At Sunnyside, we believe every student can be successful and achieve his or her full potential. Respect and community are an integral part of supporting every student in their education. Our students build strong bonds through school-wide activities, class projects, and field trips.
What Makes Sunnyside Special?
Sunnyside's PTA works with parents, teachers, and staff to support our school so that all of our children can have the best education possible. As one of the most active in SF, our PTA runs (and funds) a broad variety of programs and events designed to build community and enhance student learning. For more information, visit the PTA page.
The school attracts students of many different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds from the adjacent neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Glen Park, Bernal Heights, Miraloma Park, Noe Valley, Outer Mission, Potrero Hill, and Excelsior. In 2014-15 our student body was approximately 22% Latino, 43% Caucasian, 4% African American, 6.2% Filipino, 14% Other Asian. We have many LBGT families at our school, as well as many international families. We have two Severely Impaired Special Education classrooms.
The main building was built in 1926, and our new building, the Ruby Bell Wing, was completed in 2015. Every classroom is bright and airy, thanks to an abundance of large windows. Thanks to our recently completed renovation and construction, all of our classrooms are fresh and clean. We have a welcoming library, an auditorium/cafeteria, computers in every classroom, a budding garden, and a large playground. Murals brighten our grounds and a mosaic mural graces our main entrance.
Sunnyside is located in the serene and safe neighborhood between Glen Park and City College (map).
8:40 am - 2:40 pm
Children may be dropped off in the schoolyard at 8:20 am for supervised play.
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
You can walk your children into school or drop them at the drop-off zone on Hearst Street. Our "Stop, Drop and Roll" zone is staffed by parent volunteers, 5th grade volunteers, and sometimes even the principal.