Schools as active as beehives.
The San Francisco Unified School district (SFUSD) opened the very first public schools in California in 1851. Seems obvious that when it comes to educating Californians they’re way ahead of the game. Which explains the District’s keen interest in our participatory and active arts education programs when we entered the scene in 1965.
Today, our Artists-in-Residence are assigned to more than 20 San Francisco public schools, working within State and District arts education standards. Artists-in-Residence not only give continuity to learning every day of the school year but also bring out our city’s kids in matters of self esteem, social abilities and positive, beautiful self-expression. You’ll see us in every corner of San Francisco’s fascinating neighborhoods.
Very important to note: all of the participating schools share our mission not just to experience art first hand, but also to capture this powerful, creative engine for success in life.
All public schools associated with SFArtsED make a commitment to sequential and outcome-based arts instruction. From a single elementary school over 40 years ago, we now teach in one-third of all K-12 public schools today, engaging more than 7,500 kids last year alone!