Lakeside Presbyterian Center for Children is a beloved neighborhood preschool of San Francisco. Since 1961, generations of native San Franciscans have attended and sent their children to Lakeside for their first years of school. Our school community is comprised of dedicated staff, involved parents and a caring church – all of whom work together to support our nurturing learning environments. The school offers a transitional kindergarten class, a pre-k class, two preschool classes, enrichment programs, and summer camps.
At Lakeside, we strive to create a school culture that is safe, nurturing and fun in every way for our children, families and teachers. There is a hum of learning, an openness to individual differences, and mutual respect between children, teachers, and their corresponding peers in all facets throughout the center. We engage in exploration and play and value individual interests, striving to create an engaging and nurturing atmosphere that addresses the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual needs of the whole child. We are lifelong learners and are motivated to learn and apply the latest developmentally appropriate practices. We encourage families to partner with us in this learning.