Welcome to Our School

Welcome to the home of the highly successful Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP), one of the truly unique language programs in San Francisco.

As one of two flourishing programs here at Clarendon Alternative Elementary School, JBBP has been offering Japanese language and culture to San Francisco elementary school children for more than 30 years. JBBP discovered the value of a multicultural education long before the term “multicultural” became part of the lexicon in education. Our highly talented and dedicated teachers use Japanese language and culture to open an exciting window to the world for our students, and broaden the rest of the curriculum.

The San Francisco Unified School District passed a resolution in 2006, endorsing multiple languages at all of our elementary schools. We take this District action as a validation of JBBP, and a challenge to bring even more language and culture to all of our students.


California PBIS Award
2015 California PBIS Coalition - Silver Recognition
2014 National Blue Ribbon
2014 National Blue Ribbon School
California Distinguished School
2014 California Distinguished School
2013 Honor Roll from California Business for Education Excellence
2013 California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll
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