Welcome to TECA

Welcome to the Thomas Edison Charter Academy website. Located in San Francisco, California, we serve more than 700 students in our Transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade classes.

Our unique program is balanced and maintains academic rigor while providing the needed supports to help students meet their goals. In its very foundation, it honors the importance of infusing arts into everyday school experiences, while offering language enrichment, to support the whole child.

A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear Parents, Students, and Community,

It is a great honor to serve as the superintendent of the Thomas Edison Charter Academy. I am deeply inspired by the mission, vision, and philosophy of the school. TECA's North Star declarations reflect my beliefs regarding what is sacred about learning and what must be valued, nurtured, and protected for our children and our larger community of learners and leaders.

Our teachers and staff are the everyday heroes who created this amazing, non-profit charter that offers a vital and different learning option for the parents and students in San Francisco. This evolution speaks of grit, commitment, creativity, and collaboration, and I am truly inspired by it.

TECA students excel in a nurturing and inclusive, bilingual, 21st century learning environment. I am an individual who was raised speaking and studying two languages and have personal knowledge of the role languages have in opening us up to the world. I am thrilled to be on the TECA team, and I invite you to join us.

In partnership,

Anakarita Allen

Anakarita Allen
Superintendent/Executive Director