School Information

1000 Cayuga Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94112 


Tel: 415-469-4090 
Fax: 415-469-0859 

Freedom Siyam, Principal

School Hours: 8:15AM-3:34PM 
Visitation Days: Call school for times/dates. 
Uniforms: No


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Non-Discrimination Policy


Calendar Reminders

Monday, October 8

Indigenous Peoples' Day--No School

Thursday, October 11

Back to School Night

Saturday, October 13

SFUSD Enrollment Fair

Tuesday, October 16 

PTSA College Night

Thursday, November 15

CA$H 4 COLLEGE in Library


Our wonderful Balboa Alumni Association have created capacity for online donations. CLICK HERE  and scroll down to make a donation to the Alumni Association of one of the following:

  • Senior Sweater Fund
  • Roger Hansen Memorial Scholarship
  • Josiah Shabazz Lightfoot Memorial CHOICE Scholarship

It’s easy – and every dollar goes directly to our students.  Your donation is tax deductible.

Affordable Internet at Home for Eligible Households: Internet Essentials


Comcast's Internet Essentials Program offers $9.95/month internet and Wifi to families who have at least one child who qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch!

They also offer computers for $149.99.


It's easy to apply!

What's Happening in the Garden?

 Balboa has the biggest and best native plant gardens of any school in San Francisco. If you want to help maintain them, please contact:

Bettie Holaday 415-564-3379 bettie_holaday@lycos.com

Gulls, pigeons, and ravens are keeping a watchful eye on student lunches. Summer blooming plants are finishing up and dropping their seeds. Fall bloomers, like scarlet hummingbird fuchsia and the currants, are just starting. Mostly, fall looks like a quiet time of year because many plants and their seeds are dormant, but there is much hidden activity. A host of invertebrates break down detritus, returning nutrients to the soil for next spring's flowers. Bumble bee queens hibernate in their underground burrows while hunting wasps catch invertebrate prey in the detritus to feed their young. Butterfly larvae fatten on leaves before pupating overwinter. Black phoebes hunt for insects while currants, manzanitas, and toyons attract other birds with their berries. Fall is the ideal time to get the garden in shape for next spring and summer!




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Dear Balboa Students, Families, and Friends,

826 Valencia's tenth annual Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend will be held next weekend, October 20th and 21st, at Mission High School. Last year one hundred and sixty one students from across the district received free one-on-one support on their college application essays over the course of two days. This year we are hoping to serve more students than ever before—particularly students who hope to be the first in their families to attend college in the U.S.

Here’s how it works: 826 Valencia will have trained tutors on call to give individualized attention to students in the process of writing their college application and scholarship essays, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. We’ll also provide computers for easy editing as well as brain food to keep students going.

We are counting on your help to spread the word to seniors about this valuable resource. Registering as a student is easy and free—just follow this link for information and sign-up. Please let me know if you are interested in event fliers and/or posters. Thank you for the work that you do everyday, and we appreciate you connecting students with this amazing opportunity.

In Partnership,

The Family Partnership and Empowerment Team

Family Partnerships & Empowerment Programs

Student, Family & Community Support Department

San Francisco Unified School District

20 Cook Street, Room 3, San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone: 415-750-4500 ext.1402 / Fax: 415-750-8653

Email: familypartnerships@sfusd.edu


CALENDAR 2018-2019

Contact Marissa Forzisi: mforzisi@jcyc.org

Balboa & DPW Clean-Up 2018

All Pathway Showcase 2018

PTSA Pathway Presentations 2018

Shop Online Anytime to Benefit Balboa!

Balboa High School

Non-Discrimination Policy: San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of the Office of Equity (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Keasara (Kiki) Williams, at 415-355-7334 or equity@sfusd.edu. A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy and SFUSD’s non-discrimination policy are available upon request.


SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019


Adults: $10 a year

Students: $5 a year


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 “When parents are involved, students achieve more, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic or racial background, or the parents' education level.”

Balboa PTSA invites you to attend College Night on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:00 to 7:30p.m. in the Buccaneer Room. We will have representatives from community colleges along with our own College Room staff to help you and your students navigate the college application process. Light dinner will be served and translations will be provided. Students who attend will earn community service hours. Hope to see you there!



Come to the library and pick up a copy of Check, Please! "the hilarious and heartbreaking confessions of a figure skater turned collegiate hockey player who's terrified of checking!"



An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texas high school. Come to the library for a copy of Moxie, the new novel from Jennifer Mathieu.




Come to the library and see the BAL READS! Gallery. Do you want to pose for a poster with your favorite book? See Ms. Simmons, Balboa Librarian





To Reserve a Tour Spot Please Call (415)469-4090   



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Guided Tours Last About 1 Hour; No Shadowing in Classes

          OPEN HOUSE


       6:30 pm-8:00 pm



The CYC Balboa After School Program helps teenagers become more active, engaged, and civic-minded members of the community through our diverse academic, enrichment, and recreational programs. Our youth have access to free hot meals, academic assistance, and innovative classes such as 3D Printing, Silk Screening, and Carpentry. We are open Monday through Friday from dismissal bell to 6:00p.m. Our program is absolutely FREE! We only ask each participant to submit the below registration form. See you after school!


CYC Balboa Afterschool Program Registration Form (ENGLISH) V07012018.pdf

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