Beresford Elementary School

Love for reading

Love for reading

Beresford Bears love to read

Beresford Garden

Beresford Garden

If you want a child's mind to must first plant a seed.



Developing Healthy
Citizens at Beresford

Developing Healthy<br />Citizens at Beresford

At Beresford, we teach to the whole child, balancing the need to excel academically with a child’s need to develop into healthy citizens.  Learn more about Beresford's academic progress.

Developing Healthy

Developing Healthy<br />Citizens

At Beresford, we teach to the whole child, balancing the need to excel academically with a child’s need to develop into healthy citizens.  Learn more about Beresford's academic progress.



Beresford is a school focused on HET (Highly Effective Teaching). A major component of this philosophy is teaching LIFESKILLS. They provide a safe environment for creating and maintaining a sense of community.  Read more about LIFESKILLS

Upcoming Beresford Events

SMFCSD 2021-2022 School Calendar *click here 

In-Person Incoming Kindergarten Information Meeting- Wednesday, December 8th from 2:00-3:00pm (Spanish translation will be available)

Principal's Coffee Chat- Tuesday, December 14th 8:30-9:15am (after drop off)  at the blue lunch tables

Minimum Day Dismissal- Friday, December 17, 2021 all students dismissed at 12:40

Winter Break- December 20th-January 4th (students return on January 5th)

Kindergarten Registration 2022-2023


Beresford is excited to hold two Kindergarten information meetings for the 2022-2023 school year for interested parents or guardians.  Spanish translation will be provided.  These informational meetings are for adults only.  Please wear a mask.

Wednesday, December 8th from 2:00-3:00pm in our outdoor lunch area or Wednesday, January 12th from 4:00-5:00pm online on Google Meet 

Join by phone
‪(US) +1 401-753-8956‬ PIN: ‪841 520 497‬#

School Covid pool testing

In the San Mateo-Foster City School District, we seek to maintain a safe environment for employees, students, families, and the community. To support those goals, the district has partnered with Concentric by Ginkgo to provide an optional and free COVID-19 pooled testing program.  Participating in this program will help safeguard the well being of our entire school community.

  • Please click the link for more Pool Testing information in English and Spanish 
  • To get started on  please fill out the consent form with your permission to perform a COVID-19 pooled test for your student at Beresford here.  
  • Please see Ms. Felix's email for the school code or call the office at 650-312-7551
  • Pool Testing will start on Monday, September 20, 2020 
  • Results will be provided 24-48 hrs


Covid-19 testing locations


For more information please click link

Click here for the direct link to the testing locations


Please report all student absences at 650-312-7546 before 9:00 am

Leave a message  with:

Your Name
Student First & Last Name 
Reason for Absence
A telephone number for contact

Any doctors appointment will require a doctors note to be turned into the office administrators , please call to notify 

Beresford is a really great place because ...

  • We have a friendly, dedicated staff that works passionately to develop the whole child: academically, socially, and emotionally
  • Beresford is a safe environment with a small and diverse student population
  • Families and staff team up to create a supportive community
  • It’s a small school in a large district
  • It’s a supportive, diverse, loving community
  • The teachers are invested in knowing all students and in participating in their growth
  • We know each student and their abilities.
  • We use PBIS
  • We hold high standards for all our kids.
  • We are the hidden gem of SMFC
  • We offer rigorous, differentiated instruction while offering the social-emotional development and community that small schools have to offer


How Do I Get Involved?

 Beresford PTA

Please visit Beresford PTA's newly launched website

Beresford's Family Literacy Night Video