KINDER, 1st Grade

Class: 9:30 AM-10:45 AM

Recess: 10:45 AM-11:00 AM

Class: 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Lunch: 12:15 PM-12:55 PM

Class: 12:55 PM-2:00 PM

Recess: 2:00 PM-2:15 PM

Class: 2:15 PM-3:30 PM

2nd, 3rd Grade

Class: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

Recess: 11:00 AM-11:15 AM

Class: 11:15 AM-12:40 PM

Lunch: 12:40 PM-1:20 PM

Class: 1:20 PM-2:30 PM

Recess: 2:30 PM-2:45 PM

Class: 2:45 PM-3:30 PM

4th, 5th Grade

Class: 9:30 AM-11:15 AM

Recess: 11:15 AM-11:30 AM

Class: 11:30 AM-1:05 PM

Lunch: 1:05 PM-1:45 PM

Class: 1:45 PM-3:30 PM

Arts Education

New Traditions is a creative arts elementary school with a long and proud history of promoting the arts within our curriculum. We believe that all children can learn and be successful through arts-related programs that work hand in hand with our academics. Our commitment to maintaining robust visual art, music and other creative opportunities at New Traditions - for all of our students - makes our school unique.  New Traditions has an auditorium stage where music and other performances are held, a dedicated art room with ample space for projects in a variety of media, and a kiln for firing ceramics.

Our Arts program helps our students excel academically, socially, and emotionally. In addition to Specialty Classes (listed below), our teachers plan lessons to integrate the arts into classroom teaching. Thanks to our generous support from the PTA, our K-5 Students have the opportunity to engage in the following specialty classes led by skilled artists:

Outdoor GARDEN

New Traditions has an outdoor "classroom" that teachers use to educate their students on a full range of lessons.  The goal is to connect the children to the natural world through hands-on learning in our school gardens and spark their interest in science.

School Library

Students have 2 full days of library enrichment: Thursday and Friday.  Students in the lower grades visit the library every week for 30 minutes, while upper grades visit every week for 45 minutes. Judy L. Viertel is the Teacher-Librarian at New Traditions.


Teachers, students & parents gather at the start of each school day as a way to build community. During this time, parents mingle and learn about upcoming events, staff recognize achievements (aka Dragon Scales), and students move their body through guided "Morning Movement".

School Breakfast and Lunch

Meal Application

Meals are now free for all SFUSD students during the 21/22 school year. However, the San Francisco Unified School District now has an online application for free school meals. Simply enter the requested information as accurately as possible, and all data will be instantly and securely sent to your child's school district for processing. Start your family's meal benefits sooner by entering your information now!

Apply online with the school district


MyPaymentsPlus provides an easy-to-use, efficient way to make school payments quickly and securely anytime using a simple Internet connection. You can say goodbye to the hassles of sending in multiple checks to multiple locations for multiple students. It can all be done with one payment on MyPaymentsPlus. MyPaymentsPlus also allows the ability to receive free low balance emails and in most cases view the purchases made in the cafeteria online.

Apply for MyPaymentsPlus


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