Downtown High School

Project-Based Learning

Downtown High School is located in the Potrero Hill Neighborhood of

San Francisco, California

Our mission is to provide continuation high school students with an alternative educational experience that supports both academic and personal growth through project-based learning.


Our vision is to re-engage students through educational experiences and curricula that empower them to develop the necessary consciousness and self-determination to create positive and meaningful paths now and in the future.


Social Justice at Downtown High School  


Social Justice is the practice of identifying and addressing the historic, institutional, and interpersonal inequities that oppress people along lines such as race, class, gender, sexuality and ability. Social Justice Education is a joint exploration between students, educators, and community that analyzes patterns of oppression, examines stories of resistance and liberation, and engages in critical self-examination. Through this process, our students will take steps to dismantle systems of oppression and achieve individual and collective self-determination.


693 Vermont Street • 415 -695-5860

Principal: Ellen Wong