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Catholic schools’ indispensable role in leadership, formation

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an you imagine the American Catholic Church today without Catholic schools? I certainly cannot. Since 1727, when the Ursuline sisters founded their academy in New Orleans, Catholic schools have taught America’s children. The schools educated the sons and daughters of immigrants. They also opened their doors to the children of farmers and merchants, to the affluent and powerful, and to the poorest of the poor. In offering an aspirational educational opportunity, ARCHBISHOP always wedded to the SALVATORE J. Catholic faith, the schools CORDILEONE left an indelible mark on the Church and on American society. Catholic schools are a gift from the Church and a gift to the Church. And despite current trends toward smaller enrollments and all-tofrequent closings, Catholic schools are arguably as important to the mission of the Church today as they ever have been. Maybe even more so. There are daunting challenges facing the Church in these times and addressing them is the responsibility of all those who minister in the Church. Very often, however, we turn to the schools to show us the way. This is an unfair burden to place on our Catholic schools, to be sure. But the fact we naturally turn to them is understandable. It is also high praise for what they do. Catholic schools have storied history in the

formation and development of American Catholics and Catholicism. Also, many of us went to Catholic school and we know firsthand the critical role that schooling played in who we have become. Both of these reasons incline us to look to our schools as “the” places that will make the difference for our Church moving forward. But there is more than personal experience and history that draws our attention to schools for leadership these days. Our schools are among the rare places in our fast-paced and fragmented world with the luxury of time to spend with young people each and every day and over the course of many years. True formation that shapes men and women of faith and wisdom and virtue takes time. It cannot be done quickly. Nor can it be accomplished without faithful and faith-filled mentors as guides or without the rituals and repetition and practices that cultivate a way of being in this world. Catholic schools also have a unique relationship with families. With an eye to the future, parents and schools come together in a special partnership rooted in hope and with the express purpose of forming the next generation. Catholic schools also reach beyond the students entrusted to their care to their families. In so doing the schools have nourished the families in the love of Jesus Christ and His Church and helped them in their search for the truth, beauty and goodness that lead ultimately to God. Catholic schools and the people who minister in them have an indispensable role to play in the Church today, as they always have. They deserve our attention, our commitment, our ongoing support and deepest gratitude for the work they do.

Catholic education: Academic excellence as a pathway to a greater good

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appy Catholic Schools Week! 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 child enters a Catholic school, they are treated as one of God’s beloved children, created in His image and likePAMELA LYONS ness, and as such are inherently good. In other words, all of our students are beloved because they are created by God. Catholic schools create educational opportunities that not only address the intellect, but of equal importance, the spiritual, moral, and social aspects of every child. 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 SEE CATHOLIC EDUCATION, PAGE CSW14

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Archbishop discusses faith, reason, Catholic education LIDIA WASOWICZ CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO

For Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, the second son and third of four children born into a Sicilian workingclass family of fishermen and farmers and schooled in the public system through his freshman year in college, Catholic education holds top priority as a transformative tool for forming faith, building bonds, constructing communities and strengthening society. In a conversation with Catholic San Francisco, the archbishop shared his perspective on the importance and impact of Catholic schools. Here are excerpts from the one-hour interview:

Q: In the Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the angel shows George Bailey what his town would be like had he never been born. What would the San Francisco Bay Area be like had Catholic schools never been established here?

A: I think it would be similar to what the town would look like without George Bailey: so many missed opportunities, lives whose potential were not realized, so much more sadness. The Catholic schools are a real leaven in the wider society that precisely helps people realize their full potential, become the person God created them to be in their lives, provides the necessary vision. Even if the vast majority of students don’t go to Catholic schools, still it makes that vision present in the educational community

A: Catholic identity is more relevant today than ever before precisely because it’s an alternative view from the dehumanizing, secularizing trends but also a reaction on the other end of the political spectrum that wants to get in a war. We have this harsh rhetoric going on, and people attacking each other; we need the Catholic understanding of the human person. I don’t know any other community that is more affirming of human dignity in every stage of life and in every condition of life than our own Catholic community.

Q: What are the three most important lessons a Catholic school can impart to its students?

A: Why they should be proud to be Catholic, the primacy of vocation, their purpose in life, and that Jesus Christ is at the center of their life.

Q: What grade would you give the schools in achieving these goals?

A: I wouldn’t be prepared to answer that question. What I would like to see is some longitudinal studies of how our graduates are doing after five and 10 years, not just in their career but in their life in general: If they’ve gotten married, are they still married, are they active in their parishes, active in giving back to the community. I came from a working-class family (his Sicilian paternal grandfather, father and three uncles were in the fishing business; his maternal grandfather came from a farming family in Sicily). My parents were married their whole life. We knew they were going to be. There was that stability, so we’ve all done well in life. SEE ARCHBISHOP, PAGE CSW4

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Q: What do you see as the most significant contributions of Catholic schools to the local area and beyond?

A: The first thing … would be preparing leaders for the future. So many great leaders in our community here and across the nation have been products of Catholic schools. More importantly though, it’s forming people in the faith and forming people to live excellent lives morally and spiritually, which contributes to a properly ordered society, a truly just society and a society that most closely reflects the kingdom of God.

Q: What do you consider the top objectives of Catholic education?

A: The top one is to make saints. That would be forming our young people in virtue. Our Catholic approach to understanding truth (is) using faith and reason working together. This is probably the greatest advantage of Catholic schools that we can bring in the dimension of faith. Without faith (and reason) we have one hand tied behind our back when it comes to apprehending truth.

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Q: How important and why do you think it is for Catholic schools to provide education that is affordable and accessible to all?

A: It’s obviously hugely important because for families that are caught in the cycle of poverty Catholic schools sometimes (are) their only lifeline. We do a great job of getting kids that come from a disadvantaged background, sometimes newly immigrated families where even English skills might not be adequate when they start school, graduated and into universities and really well educated and able to get back to the society and the life God calls them to live. The Cristo Rey model (see story on CSW5) is a new, creative idea that works too. We need that kind of thinking in the current context for Catholic education.

Q: What are the greatest challenges facing Catholic education in the Bay Area?

A: Affordability and accessibility probably (being) the first one and the other one being true to our vision of Catholic education in an increasingly secular society and one that is increasingly hostile to many of the core values of our faith. The third thing would be … family breakdown because what goes on in the home … affects a child’s education.

Q: What steps are being taken, will be taken and can be taken to solve some of these challenges?

A: We need to do a better job at preparing our young people for their vocation so we need better education in virtue and understanding the why behind the church’s teachings, especially the moral teachings. God would not design the world in one way and then give us revealed truths that are different from let alone in conflict with them. They all fit together.

Q: How can schools retain their Catholic identity yet remain relevant in an increasingly secular society often at odds with church teaching?

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ARCHBISHOP: Discusses faith, reason, Catholic education FROM PAGE CSW3

Q: A 2018 study shows many youths stop identifying as Catholic at a median age of 13, and even more leave the church by college. What role should Catholic schools play in trying to stymie this exodus?

A: Truth. They need to know the truth. The most common reason young people give (for leaving) is that … religion contradicts science … when in fact the church loves science because science and revealed truth work together.

Q: What are Catholic schools’ greatest strengths?

A: The greatest strengths are our schools are welcoming of everyone, and we do try hard to make them diverse not just ethnically but socioeconomically.

Q: What areas need most improvement?

A: We need a much deeper understanding of the faith, more than what we can get from just an hour at Mass on Sunday, a deeper formation at all levels, leaders, teachers as well as students.

Q: Among your myriad duties as shepherd of the San Francisco archdiocese, what priority do you place on those pertaining to education?

A: Everything having to do with formation is at the top of my priority list. That would be our schools, faith-formation programs, seminary.

Q: What do you see as your responsibility to, role in and relationship with Catholic schools and those who lead, attend and support them?

A: My role is I’m the shepherd so to attend to

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Archbishop Cordileone toured classrooms at St. Brigid School in San Francisco Dec. 11, 2019. their pastoral needs. My responsibility would be to listen and to guide, to provide formation and respond to concerns and provide leadership and vision in collaboration with the other leaders in the educational community. [The archbishop meets annually with school administrators for Mass and meal and has visited every classroom of every elementary school over the past five years.]

Q: Are there any plans for restructuring, revamping, revising, revitalizing or reviewing the local Catholic school system this year and beyond?

A: What we’ve started to do in a few cases is have schools come under the direct management of the Department of Catholic Schools because it’s becoming harder and harder for pastors to do that directly themselves. Catholic Elementary & Middle School Serving Transitional Kindergarten to 8th Grade Strong Visual Arts Program Project-Based Curriculum Daily French Instruction in All Grades Academic Decathlon Champions Successful Robotic Clubs Convenient Downtown Location Dynamic Parent Community CALL FOR A TOUR SCHEDULE

Q: What kinds of duties would be shifted from the pastor to the department of schools?

A: Supervising the principal, hiring and firing faculty, school policies.

Q: What do you envision for Catholic education in the Bay Area in another decade or so?

A: More models of collaboration and more attention to ongoing formation in the area of mission. Another creative idea we could begin to explore is

schools that have a specialization. One model that’s proven to be very successful around the country is elementary schools that have a classical curriculum. (He cited St. Jerome’s Parish in Maryland and Mission Dolores Academy in San Francisco as two examples.)

Q: You attended public schools until your sophomore year in college. Do you feel you missed out?

A: I do feel I missed out, but I also was able to grow up with young people from other faith traditions. I think it helped me develop an ability to relate to people who are different from me.

Q: Was there a reason you went to public school?

A: My mother told me … Catholic school didn’t agree with (his sister, the oldest of four siblings) so she transferred into public school, and we all just followed suit.

Q: How would you ‘sell’ Catholic education to parents uncertain where to send their child?

A: The top reason [cited in surveys on why parents choose Catholic schools] is that the schools are safe. So we can assure the parents their child will be safe, will be welcomed and well taken care of, will receive an excellent education but most importantly will receive an education in the faith and formation of good values.

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ICA Cristo Rey gives underserved girls hope for the future LIDIA WASOWICZ CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO

Sophomore Angelica Buncio knows her hard luck turned to good fortune when she joined 371 female students at ICA Cristo Rey Academy. Established in 1883 to carry on the historic mission of Catholic education to enlighten and empower the vulnerable and voiceless, the San Francisco high school fulfills its ministry by joining with 152 corporate partners to integrate professional work experience with a four-year college-prep curriculum and give economically disadvantaged girls a career-enhancing edge. Girls like Angelica, who chokes up at the memory of the travails she and her family endured after emigrating from the Philippines. “My parents wanted a better life for me, but they couldn’t always give it to me and that’s why …” she confides, tears interrupting her reminiscence. “It hasn’t always been rainbows and all happy stuff, but it’s a lot better now.” Her prospects grew more promising with newfound aptitude and attitude. The former self-described “very shy, anti-social introvert” now exudes confidence, courage and conviction born in part of a well-rounded, in-thefield experience at Mills-Peninsula Health Services in Burlingame where her supervisor staggered her shifts to include seniors, dementia patients, physical therapists, retailers and facility managers. “ICA has opened up a lot of doors for me and given me a lot of opportunities that people way older than me don’t have,” Angelica said. “Now, because of my job where I met so many people in so many areas of the hospital when I was just 14, I can talk on the phone with adults without getting scared, I’m not afraid to ask for help, I’ve learned how to branch out and try new things, like new sports and different clubs and getting to know different kinds of people.” The story repeats with fellow sophomore Micaiah Acosta and juniors Jessica Ferrer and Julienne Cancio, all U.S.-born children of struggling Filipino immigrants whose future outlooks brightened with acceptance at ICA Cristo Rey. “I felt it was a good opportunity for me to have a better life than what my family had to go through,” said Micaiah, who worked at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. “ICA gets us a step ahead because you don’t see a lot of teenagers in the workforce, especially at the corporate level, so it looks good on college resumes, and it’s helped me better my people skills.” As an additional bonus, tension eased between her parents, who had divorced when she was three,

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ICA Cristo Rey students Angelica Buncio, Julienne Cancio, Jessica Ferrer and Micaiah Acosta spoke with Catholic San Francisco about the opportunities that have opened to them and to their families through the school’s work-study program. because – with an annual tuition of $2,900 and families paying an average $1,500 – her father could finally afford the kind of education her mother had longed to give her. Jessica, whose parents worked at McDonald’s to make ends meet upon arriving in America some 20 years ago, felt equal relief for similar reasons. “My going to ICA to give me opportunities they didn’t have lifted a lot of pressure,” she said. “The job I’ve had at Jones Day (a prestigious law

firm, the sixth largest in the United States and 13th highest grossing in the world) has definitely taught me so many things you couldn’t learn anywhere else, and the teachers have given me so much because they care and focus on every student.” Her classmate Julienne’s tale follows a similar script. Arriving before her dad, her mom took a SEE ICA CRISTO REY, PAGE CSW8

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School-parish partnerships promote faith, friendship, fun LIDIA WASOWICZ CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO

The school and parish that work, play and pray together stay strong, supportive and spiritual together. In interviews, 24 pupils, parents, principals, pastors and parishioners cited a bevy of benefits from programs that promote a partnership among them. Collaborative engagements – from pasta dinners and clothing collections to sacramental rites and walks for the poor – empower, enlighten and energize a community united in love of Jesus, they attested. Religion classes frequented by clergy, choir recitals at Sunday services, morning prayers with teachers and priests, rosary courses taught by a parishioner, liturgies with a younger “buddy” she mentors, pancake breakfasts, Advent wreath-making gettogethers and student presentations at Mass have provided educational and enjoyable experiences for Kirsten Pitcher, a sixth grader at St. Hilary School in Tiburon. “Any activity to help me learn more about my faith is great and makes me feel included in the church,” she said. Altar serving, helping out with St. Vincent De Paul food drives, marching for the underprivileged and taking part in outreach projects have enabled eighth grader Nellie Sell to befriend the pastor, sisters, lectors and other members of the St. Raphael Church and Mission community in San Rafael whom she otherwise would not have met. Getting to know the volunteers who

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Joseph Dallara, Elmer Ortega and Daniel Barrios are pictured with Nellie Sell during St. Raphael School’s Walk for the Poor. support the church and its services for the poor, homeless, elderly and sick “has shown me how much helping other people actually helps yourself and reminds me that you should always be working to please God,” Nellie said. Taking advantage of crossover

opportunities at St. Brendan School and parish in San Francisco, seventh graders Katie Nelson and Claire Cannon and Bobby Nelson, two years their junior, have reaped social and spiritual rewards. “Most of my friends also help and

volunteer in the parish,” said Katie, a youth minister, altar server, lector, “peace maker” for younger children, May crowning participant and fundraiser for various church-sponsored charities. “We all like to help others and grow in our faith.” Making sandwiches for the hungry, serving soup during Lent and taking part in other parish-partnered activities “brought our class closer together (and) taught us how some things we take for granted are important to other people,” Claire said. For Bobby, 10, an expanded circle of fellowship rounded out the list of benefits. “I have made new friends and got to know the priests at our school,” the fifth grader said. “I like when the teachers and priests come to my CYO games and when the priests and nuns visit during the school day.” Encouraged by such feedback, St. Brendan principal Dianne Lakatta and pastor Father Roger Gustafson have increased their inventory of inclusive innovations. As one example, Lakatta introduced Nun-Talk Tuesdays, featuring pastoral associate Sister Angela Furia, who gets personal on such topics as what she does for fun, why she chose religious life and how she talks to God. “Students are able to ask questions of our nun and see that she is a real person who eats, sleeps, likes to do things and loves God,” the principal said. Among his contributions, Father Gustafson has gone to every classSEE PARTNERSHIPS, PAGE CSW12

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ICA CRISTO REY: Giving underserved girls hope for the future FROM PAGE CSW5

minimum-wage job at Subway even though she had earned a dental degree in her homeland. “Going to ICA definitely helped my family because the tuition here was cheaper than my K-8 school, and it still gave me a really good job, college prep, academics and personal payoff,” said Jessica, who worked for two years at Brown and Toland Physicians. “If I was going to any school other than ICA, I would probably be a nobody because before I came to ICA, I was really shy and not comfortable talking in public.” Such transformations add evidence the unique model works in enabling girls to “have experiences they never dreamed possible,” said Dominican Sister Diane Aruda, ICA’s president. “Parents share how astounded they are at who their daughters have become as mature, young women with goals.” They have statistical backing: 100% of students matriculate, 82% being the first in their families to do so and 65% graduating within six years while often working part-time; 95% meet or exceed job expectations, and fewer than 10% drop out before getting their diploma. The impressive numbers may relate to ICA’s unique acceptance criteria that assess the “whole” applicant. “We take it all into consideration,” admissions director Angelica Granera said, “GPA, test scores, family

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ICA Cristo Rey students and families gathered at the opening assembly for students and families outlining the school’s work-study program, its rigors, responsibilities, requirements, rewards and expectations of students, parents and school personnel. income, school recommendations and family interviews.” The process aims for a good fit into the rigorous program that demands four years of English, math, science and religion, three years of social studies and language, two years of physical education and one year of art, with honors and AP options, in addition to four years of corporate work study, a graded academic course. Punctuality, performance, professionalism and proper attire – white

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Bill Olinger is director of the Corporate Work Study Program at ICA Cristo Rey Academy.

polo shirt, cardigan sweater or vest, khaki or black uniform pants, black shoes – can contribute to high marks, said Bill Olinger, program director. “We have a 90% sponsor retention rate, indicating they believe in what we are doing,” he said. Freyer and Laureta is one of those that signed on for another term. “We were extremely surprised at the level of proficiency that the student possessed,” said Jeff Tarantino, vice president at the award-winning consulting engineering firm. “She was thoughtful and a critical thinker (and) always knew when to ask a question.” The company was so impressed, it hired an alumna as an entry-level engineer. “I believe the ICA work-study experience benefited our new hire and gives her an early leg up into helping execute projects,” Tarantino said. To get a leg up, new students participate in a two-week summer training for clerical jobs they will be performing five days a month to earn nearly half the cost of their schooling. A sponsoring company pays ICA $34,000 a year for a team of four girls – one from each grade – that rotates work days to comprise one full-time employee. That amounts to $8,500 per student, 43% of the $20,000 it takes to educate her. Tuition adds another $1,500 to $2,900, with the remainder picked up by donors, foundations and fundraisers. “We’re trying to figure out ways to make it easier so we don’t have to raise over $3 million a year,” Olinger said. The 136-year-old institution has

been tweaking the plan since joining the Cristo Rey Network a decade ago as its only all-girl member. Initiated in 1998 as a collaborative effort between the Christian Brothers and the Jesuits, the network enfolds 37 independently run Catholic schools in 24 states, 3,450 corporate partners, 13,000 students and 18,035 graduates, making it the largest such entity in the country serving exclusively the underserved, said ICA principal George Fornero. “When it was proposed, they all said, ‘What a stupid idea,’” he said. “You go to some company, you talk to some CEO, you say, ‘I wonder if I could send some 14-year-old to your office and you’re going to pay this person an entry-level salary,’ and they hire her,” he mused. “It makes no sense at all, but it works.” Alums, seven of whom work at ICA, can testify to that. “We do a very good job at preparing our girls for college” and careers, said alumnae adviser Tina Sprouse, citing the case of a sophomore landing a film-industry internship open to juniors and seniors and, subsequently, a plum job at Pixar Animation Studios. The ICA experience shifted the focus and future of Felienne Dante, a 2018 graduate attending Menlo College. After three years of working in the medical field, she recalled, “to my surprise, in my senior year, I got transferred to Makena Capital Management in Menlo Park,” inspiring a switch to finance and accounting. SEE ICA CRISTO REY, PAGE CSW11




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Catholic schools look ahead with innovative programs steps toward turning their dreams into reality. Three years in WIPA have cemented Nyla’s lifelong interest in the field. “I have not only gotten better at performing, but I now have the passion to write and direct plays and musicals,” said the veteran of musical theater since childhood. “My dream would be to perform for a professional company that does musical theater or to teach musical theater.” Her WIPA-enriched portfolio provides a promising start. She has received advice from actors working locally and touring from abroad, scripted plays with internationally known writer Ron Jones, honed voice skills and trained for auditions at the Pacific Singers and Actors Workshop, developed a network of notables and spent summers at the prestigious New York University Tisch School of the Arts and Mountainview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Amelie has had an equally excellent experience since entering Mercy and WiTECH in 2017. “I mainly thought we were going to be doing things like coding and working with the 3D printer, which is also cool, but I really got to explore my interest in photography by learning how to take pictures with professional cameras and how to edit them on software called Lightroom,” she said. As an added bonus, she discovered the value of the classwork extends to plans close to her heart. “I want to work with organizations

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Responding to the needs of the swiftly shifting times, Catholic schools are introducing innovative programs to update and upgrade their trademark of excellence in growing and developing the whole person. At St. Pius in Redwood City, youngsters are gaining hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and math by creating, constructing, controlling, correcting and competing with robots. In 2016-2017, second graders at All Souls in South San Francisco began incorporating programming language into classroom conversations and collaborations. Their rapid development of fluency in software syntax encouraged expansion to third grade and middle school of age-appropriate exposure to technologies and techniques – from Scratch to Makerspace – considered essential to 21st-century literacy. Boasting that “in a world of change, Mercy women take the lead,” the all-girl San Francisco high school has carved out four career-cinching curricular tracks catering to students’ personal passions and professional proclivities. Freshmen can select Women in Performing Arts, Women in Technology, Women in the Arts or Women in Science and Healthcare. “Each ‘women in’ pathway provides a unique, focused curriculum where our students can access guest lectures, internships and one-to-one mentorship programs with Bay Area

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The St. Pius School robotics class having some fun with pastor Father Tom Martin. Back row from left: Joey Abedrabbo, seventh grade, Rob Decottignies, coach; Brandon Manca, sixth grade; Father Tom Martin. Front from left: Giovanni Decottignies, sixth; Amy Welte, coach/program coordinator; Rebecca Welte, sixth; Akshara Panhcumarthi, sixth; Nick Contreras, sixth. Not pictured: Hudson Taylor, seventh. professionals,” said communications coordinator Theresa Poon. “For the Mercy student who chooses a special program, the real world is her classroom where she is able to earn credits to graduate with honors and more importantly gain a fuller

understanding of how to make her dreams a reality.” Opting for the one-of-a-kind offerings, senior Nyla Moore, Amelie Justo, Class of 2021, and recent graduate Tara Kent, now a student at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, took sizable

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STEM Night & Open House Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:00 p.m. Accepting applications for grades K-8

Saint James School

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Family Mass 9:30 a.m. Open House Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Accepting applications for grades K-8

Good Shepherd School 909 Oceana Boulevard, Pacifica, CA 94044 650-359-4544 www.goodshepherdschool.us

Open House Sunday, January, 26, 2020 10:00 a.m. Mass 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Accepting applications for grades K-8

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Mass: 10:00 a.m. Open House Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Accepting applications for grades K-8




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ICA CRISTO REY: Giving underserved girls hope for the future FROM PAGE CSW8

Even brief exposure to the program had a lifelong influence on Bianca Guzman and Kristine Casipe, who were seniors when ICA entered the Cristo Rey Network. “My first choice was to work in a hospital or something medical, but (seeing) the administrative side of things led me in a different direction,” Guzman said. The business and sports management major

heads ICA’s transportation department, overseeing students’ BART, van and foot routes to work and providing chaperones for safety. Casipe described her year in the program as “one of the best learning opportunities,” which she might not have fully appreciated as a teenager but does today as ICA’s data and gifts processing manager. Accumulation of appreciation with age appears universal, said Andrea Manchester, Guzman’s and Casipe’s former teacher and current colleague. “The first few years students are teenagers and

are less appreciative,” said the director of marketing and communications. “By the time they start applying to colleges, they see the benefits … paying off.” The payoff is substantial, said Melissa Ruiz, director of guidance. “At ICA Cristo Rey we often think of Mother Pia Backes, our founder, who was charged with having to build a school to serve the ‘young, poor and vulnerable,’” the ICA alum said. “That school, our ICA, was always living that mission and with Cristo Rey we are able to enhance our resources in that path.”

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room to sing with students a custom composition centered on the catchphrase “one body” to signify the desire for school-church unity. At back-toschool night, he had all the parents stand, embrace and belt out this “anthem.” “One of the things I’m constantly reminding parishioners about is that the church is not a building but a movement of people, all together, toward Christ,” the pastor said. “Therefore to have a close association between church and school within a parish ensures that school families and parishioners are moving in the same direction spiritually.” Such assurance attracted Colette Cannon, who enrolled her daughter and son, and Jenny Nelson, who signed up her three offspring. “We chose St. Brendan for our children because we wanted them to live a life of faith and Catholic values,” said Cannon, president of the Mothers’ Club. “Having strong ties between the parish and the school emphasizes how important those values are to us.” The ties bind current members and bring in new ones, said Nelson, chair of the School Advisory Board. “St. Brendan has over 1,200 active parishioners but feels like a small, close-knit family of neighbors and friends,” she said. “We are lucky to have found a community that feels like home.” Across the bay, families express equal satisfaction with their home turf where school and parish boundaries blend. For Paula Pitcher, the affiliation offers numerous spiritual, moral, ethical and practical benefits, including synchronicity between classroom lessons and the liturgical year. “The church and school sit on a pretty hill in Tiburon, overlooking Richardson Bay, with gorgeous views, but in truth the people and their commitment and dedication to each other make the place,” said the 11-year parishioner and mother of two students at St. Hilary. Principal Marie Bordeleau and Father William

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Pictured are St. Raphael School student council members, back row, Andre Ignoffo; middle from left Allie Horsley, Brianna Frade, Marcelo Chan, Gabbie Verweil, Emanuel Almendares; front from left, Valerie Flores, Willie Sell (not on the council), Nellie Sell, Siena Hayes.

Brown, the pastor, have worked diligently to expand joint activities and communications, including the integration of priests and parishioners into the classroom and extracurricular setting and of school news into church videos, emails, newsletters and bulletins. “It is important that the children feel rooted in a Catholic community, to have a sense of family and belonging, a sense of tradition, to grow into faithfilled adults,” said Bordeleau, whose son attends

fourth grade at St. Hilary. “If there were no strong ties, between the school and the rest of the parish, this would be a very sad thing indeed,” Father Brown said, “two separate entities merely coexisting side by side on the same property.” Subscribing to similar sentiments, St. Raphael principal Lydia Collins and pastor Father Andrew Spyrow have joined hands to link their two entities. “The benefits of a united parish-school community are building a stronger faith community and ensuring a future for both the parish and school,” Collins said. “It doesn’t make sense to teach about our Catholic faith and not have a place to attend Mass or pray.” A symbiotic relationship has practical advantages, noted assistant principal Francesca Previtali. “It helps us to work together to achieve our ultimate shared mission in large ways, such as financial stability, and in the day-to-day menial tasks, such as who gets to use the church and when,” she said. And it underscores a Catholic school’s position as a primary ministry of its parish and not “just a private school,” said Kathy Murray, first-grade teacher and mother of three St. Raphael alums. “The children are our future parishioners, and it is very important for them to feel they are … a part of a bigger community who cares for them as they are educated by God-loving staff and teachers,” said Barbara Beaulieu, member of the St. Raphael St. Vincent De Paul Conference. Wanting to promote that feeling, Megan Dominguez, mother of two St. Raphael students, spearheaded an annual Memorial Day weekend camping trip for school and church families. “We are socially and spiritually fulfilled when the school and parish form a community,” she said. For his part, Father Spyrow has made himself so visible – at festivals, auctions, assemblies, morning prayers and other school events – “the students actually know who the pastor is and will call out his name from across the playground,” Collins said. SEE PARTNERSHIPS, PAGE CSW16

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that help with immigration, domestic violence and troubled youth,” said Amelie, whose WiTECH courses taught her the usefulness of social media in promoting such causes. “You would think that technology doesn’t really associate with what I want to do in the future, but it does!” Likewise, Tara’s WITA studies will serve her for life. Boosting her confidence and connections, they prompted the budding photographer to join the San Francisco Women Artists’ Gallery, founded in 1887, and provided a broad platform for exhibiting her art. “I’m still not entirely set on what I want to do, but I’m playing around with the idea of going into the State Department, photojournalism, museum curations,” the college freshman said. “No matter where I end up, I’m going to be taking my camera, (and) the values I learned and the people I met will stick with me for a lifetime, regardless of whether or not I go professional.” The program aims to help determine a student’s fit with her specialized studies and to impart universally applicable wisdom, said WISH director Karina Mathisen. Even if at the end of four years, a graduate decides against majoring in science and health care in college, “a good science foundation is still critical for any field of study, be it law, politics, journalism,” she said. Aiming for lasting life lessons, All Souls principal Vincent Riener and his team worked out a progressive plan to prep for the future. Started as a pilot project in grade two and now incorporated through grade eight, it engages students in increasingly complex tasks that take the mystery out of science, technology, engineering, art and math. These range from building simple machines to coding in Scratch – a child-centered, block-based programming language used to devise and share online stories, games, music, animation – to developing websites with Java to tinkering in a Makerspace, a spot designated for collaborative creativity.

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Sixth graders Akshara Panhcumarthi and Nick Contreras working on their robotics project.

“It has always been part of our school philosophy to educate the whole child, and we recognize that each child is different and will learn in different ways,” Riener said. “The school maintains important and meaningful traditions while continually updating programs and providing new and exciting technologies.” Exciting enough for Alyssa Jurado and Emily Cierra to entertain as a career.

Coding, web design and online program development aimed Alyssa in a new direction. “I have learned how to use my imagination and creativity … to be more independent and (to) troubleshoot my way out of many situations,” said the seventh grader who plans to pursue studies in the sciences. Her father praised the school for modernizing its curriculum. “The new programs at All Souls are very important to me as a parent as they help our children gain the skills … I deem necessary to be an interesting person, employee, friend,” he said. For Emily, in her last year at All Souls, Makerspace made all the difference. “While participating in this program, I realized that I really enjoyed robotics and (that) I want to eventually become a robotic engineer,” she revealed. Some of the 16 students on four St. Pius robotics teams, debuted a year ago, came to their own realizations. For Hudson Taylor, 12, it was “that not everything works in the beginning, that it takes work and that you don’t always have to win – playing is fun too.” For Rebecca Welte, a sixth grader whose malfunction-prone robot Bessie broke down a nail-biting 30 minutes before the first tournament, it was the importance of teamwork. “We always had to work together, and if people were having feelings – bad feelings – about someone else, they always worked it out,” she said. Anticipating such a positive end game, now retired principal Rita Carroll supported the “creative outlet for learning” from the start. “Students learn to think differently and work collaboratively,” she said. Favoring such learning for her two sons at St. Pius, Carla Taylor voted for the parent-instigated initiative. “Robotics and coding programs should be part of their daily routines,” she said. “It is the future.” SEE TECHNOLOGY, PAGE CSW14

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Coordinator and coach Amy Welte, who conceived and created the after-school activity, sees another, less visible benefit. “(Nonathletes) may be reluctant to go out for a team sport like volleyball or basketball but enjoy the opportunity to work on a robot,” Welte said. The work – which breeds familiarity with gears, levers, controllers, mechanical linkages and other engineering fundamentals – revolves around “raising” Lego-based robots with a central processing unit

or “brain” that commands them to proceed, retreat, turn, lift, twist, stack, hang, push or pull to score in a game. Those with the most points advance through local, state, national and world competitions. “It was fun to see our St. Pius students leverage what they saw from other teams and create their own design and improve their score,” said Welte’s cocoach Robert Decottignies. “This program is important because in a real world corporate-engineering environment, it is very similar.” The main drawbacks, parents and principals said, include time required of coaches and other volunteers and money needed for covering equipment purchases or rentals and entry fees. In addition, practices and competitions may interfere with sporting events. Small price to pay for the ultimate payoff, Welte said. “Catholic schools have long offered a high-quality, faith-centered avenue for schooling our children, but the reality is that parents have many choices when it comes to education,” she noted. “Adding enrichment programs like robotics that enhance the learning experience for children makes Catholic schools an even more compelling choice.”

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St. Pius sixth grader Rebecca Welte writes notes on her robotics project.

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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. Never have our schools been clearer in their purpose of furthering the mission of the Church, by ensuring that our schools are truly grounded in the Catholic faith, and committed to academic excellence, cultivating the virtuous life, nurturing a Christian community and nourishing a Catholic world view. This school year, more than 8,200 students attend Catholic School high schools in the Archdiocese of

Catholic Elementary Principals Sought for Archdiocesan Schools The Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, is seeking elementary principal candidates for the 2020-2021 school year. Candidates must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church, possess a Valid California Standard Teaching Credential or the equivalent from another State, a Master’s Degree in an educational field and/or California administrative credential or the Certificate in Catholic School Administration from Loyola Marymount University *, be certified as a catechist at the basic level** and have five years of experience in teaching and/or in administration with Catholic school experience. *Principals who are not in possession of both educational qualifications, must complete the requirement within a three year period of time from date of hire. ** Principals who are not in possession of basic certification in religion at the time of hire, must complete the process before they start their position. Application materials may be downloaded from the official DCS website by clicking on the following link: www.sfarchdiocese.org/employment The requested material plus a letter of interest should be submitted before February 15 to: Christine Escobar Human Resources Manager Department of Catholic Schools One Peter Yorke Way San Francisco, CA 94109-6602 Salary will be determined according to Archdiocesan guidelines based upon experience as a teacher or administrator and graduate education. Medical, dental, and retirement benefits are included. ARCHDIOCESAN STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Archdiocese of San Francisco adheres to the following policy: “All school staff of Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco shall be employed without regard to race, color, sex, ethnic or national origin and will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories.” (Administrative Handbook #4111.4)

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.sfarch. org. Our goal in creating this site was to provide you with important information about our 22 preschools, 56 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. PAMELA LYONS is superintendent of the Department of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of San Francisco.




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Catholic Elementary Schools of North San Mateo County All Souls Catholic School (Preschool, K-8th)

479 Miller Avenue So. San Francisco 94080 Preschool - 8th Grade Phone: (650) 583-3562 Fax: (650) 952-1167 www.ssfallsoulsschool.org e-mail: info@ssfallsoulsschool.org Sunday, January 26th 9:00 am Mass followed by Open House / Science Fair 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (TK-8th)

80 Wellington Avenue, Daly City www.olphdc.org email: info@olphdc.org (650) 755-4438 * Fax: (650) 755-7366 CALL SCHOOL FOR PRIVATE TOUR OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Jan. 26th Mass at 10:00 a.m. School Open from 11:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. **Scholastic Book Fair ** **Art Fair**

St. Robert Catholic School (K-8th)

345 Oak Avenue San Bruno 94066 (650) 583-5065 Fax: (650) 583-1418 www.saintrobert-school.org e-mail: strobertsoffice@gmail.com Open House: Sunday, January 26 9:30 a.m. Mass 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit Classrooms

Holy Angels School (Preschool, TK-8th)

20 Reiner Street, Colma 94014 (650) 755-0220 Fax: (650) 755-0258 www.holyangelscolma.com Email: office@holyangelscolma.org Open House: January 26th 11am – 2pm School tours by appointment

Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School (Pre-School, TK - 8th)

7 Elmwood Drive, Daly City, 94015 Tel: (650)756-3395 www.olmbulldogs.com Give us a call to schedule your school tour. Sunday, January 26th Mass at 10:30 a.m. followed by our Open House and Book Fair at 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

St. Dunstan Catholic School (K-8th)

1150 Magnolia Avenue Millbrae, CA 94030 (650) 697-8119 www.st-dunstan.org Applications now being accepted for 2020! Open House: Sunday Jan. 26th Mass at 10:00 a.m. New Families and Alumni Welcome. Open House and Tour, 11:00 am

St. Veronica Catholic School (K-8th)

434 Alida Way South San Francisco, CA 94080 www.saintveronicassf.org (650) 589-3909

We welcome you to attend 10:00 a.m. Mass Sunday, January 26th followed by our Open House. Applications are now being accepted Call for school tours and visit dates Many thanks to the faculties, parents, and students in all of our schools for making our Catholic schools institutions of excellence, faith, and family.


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“It comes down to working together, listening to the concerns of each other … having the families and students know their priest better outside Sunday Mass,” Father Spyrow said. Parishioners applaud his efforts. “If the students and school families realize that the priests and nuns are just regular people trying to do a

hard job, they might be more inclined to help out with that job or consider being a priest or a nun themselves,” said Margaret Sell, mother of a third and eighth grader. “I feel very lucky to have Father Andrew at St. Raphael’s because he appears to be making an effort to do this.” Making an effort to cross the school-parish aisle, St. Hilary revitalized its monthly post-Mass dinners by

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St. Raphael School students gathered for a group photo after completing the school’s recent Walk for the Poor. adding a new ingredient: school personnel and students to set up, serve up and clean up. “Attendance increased as well as the noise level, which is a great thing,” said Father Andrew Ginter, chaplain at Marin Catholic High School, who introduced the pasta nights while serving as parochial vicar at St. Hilary. “It has brought the two different parts of our community together, which sometimes do not cross paths.” The crossing paths have led to some heavenly destinations. Jennifer Marples, mom of three students, arrived at “more participa-

tion, more attendance at Mass, more connecting with my Catholic roots.” Her son Rhys, a St. Hilary eighth grader, came to a “spiritual growth because I am praying more.” Others have traveled even further. “Last year, we had 11 RCIA members who became full members of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil Mass,” Father Brown boasted. “And many of them mentioned one school mom in particular who inspired them.” Murray concluded: “We strive to help our students be who God meant for them to be and our strong parishschool ties help make that possible.”




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sponsored ministry of 30, the Open House: 6, 10:00 am 6, 10:00 St. Pius School www.nativityschool.com PreK-8 Open House: Jan 10:30 am –1:30 pm Open House: January 30, 11:00 –1:00 Woodside Road, Redwood City 1250 Laurel Street, Menlo Park tel 1100 650 573-0111 fax 650-573-6548 Open House: February am www.stgregs-sanmateo.org PreK-8 Open House: Jan 30, 10:30 am –1:30 pm tel 650-325-7304 fax 650-325-3841 Open House, Tours & Science/Art Fair 11:00 am-1:00 pm A sponsored ministry of the lpaul@stgregs-sanmateo.org of Notre fax Dame de Namur 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City tel Sisters 650-325-7304 650-325-3841 www.stpiusschool.org www.nativityschool.com lpaul@stgregs-sanmateo.org tel 650 573-0111 fax 650-573-6548 St. Gregory School Middle School Information Session 12:00 pm Open House: January 30, 11:00 am –1:00 pm Sisters ofDame Notre Dame de Namur St. Gregory School 1200 Notre Dame Avenue, Belmont Open House: February 6, 10:00 Notre Elementary Open House: January 30, 11:00 am –1:00 pm www.stpiusschool.org St. Pius School tel 650-368-8327 fax 6, 650-368-7031 St. Pius School Open House: February 10:00 am am tel 650-325-7304 fax 650-325-3841 Nativity School lpaul@stgregs-sanmateo.org 2701 Hacienda Street, San Mateo Notre Dame Elementary Nativity School 1200 Notre Dame Avenue, Belmont 2701 Hacienda Street, San Mateo St. Pius School www.nde.org A sponsored ministry of the "Nurture Faith, Inspire Minds, Awaken Talents" tel 650-368-8327 fax 650-368-7031 office@stpiusschool.org 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City 1250 Laurel Street, Menlo Park Open House: January 30, 11:00 www.stgregs-sanmateo.org Open House: February 6, 10:00 am 1250 Laurel Street, Menlo Park am –1:00 pm A sponsored ministry of the www.nde.org www.stgregs-sanmateo.org tel 650-591-2209 fax 650-591-4798 Pre-School 8th grade Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Notre Dame Elementary office@stpiusschool.org 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood Open House: January 30, 10:30am–12:00pm City www.stpiusschool.org Notre Dame Notre DameElementary Elementary St. Pius School www.nativityschool.com St. Pius School tel 650 573-0111 fax 650-573-6548 www.nativityschool.com 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City tel 650-591-2209 fax 650-591-4798 tel 650 573-0111 fax 650-573-6548 Open House: January 22, am–12:00pm 1200 Notre Dame Avenue, Belmont AnA educational ministry infax the tradition Sisters of Notre Dame de9:00 Namur Open House: January 30, 10:30am–12:00pm A sponsored ministry of650-325-3841 the tel 650-368-8327 fax 650-368-7031 sponsored ministry of the www.stpiusschool.org 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood tel 650-325-7304 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City City lpaul@stgregs-sanmateo.org tel 650-325-7304 fax 650-325-3841 Dame Elementary Tel: (650) 368-8327 | Fax: (650) 368-7031 of Notre the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur lpaul@stgregs-sanmateo.org Open House: January 22, 9:00 am–12:00pm St. Pius School www.nde.org Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur office@stpiusschool.org 1200 Notre Dame Avenue, Belmont Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Open House: January 30, 11:00 am –1:00 pm www.stpiusschool.org St. Matthew Catholic School tel 650-368-8327 www.stpiusschool.org Open House: February 6, 10:00fax am650-368-7031 1200 Notre Dame Avenue, Belmont Open House: January 30, 11:00 am –1:00 pm www.stpiusschool.org |Road, office@stpiusschool.org A sponsored ministry of 650-591-4798 the Open House: February 6,Redwood 10:00 am City telNotre 650-591-2209 fax 1100 Woodside Our Lady of Angels Open House: January 30, 10:30am–12:00pm 1200 Notre Dame Avenue, Belmont 1200 Dame Avenue, Belmont 910 S.Matthew El Camino Real, San Mateo St.650-368-8327 Catholic School www.nde.org tel fax 650-368-7031 telSunday, 650-368-8327 fax 650-368-7031 www.nde.org • tel 650-591-2209 • fax 650-591-4798 office@stpiusschool.org January 26, 2020 - Open House Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Open House: January 22, 9:00 am–12:00pm www.stpiusschool.org 1328 Cabrillo Avenue, Burlingame Our Lady of Angels www.nde.org Preschool Grade 8 www.nde.org www.stmatthewcath.org 910 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo30, 10:30am–12:00pm office@stpiusschool.org office@stpiusschool.org tel 650-591-2209 fax 650-591-4798 Notre Dame Elementary - Family Mass: 9:30 am St. Pius School Open House: January 1200 Notre Dame Avenue, Belmont Notre Dame Elementary Pius School tel 650-368-8327 fax 650-368-7031 Open House www.olaschoolk8.org Cabrillo Avenue, tel 650-591-2209 fax 650-591-4798 telA1328 650-591-2209 fax 650-591-4798 tel 650-343-1373 fax 650-343-2046 St. Matthew Catholic School www.stmatthewcath.org Open House: January 30, 10:30am–12:00pm Open House: January 30, 10:30am–12:00pm -St. Tours, Science Fair and Book Fair:City 10:30 am - Noon sponsored ministry of Burlingame the Open House: January 22, 9:00 am –12:00 pm 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood A sponsored ministry of the www.nde.org Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:30-11:30 am 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City tel 650-343-9200 fax 650-343-5620 office@stpiusschool.org Our Lady of Angels www.olaschoolk8.org Open House: January 22, 9:00 am–12:00pm Open House: January 22, 9:00 am –12:00 pm bviotti@stmatthewcath.org 910 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo tel 650-343-1373 fax 650-343-2046 Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur www.stpiusschool.org Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur teltel 650-591-2209 fax 650-591-4798 www.stpiusschool.org Open House: January 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm 1328 Cabrillo Avenue, Burlingame 650-343-9200 fax 650-343-5620 Open House: January 30, 10:30am–12:00pm Open House: January 30, 11:45am–1:30pm St. Catholic Matthew Catholic www.stmatthewcath.org bviotti@stmatthewcath.org 1200 Notre Dame Avenue, Belmont St. Matthew School tel 650-368-8327 fax 650-368-7031 St. Matthew Catholic School School 1200 Notre Dame Avenue, Belmont St. Matthew Catholic School tel 650-368-8327 fax 650-368-7031 Open House: January 22, 9:00 am–12:00pm www.olaschoolk8.org Open House: January 27, 6:00 –8:00 pm Our Lady of Angels tel fax 650-343-2046 Open House: January 30, Mateo 11:45am–1:30pm Our Lady Angels www.nde.org 910 S.Real, ElReal, Camino Real, San Mateo Our Lady ofof Angels Our Lady of Angels 910 S.S.650-343-1373 El San Mateo office@stpiusschool.org 910 S.ElCamino El Camino San 910 Camino Real, San Mateo www.nde.org office@stpiusschool.org tel 650-343-9200 fax 650-343-5620 Our Lady of Mount Carmel School bviotti@stmatthewcath.org 1328 Cabrillo Avenue, Burlingame 1328 Cabrillo Avenue, 1328 Cabrillo Avenue, Burlingame tel 650-591-2209 faxBurlingame 650-591-4798 St. Raymond 1328 Cabrillo Avenue, www.stmatthewcath.org St. Matthew Catholic School www.stmatthewcath.org www.stmatthewcath.org Open House: January 30, 10:30am–12:00pm www.stmatthewcath.org tel 650-591-2209 faxBurlingame 650-591-4798 Open House: January 30, 10:30am–12:00pm Open House: January 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm www.ola.community 301 Grand Street, Redwood City Open House: January 30, 11:45am–1:30pm www.olaschoolk8.org tel 650-343-1373 • fax 650-343-2046 Open House: January 22, 9:00 am–12:00pm Our Lady of Angels Our Lady of Mount Carmel School 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park www.olaschoolk8.org tel tel 650-343-1373 fax 650-343-2046 www.olaschoolk8.org 910 S. tel El Camino Real, Sanfax Mateo St. Raymond 650-343-1373 650-343-2046 650-343-1373 fax 650-343-2046 Open House: January 22, 9:00 am–12:00pm teltel 650-343-9200 • fax 650-343-5620 www.mountcarmel.org Sunday, January 26, 2020 650-343-9200 fax 650-343-5620 www.straymond.org 301 Grand Street, Redwood City 1328 Cabrillo Avenue, Burlingame bviotti@stmatthewcath.org tel 650-343-9200 fax 650-343-5620 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park www.stmatthewcath.org tel 650-343-9200 fax 650-343-5620 bviotti@stmatthewcath.org St. Matthew Catholic School bviotti@stmatthewcath.org Sunday, January 26, 2020fax Family Mass 10:45 am St. Matthew Catholic School tel 650-366-8817 650-366-0902 Our Ladyof ofAngels Mount Carmel School Open House: January 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm tel 650-322-2312 fax 650-322-2910 www.mountcarmel.org St. Raymond Open House: January 30, 11:45am–1:30pm www.olaschoolk8.org Our Lady Open House: January 27, 6:00 –8:00 pm www.straymond.org tel 650-343-1373 fax 650-343-2046 910 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo Open House: January 30, 11:45am–1:30pm Open House: January 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Catholic Schools Week Mass 10:00 am Our Lady of Angels Open House: January 30, 11:45am–1:30pm Open House 11:45 am-1:00 pm 910 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo info@mountcarmel.org 301 Grand Street, Redwood City Open House: January 30, 11:00 am–1:00 pm tel 650-366-8817 fax 650-366-0902 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park tel1328 650-343-9200 fax 650-343-5620 Cabrillo Avenue, Burlingame tel 650-322-2312 fax 650-322-2910 bviotti@stmatthewcath.org www.stmatthewcath.org Open House-Science Fair & Art Fair, 11 am-1 pm 1328 Cabrillo Avenue,18, Burlingame www.stmatthewcath.org K Info Night: January 7:00 –8:00 pm www.mountcarmel.org www.straymond.org info@mountcarmel.org Our Lady of Mount Carmel www.olaschoolk8.org Open House: 27, 6:00School –8:00 pm Open House: 30, 11:00 am–1:00 pm St. Raymond tel 650-343-1373 fax 650-343-2046 Open House:January January 30, 11:45am–1:30pm Our ofJanuary Mount Carmel School www.olaschoolk8.org St. Raymond tel 650-343-1373 fax 650-343-2046 PreK-7 Open House: Jan 30, 10:00am–12:00pm telLady 650-366-8817 fax 650-366-0902

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telArbor 650-322-2312 fax 650-322-2910 St. Timothy School St. Raymond St. Raymond Catholic 1211 Road, Menlo ParkSchool TK-8 bviotti@stmatthewcath.org 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park bviotti@stmatthewcath.org Open House: January 30, 11:00 am–1:00 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park 1515 Dolan Avenue, San Mateo www.straymond.org Open House: January 30, 11:45am–1:30pm 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Parkpm St. Timothy School Open House: January 30, 11:45am–1:30pm www.straymond.org St. Raymond www.straymond.org www.sttimothyschool.org telPre-K 650-322-2312 fax 650-322-2910 1515 Avenue, San Mateo www.straymond.org - 8Dolan tel 650-322-2312 faxMenlo 650-322-2910 1211 Arbor Road, Park tel 650-342-6567 fax 650-342-5913 St. Timothy School Open House: January 30, 11:00 am–1:00 pm tel 650-322-2312 • fax 650-322-2910 www.sttimothyschool.org St. Raymond tel 650-322-2312 fax am–1:00 650-322-2910 Open House: January 30, 11:00 pm www.straymond.org St. Raymond K Open House: January 19, 7:00 pm 1515 Dolan Avenue, San Mateo Sunday, January 26,Menlo 2020 1211 Arbor Road, Park tel 650-342-6567 fax 650-342-5913 Open House: January 30, 11:00 am–1:00 pm 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park tel 650-322-2312 fax 650-322-2910 K-8 Open House: February 1,pm 7:00 pm www.sttimothyschool.org K-8 Open House 11:00 am-1:00 www.mountcarmel.org www.stcos.com St. Timothy School www.straymond.org K Open House: January 19, 7:00 pm PreK-7 Open House: Jan 30, 10:00am–12:00pm www.mountcarmel.org K Open Info Night: January 18, 7:00&am–1:00pm –Tours 8:00 pm info@mountcarmel.org www.straymond.org House: January 30, 10:00 Community Open House with ArtBurlingame Fair 1300 Bayswater Avenue, Open House: January 30, 11:00 am–1:00 pm St. Timothy School Family Mass 10:00 am tel 650-342-6567 fax 650-342-5913 tel 650-366-8817 fax 650-366-0902 tel 650-344-7176 fax 650-344-7426 1515 Dolan Avenue, San Mateo tel 650-322-2312 fax 650-322-2910 K-8 Open House: February 1, 7:00 pm tel 650-366-8817 fax 650-366-0902 Mass immediately following at 5pm K Info Night: January 18, 7:00 – 8:00 pm tel 650-322-2312 fax 650-322-2910 PreK-7 Open House: JanSchool 30, 10:00am–12:00pm www.stcos.com 1515 Dolan Avenue, San Mateo K Open House: January 19, 7:00 pm pm St. Catherine of Siena info@mountcarmel.org Open House: January 30, 10:00 am–1:00pm St. Timothy School www.sttimothyschool.org Open House: January 30, 11:00 am–1:00 info@mountcarmel.org Open House: January 30, 11:00 am–1:00 PreK-7 Open House: Jan 30, 10:00am–12:00pm St. Catherine of Siena School tel 650-344-7176 fax 650-344-7426 www.sttimothyschool.org K-8 Open House: February 1, 7:00 pm pm 1300 Bayswater Avenue,18, Burlingame K Info Night: January 7:00 –8:00 pm St. Timothy telSt. 650-342-6567 faxSchool 650-342-5913 1515 Dolan Avenue, San Mateo K Info Night: January 18, 7:00 –8:00 pm Timothy School Open House: January 30, 10:00 am–1:00pm 1300 Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame All schools are fully accredited by theHouse: Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association ofHouse: Schools January and Colleges. tel 650-342-6567 fax 650-342-5913 www.stcos.com PreK-7 Open Jan 30, 10:00am–12:00pm St. Catherine of Siena School K Open 19, 7:00 pm 1515 Dolan Avenue, San Mateo St.PreK-7 Catherine of Jan Siena School 1515Timothy Dolanwww.sttimothyschool.org Avenue, San Mateo Open House: 30, 10:00am–12:00pm St. School www.stcos.com St. Timothy School 1300 Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame K Open House: January 19, 7:00 tel 650-344-7176 fax 650-344-7426 St. Catherine of Siena School www.sttimothyschool.org K-8 Open February 1, 7:00 pmpm www.sttimothyschool.org All schools are fully1300 accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association ofHouse: Schools and Colleges. Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame 1515 Dolan Avenue, San Mateo tel 650-342-6567 650-342-5913 www.stcos.com tel 650-344-7176 fax 650-344-7426 1515 Dolan Avenue, San Mateo Junior High – Elementary – Kindergarten Open House: January 30, 10:00 am–1:00pm K-8 Open House: February 1,fax 7:00 pm 1300 Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame St. Catherine of Siena School tel 650-342-6567 fax 650-342-5913 www.sttimothyschool.org tel 650-344-7176 • fax 650-344-7426 www.stcos.com St. House: Catherine of Siena School K Open House: January 19, 7:00 pm Open January 30, 10:00 am–1:00pm www.sttimothyschool.org tel 650-342-6567 • fax 650-342-5913 All schools are fully accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. www.stcos.com 1300January Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame K Open House: January 19, 7:00 pm Sunday, 26, 2020 tel 650-342-6567 fax 650-342-5913 1300 Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame tel 650-344-7176 fax 650-344-7426 tel 650-342-6567 faxHouse: 650-342-5913 K-8 House: Open February 1, 7:00 pm telwww.stcos.com 650-344-7176 January 26, 2020 Family Mass 9:00 am fax 650-344-7426 KSunday, Open House: January 19, 7:001, pm K-8 Open February 7:00 pm www.stcos.com K Open House: January 19, 7:00 pm Open House: January 30, 10:00 am–1:00pm All schools are fullyOpen accredited by 10:00 the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association ofOpen Schools and Colleges. Feast of St.House: Timothy Family Mass, 9ampm telHouse 650-344-7176 fax 650-344-7426 am-12:00 pm Open House: January 10:00 am–1:00pm K-8 February 1, 7:00 tel 650-344-7176 fax30, 650-344-7426 K-8 Open House: February 1, 7:00 pm Open House and Student Fair, 10:00 am-Noon All schools are fully accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Open House: January 30, 10:00 am–1:00pm Open House: January 30, 10:00 am–1:00pm

301tel Grand Redwood City 650-343-9200 fax 650-343-5620 info@mountcarmel.org Our Lady ofStreet, Mount Carmel School PreK-7 Open House: Jan 10:00am–12:00pm www.mountcarmel.org Open House: January 27,30, 6:00 – 8:00 pm 301 Grand Street, Redwood City Open House: January 27,7:00 6:00 –School 8:00 pm www.mountcarmel.org Our Lady of Mount Carmel 301 Grand Street, Redwood City K Info Night: January 18, –8:00 pm St. Catherine of Siena School tel 650-366-8817 fax 650-366-0902 www.mountcarmel.org School.mountcarmel.org tel 650-366-8817 fax 650-366-0902 301 Grand Street, Redwood City PreK-7 Open House: Jan 30, 10:00am–12:00pm 1300 Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame info@mountcarmel.org St. Catherine of Siena School Telwww.mountcarmel.org 650-366-6127 Our Lady of Mount Carmel School tel 650-366-8817 fax 650-366-0902 info@mountcarmel.org OurNight: LadyJanuary of Mount Carmel School www.stcos.com K 301 Info 18, 7:00 –8:00 pm Pre-School-Transitional Kindergarten-Grades K-8 Grand Street, Redwood City 1300 Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame info@mountcarmel.org K Info Night: January 18, 7:00 –8:00 pm 301 Grand Street, Redwood City tel 650-366-8817 fax 650-366-0902 tel fax3:30 650-344-7426 St.650-344-7176 Catherine of Siena School PreK-7 Open House: Jan 30, 10:00am–12:00pm Sunday, January 26, 2020, – 4:45 pm

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CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | JANUARY 16, 2020

MARIN COUNTY

ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO

Preschool & Elementary Directory SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY Holy Name Preschool 1560 40th Ave., 94122 1-415-664-4753 www.holynamesf.com Ages: 2.6-6 years

St. Anne Elementary School 1320 14th Ave., 94122 1-415-664-7977 www.stanne.com Grades: Preschool-8, Day/Extended Care

Laura Vicuña Pre-Kindergarten 660 Filbert St., 94133 1-415-296-8549 www.sspeterpaulsf.org/prek/ Ages: 3-5 years

St.Anthony-Immaculate Conception 299 Precita Ave., 94110 1-415-648-2008 www.saicsf.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care

St. Anne Preschool 1362 A 14th Ave., 94122 1-415-731-2355 www.stanne.com/st-anne-preschool-programs/ Ages: 3-5 years

St. Brendan Elementary School 940 Laguna Honda Blvd., 94127 1-415-731-2665 www.stbrendansf.com Grades: PreK-8, Extended Care

St. Raphael Preschool 1100 Fifth Ave., San Rafael 94901 1-415-456-1702 www.saintraphaelpreschool.com Ages: 2.9-5 years

St. Isabella Elementary School 1 Trinity Way, P.O. Box 6188, San Rafael 94903 1-415-479-3727 www.stisabellaschool.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care

Our Lady of Loretto Elementary School 1811 Virginia Ave., Novato 94945 1-415-892-8621 www.ollnovato.org/school Grades: TK-8, Extended Care

St. Patrick Elementary School 120 King St., Larkspur 94939 1-415-924-0501 www.stpatricksmarin.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care

St. Anselm Elementary School 40 Belle Ave., San Anselmo 94960 1-415-454-8667 www.stanselmschool.com Grades: K-8, Extended Care

St. Raphael Elementary School 1100 Fifth Ave., San Rafael 94901 1-415-454-4455 www.straphaelschool.com Grades: Preschool-8, Extended Care

St. Hilary Elementary School 765 Hilary Dr., Tiburon 94920 1-415-435-2224 www.SaintHilaryschool.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care SAN MATEO COUNTY All Souls Preschool 479 Miller Ave., South San Francisco 94080 1-650-871-1751 www.ssfallsoulsschool.org Ages: 3-5 years

Notre Dame Elementary School 1200 Notre Dame Ave., Belmont 94002 1-650-591-2209 www.nde.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care

Holy Angels Preschool 20 Reiner St., Colma 94014 1-650-325-7304 www.holyangelscolma.com Ages: 2.9 years

Our Lady of Angels Elementary School 1328 Cabrillo Ave., Burlingame 94010 1-650-343-9200 www.ola.community Grades: Preschool-8, Extended Care

St. Cecilia Elementary School 660 Vicente St., 94116 1-415-731-8400 www.stceciliaschool.org Grades: K-8, Day/Extended Care

Immaculate Heart of Mary Preschool 1000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont 94002 1-650.593.2344 www.ihmschoolbelmont.org/ preschool Ages: 3-5 years

Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School 7 Elmwood Dr., Daly City 94015 1-650-756-3395 www.olmbulldogs.com Grades: Pre K-8, Extended Care

St. Finn Barr Elementary School 419 Hearst Ave., 94112 1-415-333-1800 www.stfinnbarr.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care

Nativity Preschool 1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park 94025 1-650-325-7304 www.nativityschool.com Ages: 3-5 years

St. Gabriel Elementary School 2550 41st Ave., 94116 1-415-566-0314 www.stgabrielsf.com Grades: K-8, Extended Care

Notre Dame Preschool 1200 Notre Dame Ave., Belmont 94002 1-650-591-2209 www.nde.org Ages: 3-5years

St. James Elementary School 321 Fair Oaks St., 94110 1-415-647-8972 www.saintjamessf.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care

Our Lady of Angels Preschool 1341 Cortez Ave., Burlingame 94010 1-650-343-3115 www.ola.community Ages: 3-5 years

St. John Elementary School 925 Chenery St., 94131 1-415-584-8383 www.stjohnseagles.com Grades: K-8, Extended Care

Our Lady of Mercy Preschool 7 Elmwood Dr., Daly City 94015 1-650-756-4916 www.olmbulldogs.com Ages: 24 months-5 years

St. Monica Elementary School 5950 Geary Blvd., 94121 1-415-751-9564 www.stmonicasf.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Preschool 601 Katherine Ave., Redwood City 94062 1-650-366-6587 www.mountcarmel.org Ages: 3-5 years

Convent of the Sacred Heart Elementary School 2222 Broadway St. 94115 1-415-563-2900 www.sacredsf.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care

St. Paul Elementary School 1690 Church St., 94131 1-415-648-2055 www.stpaulschoolsf.org Grades: Preschool-8, Extended Care

Sacred Heart School Preschool & Kindergarten 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton 94027 1-650-322-1866 www.shschools.org Ages: 3-5 years

St. Peter Elementary School 1266 Florida St., 94110 1-415-647-8662 www.sanpedro.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care

St. Matthias Preschool 533 Canyon Rd., Redwood City 94062 1-650-367-1320 www.stmatthiasparish.org Ages: 2.6-5 years

De Marillac Academy 175 Golden Gate Ave., 94102 1-415-552-5220 www.demarillac.org Grades: 4-8

St. Philip Elementary School 665 Elizabeth St., 94114 1-415-824-8467 www.saintphilipschool.org Grades: Preschool-8, Extended Care

St. Pius Preschool 1100 Woodside Rd., Redwood City 94061 1-650-361-1411 www.stpiusschool.org Ages: 3-5 years

Ecole Notre Dame des Victoires Elementary School 659 Pine St., 94108 1-415-421-0069 www.ndvsf.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care

St. Stephen Elementary School 40l Eucalyptus Dr., 94132 1-415-664-8331 www.ststephenschoolsf.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care

St. Raymond Preschool 1211 Arbor Rd., Menlo Park 94025 1-650-322-2312 www.straymond.org Ages: 4-5 years

St. Thomas More Elementary School 50 Thomas More Way, 94132 1-415-337-0100 www.stthomasmoreschool.org Grades: Preschool-8, Extended Care

All Souls Elementary School 479 Miller Ave., South San Francisco 94080 1-650-583-3562 www.ssfallsoulsschool.org Grades: Preschool-8, Extended Care

St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School 3801 Balboa St., 94121 1-415-221-2711 www.sfsta.org Grades: Preschool-8, Extended Care

Good Shepherd Elementary School 909 Oceana Blvd., Pacifica 94044 1-650-359-4544 www.goodshepherdschool.us Grades: K-8, Extended Care

St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School 2350 Green St., 94123 1-415-346-5505 www.svdpsf.com Grades: K-8, Extended Care

Holy Angels Elementary School 20 Reiner St., Colma 94014 1-650-755-0220 www.holyangelscolma.com Grades: K-8, Extended Care

Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary School 660 Filbert St., 94133 1-415-421-5219 www.sspeterpaulsf.org Grades: Pre K-8, Extended Care

Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School 1000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont 94002 1-650-593-4265 www.ihmschoolbelmont.org Grades: Preschool-8, Extended Care

Stuart Hall for Boys 2222 Broadway St., 94115 1-415-563-2900 Grades: K-8, Extended Care

Nativity Elementary School 1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park 94025 1-650-325-7304 www.nativityschool.com Grades: PreK-8, Extended Care

St. Mary’s Bilingual Preschool Ages: 2-6 years 838 Kearny St., 94108 1-415-981-9138 www.stmaryschoolsf.org St. Paul Littlest Angel Preschool 221 Valley St., Ste. X, 94131 1-415-824-5437 www.LittlestAngelPreschool.com Ages: 2-6 years St. Philip Preschool 725 Diamond St., 94114 1-415-282-0143 www.saintphilippreschool.org Ages: 3-5 years St. Thomas the Apostle Preschool & Prekindergarten Learning Center 710 40th Ave., 94121 1-415.387.5511 www.sfsta.org Ages: 2.9-5 years Star of the Sea Preschool 360 9th Ave., 94118 1-415-221-7449 www.staroftheseasf.com Ages: 3-5 years Tiny Knights Preschool at St. Gabriel 2550 41st Ave., 94116 1-415-566-8955 www.stgabrielsf.com/academics/ preschool Ages: 2.5-5 years Utopia Preschool 50 Thomas More Way, 94132 1-415-317-6269 www.stthomasmoreschool.org/ preschool Ages: 3-5 years

Holy Name School 1560 40th Ave., 94122 1-415-731-4077 www.holynamesf.com Grades: K-8, Day/Extended Care Mission Dolores Academy 3371 16th St., 94114 1-415-346-9500 www.mdasf.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care Our Lady of the Visitacion Elementary School 785 Sunnydale Ave., 94134 1-415-239-7840 www.olvsf.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care School of the Epiphany 600 Italy Ave., 94112 1-415-337-4030 www.sfepiphany.org Grades: K-8, Day/Extended Care

St. Brigid Elementary School 2250 Franklin St., 94109 1-415-673-4523 www.saintbrigidsf.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School 30l Grand St., Redwood City 94062 1-650-366-6127 www.mountcarmel.org Grades: Preschool-PreK, TK-8, Extended Care Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School 80 Wellington Ave., Daly City 94014 1-650-755-4438 www.olphdc.orgt Grades: TK-8 , Extended Care Sacred Heart Schools - Lower and Middle 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton 94027 1-650-322-1866 www.shschools.org Grades: Preschool-8, Extended Care St. Catherine of Siena Elementary School 1300 Bayswater Ave., Burlingame 94010 1-650-344-7176 www.stcos.com Grades: K-8, Extended Care St. Charles Elementary School 850 Tamarack Ave., San Carlos 94070 1-650-593-1629 www.stcharlesschoolsc.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care St. Dunstan Elementary School 1150 Magnolia Ave., Millbrae 94030 1-650-697-8119 www.st-dunstan.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care St. Gregory Elementary School 270l Hacienda St., San Mateo 94403 1-650-573-0111 www.stgregs-sanmateo.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care St. Matthew Elementary School 910 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo 94402 1-650-343-1373 www.stmatthewcath.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care St. Pius Elementary School 1100 Woodside Rd., Redwood City 94061 1-650-368-8327 www.stpiusschool.org Grades: Preschool-8, Extended Care St. Raymond Elementary School 1211 Arbor Rd., Menlo Park 94025 1-650-322- 2312 www.straymond.org Grades: TK-8, Extended Care St. Robert Elementary School 345 Oak Ave., San Bruno 94066 1-650-583-5065 www.saintrobert-school.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care St. Timothy Elementary School 1515 Dolan Ave., San Mateo 94401 1-650-342-6567 www.sttimothyschool.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care St. Veronica Elementary School 434 Alida Way, South San Francisco 94080 1-650-589-3909 www.saintveronicassf.org Grades: K-8, Extended Care Woodside Priory School 302 Portola Rd., Portola Valley 94028 1-650-851-8221 www.prioryca.org Grades: 6-8 (Boarding for Boys) (Day-Coed)




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