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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.

Special Education 2015

Ms. Valerie Chan

Grades K - 2 Special Day Teacher, Room 202

Ms. Janet NwanKwo

Grades 3 - 5 Special Day Teacher, Room 201


How Long Have You Been Teaching, And How Long Have You Been At Garfield?

I've been teaching since 2003 and have been at Garfield since August 2015.


What Strengths Do You Bring To Your Profession?

I bring a passion for motivating kids to believe in themselves, a faith that they can do anything if they believe it. I am also a good listener and I’m patient.

What Do You Like Most About Garfield?

I love the fact that it’s a small school, a beautiful school, set on a hill. 

The atmosphere is very welcoming and the staff, I have experienced is very professional, yet never too busy to offer a helping hand. This is such a great team and I feel so privileged to be working with this group of people. 


What Are 5 Things You Can’t Live Without? 

I cannot live without air, water, and of course food. I can’t live without God in my life, and spreading love around

Describe Your Ideal Day Off:

My ideal day off will be spent by first lounging in bed and getting extra rest, taking a walk around Golden Gate Park or the Presidio, or just relaxing with a nice book to read. 

Ms. Jamie Saverin

Special Education Teacher