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420 Filbert Street,
San Francisco, CA 94133

(415) 291-7924

Garfield is a public elementary school located at the base of Coit Tower n- one of the most picturesque spots in the city of San Francisco. As one of the first public elementary schools in the city, Garfield has been providing a rich academic environment for local children for more than 100 years. Today, Garfield is a small, tight-knit community serving 240 children of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds in grades K-5.

Garfield Elementary offers general education classes for grades K-5; a Chinese Immersion program for grades K-1 (additional grades will be added every academic year through grade 5); a Special Day Class (SDC) program for children with high-functioning autism in grades K-5; and an after-school program from 1:50 – 6:00pm every school day. In addition to the music, art and P.E. programs that are offered throughout the district, Garfield partners with San Francisco community-based organizations to provide enrichment opportunities for its students. These partners include CUESA (the Center for Urban  Education about Sustainable Agriculture); the Chinatown Y.M.C.A; the San Francisco Opera Guild; LEAP Arts in Education; and more. 

For more information about Garfield, please visit the school’s Facebook page, Garfield’s San Francisco Unified School District page, and Great Schools . If you are interested in receiving the Garfield PTO newsletter, please provide your email address here.

Faculty 2015


Jennifer Sethasang

Room 225










Special Day Paraprofessional

Ms. Li Li Jiang


What strengths do you bring to your profession?

I’m Chinese bilingual which makes communication much easier between colleagues, parents and students.


What do you like most about Garfield?

What I like most about Garfield is seeing bright and willing to learn students who come to school everyday and are prepared to learn.


What are 5 things you can’t live without? 

Technology; food; transportation; books and electricity.

Describe your ideal day off:

My ideal day off would be filled with exercising and shopping.


Ms. Lucy Li

How long have you been teaching, and how long have you been at Garfield?

I've been at Garfield since 2011.


What strengths do you bring to your profession?

I am creative and artistic, enjoy making children laugh, and willing to put in the extra effort to help bring children to their full potential.

What do you like most about Garfield?

The staff! They are supportive, caring thoughtful and willing to share their thoughts and ideas.


What are 5 things you can’t live without? 

Food and water.


Describe your ideal day off:

I would enjoy playing badminton with friends, and after an intense game I would clean up and relax on my sofa with a cup of coffee, cookies and watch my favorite Chinese soap opera.

Ms. Erin Shin

School Social Worker

Mr. Hanon Ling


What strengths do you bring to your profession?

An open mind and ready-to-listen ears; interpersonal and clinical counseling skills, systematic work experience, community-organizing vision; an expertise in Connect-4 and Mancala also win me some points on my job.

What do you like most about Garfield?

The hard-working, fun, and diverse group of students and families; the dedicated faculty staff; and the character-building hill that is required to reach the school.


What are 5 things you can’t live without? 

Friends and family; community; laughter; traveling; and music.


Describe your ideal day off:

A sunny, warm day at the beach with a good book and a picnic.