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School Vision

CEC cultivates academically-prepared newly immigrated students by developing foundational skills for the mainstream classroom.  CEC empowers newcomer advocacy in students, families, and staff through building relationships, social-emotional learning, and cultural learning.

Our School 学校

Chinese Education Center

The Chinese Education Center Elementary School of the San Francisco Unified School District is a one year transitional school for Chinese-speaking, recently arrived immigrant students in Kindergarten through fifth grades. It was established in 1969 at the urgency of the Chinese community in San Francisco to address the eduational and social needs of the newcomer students and families. We provide a specially designed academic program that meets the needs of our students. All classroom teachers are certificated with bilingual or BCLAD competencies.


San Francisco Unified School District Non-Discrimination Policy

“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 A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy and SFUSD’s non-discrimination policy are available upon request.”


School Balanced Scorecard Goals:

  1. Academic and Equity

             All students at CEC have equal opportunities to achieve to his/her fullest potential, in academics, social abilities, and critical thinking, in a safe and nurturing learning environment. In our school community, equity means all students and their families have equal access to school and community programs and services. Social justice means that all students, regardless of their socio-economic status or background, will be given equal opportunity to succeed in school.


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