Tours and Enrollment

School Tours • Excursiónes de Escuela

Fall Tours for the 2019-2020 school year run every Tuesday morning from 8:10am-9:10am from October 2nd until December 11th. They start in the cafeteria on 22nd Street. We ask that you leave small ones at home for their safety and to allow you to visit the classrooms. 

We also have two extra tours this year: Sunday, October 28th at 11am and a self-guided tour on Thursday evening, December 6th from 5:30-7pm.

You can reserve a spot for a tour here.

Given space constraints please only sign up for one tour and please only reserve the number of tickets you are sure you need!

Tours include a 30 minute walk through the school and Q&A with a volunteer parent followed by a brief introduction to the Principal Dr. Murdock.

We do not offer private tours so as to minimize the amount of disruption to our students and staff. For more information please e-mail Please do not call the school, as tour reservations and inquiries are handled online, solely through our PTA.

This year, we are also offering a smaller group tour during our Dia de los Muertos festival on Sunday October 28. This tour will welcome the whole family so feel free to bring children and enjoy the festival after the tour.


Enrollment at all San Francisco public schools, including Alvarado, is handled by San Francisco Unified School District’s Educational Placement Center (EPC). You can read about school placement here. Please note that admission to Alvarado’s General Education and Spanish Immersion programs are handled separately by the EPC.


The non-profit group Parents for Public Schools is a network of public school parents (not funded by the school district), which hosts enrollment workshops throughout the city. The organization is a great resource for navigating the enrollment process.

To see the breakdown of past applicants to Alvarado (sibling, CTIP, neighborhood, etc.), please visit SFUSD’S Student Assignment and Enrollment Reports.