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Visit Us

Get a behind-the-scenes look at SHC and discover what sets us apart!

Open House

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9-11 am

Every fall, SHC opens its doors to hundreds of visitors for our annual open house. We invite you to walk through our state-of-the-art facilities, speak to our teachers in their classrooms and mingle with our student community. Hear directly from our president, principal and admissions director. Meet program directors, department chairs and current students. This is a unique opportunity to see our community in action outside of the structured school day. Click below to RSVP for Open House. Review last year’s schedule of events.


Irish for a Day

Calling all 8th Graders! We invite you to experience a day-in-the-life of an SHC student! Paired with a student ambassador, you will walk the halls, observe classes and interact with our community as an honorary Irish. Registration begins on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at noon. Click on the “Register” button below to begin your registration.


Parent Visits

High school enrollment is a decision for the whole family. If your 8th grader is interested in SHC, we invite you to get to know us as well. When you come for a parent visit, you will connect with administrators, engage in a Q&A session and tour our campus. Unlike Open House, where you meet the entire SHC community, parent visits provide an intimate atmosphere for you to observe our students in their regular school day. You will have the opportunity to ask questions specific to your child and the admissions process. Sacred Heart Cathedral will host two Parent Visits this admissions season. November 13, 2015 and January 15, 2016 (parents of applicants only). Online registration for our Parent Visits will be available on Friday, September 4, 2015 at noon. The November 13, 2015 Parent Visit is currently full. If you would like to be placed on the wait list please click the link below.

Parent Visit Wait List Form

Winter Sports Clinics

Our winter series of sports clinics run from December through March. Past clinics have included boys and girls basketball, baseball, football, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, softball and volleyball. Dates and registration will be available here on or before October, 31, 2015.

Winter Workshops

Explore fun and exciting topics with some of SHC’s most accomplished faculty and staff this winter. Our workshops are a series of one-day workshops for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Hosted on select Saturdays, students will have the opportunity to perform onstage, research, debate, tinker, write and much more. Dates and registration will be available here on or before October, 31, 2015.

Performing Arts Showcase

One Night Only is a complimentary event in January showcasing SHC’s actors, singers, dancers, musicians and visual artists. See highlights from season performances, sneak peeks of spring concert numbers, Jazz Ensemble numbers from the instrumental music group, ballet and hip hop dance segments, and a mini exhibition of photography and visual art projects. Dates and registration will be available here on or before October, 31, 2015.

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is a dynamic private Catholic college prep school in San Francisco serving students all over the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Pacifica, San Mateo, South San Francisco and Burlingame. Visit us and learn what sets us apart!