MORE THAN SPELLING AND ADDITION
Starr King enjoys art and music delivered by SFUSD and institutions like the San Francisco Ballet. In addition to district-funded programs, parent support allows Starr King to provide other in-class enrichments to supporting writing, science, and social-emotional learning.
StageWrite builds literacy as students use dramatic activities, appropriate to their grade level, to become better writers, readers, and communicators. Education Outdoors supports science by using Starr King's outdoor classroom to illustrate scientific concepts in a hands-on laboratory. Healthy Play coaches use a play-based program for schoolyard activity and safety, using recess and outdoor time to teach conflict resolution and communication skills. And in 2016-17, the PTA debuted a pilot Science Initiative in the 2nd and 3rd grades, bringing in a consultant to assist teachers in developing the science curriculum. This successful pilot will be expanded to all grades in 2017-18.
In addition to the enrichments offered at our after-school programs, students participate in parent volunteer-supported sports programs, including soccer, basketball, and baseball.