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San Francisco University High School


University High School welcomes students of demonstrated motivation and ability to engage in an education that fosters responsibility and the spirited pursuit of knowledge. We are a school where adults believe in the

promise of every student, and

community of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and talents. UHS challenges each individual to live a life of integrity, inquiry, and purpose larger than the self.

together we work to build and sustain a


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What’s Inside?

2  UHS at a Glance

16  The Athletic Edge

3  Academic Opportunity

21  The Week Ahead

7  An Engaged Community

22  After UHS

12  Artistic Inspiration

24  Applying to UHS   1


1973

103 48% 35

410

THE YEAR UHS WAS FOUNDED

COURSES OFFERED

SELF-IDENTIFIED STUDENTS OF COLOR

SPORTS TEAMS ACROSS

14 DIFFERENT SPORTS

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at a glance

10

16

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

96

NUMBER OF MIDDLE SCHOOLS REPRESENTED

+

32

ART COURSE OFFERINGS

100

2.6m %

TOTAL STUDENTS

AVERAGE NUMBER OF YEARS OUR FACULTY HAVE TAUGHT AT UHS

23%

AWARDED TO OF STUDENT BODY IN FINANCIAL AID FOR 2016–2017 SCHOOL YEAR

GRADUATING SENIORS WHO GO ON TO FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES ANNUALLY


High school kids are not quite adults, but they are also not quite children. They are on the boundary between adulthood and childhood. Boundaries are wondrous places; there is more biodiversity on the boundary between a meadow and a forest than there is within the center of either. It’s exciting to work with students who are living within this magical ecotone, where assumptions are questioned and possibilities abound.

Ben Jacobs,  Math Instructor

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Academic Opportunity

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ACADEMICS

At University, loving school is cool. The students who choose UHS come from a variety of educational backgrounds and embrace a variety of learning styles. We want our students to be inspired by both their teachers and their peers—to think analytically, to ask tough questions, to explore every nook and cranny of the subject matter that lies before them. Academics at University are challenging because we believe in the capability of our students to embrace any challenge they face. And they do. Our faculty are at the core of our community. The 59 educators that work with our students each day are not only experienced, innovative, and passionate people when it comes to their subject area, they love working with young hearts and minds. With over 100 course offerings to choose from, there is breadth and depth in our academic program, and the expectation that you will build meaningful relationships with adults who care. They are eager to work alongside our students as they learn and grow at UHS.

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I love being in a classroom where the teacher can talk to his students as he would any other person and make jokes every once in a while that remind you that the classroom is a place to learn and have fun. I’m still amazed by things like that at University.

Brenda, Class of 2015, Connecticut College


Looking for More?

Independent Study Through University’s Independent Study Program, students are able to pursue their own course of study, taking courses beyond the published curriculum to deepen their interest in a specialized field, explore something new, or create an interdisciplinary project. Some samples of recent Independent Study Projects: »  Music Therapy »  Molecular Gastronomy »  Filipino Identity in the Bay Area »  Artificial Intelligence »  Music Theory »  Costume Design »  Swift Programming

Become the Architect of Your Own Education Our students enjoy a great amount of academic freedom during their four years at UHS. With dozens of courses to choose from in any given semester (2/3 of the courses offered at UHS are electives), we encourage students to pursue their passions, while also giving them opportunities to discover new ones. Additionally, our student vice presidents of academics host a programplanning luncheon each spring, where current seniors share their experiences in various electives with underclassmen, helping them navigate the vast opportunities that lie before them. We regularly find that the seasoned scientist, bound for a career in research, may discover in her junior year a love of acting after deciding to take a chance on an introductory theater course.

With so many academic options, the curious mind of a UHS student, and the encouragement of the adults on campus, University enables young people to challenge themselves and grow in ways they never imagined—all in a span of four remarkable, life-changing years. In fact, nearly 50% of the Class of 2016 pursued an independent study of their own design, with studies ranging from neuroscience and the placebo effect to contemporary music history to coding Android applications.

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ACADEMICS

The Possibilities Are Endless

Inspiring Electives: Industrial Design Literature of Imprisonment

Required Courses at UHS

AP Computer Science

GRADE

GRADE

9

courses

GRADE

10

GRADE

11

12

Arts

Elective

Western Civilization: History of the Arts

English

English I: Self as Story

English II: Self and Society

Foreign Language

Level I

Level II

Level III

History

History I: Non-Western Civilizations

Western Civilization: History of the Arts

AP U.S. History

Math

Math 1: Algebra

Math II: Geometry

Math III: Advanced Algebra OR Advanced Algebra & Precalc

Chemistry I

The Construction of Self Electronic Music Chaos Theory

Elective

Peace and Conflict Studies Seminar

Seminar

Seminar

Seminar

AP Art History Inferential Statistics Advanced Latin: Caesar and Poets Making the Hyphen Visible Through Asian-American Literature Ornithology Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism

Chemistry II

Comparative Political Systems

Science

Physics

Human Development

Topics in Human Development

Topics in Human Development

Topics in Human Development

Senior Community Engagement Project

Physical Education

2 Hours per Week

2 Hours per Week

2 Hours per Week

2 Hours per Week

Molecular Biology Le Septième Art: Contemporary French Cinema The Modern Middle East Non-Euclidian Geometry

key

Astronomy   Full-year   Semester-long

Arts electives may be    taken at any time over a student’s four years at UHS.

Completion of Levels III    in Math and Foreign Language may occur earlier than the junior year in some cases.

Western Civilization    is an interdisciplinary course that fulfills requirements for both art and history in the sophomore year.

Passages to India Human Physiology Technical Theater South African History, Literature, and Film

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An Engaged Community

My favorite part of UHS is coming to school each day and being genuinely happy to see my peers. I spend a lot of time with them, and it is reassuring to see all the support and kindness the UHS community offers.

Alejandro, Class of 2016, Yale University

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One thing that becomes clear to visitors almost as soon as they step on campus is University’s commitment to both our school community, as well as the inspiring, dynamic city of San Francisco. From the plethora of leadership positions available at school to the multitude of service opportunities offered as part of the Community Engagement program, UHS students value the importance of initiative and responsibility. University's Community Engagement program unites student learning with meaningful service. By understanding the social, political, and economic context of contemporary societal issues, the meaning of active citizenship, and the needs of the Bay Area community, students' service work becomes useful and authentic. The ultimate goal is to graduate students who feel connected to the world around them, see themselves as active citizens, and are equipped with the skills and attitude to effect change when it is needed. Community Engagement begins in ninth grade, continuing throughout our students’ four years and culminating in a year-long project during senior year. The people at UHS also just enjoy being together, as anyone who has attended one of our twice-weekly All School Meetings (ASM) can attest. It’s in these moments that we experience the tremendous diversity of interests, talents, and pride we have within our community. And whatever ASM entails, we guarantee you that no two will ever be the same!

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COMMUNITY

The UHS mission states that the adults "believe in the promise of every student," a true claim indeed. My teachers and advisors have believed in my ability to learn, succeed, and thrive, at times more so than I have believed in myself. Their encouragement has changed my life, giving me new self-confidence and an eagerness to take on challenges—academic or otherwise.

Nikki, Class of 2015, Stanford University

Supporting Success Based on extensive research about adolescent development and cognitive neuroscience, University has crafted a mentoring program to ensure that each one of our students feels supported—and individually known—during their time at UHS. Starting in the ninth grade, students are placed in clusters that are led by specially-trained faculty and staff mentors who are given the time and resources to ensure that their young mentees transition and thrive in high school academically, socially, and emotionally—the whole student. This support continues throughout our students’ UHS careers, enabling everyone to feel they are an important part of the school community and resulting in graduates who are inspired, confident, and ready to take on whatever opportunities lie ahead.

A Closer Look at Mentoring

35

Current number of mentors at UHS

30+

Number of hours our mentors spend in training

3

Number of classes taught by ninth-grade mentors, giving them more time for their mentees (Most full-time faculty at UHS teach four classes)

3 – 5 14

Number of hours ninth-grade mentees spend each week with their mentors Average cluster size   9


Our Community Engagement Program fosters compassion, raises students’ consciousness about local community issues, and supports them in connecting their interests, strengths, and passions with the greater community in numerous positive ways. This work is at the heart of the school’s mission to infuse a “purpose larger than the self” in our students.

Mollie Crittenden, Director of Community Engagement

In the City, of the City UHS is proud to be located in a city as dynamic as San Francisco, and we take every opportunity to strengthen our ties with the community. From volunteering at St. Anthony’s in the Tenderloin to organizing a 5K to raise funds for the ALS Association to holding our annual Battle of the Bands at the Great American Music Hall downtown, we value connecting with our city and our neighbors. And our faculty weave all the city has to offer into the rich tapestry of their courses, bringing their students to Ocean Beach, the San Francisco Opera, and the Federal Reserve, among other local gems. As a student at University High School, you are also a student of San Francisco.

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COMMUNITY

How Will You Get Involved? Examples of Student Clubs

Examples of Service Opportunities

Asian Club

Intramural Sports League

Black Student Union

Investment Club

Dance Dance Revolution Club

Kiva Club

Debate Club

Middle East and Beyond Club

Devil’s Advocate (the school newspaper)

Scientific Discovery Club

African-American Art & Culture Complex

KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now)

ALS Association

Project Cicero Book Drive

Breakthrough SF Causa Justa / Just Cause

National Brain Tumor Society Project Open Hand REC Inc.

Software Development Club

Community Grows

Gender and Sexuality Awareness

The Satonics (student-run a capella group)

Donaldina Cameron House Edgewood

Girls Who Code

Student Council

Glide Memorial Church

Stories for Success at Alamo Elementary School

Green Club

Vox (the school literary magazine)

Habitat for Humanity

Summerbridge

Grilling for Good

Yearbook

Harvest at St. John’s Church

YMCA

Film Club

SF Marin Food Bank St. Anthony’s Foundation

Summerbridge at UHS Founded over 35 years ago by UHS faculty members and the cornerstone of our school’s public purpose, the Summerbridge program provides tuition-free academic enrichment and advocacy to motivated but underserved middle school students, making the best educational opportunities available to students with limited resources. With dedicated UHS students and faculty members serving as Summerbridge tutors and teachers, we prepare middle-schoolers to enter—and thrive—in academically challenging high schools and colleges.

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I came to University because of the reputation. I heard it was the most challenging and the most academic, and that’s what I wanted. What sold me the most, however, were the stage performances I saw before applying. It was not the level of technical achievement that amazed me, nor the costumes or sets, but the actors themselves. I had never seen such a high caliber of acting as I did that day from the young performers on the UHS stage.

Adam,  Class of 2014, Yale University

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Artistic Inspiration

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03

THE ARTS

The arts program is a vibrant and essential part of the UHS experience, and we have one of the most extensive high school arts programs in the Bay Area. In fact, over 80% of UHS students take more than the minimum two-year arts graduation requirement, which shows the value our community places on the role of the arts in the education of the whole student. From stunning theater productions to a full art studio to a myriad of musical courses and performance groups, opportunities to discover yourself as an artist abound at University. And behind the scenes is a deeply committed arts faculty who have been trained specifically in the disciplines they teach. Many are also practicing professionals who can be found in concert halls, art galleries, theaters, and jazz clubs throughout the Bay Area. Being part of the region’s arts community also means that our teachers believe strongly in using the area's rich cultural resources, leading their classes on frequent field trips. Our entire school community revels in celebrating artists and the work they create, on display at our art openings (which often feature recognized and highly respected local artists, many of whom are our alums), theater productions, and concerts. These events showcase the range of programs that we offer in the department and the opportunities our students will have to create and grow in the arts program at UHS.

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At UHS, we believe it takes a village: in our individual classrooms, we are conducting a grand concert inside each student’s mind, demanding a piece of excellence—the masterpiece to be completed elsewhere and often out of view.

Matthew Scheatzle, Visual Arts Instructor

Facilities and Resources »» A spacious painting and drawing studio

»» An Idea Lab that is a hub for ideas,

»» A ceramics studio with 10 pottery wheels,

»» Classrooms outfitted for slide and

with plenty of natural light

three outdoor kilns, and a large indoor work area

»» A photography studio with a wet darkroom and 14 enlargers

»» A digital photography computer lab with 14 work stations

design, tinkering, and fabrication.

digital projector use

»» An image library with thousands of digital and slide images

»» A collection of 35-mm cameras, digital

cameras, lighting equipment, and digital video cameras for student use

»» Additional gallery space, with potential for a rooftop sculpture garden

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»» Two soundproof music classrooms,

specifically designed to house our larger ensembles and intimate chamber groups

»» State-of-the-art music practice modules

»» An electronic music/ADAT 24-track recording studio

»» Ample storage for our collection of

instruments, including five pianos; two synthesizers; and a variety of woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments

»» A music library that houses our

expansive collection of sheet music

»» A technical theater mezzanine with professional lighting and catwalks

»» A “Juliet” balcony »» Optimum acoustical designs »» Cutting edge audio and visual technology equipment


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THE ARTS

The Arts by the Numbers

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Visual art galleries

410

Seats in our state-of-the-art theater

75%

Percentage of UHS students enrolled in arts courses at any given time

3

Annual theater productions

6

Annual art openings

4

Annual music concerts

32

Arts courses offered

3

Outdoor kilns

All

Arts disciplines offering entry-level courses

Infinite

Ways to channel your creativity

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UHS fosters a culture of excellence that makes it easy for students to take pride in the school and what they pursue. This culture is apparent everywhere, from the classroom to the athletics field.

Naod, Class of 2015, Duke University

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The Athletic Edge

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ATHLETICS

At UHS, we often say that athletics is practice for life. To us, that means prioritizing the development of each and every student-athlete above all else. In doing so, Red Devil athletes leave UHS more confident, more capable in terms of habits and life skills, more team-oriented, and with the initiative to take on challenges. However much you want athletics to be part of your experience at UHS, we have the program in place to fit your aspirations. We have a storied athletic history at University High School, highlighted by the numerous championship banners that hang in our home gym, affectionately known as “The Devil Dome.” And for a school of about 400 students, we offer a breadth of programs that rivals just about any high school (or college, for that matter). UHS participates in 14 different sports, fields 23 varsity teams, and offers JV teams in any program that has sufficient interest. At the heart of our program is participation, and the fact that our students participate in such great numbers (about 80% play on one or more teams per year) says a great deal about UHS athletics. Our athletes enjoy their experience so much that over 90% of them say they would recommend UHS sports to an incoming student.

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Although we are proud of the championship banners that fill our gym, that’s not how we measure the success of our athletic program— we measure success by the way Red Devil Athletics helps enhance our students' high school experience and prepares them for success in college and beyond.

Jim Ketcham, Athletic Director

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ATHLETICS

Red Devil Pride

University is a school for the student who wants to excel both in the classroom and on the playing field. Throughout their high school careers, our students remain committed to both, and many are ready to take their game to the next level when they graduate—about 15% of UHS alumni continue their athletic careers at the varsity collegiate level.*

A History of UHS Athletic Titles Since We Opened Our Doors in 1975

Titles

by Sport (League / Section)

League Titles

Section Titles

State Titles

Section Runner-Up Finishes

State Final Four Finishes

246

71

11

48

24

What

Sports Do UHS Athletes Play in College?*

Cross Country . . . . . . . . . .

56 / 34

Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

30

Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

33 / 3

Lacrosse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

26

Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

30 / 9

Cross Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

17

Badminton . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

28 / 1

Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

17

Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

28 / 1

Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11

Volleyball

22 / 4

Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10

Swimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16/0

Fencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8

Lacrosse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16/1

Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7

Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9 / 1

Field Hockey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5

Field Hockey . . . . . . . . . . .

3 / 0

Swimming

................................

3

Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3 / 0

Softball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4

Track & Field . . . . . . . . . . .

3 / 11

Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

Fencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3 / 3

Sailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1

Softball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 / 0

Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1

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*These numbers reflect statistics from 2005–2015.

Where

Do UHS Athletes Play College Sports?* Claremont McKenna . . . .

9

Johns Hopkins . . . . . . . . . . .

3

Middlebury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8

Kenyon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3

Harvard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7

Puget Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3

Tufts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7

Swarthmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3

Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6

Vassar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3

Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6

Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3

Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5

Bowdoin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5

Dartmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

Wesleyan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5

Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

Bates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4

Haverford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4

Lewis & Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

Trinity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4

Occidental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

Whitman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4

Pomona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3

Washington (MO) . . . . . . . . .

2

Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3

Wellesley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

Connecticut College . . . . .

3

28 Other Schools

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Athletic Facilities  1  University High School Gym

Badminton, Basketball, Fencing, and Volleyball

 2   Paul Goode Field

101

Baseball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Softball

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The Week Ahead

AP Art: Drawing

Literature of Imprisonment

! p in e e l S Precalc B

Physics

AP Art: Drawing

Precalc B Dance Dance Revolution Club!

Advanced French Seminar

Physics

Tactics for Social Change

Free

!

* Track meet at Kezar! Bus at 3:15 p.m. Remember to bring snacks!

Free! Study in Student Center Yearbook meeting

Advanced French Seminar: Movie!

AP Art: Drawing

Literature of Imprisonment: Visiting speaker!

Precalc B: Group project!

Advanced French Seminar Snacks with PA’s! Literature of Imprisonment

Bacon mac and cheese day!

Free

!

Habitat for Humanity build!

Remember to bring tickets!!

Physics: New lab project!

Meet with Precalc group to work on project

Meet with Byron to go over last week's Physics lab Track Practice at 3:30 p.m.

in! p e Sle

Announce Habitat for Humanity's weekend trip to build site at ASM!

Tactics for Social Change

Disney Club showing movie in Theatre!

Take a peek into a typical UHS student's Red Book, the weekly planner every Red Devil gets at the beginning of the school year to help them stay on schedule.

Track Practice at 3:30 p.m.

Track Practice at 3:30 p.m.

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After UHS What comes after UHS? That’s up to you, and when it comes to our alums, their paths are as varied as they are inspiring. We pour so much into the UHS experience because we know that during your four years here, this community will equip you to pursue your dreams beyond our campus.

For most of our graduates, college is the first stop after commencement, though some of our young alums also pursue gap years so that they may participate in full-time professional internships or service programs. Above all, our College Counseling Center, led by a highly experienced team, prioritizes assisting our students in discovering the future that is right for them.

Below is a list of colleges where five or more UHS students have matriculated between 2011–2016.

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Amherst College

8

Occidental College

9

Boston University

10

Pomona College

5

Bowdoin College

7

Princeton University

13

Brown University

11

Reed College

5

Carleton College

6

Stanford University

19

Claremont McKenna College

6

Tufts University

13

Colby College

9

University of California, Berkeley

15

Colgate University

13

University of California, Davis

6

Columbia University

10

University of California, Los Angeles

8

Connecticut College

7

University of California, Santa Barbara

9

Cornell University

8

University of Chicago

8

Dartmouth College

9

University of Michigan

7

Duke University

7

University of Pennsylvania

7

Georgetown University

6

University of Southern California

17

Harvard University

21

Vassar College

5

Kenyon College

6

Washington University in St. Louis

15

Middlebury College

15

Wellesley College

5

New York University

18

Wesleyan University

8

Northwestern University

12

Whitman College

8

Oberlin College

6

Yale University

14


I was drawn to UHS from the first time I heard about the school, and my visit here solidified that. In each classroom I visited, there was a sense, not only of commitment to learning, but of passion—something I value greatly. I am constantly impressed by the dedication of faculty and students to their academic work, pursuit of knowledge, and selfimprovement. With this mindset, UHS truly is a place that fosters creative growth.

Toni, Class of 2016, Princeton University

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Applying to UHS 1

Explore and Visit UHS »» To start learning more about UHS,

visit our website at www.sfuhs.org. Our website is a great place to begin getting to know our school community.

»» Once you are ready to begin the

application process with us, create a Ravenna-Hub account by visiting www.ravenna-hub.com, and complete the Student Profile. Find UHS in the School Directory and click “Apply.” In late August, you will be able to register for on-campus events such as a Campus Visit, an Open House, and a Parent/ Guardian Information Session.

»» All on-campus events are only open to candidates considering applying for the upcoming school year (eighth grade and transfer families only) and registration through Ravenna is required.

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Complete Standardized Testing »» All applicants are required to submit standardized testing.

»» Applicants for ninth grade or

tenth grade should take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) during the academic year in which your application is submitted, no earlier than August. Our school code is 7108. Results from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) may also be submitted. Applicants for eleventh grade must take the SSAT, Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), or the ISEE. Applicants for twelfth grade must take PSAT, SAT Reasoning Test, or ACT.

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Submit Your Application for Admission »» The application will be

available online in late August on Ravenna-Hub.

»» Your application will consist

of a Student Application, a Parent/Guardian Application, two teacher recommendations, a principal or school counselor recommendation, and transcripts.

»» The application deadline for

the 2017–2018 school year is January 12, 2017 at 11:59pm pst.

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Schedule An Interview »» Once we receive the Parent/

Guardian Application and the application fee (or fee waiver), you will be able to schedule your interview on Ravenna-Hub.

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Apply for Financial Aid »» UHS is committed to enrolling

a talented and diverse student body representative of the Bay Area. We believe that the cost of a UHS education should not be a deterrent to prospective families, and to that end, each year we award upwards of $2.6 million in grants to almost a quarter of our students based on their demonstrated need.

»» The financial aid application will Please visit www.sfuhs.org/admissions for details and updates on our application and process, and don’t hesitate to be in touch with the Admissions Office by phone (415-447-3101) or email (admissions@sfuhs.org). We look forward to getting to know you!

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be available online in the Affording UHS section of our website in early November.

»» For more information about financial aid, please visit the Affording UHS section of our website.


Each morning, when I walk across our courtyard, I sense a palpable eagerness to start another day at UHS energized by ideas, analysis, debate, creativity, and inquiry. We cherish our close-knit and intellectually lively community, nestled in the heart of this vibrant city. What our students and graduates have in common is a strongly-developed habit of mind—and heart—that prepares them to be lifelong learners, creators, leaders, and change-agents who understand their role in serving and shaping the world.

Julia Russell Eells, Head of School


SAN FRANCISCO UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL Office of Admissions and Financial Aid San Francisco University High School 3065 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94115 tel: 415.447.3101

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fax: 415.447.5801

email: admissions@sfuhs.org www.sfuhs.org/admissions


UHS Viewbook 2016