Academics

As one of the oldest public high schools in San Francisco, Galileo Academy of Science and Technology High School has a rich tradition of providing rigorous academics and extra-curricular opportunities to students. Set in a historic building in the Marina district, Galileo maintains high expectations and standards for all students. With a particular focus on science and technology, the school offers students six specialized academy and pathway choices beginning in 10th grade. The staff and community work collaboratively to ensure that students are provided with rigorous and meaningful learning experiences in their classrooms, in extra-curricular activities and in number of special school-wide events.

Our vision is to develop students who will grow academically, emotionally, and personally in a safe and supportive school setting that emphasizes the development of a well-rounded education. Students will be inspired to become resilient, curious, globally minded and socially conscious in a 21st century world.

Our mission is to provide equal access to all education programs and ensure success for all students.

Key priorities for the 2017-2018 school year include:

a) the continued development and implementation of the Common Core curriculum (English, Mathematics, and Sciences);
b) the integration of technology in classrooms and development of 21st Century Skills for staff and students;
c) a focus on narrowing the achievement gap for targeted groups of students;
d) the continued development and implementation of a Response to Intervention (RtI) Framework (behavioral and academic), Restorative Practices (RP) and a Positive Behavioral Intervention (PBIS) system to support students and promote a positive school climate;
e) strengthening our outreach and support to our parent groups: the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC).