At Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, we design challenging curricula to engage the whole student. From thoughtful preparatory classes to rigorous honors and Advanced Placement courses, SHC’s learning infrastructure and integrated cocurricular supports curiosity, educational excellence and self-discovery. Our private Catholic high school’s emphasis on learning based in strong relationships -- with fellow students, with knowledgeable teachers, and with the world -- as well as our dynamic blend of liberal arts, scientific inquiry, and research-based pedagogy help develop resourceful, independent thinkers. Our private high school uses a 75-minute block schedule to facilitate project-based, collaborative learning while building college and career habits of mind. Continuing the Lasallian Vincentian tradition of transformative education, our private Catholic high school’s caring faculty nurture a life-long commitment to learning through vibrant academics and compassionate service to others. We encourage families and students in San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, and San Francisco County to visit our private Catholic high school to learn more information!

Note: due to ongoing public health concerns, SHC is not serving as a weekend testing site for the ACT or SAT. 

Semesters at Our Private High School

The school year, divided into semesters, begins in late August and ends in early June with a Thanksgiving break, vacations at Christmas and Easter, and observance of national holidays. A typical school day at our private high school begins at 7:55 am and ends at 2:30 pm. Parents receive grades twice per semester, or approximately every nine weeks, and may view informal progress reports online through PowerSchool. The Honor Roll recognizes academic excellence based on grade point average. Conversely, students whose grades fall below a 2.0 (GPA), are placed on academic probation and may not participate in cocurricular activities. Students take a minimum of six courses each semester.

Visit Our Catholic Independent High School Today

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is a dynamic private Catholic independent high school in San Francisco serving students all over the Bay Area, including San Francisco County, Marin County, San Mateo County and Alameda County. Visit our private high school and learn what sets us apart!

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