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Preschool (Dogpatch Campus): 415-558-9006
Kinder - Grade 8 (Mission Campus): 415-551-0000
Preschool - Grade 1 (Silicon Valley Campus):  650-800-9650
Fax: 415-660-9836

Head of School, Valentina Imbeni
To contact Valentina, please email K-8 Administration

EA to HOS & Mission Campus Manager, Giulia Sinigagliesi

Early Childhood and Lower Elementary School Director, Federica Lentini
Middle and Upper Elementary School Director & IB Programs Coordinator, Douglas Lowney
Director of Teaching and Learning, Sally Meehan Peterson

Director Administration,Dani Sollberger
Director of Admissions, Nichole Leon
Chief Financial Officer, Serdar Orazov
Director of Advancement, Robin Bonaso
Director of Marketing, Micheline Savarin

For admissions inquiries, please complete the Admissions Inquiry Form

Dogpatch Preschool Campus

La Scuola International School
728 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

The preschool is located in the sunny Potrero Hill/Dogpatch neighborhood. This is an up-and-coming neighborhood right next to the new Mission Bay UCSF campus. The site is well-served by public transit via MUNI buses 2248, and 91, the T trolley, and the 22nd St. Caltrain.

There are great features of this neighborhood that you should know about! Here is a list of stores and places of interest that are near our location.

Grocery stores

  • Whole Foods: 17th & Rhode Island
  • Costco (10th & Division)
  • Trader Joe’s (between 8th and 9th on Brannan)
  • Rainbow Grocery (Folsom & 11th)
  • Safeway (16th between Potrero & Bryant)
  • Good Life Grocery (20th St)


  • La Stazione (Pennsylvania at 22nd). Tell them you are an La Scuola parent and 10% of your purchase goes to La Scuola!
  • Piccino (22nd at Minnesota)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous (22nd at 3rd)
  • Chatz (Arkansas at 18th)
  • Farleys (18th st)
  • Starbucks and Café Couleur (De Haro)

Parks etc

  • Jackson Park (Mariposa at Arkansas)
  • McKinley Park (Vermont at 20th)
  • MyGym Children’s Fitness (901 Minnesota St near 20th)
  • Recess Urban Recreation (470 Carolina St at 18th)


Mission Campus grade K-8

La Scuola International School
3250 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Grocery stores:

  • Whole Foods Market: 450 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Guss' supermarket: Harrison and 17th


  • ROBINS CAFÉ  : Large area and café is used to students from ODC coming in so are cool about larger groups of kids. (3153 17th St #1332) 
  • TABLE  CAFÉ​ - Mostly outdoor café. Beautiful setting but people tend to be a bit quieter so maybe better for smaller groups. (2128 Folsom St.) 
  • Brew Cha – Boba Tea: Pretty big café with a sofa and lots of space as it just recently opened. (3420 18th St Unit 001)
  • LINEA COFFEE - Better for very small groups (3417 18th St)
  • Bite Unite - (600 S Van Ness Ave, b/t 18th St & 17th St)
  • DOLORES PARK CAFÉ​ - (501 Dolores St)