Located across the street from beautiful Lake Merced in San Francisco. Lakeshore Elementary is an ethnically and economically diverse urban school and is committed to providing children with a firm educational and social foundation.
Education through Experience
Lakeshore Elementary provides a wide variety of enrichment activities and a nurturing and joyful community, where teachers and parents work together to create a meaningful education and enhance academic achievements. Lakeshore students learn through doing – experiencing the science first hand, increasing their curiosity and retention of the concepts.
Creative expression through the arts is a central part of the Lakeshore experience. The arts curriculum is integrated with what children are learning in the classroom and enhance our students' educational experience.
Our students have a natural playground in which they can explore, write poetry, paint, and draw; as well as a wide variety of gardens that provide food, science curriculum opportunities, and a beautiful environment for the school.
Social Studies and Science
The area surrounding Lakeshore is well-suited for Native American, California social studies, and urban agriculture. Our proximity to Lake Merced provides a unique opportunity to study local entomology and ornithology.
Update: Classroom assignment letters will not be mailed home. They will go home with your student on the first day and contain additional info. Assignments are now posted in the school lobby - check them out or just come the first day of school.
New family tips and forms here. Food donations welcome for Teacher Appreciation Fri. 8/18 until 11am and Welcome Coffee Mon. 8/21 at 9:30am
Hard to believe that the first day of school is around the corner! UPDATE 8/17: Assignment letters will not be sent home. The letters were stuffed…but due to an issue with the software, the labels we received were all mixed up! Therefore, we won’t actually be sending letters home. Never fear – you can simply show up to school on Monday, August 21
Volunteers Needed! Please join us Saturday, April 8th to help beautify our school. Help the garden staff build new planter boxes, make the yard litter-free, and more. Kids are welcome as well as parents. Please contact Amy MacWilliamson at 415.846.0943 with any questions. Please RSVP here so we can get an idea of how many people are coming. Thank you!
Congratulations on your placement at Lakeshore Elementary School. We welcome you and your family to our diverse community. Your child will soon enjoy a rich curriculum with our wonderful classroom teachers in a beautiful natural environment. They will participate in several creative enrichment programs and explore a wide variety of gardens that provide science cur
New families, please join us on Tuesday, April 4 from 10-11:30am for a welcome and tour of Lakeshore Elementary. Come meet our principal, Mr. Matthew Hartford, the staff, and parents, and learn about Lakeshore! NOTE: as of March 9, the date has been updated to April 4.