Breakthrough San Francisco (formerly Summerbridge) at SF Day School is a tuition-free, year-round, academic enrichment program for highly motivated students from underserved communities in San Francisco. Breakthrough students are hardworking individuals who aspire to go to college and are willing to push themselves to excel academically. Accepted students make an eight-year commitment to be in the program, with the goal of attending and succeeding at a college-preparatory middle school, high school and competitive four-year college. Each summer until graduation from middle school, Breakthrough students attend our intensive six-week summer program, taking rigorous classes in reading, writing, math, and science. Students have the opportunity to engage in exciting electives such as dance, arts and crafts, and soccer. To be prepared and get ahead for the coming school year, students receive two hours of homework each night during the summer. All summer classes are taught by trained college students aspiring to be future educators. During the school year, fifth through eighth graders attend our after-school program for tutoring and homework support with trained volunteer tutors. Students also have the opportunity to attend a local museum, college, aquarium or outdoor trip at least one Saturday per semester. Additionally, Breakthrough offers extensive support to families and students during the middle and high school application process. Breakthrough also offers continued support for the high-schoolers in the program. Students interested in this rewarding program are eligible to apply during the fall of their fourth grade year and must complete a paper application. Applications are available in October or November on Breakthrough San Francisco’s website or by contacting Breakthrough SF’s office.
Breakthrough San Francisco at San Francisco Day School
Hours of Operation:
Varies by season. 3:30pm-5:30pm during the school year. 8:00am-5:30pm during the summer.
350 Masonic AveSan Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94118
Golden Gate Park
Organization and Program Categories:
Academics & Tutoring
English / Language Arts
College and Career Preparation
Parent Resources & Family Support
We are located at the San Francisco Day School which has elevators on each floor.
Special Needs Support:
<p>Accessible by vehicle or public transit. Muni lines 5 and 31 stop very close by.</p>
<p>Apply early and show us your best work on the application!</p><p> </p>
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