Mr Stewart will host THREE OPEN HOUSE dates at Harvey Milk for all Harvey Milk parents to tour: 

  • Wednesday, August 4th,
  • Thursday, August 5th, and
  • Friday, August 6th, daily from 5-6pm


  1. Please wear a mask (no parent will be admitted in the school without a mask) 
  2. Please enter through the Collingwood Gate (on the hill) and please walk up the Rainbow stairs to the Harvey Milk Library to enter the building.
  3. There will be NO childcare, so students are welcome to attend, however NO CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED
  4. Harvey Milk Educators are NOT expected to attend, classrooms are not open (classrooms are NOT prepared)
  5. Principal Stewart will have a short presentation about San Francisco Unified School District current guidance on masks and will try to answer questions as we walk through the building together. 

Incoming Kindergarten Playdates

Incoming Kindergarten families, we’re looking forward to welcoming your children to HMCRA in August. In the meantime, here’s a couple of summer playdates to help you get connected with our school community:

  • Saturday, June 12 – 2pm, Christopher Playground
  • Saturday, July 31 – 10am: Redwood Grove Playground, McLaren Park

Dog Eared Books Fundraiser! 

  • Now that we are back at school, here’s an excuse to check out and support our neighborhood book store!
  • Shop at Dog Eared Books in the Castro during the read-a-thon (4/27 – 5/6)
  • Mention HMCRA at checkout and 20% of your purchase will benefit our school library!
  • In store purchases only – 489 Castro Street
  • If they don’t have the book you are looking for in stock they will happily order it for you.

Welcome New Families!

Welcome to Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy! You’re about to join a great little school in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood.

Kindergarten is coming closer and it’s time to register for your assignment school. The deadline to register is April 9, 2021.

For more information go to our Welcome New Families! page.

Harvey Milk Hero Squad

We Are About to Kick Off!  

Heroes are never alone, they band together!  Our school has decided to take on blood cancer and our mission is to help find a cure. Be on the lookout for more information in the upcoming days as we kick-off our Hero Squad program on March 1!  

By participating in Hero Squad, your student will learn about teamwork, bravery, social awareness, and will become part of a Squad that supports blood cancer patients, letting them know they are not alone.  Hero Squad emphasizes the importance of social and emotional learning and gaining the experience of helping both children and adults in their fight against blood cancer right in our community.  

Your student can get started early by visiting, and our schools webpage Help your student develop goal-setting, self-motivation and organizational skills!  Every hero needs a squad!  

We hope you enjoyed the Winter Holiday. Just a reminder, there is no school on Monday 1/4! School will resume on Tuesday, January 5.


Tuesday 12/1-12/8

For one week only, you can automatically double your donation to Harvey Milk’s Annual Giving Campaign!

To celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of charity and giving, several generous donors will MATCH up to $25,000 in donations to our Annual Giving Campaign. Every donation made from Tuesday 12/1 through Tuesday 12/8 will be DOUBLED.

Donate here

Book Fair

November 9-22

Use this link to shop – Book Fair Homepage


  • Books make great holiday gifts!

  • Purchase books for teachers and for the school library (see wish lists here)

  • Books will be shipped to your home (orders $25 and over ship for free!)

  • Share with friends and family – all purchases will benefit our school

  • 25% of sales will be put toward purchasing books for students who need them at home