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An Extraordinary School

Grattan Elementary is a small, vibrant, PreK-5 public school located in the Cole Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, California. We offer a solid, structured program with an emphasis on developing basic skills, supplemented with extra programs in arts and sciences.

Our school believes in a balanced approach to the development of the whole child. We foster critical thinking skills, nurture social and emotional growth, encourage respect for self and others, and inspire a lifelong love of learning. We implement anti-bullying and conflict-management curriculum for all students, with an emphasis on Restorative Practices.



Our students are all taught The Grattan Way:

Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Kind.

This is an important school philosophy that guides the Grattan community. While all of our students embrace The Grattan Way, many will be "Caught in the Act" of doing so. On Mondays, Principal Cate Walter reads the names of all the children who were "caught" exemplifying The Grattan Way, and those children take a well-deserved bow. This ritual is one way that our school builds and nurtures community, creating a solid foundation for our use of Restorative Practices.

Contact Us

Grattan Elementary School
165 Grattan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 759-2815
Grades: Pre-K through 5
Hours: 7:50am to 1:50pm

Our School Logo

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The Grattan logo was designed in 2003 by a fourth-grade student named Hung Su, who was newly arrived from Cambodia. When asked to describe her logo, she wrote, "The big G is for our school community. The star symbolizes our children, because they are all stars. The hands show the support of our teachers and adults. The birds show our journey toward independence. And the planet signifies our place in this universe."