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Table of Contents Who we are�������������������������������������� 3

Community. Balance. Faith. Excellence.

Our Community Faculty & Staff Community Life Community Spaces

How we learn �������������������������������� 7 Academics Programs Support Learning Spaces

How we grow ������������������������������ 12 Cocurriculars Visual & Performing Arts Athletics Student Clubs & Organizations Cocurricular Spaces

Our story is one of innovation and purpose, of serving San Francisco’s youth since 1852. We have played a part in the city’s history just as it has played a part in ours. Today, we continue to welcome the Bay Area’s brightest students to our inclusive community. We prepare our students for success through our dynamic curriculum, integrated technology and enthusiastic and innovative teachers.

Inspired by the Daughters of Charity and the De La Salle Christian Brothers, in partnership with families, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory’s mission is to provide the finest education in an inclusive Catholic community of faith. We prepare our students to become service-oriented leaders with a commitment to living the Gospel. 1


Table of Contents Who we are�������������������������������������� 3

Community. Balance. Faith. Excellence.

Our Community Faculty & Staff Community Life Community Spaces

How we learn �������������������������������� 7 Academics Programs Support Learning Spaces

How we grow ������������������������������ 12 Cocurriculars Visual & Performing Arts Athletics Student Clubs & Organizations Cocurricular Spaces

Our story is one of innovation and purpose, of serving San Francisco’s youth since 1852. We have played a part in the city’s history just as it has played a part in ours. Today, we continue to welcome the Bay Area’s brightest students to our inclusive community. We prepare our students for success through our dynamic curriculum, integrated technology and enthusiastic and innovative teachers.

Inspired by the Daughters of Charity and the De La Salle Christian Brothers, in partnership with families, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory’s mission is to provide the finest education in an inclusive Catholic community of faith. We prepare our students to become service-oriented leaders with a commitment to living the Gospel. 1


Who we are Our Founders, fearless innovators in education and social justice, created the foundation upon which SHC stands today. With a history that spans more than 160 years in San Francisco, SHC is indelibly woven into the fabric of this incredible city. We have seen the City through the population boom of the Gold Rush, the 1906 earthquake and fires, the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, Candlestick Park and BART, the boom and bust of the dot-com era, and seemingly endless advancements in modern technology. Through it all, SHC remains a steady beacon in this rapidly changing metropolis, creating a home for the Bay Area’s brightest high school students to grow, learn and thrive. At SHC, we are dedicated to the intellectual and academic excellence of our students, and we strive to develop the unique talents and passions of each individual. Our devotion is modeled by our passionate and highly educated teachers, commitment to service and social justice, innovative curriculum, and cutting-edge classroom technology.

OUR cOmmUNiTY

shc alumni are accepted into hundreds of colleges across the country, including all of us news & World report’s top 10 national universities: California Institute of Technology

Duke University

Princeton University

Harvard University

Stanford University

Columbia University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University of Chicago

Dartmouth University

Visit our campus and you will find a student-body that is representative of this great city in its diversity and passion for learning. You will find an enthusiastic and dedicated faculty, committed to the intellectual and personal success of each and every student. You will find a beautiful campus located in the heart of the City, surrounded by a bustling downtown, the San Francisco Opera and Ballet, and world-class museums. The City is our classroom, and SHC students take full advantage of the rich learning environment that exists right outside our doors.

University of Pennsylvania

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Who we are Our Founders, fearless innovators in education and social justice, created the foundation upon which SHC stands today. With a history that spans more than 160 years in San Francisco, SHC is indelibly woven into the fabric of this incredible city. We have seen the City through the population boom of the Gold Rush, the 1906 earthquake and fires, the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, Candlestick Park and BART, the boom and bust of the dot-com era, and seemingly endless advancements in modern technology. Through it all, SHC remains a steady beacon in this rapidly changing metropolis, creating a home for the Bay Area’s brightest high school students to grow, learn and thrive. At SHC, we are dedicated to the intellectual and academic excellence of our students, and we strive to develop the unique talents and passions of each individual. Our devotion is modeled by our passionate and highly educated teachers, commitment to service and social justice, innovative curriculum, and cutting-edge classroom technology.

OUR cOmmUNiTY

shc alumni are accepted into hundreds of colleges across the country, including all of us news & World report’s top 10 national universities: California Institute of Technology

Duke University

Princeton University

Harvard University

Stanford University

Columbia University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University of Chicago

Dartmouth University

Visit our campus and you will find a student-body that is representative of this great city in its diversity and passion for learning. You will find an enthusiastic and dedicated faculty, committed to the intellectual and personal success of each and every student. You will find a beautiful campus located in the heart of the City, surrounded by a bustling downtown, the San Francisco Opera and Ballet, and world-class museums. The City is our classroom, and SHC students take full advantage of the rich learning environment that exists right outside our doors.

University of Pennsylvania

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faculty & staff

We give you time to form friendships you will have for the rest of your life.

Our accomplished faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of all students. Faculty engage in regular professional learning to remain on the cutting-edge of their respective fields and bring their knowledge into the classroom. Nearly 60 percent of our faculty possess postgraduate degrees including several doctorates. With a total enrollment of 1,325 students, our student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1.

community life We are proud of our close-knit community, and the warmth and support students experience on campus is one of SHC’s defining characteristics. The Community Life Team at SHC creates opportunities for students to continue our tradition of community-building by inspiring leadership, encouraging fellowship among our student body, and nurturing students as they grow emotionally and intellectually. The CLT invites students of all faith traditions to attend retreats, including Kairos, that empower them to affirm the gifts they bring to SHC. Students consider retreats to be some of the most transformational experiences of their high school years. The CLT helps to animate our mission on campus and beyond. Our obligation to serve others with compassion is at the heart of everything we do. We support and nurture the unique talents of our students in order to develop each individual into a thoughtful, hardworking, altruistic adult.

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community spaces Community spaces throughout campus invite collaboration through the use of modern furniture that can be manipulated and rearranged to suit the changing needs of our students, keeping their spaces fresh and useful. From the La Salle Plaza and De Paul Campus for the Arts Foyer, to the Student Life Center Dining Hall and Counseling Department lobby, community spaces offer informal opportunities for meaningful connection. Assistant Principal for Academics Joan O’Neill says, “When we create opportunities for students to engage in discussions, we increase their ability to retain information. It’s rare in today’s world that we begin and finish something entirely alone.” 5


faculty & staff

We give you time to form friendships you will have for the rest of your life.

Our accomplished faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of all students. Faculty engage in regular professional learning to remain on the cutting-edge of their respective fields and bring their knowledge into the classroom. Nearly 60 percent of our faculty possess postgraduate degrees including several doctorates. With a total enrollment of 1,325 students, our student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1.

community life We are proud of our close-knit community, and the warmth and support students experience on campus is one of SHC’s defining characteristics. The Community Life Team at SHC creates opportunities for students to continue our tradition of community-building by inspiring leadership, encouraging fellowship among our student body, and nurturing students as they grow emotionally and intellectually. The CLT invites students of all faith traditions to attend retreats, including Kairos, that empower them to affirm the gifts they bring to SHC. Students consider retreats to be some of the most transformational experiences of their high school years. The CLT helps to animate our mission on campus and beyond. Our obligation to serve others with compassion is at the heart of everything we do. We support and nurture the unique talents of our students in order to develop each individual into a thoughtful, hardworking, altruistic adult.

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community spaces Community spaces throughout campus invite collaboration through the use of modern furniture that can be manipulated and rearranged to suit the changing needs of our students, keeping their spaces fresh and useful. From the La Salle Plaza and De Paul Campus for the Arts Foyer, to the Student Life Center Dining Hall and Counseling Department lobby, community spaces offer informal opportunities for meaningful connection. Assistant Principal for Academics Joan O’Neill says, “When we create opportunities for students to engage in discussions, we increase their ability to retain information. It’s rare in today’s world that we begin and finish something entirely alone.” 5


How we learn The classroom of yesterday is gone. We understand that today’s learners crave variety, collaboration and emotional connection to coursework. We believe in student-centered learning, which means your natural curiosity drives your intellectual path. Academic rigor is more than the number of hours of homework you do every night or the page count of your essays. Your inquiry, curiosity, drive and desire to learn are the most important elements of your education. It is our job to provide you with the resources and flexibility needed to excel in high school and beyond. We teach our students to use the tools most relevant to them in a digitally diverse and ever-changing world. Our Bring Your Own Device Program encourages the digital literacy that the future requires. We invite you to use a range of digital technologies to create, evaluate and share information. Our 75-minute block schedule immerses students in project-based, collaborative learning while facilitating self-direction and developing problem-solving skills. It allows more time for achievement and less busywork. We also offer online classes like AP Art History or Computer Programming in Visual Basic 6.0 to give you the flexibility to explore topics that inspire you.

Innovation, perseverance and inspiration come from intellectual risk-taking. Our students have the latitude to try new ideas.

Through integrated curriculum-based community outreach and direct service throughout all grade levels, students become academically prepared leaders who understand how to be effective agents of change in a complicated world. Our Service-Learning Program allows our students to animate the message of our founders through acts of justice, charity, prayer, community-building and reflection in and out of the classroom.

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How we learn The classroom of yesterday is gone. We understand that today’s learners crave variety, collaboration and emotional connection to coursework. We believe in student-centered learning, which means your natural curiosity drives your intellectual path. Academic rigor is more than the number of hours of homework you do every night or the page count of your essays. Your inquiry, curiosity, drive and desire to learn are the most important elements of your education. It is our job to provide you with the resources and flexibility needed to excel in high school and beyond. We teach our students to use the tools most relevant to them in a digitally diverse and ever-changing world. Our Bring Your Own Device Program encourages the digital literacy that the future requires. We invite you to use a range of digital technologies to create, evaluate and share information. Our 75-minute block schedule immerses students in project-based, collaborative learning while facilitating self-direction and developing problem-solving skills. It allows more time for achievement and less busywork. We also offer online classes like AP Art History or Computer Programming in Visual Basic 6.0 to give you the flexibility to explore topics that inspire you.

Innovation, perseverance and inspiration come from intellectual risk-taking. Our students have the latitude to try new ideas.

Through integrated curriculum-based community outreach and direct service throughout all grade levels, students become academically prepared leaders who understand how to be effective agents of change in a complicated world. Our Service-Learning Program allows our students to animate the message of our founders through acts of justice, charity, prayer, community-building and reflection in and out of the classroom.

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Academics SHC’s innovative, relevant and challenging curriculum engages the whole student. From thoughtful core classes and electives to rigorous Honors and Advanced Placement courses, SHC’s learning infrastructure and integrated cocurriculars support educational excellence and individualized learning. Every student benefits from our innovative blend of liberal arts, science and math content along with 21st century instruction. A curriculum based around critical thinking, creativity and collaboration gives you the tools to explore today’s world.

The best education is flexible and personalized. Our teachers are here for you.

SHC faculty design lessons to inspire you, and we help you create the schedule that fits your interests and aspirations. The result is meaningful and relevant assessment. We ask you to challenge yourself, but we understand that too much stress isn’t conducive to learning or emotional development.

Academic Programs SHC offers specialized academic programs to create community among qualified students with similar academic interests and needs. Our Inquiry & Innovation Program is a dynamic four-year academic and enrichment program designed to target the unique passions and interests of its students through a lens of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design. I2 scholars engage in a culminating project that identifies a real-life need and is designed to achieve one task: Change the world. Our De Paul Scholar Program is comprised of students with demonstrated academic achievement and high leadership potential. De Paul Scholars are passionate about engaging the world of ideas and solving real-world challenges of injustice and inequality. De Paul Scholars conclude the program with Senior Seminar, a college-level discussion course.

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Academic Support SHC students are surrounded by a community that cares deeply about their academic, intellectual, emotional and spiritual success. Each student is paired with a counselor who serves as a mentor throughout all four years at SHC. Junior year, students are also paired with a college counselor who will help them navigate the college application process. Specialized academic support services are also available to students diagnosed with mild to moderate learning disabilities and those who may need help transitioning to the demands of college-preparatory curricula. Our faculty members are committed to an open-door policy through regular office hours and maintaining accessibility during weekly collaboration periods.

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Academics SHC’s innovative, relevant and challenging curriculum engages the whole student. From thoughtful core classes and electives to rigorous Honors and Advanced Placement courses, SHC’s learning infrastructure and integrated cocurriculars support educational excellence and individualized learning. Every student benefits from our innovative blend of liberal arts, science and math content along with 21st century instruction. A curriculum based around critical thinking, creativity and collaboration gives you the tools to explore today’s world.

The best education is flexible and personalized. Our teachers are here for you.

SHC faculty design lessons to inspire you, and we help you create the schedule that fits your interests and aspirations. The result is meaningful and relevant assessment. We ask you to challenge yourself, but we understand that too much stress isn’t conducive to learning or emotional development.

Academic Programs SHC offers specialized academic programs to create community among qualified students with similar academic interests and needs. Our Inquiry & Innovation Program is a dynamic four-year academic and enrichment program designed to target the unique passions and interests of its students through a lens of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design. I2 scholars engage in a culminating project that identifies a real-life need and is designed to achieve one task: Change the world. Our De Paul Scholar Program is comprised of students with demonstrated academic achievement and high leadership potential. De Paul Scholars are passionate about engaging the world of ideas and solving real-world challenges of injustice and inequality. De Paul Scholars conclude the program with Senior Seminar, a college-level discussion course.

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Academic Support SHC students are surrounded by a community that cares deeply about their academic, intellectual, emotional and spiritual success. Each student is paired with a counselor who serves as a mentor throughout all four years at SHC. Junior year, students are also paired with a college counselor who will help them navigate the college application process. Specialized academic support services are also available to students diagnosed with mild to moderate learning disabilities and those who may need help transitioning to the demands of college-preparatory curricula. Our faculty members are committed to an open-door policy through regular office hours and maintaining accessibility during weekly collaboration periods.

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Learning Spaces Herbst Libr ary & Information Center

The SHC Library is a hub of activity throughout the day with up to 200 students studying, reading, using the most up-to-date technology, working on group projects and sharing study rooms. The library’s topfloor location welcomes students with natural light, beautiful panoramic views of San Francisco and a quiet, scholarly environment. Science Facilities

Flexible spaces throughout our modern campus invite collaboration.

In 2013, SHC began a four-phase renovation of existing facilities to meet the demands of our rigorous science program. New state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories for physics, chemistry and biology are now outfitted with modern furniture and the latest classroom technology. The result is a learning environment that inspires collaboration and engages students’ natural curiosity. Learning Commons

“Innovation rarely involves the lone genius in isolation.” Director of Studies Kate McFadden describes SHC’s philosophy behind the Learning Commons, an informal workspace for students. The space, modeled after similar spaces in universities across the country, facilitates collaboration among students so that inspiration and meaningful learning can arise naturally.

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Learning Spaces Herbst Libr ary & Information Center

The SHC Library is a hub of activity throughout the day with up to 200 students studying, reading, using the most up-to-date technology, working on group projects and sharing study rooms. The library’s topfloor location welcomes students with natural light, beautiful panoramic views of San Francisco and a quiet, scholarly environment. Science Facilities

Flexible spaces throughout our modern campus invite collaboration.

In 2013, SHC began a four-phase renovation of existing facilities to meet the demands of our rigorous science program. New state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories for physics, chemistry and biology are now outfitted with modern furniture and the latest classroom technology. The result is a learning environment that inspires collaboration and engages students’ natural curiosity. Learning Commons

“Innovation rarely involves the lone genius in isolation.” Director of Studies Kate McFadden describes SHC’s philosophy behind the Learning Commons, an informal workspace for students. The space, modeled after similar spaces in universities across the country, facilitates collaboration among students so that inspiration and meaningful learning can arise naturally.

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How we grow cOcURRicULARs SHC students gain access to the best arts program in San Francisco, they play alongside more than 800 student-athletes who compete each year on 56 teams in 23 different sports, and they participate in any of our 47 clubs. We believe that cocurriculars are essential to the rich learning experience at SHC. By participating in the cocurriculars that interest them, students learn to balance priorities, develop lifelong social and leadership skills, and build healthy habits.

visual & performing arts Did you know that art programs are mandatory in countries that consistently rank among the highest in math and science? We believe a solid arts program adds value to our broader academic curriculum while increasing motivation, understanding in other areas of learning, and the capacity for meaningful and culturally diverse experiences. Our state-of-the-art Sister Caroline Collins, DC, Theater is just one of the venues in which our world-renowned chorus and theatre programs thrive. Our instrumental music and dance students perform and compete nationwide, and our visual art offerings continue to grow, capturing the eye of many talented students. Our accomplished VPA faculty work tirelessly to bring out the best in each gifted and eager student. The talent and dedication of our instructors shows in every student performance and exhibition.

We invite you to explore your passions—onstage, behind the curtain or in the director's chair.

Visual & pErForming arts EVEnts Fall Play

Dance Showcase

Winter Chorus Concert

Advanced Acting Showcase

Instrumental Music Trip to Disneyland

Winter Instrumental Music Concert

Visual & Performing Arts Showcase

Theatre Trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Spring Musical Spring Chorus Concert Spring Instrumental Music Concert

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Choral Performances around the United States and abroad in countries such as France, England, Italy and the Philippines

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How we grow cOcURRicULARs SHC students gain access to the best arts program in San Francisco, they play alongside more than 800 student-athletes who compete each year on 56 teams in 23 different sports, and they participate in any of our 47 clubs. We believe that cocurriculars are essential to the rich learning experience at SHC. By participating in the cocurriculars that interest them, students learn to balance priorities, develop lifelong social and leadership skills, and build healthy habits.

visual & performing arts Did you know that art programs are mandatory in countries that consistently rank among the highest in math and science? We believe a solid arts program adds value to our broader academic curriculum while increasing motivation, understanding in other areas of learning, and the capacity for meaningful and culturally diverse experiences. Our state-of-the-art Sister Caroline Collins, DC, Theater is just one of the venues in which our world-renowned chorus and theatre programs thrive. Our instrumental music and dance students perform and compete nationwide, and our visual art offerings continue to grow, capturing the eye of many talented students. Our accomplished VPA faculty work tirelessly to bring out the best in each gifted and eager student. The talent and dedication of our instructors shows in every student performance and exhibition.

We invite you to explore your passions—onstage, behind the curtain or in the director's chair.

Visual & pErForming arts EVEnts Fall Play

Dance Showcase

Winter Chorus Concert

Advanced Acting Showcase

Instrumental Music Trip to Disneyland

Winter Instrumental Music Concert

Visual & Performing Arts Showcase

Theatre Trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Spring Musical Spring Chorus Concert Spring Instrumental Music Concert

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Choral Performances around the United States and abroad in countries such as France, England, Italy and the Philippines

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Our student-athletes develop leadership skills both on the field and in the classroom.

Athletics We believe that participating in athletics contributes to physical, personal, social and spiritual growth. Our student-athletes add a chapter to the storied history of our athletic program, a tradition that dates back to the 1880s. In the past decade, more than 150 SHC students have received athletic scholarships to play in college. The Fightin’ Irish have won more league, section, Northern California and state titles in the last decade than in the previous three decades combined, including four CCS titles and a state title in 2014-15. “My experience as a volleyball player at SHC and the mentorship I received from my coach has a lot to do with who I am today and where I want to go in the future.” —Madison Murtagh ’15 As a member of the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) and West Bay Athletic League (WBAL), SHC’s athletic program offers students the opportunity to compete in the following sports: Baseball

Lacrosse

Tennis

Boys Varsity, JV and Frosh

Boys Varsity and JV Girls Varsity and JV

Boys Varsity and JV Girls Varsity and JV

Soccer

Track and Field

Boys Varsity, JV and Frosh Girls Varsity, JV and Frosh

Boys Varsity and Frosh/Soph Girls Varsity and JV

Softball

Volleyball

Girls Varsity and JV

Boys Varsity and JV Girls Varsity, JV and Frosh

Basketball Boys Varsity, JV and Frosh A & B Girls Varsity, JV and Frosh

Cross Country Boys Varsity, JV, Soph and Frosh Girls Varsity, JV and Frosh/Soph

Football

Swimming

Boys Varsity, JV and Frosh

Boys Varsity and Frosh/Soph Girls Varsity and JV

Golf

Wrestling Boys Varsity, JV and Frosh Girls Varsity

Boys Varsity and JV Girls Varsity and JV

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Our student-athletes develop leadership skills both on the field and in the classroom.

Athletics We believe that participating in athletics contributes to physical, personal, social and spiritual growth. Our student-athletes add a chapter to the storied history of our athletic program, a tradition that dates back to the 1880s. In the past decade, more than 150 SHC students have received athletic scholarships to play in college. The Fightin’ Irish have won more league, section, Northern California and state titles in the last decade than in the previous three decades combined, including four CCS titles and a state title in 2014-15. “My experience as a volleyball player at SHC and the mentorship I received from my coach has a lot to do with who I am today and where I want to go in the future.” —Madison Murtagh ’15 As a member of the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) and West Bay Athletic League (WBAL), SHC’s athletic program offers students the opportunity to compete in the following sports: Baseball

Lacrosse

Tennis

Boys Varsity, JV and Frosh

Boys Varsity and JV Girls Varsity and JV

Boys Varsity and JV Girls Varsity and JV

Soccer

Track and Field

Boys Varsity, JV and Frosh Girls Varsity, JV and Frosh

Boys Varsity and Frosh/Soph Girls Varsity and JV

Softball

Volleyball

Girls Varsity and JV

Boys Varsity and JV Girls Varsity, JV and Frosh

Basketball Boys Varsity, JV and Frosh A & B Girls Varsity, JV and Frosh

Cross Country Boys Varsity, JV, Soph and Frosh Girls Varsity, JV and Frosh/Soph

Football

Swimming

Boys Varsity, JV and Frosh

Boys Varsity and Frosh/Soph Girls Varsity and JV

Golf

Wrestling Boys Varsity, JV and Frosh Girls Varsity

Boys Varsity and JV Girls Varsity and JV

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Student Clubs & Organizations SHC Clubs explore subjects like coding, chess, speech and debate, environmental activism, languages and 3D printing. They allow you to expand your horizons while serving in our local community or traveling the world. Grow your passions and connect with students who share your interests. Leadership development opportunities abound at SHC with service organizations like Lasallian Vincentian Youth and Block Club. Our Student Council is a representative group of the student body that organizes, coordinates and runs a variety of social, service and spirit activities throughout the year to invigorate school pride and spirit among the student body. Student Clubs 3D Printer Club

Poly Dance Club

Art in Action

Fantasy Sports & Stats Club

Badminton Club

Flag Football

Senior Council

Block Club

French Club

SHCtv

Book Buzz

Frosh Council

Sophomore Council

Bridge

Graphic Design Club

Spanish Club

Broadcast Club

Guitar Club

Speech & Debate

California Scholarship Federation

Japanese Club

Sports Medicine Club

Jubilee Choir

Student Council

Chess Club

Junior Council

Tea Club

Chinese Club

Kiva Microfinance Club

The Oracle

Computer Programming

Knittervention

TUFF

Dance Team

Ultimate Frisbee

Drama Club

Lasallian-Vincentian Youth

Earth Action

NetWorld

Emerald Newspaper

Percussion Club Photo Club Ping Pong Club

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Rally Board

Video Club Yearbook Yoga Club

Digital diversity drives innovation—our students are encouraged to develop digital citizenship and build both critical thinking and digital literacy skills.


Student Clubs & Organizations SHC Clubs explore subjects like coding, chess, speech and debate, environmental activism, languages and 3D printing. They allow you to expand your horizons while serving in our local community or traveling the world. Grow your passions and connect with students who share your interests. Leadership development opportunities abound at SHC with service organizations like Lasallian Vincentian Youth and Block Club. Our Student Council is a representative group of the student body that organizes, coordinates and runs a variety of social, service and spirit activities throughout the year to invigorate school pride and spirit among the student body. Student Clubs 3D Printer Club

Poly Dance Club

Art in Action

Fantasy Sports & Stats Club

Badminton Club

Flag Football

Senior Council

Block Club

French Club

SHCtv

Book Buzz

Frosh Council

Sophomore Council

Bridge

Graphic Design Club

Spanish Club

Broadcast Club

Guitar Club

Speech & Debate

California Scholarship Federation

Japanese Club

Sports Medicine Club

Jubilee Choir

Student Council

Chess Club

Junior Council

Tea Club

Chinese Club

Kiva Microfinance Club

The Oracle

Computer Programming

Knittervention

TUFF

Dance Team

Ultimate Frisbee

Drama Club

Lasallian-Vincentian Youth

Earth Action

NetWorld

Emerald Newspaper

Percussion Club Photo Club Ping Pong Club

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Rally Board

Video Club Yearbook Yoga Club

Digital diversity drives innovation—our students are encouraged to develop digital citizenship and build both critical thinking and digital literacy skills.


Cocurricular Spaces Sister Teresa Piro, DC, Student Life Center

Our Student Life Center is a fantastic representation of the vibrant SHC community. Our students can be found gathered around tables in the Dining Hall eating lunch, and studying and working together during collaboration periods. They can be found taking a yoga class in the Fitness Center or strength-training in the Weight Room, and their cheers can be heard from our Pavilion on game nights. Sister Caroline Collins, DC, Theater

Cocurriculars are essential, not extra, student activities.

The Sister Caroline Collins, DC, Theater hosts drama productions, instrumental music, dance and choral performances, poetry slams and much more. With a ceiling height of 33 feet, the space provides performers and technical crew with an above-stage tension grid, catwalks, and a professional sound and lighting control room. There are dressing rooms and a workshop for building and transporting sets. The generous, lightfilled William D. Spencer ’65 & Claire Spencer Lobby also serves as a gallery to display student artwork and photography. Home to our Visual & Performing Arts Program, the theater provides our students with firsthand experience in a professional-level venue both onstage and behind the scenes.

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Cocurricular Spaces Sister Teresa Piro, DC, Student Life Center

Our Student Life Center is a fantastic representation of the vibrant SHC community. Our students can be found gathered around tables in the Dining Hall eating lunch, and studying and working together during collaboration periods. They can be found taking a yoga class in the Fitness Center or strength-training in the Weight Room, and their cheers can be heard from our Pavilion on game nights. Sister Caroline Collins, DC, Theater

Cocurriculars are essential, not extra, student activities.

The Sister Caroline Collins, DC, Theater hosts drama productions, instrumental music, dance and choral performances, poetry slams and much more. With a ceiling height of 33 feet, the space provides performers and technical crew with an above-stage tension grid, catwalks, and a professional sound and lighting control room. There are dressing rooms and a workshop for building and transporting sets. The generous, lightfilled William D. Spencer ’65 & Claire Spencer Lobby also serves as a gallery to display student artwork and photography. Home to our Visual & Performing Arts Program, the theater provides our students with firsthand experience in a professional-level venue both onstage and behind the scenes.

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students and their families chOOse shc fOr the strength Of Our academics, Our diverse arr ay Of cOcurricul ar OppOrtunities, Our prime lOcatiOn in the heart Of the cit y, and fOr the Warmth Of Our inclusive and nurturing cOmmunit y. the tenets that shc Was fOunded upOn in 1852 remain tOday: a cOmmitment tO serving Bay area yOuth and prOviding an academically rigOrOus, cathOlic educatiOn.

SHC’s urban campus gives students access to the incredible resources and culture that make San Francisco one of the most desirable cities on earth. 21


students and their families chOOse shc fOr the strength Of Our academics, Our diverse arr ay Of cOcurricul ar OppOrtunities, Our prime lOcatiOn in the heart Of the cit y, and fOr the Warmth Of Our inclusive and nurturing cOmmunit y. the tenets that shc Was fOunded upOn in 1852 remain tOday: a cOmmitment tO serving Bay area yOuth and prOviding an academically rigOrOus, cathOlic educatiOn.

SHC’s urban campus gives students access to the incredible resources and culture that make San Francisco one of the most desirable cities on earth. 21


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