Category Archive: Schools and Education

Oct 07

Alta Vista School opens in the Portola

In April, the Portola Planet was informed of a new school moving into the neighborhood. The Alta Vista School out grew their measly 3,500 square feet in the Mission and needed something bigger. The Portola gave them that opportunity, 27,000 square feet bigger! Head of school, Ed Walters, invited me over to see what the …

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Jun 01

San Francisco School is building a new community center

There are new developments happening all over the Portola. The city has invested in renewing the Palega Playground and we’ve just received news about another multi-million dollar building being created that will provide a community space for the Portola – The San Francisco School’s brand new Community Center. On Tuesday, June 5th at 9:30am, The San …

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Jun 01

San Francisco School helps clean Portola streets

For forty five years, The San Francisco School, based in the Portola, has been educating children from preschool through to 8th grade. They are constantly involved in local activities, such as helping with community art projects and sponsoring the annual Portola Garden Tour, to name two. One of the school directors, Charlie Meade, contacted the Portola Planet last …

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May 30

Portola teacher, Ms. Yuliana Yee, receives award

We have just learned of some great news from one of the schools in the Portola. Ms. Yuliana Yee, a high school math teacher at the Cornerstone Academy, has been given the Herbst Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. Ms Yee teaches geometry through AP Calculus. In her first year of teaching AP Calc last year, all of …

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Apr 16

New school for the Portola

Alta-Vista-School-Logo

 An email landed in our inbox this morning informing us about a new private school that is moving into the Portola. Alta Vista School, less than 2 years old, has outgrown its start-up environment and has decided to expand, making 450 Somerset Steet in the Portola, its new home. Going from an existing 3,500 square feet, they …

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