First school opened at 116 Jackson Street in the heart of the Barbary Coast with 2 classrooms. Two more were added in 1880.
512 Union Street in apartment house on the ground floor.
Bartlett and 22nd Streets.
1906 Mason Street.
8th & Brannan Streets.
333 Beale Street.
3270 Mission Street. 1233 Pacific.
74 West Mission Street.
Turk & Steiner Streets. 211-13 Ninth Street.
1505 1/2 Turk Street.
1018 Folsom Street.
477 – 9th Street.
Tennessee & Solano Streets.
101 19th Street.
535 Castro Street.
2927 Mission Street
101 Butte Street.
369 – 11th Street.
1310 Broderick Street.
Alabama & 23rd Streets.
934 1/2 Harrison Street.
1816 Union Street.
291 – 3rd Avenue.
560 Union Street. A $40,000 – 3 story brick building was built by Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst for teacher training and kindergarten classes.
The earthquake and fire destroyed 7 of the above schools. Following the fire, temporary schools were opened as follows:
Siguri Hall, Mission Road near China Avenue.
Golden Gate Park barracks.
Tents in Golden Gate Park.
Tent in Washington Square.
Steimke Hall, Octavia near Union.
S. F. Settlement Assn. 720 Treat Ave.
Refugee Center, 4252 – 24th St.
New classes were added to the above in the following addresses:
117 – 30th Street.
200 London Street.
230 Harriet Street.
1722 Greenwich Street.
19th & Iowa.
18th & Oakwood.
17th & Pond.
134½ – 14th Street. Closed 1910.
570 Union, a new school, was built by Mr. William R. Hearst to replace the one at 560 Union destroyed by the fire.
New schools opened at:
3452 Mission, and 2520 Folsom, plus 4 more in public schools. Thereafter some of the schools, were gradually absorbed by the Board of Education as public kindergartens.
Two classes were opened at Infant Shelter to enroll only nursery school age children.
824 Carolina Street a new building costing $9,000 was built by the California Synodical Society and leased rent free to the Association until 1966.
Y.M.C.A. building in Chinatown.
Sunnydale Housing Project gave space to have a mothers’ cooperative school opened under a Rosenberg Foundation grant.
Sunnydale, Union Street and Carolina Street schools become all-day centers for children ineligible to any other day care or nursery centers.
350 Union Street, housing 80 children.
North Beach Housing project.
Over the years schools were closed out for various reasons besides the fire. A number were taken over by the San Francisco Board of Education, others by the landlord, or they became unsuitable for occupancy. The work of the Association is now concentrated in one new building which is a permanent home. Constructed at a cost of $400,000 it houses classrooms for 90 preschool children and for 200 older children in the part-time child art classes. It was built mainly with money given by the Hearst Foundation and is owned by the Hearst Trust for the lifetime use of the Golden Gate Kindergarten Association. Should the Golden Gate Kindergarten Association at any time cease to exist or function as a purely charitable agency, the trustees shall convey the premises, or proceeds from sales thereof, to the regents of the University of California to be used for the Department of Geology or of Mining.