A New Elementary School in San Francisco

San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) held a “shovel-ready” ceremony for their first public school in Mission Bay. This is the first brand-new school in a decade. The Mission Bay School (School) is an elementary campus, and part of the Mission Bay Revitalization Project envisioned for over two decades. Funded by the 2016 Proposition A Bond program, the schools aim to improve district facilities. “With a new public school, Mission Bay will continue to grow as a thriving family-friendly, kid-friendly neighborhood, and this site will also provide hands-on educational opportunities to students from across the city,” said Assemblymember Matt Haney.

The school will provide TK-5 education, a pre-kinder program, a Linked Learning Hub for high school students, and a professional learning resource for faculty and staff training. The school will prioritize STEM-focused education in alignment with the neighborhood’s strong tech and health presence. This four-story building will step down to a single-story multi-purpose room framing the school yard and gardens. The 2.5-acre lot is part of UCSF’s campus. It is walking distance to a soccer field and Mission Bay Kids’ Park.

Construction is expected to be complete in late 2025, with a target opening of the 2025-2026 academic year. Swinerton Management & Consulting (SMC) will be the construction manager for this brand-new school. SFUSD has selected SMC to provide comprehensive project and construction management services over their past three bond programs: 2006 ($450 Million), 2011 ($561 Million), and 2016 ($758 Million).