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Witnessing to the Splendor of the Church

n his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Nuntiandi, promulgated on the feast of the Immaculate Conception in 1975, Pope Paul VI boldly stated: “Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.” Witness is a crucial hallmark of Catholic education, and without the authentic witness of Catholic school teachers and administrators, Catholic education cannot survive, let alone thrive. Nor should it. When he was Secretary of the Congregation for Education, Archbishop J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., identified “sustained Gospel witness” as one of the five essential marks of Catholic education. In The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools, Miller points out that the primary responsibility for creating a Catholic culture and climate rests with Catholic school teachers and administrators. “Indeed,” he says, “it depends chiefly on them whether the Catholic school achieves its purpose…. What educators do and how they act are more significant than what they say – inside and outside the classroom. This is how the Church evangelizes.” Without the experience of living witnesses to the faith, students are far less likely to experience what Miller references as “the splendor of the Church.”

In speaking of “the splendor of the Church,” Archbishop Miller alludes to a book of that same name by the influential theologian, Henri Cardinal de Lubac. This particular volume has been called de Lubac’s hymn to the beauty of the Church. In these troubling times the Church may seem to some more sullied than splendid, more broken than beautiful, given the ongoing revelations of corruption and cover up at even the highest levels of Church authority. And so this might seem an odd volume to be referencing. But it may be just what we need in these difficult days. In de Lubac’s view the Church is both the “Bride of the Spotless Lamb and the harlot.” “I am told,” de Lubac says, “that she is holy, yet I see her full of sinners. Yes, a paradox is this Church of ours!” But not just a paradox. For de Lubac assures us that the Church is also more deeply and more profoundly a mystery, or sacrament,

that draws us to God, that reveals God to us. For those who live the Church’s mystery, they can both experience and participate in the mystery but never capture it because it is ultimately beyond them. Catholic school educators who returned to their classrooms in August face a challenge. Just as they protect their students from so many awful and gruesome things in contemporary society highlighted daily in the media, they are challenged to give beautiful witness by word and action to the splendor of the Church. Being a witness to the faith and helping students to experience the Church’s splendor is critically important to the success of Catholic schools, and even in the best of circumstances is a daunting responsibility for faculty and staff. These current revelations certainly complicate things all the more for our Catholic school educators, who must strive to be authentic witnesses of the faith but are themselves confused and devastated by these tragic failures. However, while the current historical moment we are living through in the Church in our country makes bearing such witness all the more challenging, we must take this moment as a call to purification and renewal for each one of us and for the Church corporately, especially at the level of her leadership, for the Church is both graced and sinful, beautiful and off-putting, gentle and harsh, resilient and battered, paradox and mystery. It’s the beauty and splendor that need emphasis, and, despite the sins and flaws and failures of us all, the Catholic Church’s ultimate destiny is Trinitarian splendor and glory.

Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco

Table of contents

Archbishop Riordan High School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS10

Letter from Pam Lyons, Superintendent of Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS3 St. Ignatius College Preparatory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS4 Junipero Serra High School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS5

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS11 Mercy High School, Burlingame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS12

Mercy High School, San Francisco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS6

Woodside Priory School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS13 Graduation Outcomes

Marin Catholic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS7

Why Choose A Catholic High School?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS14

Convent & Stuart Hall and Schools of the Sacred Heart, Atherton. . . CHS8

Steps for Applying to Catholic High Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS15

ICA Cristo Rey Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS9

Open House and Application Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHS16

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elcome to the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Catholic High School Information Booklet. I am so proud of the strong Catholic communities, innovative educational programs, and dedicated people we find at each of these schools. As you navigate this booklet, you may be wondering what is it that separates the Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco from the many other schools in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. You may be asking yourself, why Catholic school? When a student enters one of our Catholic high schools, they are treated as one of God’s beloved children, created in His image and likeness, and as such, inherently good. In other words, all of our students are beloved because they are created by God. Catholic high schools create educational opportunities that not only address the intellect, but of equal importance, the spiritual, moral, and social aspects of every student. We recognize the importance of academic excellence, and are diligent about ensuring that our students are receiving an education on par with, and in most cases, an education that greatly surpasses other local public and private institutions. The difference lies in our pursuit of academic excellence as a pathway to a greater good. Our curriculum is rooted in the Gospels that inspire a love of learning and the intellectual pursuit of the truth. I always tell our teachers that we are educating our students to change the world, by contributing to

the Kingdom on earth, with their ultimate goal being entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven. This school year, more than 8,200 students attend Catholic School high schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. We welcome those members of our community who are not currently attending a school in the Archdiocese to visit a Catholic school and experience for yourself all they have to offer. I also invite you to visit our new website at schools. Our goal in creating this site was to provide you with important information about our 22 preschools, 55 elementary schools, and 13 high schools in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Join us in our mission to grow our students’ understanding that they are God’s beloved so they may fully realize God’s plan for them. Many Blessings,

Pamela Lyons Superintendent of Schools

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San Francisco’s Jesuit School Since 1855 SI has a student body rich in diversity (ethnic, socioeconomic & geographic), drawing from 7 counties. SI encourages academic excellence and creativity in the classroom, making best use of the latest technology. We inspire our students to dedicate themselves to community service through our retreats and volunteer experience. SI’s Performing & Visual Arts Programs are ranked among the best in the Bay Area and include 20 percent of the student body. Also, 70 percent of our student body participates in our top-flight athletic program making use of stateof-the-art facilities.

VISITATION DAYS September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 24, 31

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1,465 students AP pass rate is higher than the national average Tuition and fees total $24,375 (no additional fees required) 51% of the student body are students of color 66 teams & 75 clubs and activities

More than $4.2 million is distributed to over 22% of the student body, with average grants of more than $13,000.


Sunday, November 4, 2018


For more information and to reserve your spot for a shadow visit!

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Visit Serra Located in San Mateo, in the heart of the Peninsula between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Serra enters the 2018-19 school year in celebration of its 75th anniversary—a storied legacy of excellence in Catholic education. A college preparatory for boys, Serra’s rigorous academic and expansive extracurricular programs are designed to engage and support the ways boys think, learn and grow— heart, mind, body and soul. Serra knows boys. Deliberate in our efforts to build a diverse student body with a complementary mix of interests, abilities, gifts and talents, Serra looks for candidates with a strong academic foundation, a genuine desire to be an active Padre, and a good heart. Once they are Padres, our students thrive in a community of committed, caring educators and an inclusive brotherhood that lasts a lifetime.

The Serra Brotherhood At Serra, the tenet of brotherhood is taught, modeled and lived. It is a bond shared among Padres, past and present, based on the values of respect, integrity, inclusion and compassion Padre brothers hold themselves and each other accountable to these values every day, as Jesus modeled in his own life. The significant achievements of our graduates— more than 12,000 strong—are proof positive of our educational approach and empowering culture. A great source of pride for everyone in the Serra community, Padres go on to live lives with purpose and a spirit of justice—leaders who make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Affordability Information Night Wednesday, October 10 7 p.m.

Open House

Sunday, December 2, 2018 1 p.m.

Padre for a Day

8th Grade Visits September – January

Walk Around Wednesday Tours Parent/Guardian Campus Visits September - December

To register, please visit

QUICK FACTS Enrollment: 835 Average Class Size: 23 Student-Teacher Ratio: 14/1 Honors and AP Courses: 30 Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 75% Clubs and Activities: 40+ Sports Teams: 14 team sports, 34 teams

For more information, visit us online at 451 West 20th Avenue

Tri-School Program: A formal consortium with sister schools Mercy Burlingame and Notre Dame Belmont. Program includes 22 classes on the three campuses, clubs, music and theatre productions and social events.

San Mateo, CA 94403

Tuition and Fees: $22,500


Financial Aid: 32% of students

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Mercy High School, San Francisco, educates women to pursue lives of spiritual and intellectual depth, determination, and daring action to improve our world as an inclusive, Catholic college preparatory community enlivened by the gospel of Jesus and the charism of the Sisters of Mercy.



October 14, 2018 11:00 a.m.

Mercy High School 3250 Nineteen Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132

DARING WWW.MERCYHS.ORG for more information


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MARIN CATHOLIC 675 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Kentfield, CA 94904





TUITION AND FEES 2018-2019 Tuition: $20,450 Registration $800 OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 21, 11:00am



(415) 464-3800



TUITION ASSISTANCE For the 2018-19 school year, Marin Catholic has committed to over $2 million in financial aid to our students. We have approximately 31% of students on some form of financial aid, with the number increasing each year. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 415.464.3810 Janie Rockett, Director of Admissions Marianne Hill, Admissions Associate

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Convent & Stuart Hall Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco Founded in 1887, Convent & Stuart Hall is an independent K-12 preparatory school rooted in the Sacred Heart tradition of Catholic education within a uniquely single-sex and coeducational environment. 2222 Broadway San Francisco, CA 94115

Open Houses Convent High School: October 14, 1p.m. - 3p.m. November 1, 6p.m. - 8p.m. Stuart Hall High School: October 10, 6p.m. - 8 p.m. November 11, 1p.m. - 3p.m. For more information contact: Jen Butler Director of Enrollment Management

On behalf of the 24 Sacred Heart Network Schools in the U.S. and Canada,

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Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton are proud to celebrate more than 200 years of Sacred Heart education in North America. hh v

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1898, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton is an independent, co-ed Catholic day school for students in preschool through grade 12, located on the San Francisco Peninsula. 150 Valparaiso Ave Atherton, CA 94027

Open Houses Sacred Heart Preparatory: October 28, 1p.m. - 4p.m. November 11, 1p.m. - 4p.m. For more information contact: Wendy Quattlebaum Director of Admissions & Financial Aid 650-454-8450

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Realizing Potential MISSION ICA Cristo Rey Academy is a Dominican Catholic college preparatory that empowers girls from underserved communities to become confident young women able to realize their full potential. By providing an excellent academic curriculum, a unique corporate work study experience and the support of our spiritual community, we prepare students for a life of faith, purpose, and service.

ICA CRISTO REY IS REALIZING POTENTIAL … 100% of the Class of 2018 were accepted to college. 85% of graduates were first in their family to attend college. 95% of students meet or exceed their supervisors’ expectations at corporate internships. ICA Cristo Rey graduates attend top colleges and Universities including: UC Berkeley, UCLA, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Georgetown, Howard University, Xavier, St. Mary’s College, and USF. ICA Cristo Rey Academy and the University of San Francisco School of Nursing jointly provide a program for ICA Cristo Rey students to become state-licensed CNA’s following a rigorous application process. ICA Cristo Rey Academy holds the distinction of being the only all-girls school in the nation’s 35-school Cristo Rey Network.


ICA Cristo Rey Academy is proudly entering its tenth year of integration with its Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). Through this innovative program, ICA Cristo Rey students gain experience in professional settings such as law firms, insurance companies, tech companies, and hospitals throughout the Bay Area. Each student goes to her workstudy job five days a month. Through this program our students gain job experience, grow in self-confidence, and graduate with a resume containing four years of professional-level work.

Every student accepted receives a scholarship.


ICA Cristo Rey Academy offers a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum and an innovative Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) for each of our young women. We provide a focused, in-depth learning experience for students, all of whom graduate with the coursework necessary to qualify for admission to UC and CSU campuses and an impressive resume of four years of corporate-work experience. We integrate a robust health and wellness program, with offerings such as yoga, Zumba, rock climbing, wilderness backpacking, Filipino martial arts, and food education classes. Other enrichments include drama, art, and choir.

ICA Cristo Rey is the most affordable, all-girls, Catholic, college-prep option in the Bay Area.


In addition to the Corporate Work Study Program, ICA Cristo Rey offers a wide range of opportunities for enrichment and student leadership. These include Student Council, Academic Honors Societies, Block Society, Student Ambassadors Club, Campus Ministry, and CLIP (Corporate Leadership Intern Program). We have many cultural student groups including Black Students’ Union (BSU), Las Latinas Unidas, Fil-Am Club, Omega-Pi, and Mana of Polynesia. Athletic opportunities include volleyball, basketball, soccer, flag football, cross country, track, swimming, and golf. All students also participate in Service Learning projects throughout their four years. We focus on the Dominican Catholic tradition to guide our values. We welcome all faiths and backgrounds into our community.

PRESIDENT: Sister Diane Aruda, O.P.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Angelica Granera ‘95 PRINCIPAL: Dr. George V. Fornero Director of Admissions FACULTY: A 55-member faculty and staff is composed of religious and lay colleagues.

ENROLLMENT: 385 TUITION (including books): $2,900 TECH FEE: $90

Paulina Maravilla Admissions Assistant & Recruiter

ICA CRISTO REY ACADEMY 3625 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 824-2052

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Archbishop Riordan High School OUR SCHOOL

We are a Catholic high school in the Marianist Tradition where every boy can be successful. MISSION: Riordan educates students to develop ALL BOYS: The school focuses on how boys their faith, intellect, and view of the world. learn best, but offers many co-ed activities after school such as band and theatre. OPPORTUNITIES: Students lead in every classroom, club, sport, and activity. BROTHERHOOD: The Brotherhood at Riordan produces life-long friendships.

INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS: House System, RSP, Engineering Track, Auto Shop and more are led by a dedicated faculty.

“The culture at Riordan is conducive to success. I know I am ready for wherever the future may take me.” -Roman Peregrino ’18 Attending Georgetown University LEARN MORE!



Sunday, October 28 Recommended for grades 5-8


A day-long visit for prospective 8th Graders


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AP/Honors Classes


On Campus Coaches

Clubs & Activities



Mr. Andrew Currier, Ph.D., President Mr. Tim Reardon, Principal Mr. Danny Curtin ‘08, Director of Admissions

175 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112 (415) 586-1256


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Woodside Priory School California’s Benedictine College Preparatory School

302 Portola Rd | Portola Valley, CA 94028 | 650-851-8223 |


elping our students create meaningful and balanced lives is a key part of our mission statement. As one of only 22 Benedictine high schools across the country, it’s something we strive for every day here at the Priory.

But what does a meaningful and balanced life mean? For the Benedictines 1500 years ago, it meant a perfect balance of work, prayer, and rest. Today, it means creating an environment where students work hard but in a healthy manner. It means challenging students with meaningful work that leads to mastery and understanding, not overloading them with busy work. It means teaching kids life lessons outside the classroom – on the stage, in the gym, in the robotics lab, and more. It means exposing students to diverse perspectives and developing empathy for others, and it means starting our students on a journey to find the things that will give them a sense of purpose and fulfillment in their lives.

Come see what Priory is all about.

Q uick Fact s Enrollment: 375 Students in 6th-12th grade Average Class Size: 13

We welcome students into a community where they feel uniquely known and loved. Amidst our 50 acres of redwood trees and rolling hills, Priory students find a place where they can be themselves, take intellectual and creative risks, and live and learn our five core Benedictine values of Individuality, Community, Integrity, Hospitality, and Spirituality.

Student:Faculty Ratio: 7:1

For more information, visit us at

Athletics: 12 sports offered

Students of Color: 47% AP and College-Level Classes: 23 Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 80% Elective Courses: 40+

GRADUATION OUTCOMES FOR ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS Guided by the Mission of the Department of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, which is focused on providing quality leadership, offering programs of educational excellence, and preparing students for a truly Christian life, Catholic High Schools are an integral expression of the teaching mission of the Church, and are therefore committed to developing persons who are the beneficiaries of the rich heritage and legacy of the Church. In all of our educational endeavors, we believe our High School Graduates have been given the skills and tools to adapt to a multicultural society and be productive members of the world community by exercising power and influence for the good of others as Christ-centered leaders of the 21st Century.

Our Graduates are persons of Faith and Spirituality who • Live the Gospel values • Respect and appreciate the diversity of religious expression • Commit to integrating spirituality with their life work Our Graduates are persons of Intellectual Strength and Courage who • Communicate effectively in speaking and writing • Demonstrate critical and creative thinking in problem solving • Understand and appreciate the value of lifelong learning Our Graduates form Christian Community and • Understand the world’s diverse interconnectedness • Collaborate with others to work for the common good • Respect and demonstrate care for the environment as stewards of God’s creation Our Graduates express Confident Leadership to • Empower others for positive transformation of society • Lead by the authority of example to embrace change and confront challenge • Take risks and learn from successes and failures Our Graduates promote in word and action Social Justice and Integrity to • Address injustices and work toward change • Demonstrate a reverence for life and a respect for all traditions, cultures, and peoples • Confront the moral ambiguities promoted by contemporary culture Rooted in the Archdiocesan Graduation Outcomes, these standards reflect the ideas of the individual institutions as well as the collaborative vision of what students must be able to know, do, and understand.

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why choose a catholic school?

Ten Reasons Why Catholic Education Still Matters 1. An Incarnational View of the World Catholic School students learn that God is present and active in their lives and in the world. They learn to recognize the “footprints of God” in their daily experiences, especially in the midst of life’s challenges. They develop a sense of “sacramental awareness.” They see the signs of God’s love around them, and become instruments of God’s grace in their own neighborhoods, communities and the world. In an incarnational view of the world, there is no such thing as a secular subject as all learning helps to develop and bring to full bloom that image of God that is in each person. 2. Immersion in the Paschal Mystery Our lives are a series of small and not so small dyings and risings. In union with the Paschal Mystery, we realize that there is redemptive power in suffering, and in the power of the cross. In it lies the answer to the mystery of all of life’s successes and failures. In the experience of the Paschal Mystery, we also realize the need for community. Like Jesus, we encounter our own Simon of Cyrenes to help us along the way. Wins and losses on the athletic field, As and Fs in class, and laughter and tears in our lives are the way we participate in Jesus’ dying and rising. 3. The Value of Relationships as a Reflection of the Divine Catholic school students learn to experience God’s grace and presence in their lives through their relationships with family,friends and teachers. The loving and supportive relationships they experience are reflections of the love and life-giving dynamic of the Trinity. As a community we celebrate our successes and achievements. We share grief and downfalls. We unite together in solidarity, and even challenge each other to become better reflections of the divine. We are made for community. 4. A Nuanced View of Scripture Catholic school students are given the opportunity to explore the beauty and richness of Sacred Scripture seen through the lens of faith and lived out in daily practice. They experience the ongoing revelation of God in Scripture as the One who leads the Israelites through the promised land, and who redeems them through His cross and resurrection. They also come to view the human person as created in God’s image and likeness, and destined for eternal life. They learn to apply Scripture to their own lives as a tool for prayer and the true guide for virtuous living. 5. Civic Engagement In recent research, it has been reported that private school graduates are significantly more likely to actively participate in civic activities than their public school counterparts. Catholic Schools were ranked #1 in the percentage of graduates who actively participate in civic and community activities such as voting, volunteering, letter-writing to legislators, Catholic Concerns Day, and donations to charity, not just for a tax write-off, but out of a sense of the requirements of justice.

6. Service for the Common Good Catholic schools promote service as an essential component of their curriculum. Many Catholic schools have service programs from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Higher education programs such as the Jesuit or Dominican Volunteer Corps promote service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Diocesan organizations such as Catholic Family Services provide resources and help to people from all walks of life. Catholic school students learn that since community is at the heart of who we are, there are no strangers, only brothers and sisters in the Lord. We have a responsibility to respond to the needs of others because we are all part of God’s family. 7. Discipline as a Faith Expectation Catholic schools promote self-discipline through clarity of moral vision that is based on the Gospel. Students are challenged to be Christ-like in word and action. They are asked to examine their choices and action in light of the Ten Commandments and the Gospel law of love. They are given a theological foundation for ethical behavior. Students are not good because they act in accord with rules and expectations. Rather, because students are good, i.e. sons and daughters of God, they are expected to act and make choices that are in keeping with this dignity. 8. The Centrality of Arts, Ritual, Drama, Music to the Life of Faith Through Catholic education, students are exposed to the richness of the religious tradition. Music, Art, Literature, Drama and Ritual are rooted in the rich history of the Church, and find their truest glory as an expression of divine praise. 9. The Fullness of the Catholic Identity at the Heart of the Church Catholic education has always been at the heart of the Catholic mission. Catholic education, and the students who are the product of it, have been called the “greatest work of the Church.” They have been entrusted with the fullness of faith and have been charged with the mission of evangelization. They are to go out into the world and share the gifts they have received, as doctors, lawyers, policemen, firemen, businessmen and women, teachers, priests and religious, all as Catholic school graduates. Catholic school graduates are a leaven in society, helping the broader community to be the best that it can be. 10. Personal Excellence as a Spiritual Goal Catholic school students learn that excellence is a response to God’s blessings. Academic excellence is not a Gospel value in and of itself. The Sermon on the Mount doesn’t say “Blessed are you who get all A’s.” Education must have an altruistic orientation. Students learn so as to help others, and make a difference in the world around them. Written by Reverend Ronald J. Nuzzi, Ph.D., Alliance For Catholic Education , The University of Notre Dame, South Bends Indiana

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Steps for applying to Catholic High Schools Consult with your eighth grade teacher/adviser on the high school admissions process. Obtain information and fillable PDF documents from your school.

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Obtain the application packets from all of the Catholic Secondary Schools to which you plan to apply.

Attend OPEN HOUSES and visit at least two schools which interest you and meet your needs. Look in this booklet to view specifc schools admissions offices. Seek information about other opporunities for school visitiations, Considering your personal strengths and aptitudes, discuss with your eighth teacher(s), principal, counselor, pastor, parents, guardians, the high school program that best meets your needs.


Complete and submit your application on time.


Take the High School Placement Test at one of the schools to which you have applied. The HSPT may be taken only once, but on the form, list all the Catholic Schools to which you have applied, so that your test scorces can be sent there.


On March 21, 2019 letters will be sent regarding admissions status. Decisions can be viewed on the admissions website, on Friday March 22, 2019 after 4 p.m. Registration deadline will be March 29, 2019. Prospective students should contact the school for their registration deadlines.

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Pay registration fees to the school you plan to attend. For further information check the website,

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Open House & Application Dates October


Heart Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco 23 Sacred


Stuart Hall High School, San Francisco Open House, 6-8 p.m.


Convent High School, San Francisco Open House, 1-3 p.m.

Mercy High School, San Francisco Open House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco Open House, 9-11 a.m. Woodside Priory School, Portola Valley Open House - Middle School, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Open House - Upper School, 2-5 p.m.

Catholic, Kentfield 21 Marin

Open House, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Notre Dame High School, Belmont Open House, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Riordan High School, San Francisco 28 Archbishop

Application Priority Filing

ICA Cristo Rey Academy, San Francisco Application Priority Filing



Junipero Serra High School, San Mateo Open House, 1pm


Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco Application Deadline


Junipero Serra High School, San Mateo Application Courtesy Filing


Mercy High School, San Francisco Application Deadline


Mercy High School, Burlingame Application Courtesy Filing

Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton Open House, 1 p.m.


Notre Dame High School, Belmont Application Courtesy Filing


Convent High School, San Francisco Open House, 6-8 p.m.


St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco Open House, 1-3 p.m.



ICA Cristo Rey Academy, San Francisco Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Catholic, Kentfield 30 Marin


Application Priority Deadline


Open House, 1-3:30 p.m.

Mercy High School, Burlingame Open House, 1-4 p.m.

Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton Open House, 1 p.m. Stuart Hall High School, San Francisco Open House, 1-3 p.m.

Notre Dame High School, Belmont Open House, 7-9 p.m. St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco Application Priority Deadline Woodside Priory School, Portola Valley Open House - Upper School, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Open House - Middle School, 2-5 p.m.

January 2019



Convent High School, San Francisco Application Deadline

Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton Application Deadline

Stuart Hall High School, San Francisco Application Deadline

Woodside Priory School, Portola Valley Application Deadline


Junipero Serra High School, San Mateo Application Deadline Mercy High School, Burlingame Application Deadline

Notre Dame High School, Belmont Application Deadline

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September 13, 2018 – Catholic High Schools Information Booklet