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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.

The Grattan Way

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.

Check out these links to learn more about our school, our classrooms and instructors, our library, our after-school program, and our PTA. And for a fun glimpse into life at Grattan, enjoy these photos from some of our favorite events.

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NonDiscrimination Policy

Non-Discrimination Policy: San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of the Office of Equity (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Keasara (Kiki) Williams, at (415) 355-7334 or A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy and SFUSD’s non-discrimination policy are available upon request.

Contact Us

Grattan Elementary School
165 Grattan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Grades: Pre-K through 5
Hours: 7:50am to 1:50pm
Phone: (415) 759-2815
PreK: (415) 759-2850

Our School Logo

Grattan Logo
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."