Come visit Jose Ortega Elementary School!
Tours are held on select Thursdays. Visit our newly remodeled campus, spend some time in our classrooms watching our teachers and students in action, and meet our principal, Mr. Benjamin Klaus. Tours are led by parent volunteers from 8-9am immediately followed by a question and answer period with our principal.
Jose Ortega Elementary School, or “JOES” is a culturally diverse community that provides a holistic, inclusive and stimulating program that challenges students to reach their greatest potential. Teachers and support staff utilize a variety of instructional strategies to fit the needs of a wide range of students. Teachers, staff, students and parents work together to create and maintain a positive and welcoming school environment.
Jose Ortega Elementary School is one of San Francisco's best-kept secrets. Our talented, energetic teachers use activity-based instruction to challenge students to reach high academic standards in literacy, math, and science. We integrate the arts, English language development, technology, and science into each classroom's core curriculum. The JOES PTA strives to positively impact the lives of our children and families through community building, academic enrichment, and advocacy.
We have several programs at our school -- a Special Day Pre-K, a General Education Pre-K, a Mandarin Immersion language track and a General Education track.