Tours and Enrollment

School Tours • Excursiónes de Escuela

Our tours for this school year are over. Group tours will once again be offered in the fall, 2017. We do not offer private tours so as to minimize the amount of disruption to our students and staff. For more information please read our FAQ page (on the left), or  e-mail Please do not call the school, as tour reservations and inquiries are handled online, solely through our PTA.

Nuestras excursiones para este año escolar han terminaron. Excursiones en grupo empezaran de nuevo en el otoño, 2017. No ofrecemos recorridos individuales con el fin de minimizar la cantidad de interrupciones a nuestros estudiantes y personal. Para obtener más información lea las preguntas frecuentes (a la izquierda)o mande un correo electrónico a Por favor no  llame a la escuela. Las reservaciones y preguntas acerca de nuestros recorridos se manejan exclusivamente a través de nuestro PTA. 


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.