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About Bret Harte

At Bret Harte, our mission is to provide high-quality instructional programs within a safe learning environment that maximizes individual talents and strengths, celebrates diversity, and prepares students to be productive citizens. As part of our commitment to access and equity, all students have access to instructional programs, materials, and resources that are aligned with California content standards.

Every grade, from kindergarten through 5th, includes projects, cross-curricular activities, arts education, field trips, and interaction across grade levels. At Bret Harte School, children are surrounded by caring adults who provide academic and enrichment programs suited to fit their needs.

The Bret Harte community inspires, supports and nurtures learners on a journey toward excellence. We believe in the incredible potential of all children and are committed to providing academically challenging, culturally relevant learning options which fully develop the unique talents and gifts of each child in our program. High academic standards guide the curriculum across all grades.

The school community is proud of its increased parent involvement, community support, and balanced instructional and enrichment programs. Teachers and staff share ownership of all students' academic and social learning and hold ourselves accountable for professional behavior and student success.



  • Grades PreK/TK-5
  • Student uniforms
  • Spanish Dual Immersion
  • Special education services
  • Student support services
  • Before-school program
  • After-school program
  • SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time 
    Program for PreK students
  • Theater arts and music offered