectual growth with considerable attention being placed on the child's conflict resolution skills.