Visit Starr King

Welcome to Starr King and we are delighted that you are interested in our school! Please visit us and see our students and teachers in action. 

2019-20 Tours: Tours for the K-5 program will be held on Thursdays at 9 am. PLEASE SELECT ONE TICKET PER FAMILY. Sign up here.


Starr King Elementary

Located on the southwestern slope of Potrero Hill in San Francisco, Starr King Elementary School serves students from the immediate Potrero Hill neighborhood as well as San Francisco at large. Honoring the spirit of our school’s namesake, Thomas Starr King, our diverse student body of 360 students comes from all kinds of families. The staff and parents are proud that our school serves the community as a gathering place, a learning place, and a place where every child is both respected and challenged to reach his or her potential.

Our school offers 4 distinct programs to serve our students. These include a Pre-K program, a Mandarin Immersion Program, a General Education Program, and a Special Day Class program that specializes in educating and supporting children with autism.

The front entrance of the school is on Coral Street, between Carolina & Wisconsin St. Please enter the front gate and head towards the main office. There, signs will direct you to where the tour will begin. We'll visit 3-4 classrooms and then end with a talk with Principal Martin and a Q&A session with the parent tour guides. Parents may bring small children, but please be quiet and respectful of the learning that is taking place. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Pre-K Tours: For those interested in enrolling in the Starr King pre-K program, contact the SFUSD Early Education Department at 415-241-6085 ext. 1117-1122. If you would like to schedule a tour, please contact our office at 415-695-5797 to schedule a date. Pre-K tours are held on the last Thursdays of the month at 2:45.

SFUSD Enrollment Fair

Each Fall, Starr King has a table at the SFUSD Enrollment Fair. This year’s Enrollment Fair will be held on Oct. 19, 2019 at John O’Connell High, 2355 Folsom Street, 9 am-2 pm. Please stop by and say hello to us!

If you have questions about visiting Starr King, please send e-mail to