Metro Academy of Ethnic Studies

Each Metro Academy is a learning community made up of two linked courses each semester, pairing a general education course (such as English or math) with a discipline-specific course (e.g., health, science, ethnic studies, child development). Metro gives students personalized support for college success through in-class academic support and tutoring. Every Metro addresses real-world issues and brings social justice into the classroom. Although you can continue on into any major after you complete Metro, read about the different themes to find a Metro academy that best matches your interests!

The Metro Academy of Ethnic Studies seeks to support its students in achieving academic excellence and long-term leadership skills, knowledge of self, and collaborative activist abilities in order to eliminate racism and other forms of oppression; and to study in the first person voice the cultural and intellectual traditions of these peoples that are often ignored or misrepresented in the current U.S. academic canons. 



If you have questions about Metro Academy of Ethnic Studies, please contact us:

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm


Phone: (415) 338-3034

Fax: (415) 338-7948


1600 Holloway Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94132

HSS Building, Room 301

Ethnic Studies Coordinator: 

Mark Bautista

BH320C (Cahill Media Lab)