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  2. English 1,2

    This course’s study of archetypal literature provides a basic understanding of the writer’s craft. English 1,2 teaches vocabulary and grammar through context and application. Students compose creative... More

  3. English 3,4

    Incorporating service learning and highlighting the immigrant experience, students build upon their skills from English 1,2 with a greater focus on poetry and drama. Students will engage with a variet... More

  4. English 3,4 Honors

    This course explores all the topics covered in 10th grade English, but in greater depth and intensity. Students read more and at a more rapid pace; students write more challenging and more frequent es... More

  5. English Language & Composition Advanced Placement

    This rigorous course is the study of rhetoric, the art of verbal expression. This course examines the cultural contexts for critical thinking and writing, focusing on the myths that dominate American ... More

  6. English Literature & Composition Advanced Placement

    Surveying world literature, this writing-intensive course focuses on college-level literary analysis. Taught like a college class, the course includes close reading of sophisticated texts, an examinat... More

  7. Journalism 1,2

    Journalism is the systematic gathering, interpreting, processing and disseminating of information, opinion and entertainment for publication. This course is an academic subject requiring substantial r... More

  8. Modernist Literature (one semester)

    The word “modernism” implies a self-conscious break from the past. In the United States and Europe, from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, the ache of modernism was so fervent in litera... More

  9. Literature & Science (one semester)

    What does it mean to be human? How much control do we humans have over our physical and mental capacities, or over our external world? Does technology allow us to play God? Literature and Science seek... More

  10. Literature of the 5th Century BCE (one semester)

    The “Golden Age of Athens” has a rightful claim as the basis of western civilization; architecture, sculpture, art, politics, philosophy, and drama flowered in this brief period of history. This cours... More

  11. Shakespeare (one semester)

    The completion of this course will develop the student’s Shakespearean eye and ear through poetry and drama, and the study of William Shakespeare, the person within his historical context. Since even ... More

  12. Speculative Fiction (one semester)

    This course takes a scholarly approach to the appreciation and understanding of classic science fiction. Far from the light sabers and scaly monsters of pop/genre fiction, this course presents an argu... More

  13. Irish Literature (one semester)

    More than a form of communication for the Irish people, language is often a means for playing a verbal game and for creating an identity. As anyone who has attempted it will no doubt attest, mundane c... More

  14. Asian-American Literature (one semester)

    This course explores the literary, geographical, political, and cultural influence of setting and authorial background on narrative, content and style. What happens to narrative voice when we cross oc... More

  15. French 1,2

    This course is an introduction to French language and culture. Its goal is for students to communicate effectively in French at a mid-novice level in the four basic skill areas: listening, speaking, r... More

  16. French 3,4

    This course builds on the language competencies achieved in French 1,2 in the four basic language skill areas. Its goal include communicating effectively in French at a high/intermediate level and lea... More

  17. French 3,4 Honors

    This course is designed to prepare students for the French AP course in subsequent years. Students develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication, as well as sophistica... More

  18. French 5,6

    Expanding on communication skills practiced in previous levels of French study, students will learn to express themselves at a novice high/intermediate low level. They will use French language more co... More

  19. French 5,6 Honors

    Students who complete this course will be well-prepared for the rigors of French AP the following year. Students develop interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication, as well... More

  20. French Advanced Placement

    This advanced French course addresses themes of Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. Stud... More

  21. French 7,8

    This course continues the emphasis on spoken French while exposing students to a greater knowledge of French culture and society. Students will learn to express themselves at intermediate-mid level. ... More

  22. Spanish 1,2

    This course in beginning Spanish provides an introduction to understanding, listening to, speaking, reading, and writing modern Spanish. Students learn to speak with correct pronunciation and intonati... More

  23. Spanish 1,2 for Heritage Speakers

    This course is for Spanish-speaking students in the 9th and 10th grade. The course will focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to develop effective communication in standard Spanish... More

  24. Spanish 3,4

    This class is a continuation of Spanish 1,2. It continues the emphasis on the spoken language with correct pronunciation, intonation and grammar usage. Speaking, listening, reading and writing are exp... More

  25. Spanish 3,4 Honors

    This course incorporates the second-year Spanish curriculum, with more in-depth study and more extensive expectations of student performance in language acquisition skills (reading, writing, speaking ... More

  26. Spanish 5,6

    This course builds on the skills of Spanish 3,4 or 3,4 Honors, developing Spanish-language conversational ability, vocabulary and literary knowledge. Students are required to use all tenses in writing... More

  27. Spanish 5,6 Honors

    This course builds on the skills of Spanish 3,4 or 3,4 Honors, developing Spanish-language conversational ability, vocabulary, and literary knowledge at a fast pace to prepare students for the Spanish... More

  28. Spanish Advancement Placement

    This college-level Spanish course prepares students for the AP Spanish exam and develops their daily proficiency in interpersonal (interactive), interpretive (receptive) and presentational (productive... More

  29. Spanish 7,8

    This course continues to develop the ability to speak, understand, read and write Spanish in academic and real-world contexts. The content expands knowledge of the culture and history of Spanish-speak... More

  30. Japanese 1,2

    This course is designed for students with no prior Japanese language experience. Students begin to speak, understand, read, and write Japanese as well as to appreciate the attitudes, values, and custo... More

  31. Japanese 3,4

    This course is a continuation of Japanese 1,2. Students expand their ability to speak, understand, read, and write Japanese as well as their ability to appreciate the attitudes, values, and customs of... More

  32. Japanese 5,6

    This course represents a continuation of Japanese 3,4. Students expand their ability to speak, understand, read, and write Japanese as well as their ability to appreciate the attitudes, values, and cu... More

  33. Japanese 7,8

    This course represents a continuation of Japanese 5,6. Students develop sophisticated communication skills by listening and reading in a variety of styles, practicing oral conversation in class, and e... More

  34. Japanese Advanced Placement

    This course is an intense continuation of Japanese 5,6, intended to prepare students for the AP Japanese exam in May. Students practice extensive oral conversation in class; conduct presentations and ... More

  35. American Sign Language 1,2

    American Sign Language 1,2, a first-year ASL course, introduces students to five areas of linguistic and cultural acquisition planned for the coming four years. These areas are Content, Communication,... More

  36. American Sign Language 3,4

    American Sign Language 3,4 is a second year ASL course designed to build on the foundation of ASL 1,2. Students will continue to focus on five areas of linguistic and cultural acquisition: Content, Co... More

  37. American Sign Language 5,6

    American Sign Language 5,6, a third year ASL course, continues to expose students to five areas of language and cultural acquisition: Content, Communication, Cultures, Structures, and Settings. Studen... More

  38. American Sign Language 7,8

    American Sign Language 7,8, a fourth year ASL course, deepens student engagement with the five areas of linguistic and cultural acquisition: Content, Communication, Cultures, Structures, and Settings.... More

  39. Mandarin 3,4

    This course is designed for students who have completed one year of Mandarin or its equivalent. It continues to develop reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills in modern Chinese. The curricul... More

  40. Mandarin 5,6

    This course is designed for students who have completed two years of Mandarin or its equivalent. It emphasizes students’ ability to speak, understand, read, and write Chinese. Students engage in vario... More

  41. Mandarin 7,8

    This level is tailored for students who demonstrate an intermediate mastery of Chinese. The primary goal of Mandarin 7,8 is to strengthen students’ ability to use Chinese in their daily life and to de... More

  42. Mandarin Advanced Placement

    This advanced Mandarin course prepares students for the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam. It provides students with varied opportunities to further develop their Mandarin Chinese proficiency acro... More

  43. Algebra 1,2

    Algebra 1,2 prepares students to solve, graph, and interpret the solutions to real world problems using linear equations and inequalities, exponential functions, and quadratic equations. Students wil... More

  44. Algebra 1,2 Honors

    Algebra 1,2Honors prepares students to solve, graph, and interpret the solutions to real world problems using linear equations and inequalities, exponential functions, and quadratic equations. Student... More

  45. Geometry 1,2

    Students completing this course will have mastered the fundamental concepts of plane geometry, properties of similarity, congruence, transformations, triangles, polygons, and circles. Studies will foc... More

  46. Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry 1,2

    By the end of this course, students will be able to solve algebra problems using rational, irrational and complex numbers. They will also be able to manipulate algebraic expressions and solve problems... More

  47. Advanced Algebra 1,2

    Students who complete this course will have mastered topics introduced during their first year of Algebra. They will also be able to solve problems involving linear equations, rational numbers, comple... More

  48. Trigonometry (one semester)

    Students completing this course will have the ability to write and solve problems using the six trigonometric functions. Students will also to be able to create and use the unit circle and all of its ... More

  49. Probability & Statistics (one semester)

    This semester course provides a foundation in elementary statistics for students who might take a statistics course in college. Topics include data collection and experiment design, exploratory data a... More

  50. Pre-Calculus 1,2

    This course is designed for students who wish to expand their knowledge of trigonometric functions. Students will use trigonometry in a variety of applications and word problems. Students completing t... More

  51. Statistics

    This yearlong course covers one semester of a college-level elementary statistics class. Topics include data collection and experiment design, exploratory data analysis (graphical and numerical techni... More

  52. Statistics 1,2 Advanced Placement

    This year-long course covers two semesters of a college-level elementary statistics class. Topics include data collection and experiment design, exploratory data analysis (graphical and numerical tech... More

  53. Calculus AB Advanced Placement

    At the end of this course, students will be able to solve problems involving conic sections, derivatives, integrals and their applications. Note: this course includes a summer assignment. Prerequisite... More

  54. Calculus BC Advanced Placement

    Students who complete this course will be able to solve problems involving sequences, series, power series, Taylor series, parametric equations, polar coordinates, analytic geometry, vectors, vector a... More

  55. Scripture 1,2

    This course begins with an introductory unit on Roman Catholicism and on critical literacy strategies for reading religious texts before surveying the history of the Hebrew people and the development ... More

  56. Church History 1,2

    This course begins with the New Testament infancy of the church and traces the church’s development through the centuries to the present day. Students examine church governance, images and models as t... More

  57. History of Christian Art 1,2

    This course satisfies graduation requirements for both Religious Studies and Visual & Performing Arts. The course explores the timeline and events in the rise of Christianity, while developing cri... More

  58. Ethics 1,2

    This course examines general ethical principles and their application in real world situations, the formation of a personal conscience, and stages of moral reasoning. In the light of Catholic Christia... More

  59. Human Sexuality (one semester)

    This course is designed to educate students about human sexuality emphasizing the Catholic Christian perspective. Topics include anatomy, sexual awareness, self-concept, sexual orientation, reproducti... More

  60. The Human Search for Meaning (one semester)

    This experiential course is designed to directly assist students in discovering how to create a life worth living — a life that is insightful, learned, creative, caring, ethical, resilient, engaged, a... More

  61. Comparative Religions (one Semester)

    Comparative Religions examines the major world religions amid their cultural and historical settings. Eastern faiths such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, and Zoroastrianism are... More

  62. Lasallian/Vincentian Leadership 1,2

    The Lasallian/Vincentian Leadership class is for seniors interested in developing their leadership skills through a model of Christian servant leadership. Using the life and writings of the four found... More

  63. Mindfulness and the Contemplative Tradition (one semester)

    This elective will provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of prayer, spirituality, relationships with God and others, and to study the emerging science of mindfulness. The co... More

  64. Religious Themes in Literature and Films (one semester)

    Starting from beliefs in the sacramental nature of life and the metaphorical nature of art, this course will examine various theological ideas as expressed in fiction, poetry and film. Topics include ... More

  65. Theology of Service 1,2

    Students will explore the meaning and practice of justice and service by examining contemporary, philosophical and religious theories of justice with emphasis on Catholic social teaching. Each week, s... More

  66. Senior Seminar 1,2

    This interdisciplinary seminar, incorporating selected writings from classical and contemporary theologians, philosophers, economists, artists and historians, invites students to converse about and wi... More

  67. Biology 1,2

    Through student-centered activities such as laboratory experiments and group work, as well as some lecture presentation and reading, biology students explore and analyze the natural world. Students fo... More

  68. Biology Advanced Placement 1,2

    The AP Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester college introductory biology course taken by biology majors during their first year. The topics covered are biochemistry, hered... More

  69. Chemistry 1,2

    Chemistry students investigate the properties of matter; the ways in which substances interact, combine, and change; and the use of processes to form new substances. Students learn through student-cen... More

  70. Chemistry 1,2 Honors

    In this course, students achieve all of the outcomes of Chemistry 1,2 but do so with a higher level of conceptualization and with more complex mathematical problem solving. This higher level of expect... More

  71. Physics C, Mechanics Advanced Placement

    The AP Physics C, Mechanics course develops students’ knowledge of physics, with topics including phenomenology, theories and techniques, concepts and generalizing principles, rotational kinematics an... More

  72. Marine Biology

    Through student-centered activities such as experimentation, research, field trips, and investigation, as well as some lecture presentation and reading, Marine Biology students survey marine environme... More

  73. Chemistry Advanced Placement

    The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course that is taken during the first year of college. Students in the course will attain a depth of understanding of ... More

  74. World History 1,2

    The World History course offers a general survey focused on the patterns of interaction and themes that define our world. The content of the course begins with the dawn of the modern era in the 1400s.... More

  75. United States History 1,2

    This preparatory course surveys United States history from pre-colonial beginnings through the twentieth century. Students will explore the foundations of the United States and its emergence as a worl... More

  76. United States History 1,2 - Advanced Placement

    This course is designed to provide students with analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the problems and developments of American history. It is designed to prepare students for the Advan... More

  77. Civics 1 (one semester)

    Civics is the study of American government with emphasis on the Constitution, the three major branches of the federal government, civil rights and civil liberties, and the roles and responsibilities o... More

  78. Economics 1 (one semester)

    This one-semester course in economics examines how individuals and groups confront and solve economic choices in relationship to scarcity and surplus, with particular attention to global economic issu... More

  79. Government & Politics 1,2 Advanced Placement

    AP U.S. Government and Politics is a college-level, year-long course that seeks not only to prepare students for success on the AP exam in May, but also to provide students with the political knowledg... More

  80. California and San Francisco History 1,2

    This year-long course examines the history of California and San Francisco. We study geography, natural resources, and the impact of immigration on the state. One significant focus of the course will ... More

  81. US Homefront: Mid-Twentieth Century (one semester)

    This one semester course examines a mid-twentieth century American society that had been transformed by the Second World War. To create a more accurate image of America and to enrich the students’ lea... More

  82. Modern America: 1945 - Present (one semester)

    This interdisciplinary course will examine the United States beginning with the post-World War II era. The focus will be on the Cold War and its impact on modern and domestic developments in the Unite... More

  83. Psychology (one semester)

    This course is for those interested in the study of human behavior and mental processes. Students will be introduced to the major approaches within Psychology, becoming familiar with concepts includi... More

  84. Psychology 1,2 Advanced Placement

    This course is specifically designed to prepare the student with the skills necessary to pass the Advanced Placement Exam in Psychology. It will survey psychology from its earliest foundations to its ... More

  85. Sociology (one semester)

    Sociological concepts are used to examine daily life in contemporary society. This course will include an overview of the causes, characteristics, and responses to social problems in the United States... More

  86. Race and Culture (one semester)

    This course will offer an in-depth look at societal issues as they affect racial and ethnic groups in the United States, a nation of many peoples. Students will study cultural differences among groups... More

  87. Criminal Justice (one semester)

    The course is an examination of the criminal justice system, including criminal law, crime, the police and their roles, and policing topics such as profiling, use of force, police discretion, and arre... More

  88. Human Geography Advanced Placement

    AP Human Geography introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts ... More

  89. Art 1,2

    This course introduces students to various media and projects to build a foundation for creating visual art. Students will explore both traditional and contemporary art through drawing, painting, scul... More

  90. Music Appreciation

    Music Appreciation is designed to be an introduction to various musical genres, both western and non-western, including classical, jazz, rock, world music, and popular styles.  There are no prerequisi... More

  91. Instrumental Music

    Instrumental Music is designed to allow students to discover the world of music through hands-on work with instruments.  This class will introduce beginners to music fundamentals including playing by ... More

  92. Acting 1,2

    This course provides the beginning actor with a thorough introduction to the actor’s craft. Explorations in improvisation, theater games, pantomime, dramatic criticism, reader’s theater, monologue wor... More

  93. Fundamentals of Dance Technique 1,2

    This course will introduce students to the historical background and cultural relevance of various dance forms and traditions through technique classes, lecture, video footage, written assignments, an... More

  94. Art 3,4

    This intermediate art course is designed to emphasize in-depth drawing, painting, and sculpture through complex studio projects.  Students will enhance their ability to analyze and understand their ow... More

  95. Studio Art Advanced Placement (Photography)

    This course will facilitate students in creating a photography portfolio. The portfolio will be submitted to the College Board and will include quality (demonstrating excellence), concentration (in-de... More

  96. Art History Advanced Placement 1,2 (Blended)

    AP Art History is a course that develops students’ understanding and knowledge of diverse historical and cultural contexts of architecture, sculpture, painting and other media.  Students will examine ... More

  97. Digital Photography 1,2

    This course will cover the basic elements of digital photography and design. Students will study the formal, expressive and aesthetic properties of photographic art. They will closely examine the hist... More

  98. Concert Choir 1,2

    Concert Choir is designed to develop skills so that students can perform intermediate level literature from various selected musical genres. In addition to the techniques of rehearsal and performance,... More

  99. Concert Choir 3,4

    Concert Choir is specifically for those who have completed Concert Choir 1,2. The choir performs intermediate- to advanced-level literature from various selected music genres.  In addition to the tech... More

  100. Concert Choir 5,6

    This course is specifically designed for those who have completed Concert Choir 3,4.  The choir performs advanced level literature from various selected music genres.  In addition to the techniques of... More

  101. Chamber Ensemble 1,2

    This course is designed to develop student skills in an elite vocal ensemble which performs advanced level literature from various selected areas of musical history, from chamber music through the cla... More

  102. Chamber Ensemble 3,4

    This course is designed for students who have completed Chamber Ensemble 1,2.  It is a course for an elite vocal ensemble which performs advanced level literature from various selected areas of musica... More

  103. Women’s Choir 1,2

    This is a women’s ensemble designed for all levels of vocal ability and musicianship skills. The course provides an opportunity to developing music reading skills, vocal technique, ensemble technique,... More

  104. Vocal Jazz 1,2

    Vocal Jazz is a very elite, small choral performing group which gives students experience in singing jazz music. This jazz choir performs material from various periods of musical history, including ja... More

  105. String Ensemble 1,2

    The String Ensemble is a performing ensemble for violin, viola, cello, and double bass players. Students develop their technique and musicianship through technical exercises, rehearsal, performance, a... More

  106. Music Theory Advanced Placement 1,2

    Music Theory AP integrates aspects of melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form, musical analysis, elementary composition, history and style.  Musicianship skills such as dictation, sight singing, and ke... More

  107. Advanced Acting 1,2

    Advanced Acting students will learn the history and cultural backgrounds of world theatre, specifically European, Greek, Latino and Asian theatre. Student actors will explore universal theatrical voca... More

  108. Introduction to Physical Activity (one semester)

    During Intro to Physical Activity, Frosh will spend three days at six different stations: weight training, cardio, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, badminton, and baseball/softball.   Students will devel... More

  109. Computer Programming in Visual Basic 6.0

    Computer Programming is a class in Visual Basic 6.0, a programming language that includes problem solving, program logic and design techniques of an event-driven language.  Students will study a langu... More

  110. Graphic Journalism 1,2

    This is a two-semester commitment to the layout and publication of SHC’s award-winning yearbook - requiring much time during lunch breaks and after school.  Students will learn computer layout and des... More

  111. Library Aide 1,2

    This course is designed to provide experience in the library and with various media, including the use of digital catalogs, audio-visual equipment, and computer network. Students will work with Office... More

  112. Office Assistant 1,2

    Students enrolling in this course refine their communications skills as assistants to the attendance staff. Students learn filing skills and conduct basic database inquiries.... More

  113. Revolutionary Women’s Literature (one semester)

    Revolutionary Women’s Literature takes a scholarly approach to the appreciation and understanding of the impact American female writers have made on American literature and social history. The course ... More

  114. Literature of the Graphic Novel: Storytelling in a Visual Age (one semester)

    Before humankind invented written language, we told stories with pictures, evidenced by the crude drawings found on caves walls in southern France and Spain. As written language evolved and became the... More

  115. Women in Scripture (one semester)

    The course explores the pivotal contributions of major and minor women in the Old and New Testament. Students will study the impact of these women on both Judaism and Christianity, and will explore th... More

  116. World History Advanced Placement 1,2

    Study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped the world from c. 1200 CE to the present. Students will analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence a... More

  117. Jazz Ensemble 1,2

    In Jazz Ensemble, advanced instrumental students learn the art of improvisation in the various styles of the jazz idiom, including swing, rock, funk, and Latin. Students perform regularly in concerts,... More

  118. Physics 1,2

    Physics provides students the conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to make both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the physical world. Students will use knowledge of fundamental princ... More

  119. Design 1,2

    Design 1 introduces students to 2-dimensional design elements, principles and techniques.  Students utilize a range of media such as charcoal, ink, acrylic, pastel, paper, and print materials to explo... More

  120. Advanced Physical Education (one semester)

    Advanced PE is a semester-long elective course for any tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade student, designed for students to work on skill development, exercise, and activity. Each student will be engage... More

  121. Advanced Fitness (one semester)

    Advanced Fitness is a semester-long elective course for any 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student, designed for students to develop skills and knowledge related to fitness. Activities include yoga, body s... More

  122. African-American Literature (one semester)

    This semester length course will examine several classic African American writers, with a particular eye towards the use of writing to address social change, oppression, and the examination of the sel... More

  123. Advanced Pre-Calculus 1,2

    Students completing this course will have an in-depth grasp of elementary functions and their graphs, analytic trigonometry, plane analytic geometry, sequences, series and limits.  The course also inc... More

  124. Calculus 1,2

    This course is designed for students who wish to continue to study the concepts of Pre-Calculus through an introduction to differential and integral calculus. Emphasis will be placed on limits, contin... More

  125. Mandarin 1,2

    This course is designed for students with no previous experience of Mandarin Chinese. As an introduction to Chinese language and culture, it develops students’ language ability to speak, read, listen,... More

  126. Poetry (one semester, blended)

    Poetry asks students to engage deeply with a broad expanse of poems, building upon knowledge and skills learned in earlier English courses. This course will examine the elements of poetry - images, fi... More

  127. Expository Reading and Writing (yearlong)

    Designed by university faculty, the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) is a college preparatory, rhetoric-based English language arts course designed to develop academic literacy, or advance... More

  128. Making, Hacking & Tinkering

    Making, Hacking, and Tinkering is a high school-level course that exposes students to some of the major concepts and practices of engineering. The curriculum includes Civil and Mechanical Engineering,... More

  129. Advanced Dance & Composition 3,4

    This course develops the principles of choreography and the elements of dance for intermediate and advanced dancers, guiding them to find their own voices as choreographers. The course’s foremost obje... More

  130. Chamber Choir Honors 1,2

    Chamber Choir Honors is an elite, small choral performing group which gives students experience in singing chamber and jazz music. This honors choir performs material from various periods of musical h... More

  131. Concert Band 1,2 Honors

    Concert Band Honors students play in both the Jazz Ensemble and the Concert Band or String Ensemble (see course descriptions below). In Jazz Ensemble, advanced instrumental students will learn the ar... More

  132. Environmental Science Advanced Placement 1,2

    The AP Environmental Science course is a full-year course designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college course in Environmental Science. Environmental Science covers a wide range of topics... More

  133. Honors Biology 1,2

    Students in Honors Biology will develop an understanding of key concepts that will build upon students’ understanding of disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices. The course touches ... More

  134. Magic Realism (one semester)

    This course explores the genre of literature known as Magical Realism, and requires readers to willingly suspend their disbelief of the fantastic and supernatural, and instead accept as the framework ... More

  135. World Literature (one semester)

    This course explores the literary, geographical, political, and cultural influence that land and place can have on narrative, content and style. It then dives into questions that offer multiple answer... More

  136. AP Computer Science in Java

    AP Computer Science in Java  AP Computer Science in Java is a year-long course designed to help students master the basics of Java and equip them to successfully pass the College Board AP Computer Sci... More

  137. AP Computer Science Principles

    AP Computer Science Principles is a year-long course that gives students the opportunity to explore several important topics of computing using their own ideas and creativity, to use the power of comp... More

  138. AP Comparative Government & Politics

    This year-long elective course exams various theoretical models of the structures and functions of political systems. It aims to illustrate the rich diversity of political life, to show available inst... More

  139. Without a Home, But Not Without Heart

    By John Vigo ’81 Remember the name Michael Del Debbio, for he deserves to be remembered. Michael died of cancer this past spring. A life-long learner and holder of two college degrees, Michael was h... More

  140. A Clean Well-Lighted Library, but Far More

    By Brother Joseph Fabiano, FSC When I arrived in 1966 the school library was slightly larger than a regular classroom with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. That library was situated on the first floor b... More

  141. SHC Eliminates 100,000 Plastic Bottles

    Over the past couple of years SHC has grown in its commitment to environmental sustainability and world-consciousness. We see this today as the original hydration station located in the Sister Teresa ... More

  142. Serving It Up, On and Off the Volleyball Court

    By Madison Wong ’15 At SHC, our mission is “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve.” This past weekend the girls varsity volleyball teams of St. Mary’s College High School, Justin Siena High School, Christia... More

  143. The Varelas: SHC Family of 10

    Rafael Varela and his wife, Lilia, have sent each of their eight children to SHC. Their love for SHC grows with each child, a testament to the school’s important role in the development of each of the... More

  144. Homecoming Spirit Week 2014

    Sacred Heart Cathedral celebrated Spirit Week 2014 with a new themed dress code each day, along with lunchtime games and treats, and of course culminating with the Fall Sports Rally and football game ... More

  145. With Flying Colors: LOTE AP Test

    Congratulations to our Languages Other Than English students who garnered stellar results for the 2014 College Board Advanced Placement tests! Our French, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish students c... More

  146. Cross Country’s Cross Country Trip

    [caption id="attachment_369871" align="aligncenter" width="350"] DAY 1: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - After meeting at 9 am at SFO, the team lands in Detroit for a transfer to New York City.[/caption] ... More

  147. Top 5 Reasons to Leave California for College

    From the unbeatable weather year-round to the tremendous diversity of people and culture (and hundreds of other reasons), California is widely recognized as one of the top states in which to live. In ... More

  148. Elizabeth Quinlan ’10 On the Complexity of Service

    Elizabeth Quinlan ’10 shares what she discovered as a Princeton in Africa Fellow, and the ways in which Leaving to Serve surprised and challenged her. When I think of my last day of high school in ... More

  149. Irish For a Day: Behind the Scenes at SHC

    David, a Saint Cecilia’s 8th grader, shares his experience as "Irish for a Day" at SHC! When I first entered SHC for the Irish for a Day Program, I was overwhelmed by the sea of high schoolers. Com... More

  150. Physics Students Visit Levi’s Stadium

    SHC physics students visited Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, for a STEM-based tour with SHC parent and Chief Engineer Brent Frew. Enjoy these snapshots of their behind-the-scenes visi... More

  151. When Five Hundred is Worth a Million

    Kevin Buckley ’13 became the first senior in the history of SHC to receive a standing ovation at graduation. His fellow classmates rose to their feet after his name was announced as the winner of the ... More

  152. Student Photography at Spiro Coffee

    Work from SHC’s Advanced Placement Studio Art for Photography class is currently on exhibition at Spiro Coffee on Van Ness at Willow Street! The show entitled Places invites viewers to take a journey ... More

  153. LOTE Decks the Halls

    SHC’s Languages Other Than English Department has many reasons to celebrate their students’ successes this holiday season. Over the course of this semester, LOTE juniors participated in nearly 3,000 h... More

  154. New Year’s Resolution

    On January 1st of last year, I decided to begin a New Year’s resolution called 365 Days of Gratitude. Typically, like most people, I do not last very long when I commit to a resolution, but I decided ... More

  155. Schoology: It’s Not Just for Classes

    By Andy Chan As a coach, I really enjoy using Schoology, SHC’s learning management system, to communicate with Cross Country and Track & Field student-athletes and their parents. Schoology allows... More

  156. Volunteering with a View

    A group of SHC Students volunteered with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy at Lands End this month, and they were treated to spectacular views while giving back to the community. Thanks to... More

  157. Kairos: Our Best-Kept Secret

    Today, 37 SHC seniors returned from the Presentation Center in Los Gatos to campus proudly wearing their Kairos medals and  "Live the Fourth" shirts after attending their four-day Kairos retreat.  Kai... More

  158. SHC at the National Science Teachers Association Conference

    by Phi Le The goal of the SHC Science Department is to inspire and produce the next generation of scientists, and to foster and cultivate scientific literacy. We want to empower our graduates to make... More

  159. Animal Behavior: SHC & The San Francisco Zoo

    By Kirsten Weihl What do squirrel monkey behavior studies, “painting the river green,” and people running around with periodic table t-shirts have in common? The annual National Science Teacher Confe... More

  160. The Smiles of Zimbabwe

    by Tess Murphy ’07 When I was placed in Africa for my Kiva fellowship, I quickly realized I didn’t know anything about Zimbabwe. I didn’t really know much about any of the countries I wrote down, I j... More

  161. 2015 Kiva Carnival

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  162. A Passion for History: National History Day

    by Emily Tam ’17 National History Day is a competition for middle and high schoolers, created to ensure that future generations of students stay interested in history education. Entries in this compe... More

  163. School’s Out for Summer!

    The fun doesn’t stop on campus during the summer! SHC is bustling with activity—from our Summer Institute campers and De Marillac students to our Jumpstarters, learning continues all year long. Enjoy ... More

  164. Durant Visits the Fightin’ Irish Basketball Camp

    When you’re 6’9" and 240 pounds, people tend to notice when you enter a room. When you’re a Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year award winner, NBA Rookie of the Year, 6-time NBA All-Star, Ol... More

  165. A Single Droplet: Precious Listana ’15 Makes a Global Impact

    Before she heads to the University of California at Berkeley this fall, Precious Listana ’15 is making her mark in the international community as an esteemed Borlaug-Ruan Intern, working with Internat... More

  166. Let America be the Dream the Dreamers Dreamed

    Last week, I had the incredible honor of attending the San Francisco Labor Council Pre-Labor Day Annual Breakfast, in which 350-400 labor leaders convened to discuss various significant labor campaign... More

  167. Back to School, Again

    Backpack filled with blank paper, several pens, and the required readings? Check. Clean shirt and pants pressed? Check. Class syllabus reviewed at least 10 times? Check. Butterflies in the stomach? Ch... More

  168. SHC Sports Gives Back

    The SHC community was pleased to receive a letter recently commending the volleyball and lacrosseprograms for their work at St. Anne’s Home over thelast five years during its bi-annual Rummage Sale. "... More

  169. Students Volunteer for US Catholic China Bureau Conference

  170. "Museum" Enters Final Week

  171. Q&A with Sr. Pacita Calica, DC

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  172. Yasemin Ergul ’19: International Figure Skater

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  173. SHC Spoken Word: The Voice of Urban Youth

  174. Class of 2016 Commencement Speeches

  175. Julianne Cravotto ’15: 2016 Fulbright Summer Institute Participant

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  176. SHC in Japan!

  177. Todos somos Peregrinos

  178. The Impossible Burger: A lesson in environmental stewardship

  179. SHC Visits Dolby Laboratories

      SHC Inquiry & Innovation students recently visited Dolby Laboratories, Inc. for a behind-the-scenes tour of their facilities and an exclusive look at the science behind their new sound technolo... More

  180. SHC @ Twitter

  181. SHC’s Award-Winning Yearbook Staff Goes to Camp!

  182. Summer Fun @ SHC

    Our campus has been buzzing with energy and excitement all summer long thanks to SHC Summer Institute! Each summer, SHC offers a series of one-week enrichment courses from rising 5-9th graders and spo... More

  183. The Bruce-Mahoney Trophy is Almost Home!

  184. Spoken Word Event Inspires

  185. Service-Learning at St. Anthony’s

  186. Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

  187. Remembering Lou Meyer ’55

    by Dr. Ken Hogarty ’66 Lou was already a teacher at SH when I started in September of 1962 and had become Vice-Principal for Academics by the time I graduated in June of 1966. From that point until I ... More

  188. Men’s Volleyball Wins First Ever CCS Title

    The Irish men’s volleyball team won their first ever CCS title Tuesday, May 15, beating the top-seeded Mt. Madonna School in straight games at Independence High School. The third-seeded Irish had to ... More

  189. Wang Wins USRowing National Championship

    Jeffrey Wang ’13 teamed up with Jovanni Stefani (Lowell High School ’14) to win the USRowing Youth National Championship in the Lighweight 2x division. Wang and Stefani entered the finals as the top ... More

  190. Honoring the Class of 2012

    Honoring a 160-year tradition of educating young men and women in the heart of the city, we celebrate the graduates of the Class of 2012, the 25th commencement of Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory. ... More

  191. SHC Mourns the Loss of Bob Marshal ’52

    Great friend and former San Bruno mayor Bob Marshall ’52 passed away on Tuesday, May 8. Sacred Heart Cathedral asks members of the community to keep the Marshall family in your prayers during this dif... More

  192. Fightin’ Irish Spring Athletes Named All-League

      The All-WCAL and All-WBAL teams have been announced for the spring season and the Irish are well represented on the lists of the leagues’ best student-athletes, with 15 young men and women being hon... More

  193. Fox and Johns Sign to Play Basketball at UC Riverside

    Josh Fox ’12 and Taylor Johns ’12 signed Letters of Intent on April 24 to both play basketball at the University of California, Riverside. Fox and Johns starred alongside one another in their years at... More

  194. Vance DeVost ’65 SF Symphony Stage Manager Takes a Bow

    After 25 years with the San Francisco Symphony, stage manager Vance DeVost ’65 saved his toughest tour for last. He is retiring if he makes it back from Carnegie Hall, where the Symphony wrapped up it... More

  195. Fightin’ Irish Basketball Postseason Honors

    Josh Fox ’12 and Taylor Johns ’12 are finally getting some pats on their backs after carrying the Fightin’ Irish on them all the way to Sacramento. Fox and Johns earned first and second team honors, ... More

  196. President Obama Nominates Troy Nunley ’82 to Serve on US District Court

    On Monday, June 25, 2012, President Obama nominated Judge Sheri Polster Chappell, Judge Katherine Polk Failla and Judge Troy L. Nunley ’82 to serve on the United States District Court. “I am pleased ... More

  197. Russell Takes The Helm of SHC Women’s Basketball

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is pleased to announce the appointment of LyRyan Russell ’97 as our new head girls varsity basketball coach. Russell played professional basketball in Germany for si... More

  198. Summer Institute Sports Journalists Visit AT&T Park

    The SHC Summer Institute Sports Writing & Digital Media class spent the day touring AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, and occasionally the home of SHC baseball and football. With no... More

  199. Summer Institute Sports Writing & Digital Media: Wimbledon and SHC Boys Soccer

    Friday morning, the SHC Summer Institute Sports Writing & Digital Media crew spent time tweeting during the Wimbledon semifinal match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Murray. They also spent th... More

  200. Tina Kefalas ’95 to Compete in Olympic Marathon

    On July 27th, we will all be sitting around the TV, watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympic games in London. We will all watch, albeit a little bit bored, and listen to Bob Costas wittily descr... More

  201. Summer Institute Sports Writing & Digital Media: SHC Hall of Fame Baseball Academy

    Read what students in SHC’s Summer Institute class on Sports Writing & Digital Media have to say: Sports Media Writing Camp Carmel Gisslow Mr. Nuttall’s Sports Media Writing and Digital Media cla... More

  202. Summer Institute Sports Writing & Digital Media: SHC Summer Golf and Football Camps

    Read what students in SHC’s Summer Institute class on Sports Writing & Digital Media have to say: Summer Golf Camp James Bajamundi Curtis Chan ‘13 started playing golf when he was in the 7th grad... More

  203. SHC’s Summer Institute Game Design Students Visit Twitter

    Students from Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Game Design class visited Twitter on Thursday, July 19th to share their 2D video game projects with a group of engineers at their new campus on Market Street. St... More

  204. 2012 Lasallian Educator and Vincentian Service Award

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is proud to announce the 2012 Lasallian Educator Award to Tom Farrell and the Vincentian Service Award to Brother Joseph, FSC. Tom Farrell, the 2012 Lasallian Award... More

  205. Welcome Sr. Jean Marie, D.C., and Brother Roberto to the SHC Community

    Sacred Heart Cathedral is pleased to introduce the newest members of our community, Sister Jean Marie Williams, DC and Brother Roberto Martinez. Sr. Jean Marie Williams, DC has a master’s degree in r... More

  206. SHC Students Make Queen Isabella Court

    Sacred Heart Cathedral students Angelina Ragusa ’13 and Gabriella Firpo ’14 have been selected to the 2011 Queen Isabella Court. Members of the Court participate in San Francisco Italian heritage even... More

  207. Dominicans Honor SHC Leaders with Archbishop Alemany Award

    2014 Archbishop Alemany Awards This May, the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology honored four individuals who have distinguished themselves by exemplary service to the Church with the Archbish... More

  208. SHC Hosts San Francisco Google Summit

    On June 11, 12 and 13, SHC partnered with Educational Collaborators, an edtech consulting firm, to host more than 200 Bay Area educators and administrators. The conference featured more than 40 concur... More

  209. SHC Welcomes Interim President Brother Ronald Gallagher, FSC

    On behalf of the Daughters of Charity and the De La Salle Christian Brothers, SHC is pleased to announce that Brother Ronald Gallagher, FSC, will join our community as interim president. Former presid... More

  210. SHC De Paul Scholars Experience Stanford University

    SHC is fortunate to have a vast alumni network that remains engaged with our community long after graduation day. Case in point: Dr. Michael Rouan ’82. Current SHC De Paul Scholars connected with Dr. ... More

  211. Brother Patrick Martin ’96 & Brother Roberto Martinez Take First Vows

    On Saturday, August 2, 2014, SHC alumnus Brother Patrick Martin ’96 (right) and Instructor of Religious Studies Brother Roberto Martinez (middle) pronounced first vows as members of the Institute of t... More

  212. Science Facilities Revamp

    Phase two of SHC’s three-phase science facility remodel completed in time for the start of the 2014-15 academic year. Existing classrooms in the La Salle Academic Building underwent an incredible fac... More

  213. SHC Loses One of Our Own

    SHC mourns the tragic loss of a 14-year-old in our community. The freshman member of the SHC Freshman Football Team passed away at San Francisco General Hospital yesterday evening. According to th... More

  214. Update and Opportunity to Support Williams Family

    We continue to be overwhelmed by the love and support all of you have provided in the past few days. Thank you. President Brother Ron Gallagher, Chaplain Father Mark Doherty ’98 and Principal Gary ... More

  215. Funeral Mass for Rashawn Williams this Thursday

    Organized by the family, these services celebrate the life and mourn the death of Rashawn Williams. All are welcome. Visitation & Vigil Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Visitation Hours—4:00 – 9:00 P... More

  216. Precious Listana ’15 Appointed to San Francisco Youth Commission

    SHC senior Precious Listana ’15 was sworn into service as the San Francisco District 6 Youth Commissioner by Major Ed Lee at a City Hall ceremony this week. Precious joins 16 other Youth Commissioners... More

  217. SHC Celebrates Marian Daly ’45

    SHC celebrates the life of Marian Daly ’45, St. Vincent’s graduate and long-time supporter of the Daughters of Charity. With her recent passing, we commemorate her life, faith and dedication to her al... More

  218. SHC Hosts IntegratED

    SHC is proud to host the integratED conference, a gathering for educators and administrators from all over the country who integrate technology into the classroom, on October 3 and 4. The conference i... More

  219. TEDxYouth@SHC

    SHC is pleased to announce the inaugural TEDxYouth@SHC event taking place on January 17, 2015. This event, created by and for the young people of San Francisco, invites local youth to apply to partici... More

  220. SHC Alums Produce "Muse of Fire"

    SHC alumni Daniel McElroy ’13 and Sophia Cannata-Bowman ’13 team up as the producing and directing team of Muse of Fire, a new work by writer Jake Rosenberg. The play exposes the secret lives of A... More

  221. Gavrielle Thompson ’15: A Student Rising Above

    SHC congratulates Piro Scholar Gavrielle Thompson ’15 for her acceptance into the Students Rising Above Program! Founded by local news anchor Wendy Tokuda and Community Relations Manager Javier Valen... More

  222. Jose Antonio Vargas to Visit SHC

    Jose Antonio Vargas, documentary filmmaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who bravely "outed" himself as an undocumented American, will speak to an intimate gathering of students and faculty at... More

  223. SHC Girls Volleyball Wins State Title

    SHC won the CIF Division III championship last Saturday by sweeping the Southern California champion in straight sets (25-15, 25-19, 25-23). This is the first State title in the storied history of the... More

  224. TEDxYouth@SHC Speakers Announced!

  225. Don Fisher Clubhouse to Serve as SHC Home Pool

    Sharing in a mission to provide opportunities for San Francisco youth, SHC and the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco continue a decade-long partnership with the opening of the Don Fisher Clubhous... More

  226. A Dream for All SHC Students

    Chair of the Board of Regents Charles Love shares his vision of the spiritual and intellectual journey offered each student at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory at our Martin Luther King, Jr. Praye... More

  227. Letter from President Brother Ronald Gallagher, FSC, PhD

      To the Sacred Heart Cathedral Community: Inspired by our Catholic Lasallian Vincentian tradition and in cooperation with the San Francisco Archdiocese, SHC fulfills our mission by guiding our stud... More

  228. Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep’s new marching band courting success - San Francisco Chronicle

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep’s new marching band courting success By Sam Whiting February 18, 2015 The San Francisco Chronicle A 22-piece marching band will get lost on a football field at halftime. B... More

  229. SHC Leads the Way: Pioneers in 21st Century Learning

    by Clarissa Mendiola Originally published in Second Century Winter 2015. The classroom of yesterday is gone—no more rows of students slumped in chairs as a teacher lectures at the head of the class.... More

  230. Thomas Awaipo Shares About World Hunger at SHC

    Thomas Awaipo Shares About World Hunger at SHC Rice Bowl beneficiary: Hunger is world’s ‘greatest evil’ March 4th, 2015 by Christina Gray Catholic San Francisco Ghana-born orphan Thomas Awaipo wasn’t... More

  231. Precious Listana ’15 Awarded Prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is proud to announce the recent naming of Precious Listana ’15 as a Gates Millennium Scholar. The GMS Class of 2015 applicant pool consisted of 57,000 hopeful high s... More

  232. Lip Dub 2015 is HERE

  233. Congratulations Class of 2015!

    On behalf of the entire SHC community, congratulations to the Class of 2015! Our newest graduates join a vast community of proud alumni and bring their Lasallian and Vincentian values into the wor... More

  234. Food Service Partner Epicurean Group Welcomed to SHC

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is proud to announce its partnership with Epicurean Group. Epicurean, a food service management company dedicated to sourcing local, fresh, seasonal and organic ... More

  235. Students Honored with Inaugural Brad Parker Award

    The Brad Parker Award for Excellence in Technical Theater was established this year to honor SHC students who demonstrate outstanding leadership, technical expertise and commitment to excellence in al... More

  236. Top of the Class: Alumni leaders continue to serve in medicine, education and science

    By Clarissa Mendiola Originally published in Second Century Summer 2015. Heralded as leaders and honored for their academic achievement and commitment to Lasallian and Vincentian values, valedictori... More

  237. Kiva Student-Leaders Explore Guatemala

    This summer, five SHC Kiva Service-Learning Project leaders for the Class of 2016 visited Guatemala and explored volcanos and lakes, Mayan ruins, microfinance institutions, fair trade weaving collecti... More

  238. Welcome Back SHC!

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is thrilled to welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus for the 2015-16 academic year. We celebrate our accomplishments leading into this school year ... More

  239. Buster Posey Kicks Off SHC Healthy Habits Assembly

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  240. President Gives Pope the Key to the Home of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

    Upon Pope Francis’ arrival at the White House today, President Barack Obama presented him with the original key to the home of Sacred Heart Cathedral founder and the first saint from the United State... More

  241. Coach Beima Honored on Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area

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  242. 2015 Alumni Games

  243. SHC Assistant Principal Donates Kidney to Former Student

  244. SHC Honors Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

  245. Jerry Mahoney ’44 Inducted into SF Prep Hall of Fame

  246. Sawyer Dobson ’19 Wins Change the Game Competition

  247. SHC Welcomes Danny Glover as Keynote Speaker

  248. SHC Students Pilgrimage to Mexico for Papal Mass

  249. Liam Carey Named Inquiry & Innovation Program Director

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is pleased to announce the appointment of Liam Carey as the next Director of the Inquiry & Innovation (I2) Program. A current member of the SHC faculty, Mr. Care... More

  250. The Fightin’ Irish in Rio

  251. Yale to host STEM forum at SHC

  252. Inaugural Bay Area Lasallian Symposium brings together West Coast Lasallian Educators

  253. SHC Announces Margi Beima as New Director of Community Learning Partnerships Program

  254. 2017 Lasallian Vincentian Alumni Award Winners

    Congratulations to the four recipients of the 2017 Lasallian Vincentian Alumni Awards: Joseph Kennedy ’65, Rosemarie Lawlor Horan ’65, Hon. Troy Nunley ’82, and Alexandra Christ ’92. Every other year,... More

  255. SHC Announces New Director of De Paul Scholar Program

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is proud to announce the appointment of Nicholas Hren as the new director of the De Paul Scholar Program. Nicholas will succeed outgoing director and former principa... More

  256. SHC Presidential Search

  257. SHC Announces New President

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Melinda Lawlor Skrade as its new president. Dr. Skrade will assume the role in July 2018. Melinda comes to SHC from Pop... More

  258. TEDxYouth@SHC

    TEDxYouth@SHC aims to celebrate the voices of the youth who struggle, flourish, grow and learn the unique San Francisco urban landscape. Given the quickly changing demographic, characteristic social, ... More

  259. Irish for a Day

    Calling all 8th Graders! We invite you to experience a day-in-the-life of an SHC student! Meet and engage with our experienced faculty, tour our campus, and connect with our student ambassadors as an ... More

  260. Grab A Crab · Annual Crab Feed Dinner

    SHC Crab Feed reimagined: we are converting our annual Crab Feed to a drive-through Grab a Crab event! Families will be able to purchase the meals and then drive up to school, pick them up, and take ... More

  261. De Paul Scholar Reunion

    Dr. Ken Hogarty ’66 and the Planning Committee invite you and fellow scholars back to campus to celebrate the success of the De Paul Scholar Program on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Come and participate in ... More

  262. Gold Diploma Celebration

    The Christian Brothers, Daughters of Charity, and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory cordially invite you to attend the Mass & Gold Diploma Ceremony on Saturday, April 14. Join us as we honor th... More

  263. Family Dance

    The SHC Parents Association invites you to the 2017 Family Dance! Grab your 1960s gear and dance the night away. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is $20 per family. RSVP today!... More

  264. Alumni Volleyball Social

    SHC Volleyball alumni are invited to join us for a pregame social before the Fightin’ Irish suit up against Archbishop Mitty High School on Wednesday, October 16. The complimentary pre-game social wil... More

  265. We are Giant: SHC in the Big Leagues

    Join us for the next installment of the SHC Alumni Speaker Series on Monday, November 6, at 1:30 pm in the Sister Caroline Collins, DC, Theater. Meet SHC alumni who work in a variety of positions wi... More

  266. Alumni Basketball Games

    Join us for a night of athletics and entertainment at this year’s Alumni Basketball Games. Alumni, parents of current students and alumni, friends and all members of the SHC community are invited to j... More

  267. Spoken Word

    Join us on Friday, November 17 at 7 pm in the Sister Caroline Collins, DC, Theater for Spoken Word! Poets perform original pieces that illustrate their unique perspective as urban youth. Event moderat... More

  268. Behind the Screen

    Some of the greatest music ever created was composed for television, games and movies. Join the Concert Band, String Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Club, Percussion Club and our chamber groups for a ... More

  269. Athletic Hall of Fame

    Celebrating a long tradition of athletic excellence, the Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory Athletic Hall of Fame honors the exceptional achievements, leadership and values demonstrated by select indi... More

  270. Spring Musical: Mary Poppins

    Come join us on Cherry Tree Lane as the Banks family explores the magic and mystery of their new nanny, Mary Poppins. Whether you remember the original movie from 1964, or this is your first time expe... More

  271. Makers Workshop

    This hands-on workshop is all about creating and making cool things with a wide range of digital and analog tools. Our young makers will be working with a variety of media; making inanimate objects ha... More

  272. Cooking

    This cooking and culture workshop will give students an opportunity to explore the variety of foods from around the world available to use right here in San Francisco. We will explore our favorite foo... More

  273. Acting

  274. Studio Art

    Young artists will explore a diversity of expression through a range of mediums, playful exercises and fun-filled projects. Beginning and advanced students will get an opportunity to develop skills in... More

  275. Creative Writing

    Find out how words can create images, engage the senses, inspire emotions, and invite us on journeys to new places. We’ll spend the week exploring different genres of creative writing: poetry, fiction... More

  276. Journalism

    SHC’s Journalism Camp immerses students in the dynamic, constantly evolving field of news and digital media. Students enrolled in this program will continually practice and apply writing and research ... More

  277. Instrumental Music

    Finding your sound is an immersive summer music camp designed to foster creativity in instrumental performance. During the week, students will get a chance to advance their musical skills with the ci... More

  278. Industrial Art

    Each week, students will learn how to design and build a large scale construction project. Students will use power tools and try their hand at welding, metal fabrication, and electrical engineering in... More

  279. Advanced Boys & Advanced Girls Basketball Academy

    Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders are invited to take their game to the next level at SHC’s Advanced Basketball Academy. Shooting mechanics, offensive moves, ball handling, rebounding, defensive techniq... More

  280. Tennis Academy (Co-ed)

    The Fightin’ Irish Tennis Academy offers instruction in all aspects of tennis fundamentals and tactics. Athletes will hone their skills during morning sessions and participate in games and competition... More

  281. JavaScript

    This class introduces JavaScript to beginners. Students will learn the fundamentals and building blocks essential to all coding languages, including Conditionals, Loops, Variables and Functions, as we... More

  282. SHC/SF Glens Soccer Academy at Lang Field

    San Francisco Glens Evolution and Sacred Heart Cathedral are excited to announce an exclusive soccer camp for prospective high school student-athletes! The week-long camp will be instructed by Sacred ... More

  283. Outdoor Education

  284. Ms. Rachel Giovannetti ’05

  285. Mr. Nicholas Michels

  286. Ms. Tiffany Basilio

  287. Mr. Spenser Morris

  288. Dr. Stewart Grace

  289. Mr. Dan Ingoglia

  290. Mr. Nick Hren

  291. Mr. Mark Pardini ’88

  292. Ms. Giselle Palacios-Delmundo ’94

  293. Ms. Michelle Ong

  294. Mr. Baptiste Genestin

  295. Dr. Yanfang Li

  296. Ms. Mariflor Medrano

  297. Mr. Hugo Ayala

  298. Ms. Nga Tran

  299. Ms. Mary Kate Del Campo

  300. Ms. Lucie Duffort

  301. Mr. Patrick Tangonan

  302. Dr. Alicia Tapia

  303. Ms. Amy Kleckner

  304. Mr. Paul Chiwarak

  305. Give to SHC

  306. Shay and Michael Black

  307. Gina Mulvey ’94

    Gina is an accomplished communications industry executive whose leadership in marketing and strategic partnerships has helped her to establish herself as world-wide influence for several multinational... More

  308. Robert Duarte ’57

    Retired Navy Chief Robert Duarte ’57 shares the story of his involvement with The Honor Flight Network, an organization that honors America’s veterans by transporting them to Washington, DC to visit t... More

  309. George Cosmos ’60

    For nearly six decades, George Cosmos ’60 touched the lives and hearts of thousands of members of the SHC community. As a student at Sacred Heart High School, a teacher, and SHC parent, Cosmos’ story ... More

  310. Mike Aicardi ’04 & Joe Della Cella ’98

    Growing up in North Beach and playing on the same cement diamonds as Joe DiMaggio, Mike Aicardi ’04 had a vision. He wanted to bring baseball back to the City. With the help of fellow SHC graduate Joe... More

  311. Gayle Pirie ’81

    Since 2001, chefs and co-owners Gayle Pirie ’81 and John Clark led Foreign Cinema to thirteen consecutive Top 100 rankings from the San Francisco Chronicle, and nominations from the James Beard Founda... More

  312. Daniel Cocilova ’71

    Sitting on a third of an acre in the pristine countryside of Napa, California is the increasingly popular Arbor Guest House; recently named the No. 2 bed and breakfast in the U.S. by Traveler’s Choice... More

  313. Anthony Silvestri ’09

    Anthony, Tony, the “Red Rifle.” Call him what you will, but don’t question his game. Standing at 6 feet, 7 inches tall, with firey red hair, Anthony Silvestri ’09 does not look like your typical Divis... More

  314. Chris Nunes ’92

    Whether working as an entertainment attorney, an award-winning technologist or as an entrepreneur, Chris Nunes ’92 has always been a lifelong learner with a passion for worldwide change. The former De... More

  315. Dr. Rose Lewis ’60

    A pioneer in plastic surgery, Dr. Rose Lewis ’60 holds the distinction as the first female African-American plastic surgeon in the world. From the University of California at Berkeley to running her o... More

  316. David Wheelock ’89

    Douglas Adams once wrote that “flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” While Adam’s tongue-in-cheek quote may appear trivial, the basic ethos of flying remains the same. David Wh... More

  317. Beverly Durham ’81

    From ice skating with Fred Flintstone, partying with Bart Simpson, touring the globe with the Harlem Globetrotters and managing Ronald McDonald, Beverly Durham ’81 has lived a life with numerous chara... More

  318. Danielle Lam ’07

    Newt Gingrich once said, "Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." Life in politics can be an everyday hustle, but for Danielle Lam ’07, workin... More

  319. Jacob Wertz ’05

    It began with a goal; provide the best education to those who need it the most. The idea of starting a charter school at the age of 28 is no easy task, but Jacob Wertz ’05 is up to the challenge. The ... More

  320. Raymond Nann ’51

    As a high school senior at Sacred Heart, Ray Nann ’51 attended a retreat at the Jesuit Retreat Center (JRC)—then known as El Retiro—in Los Altos Hills. In fact, you can find a wonderful black and whit... More

  321. Joey Nevin ’01

    Joey Nevin ’01 serves as the director of sales and marketing for San Francisco Giants Enterprises. From the Opera at the Ballpark to the Bruce-Mahoney Baseball game at AT&T, Joey directs all new b... More

  322. Frozena Jerro ’88

    Building a career around sports can be a lifelong dream that few turn into a reality. For SHC Hall of Famer, Frozena Jerro ’88, her career as a coach has taken her across the country and world for the... More

  323. Chris Masoud ’08

    From SHC to the University of Notre Dame, Chris Masoud ’08 went out of his comfort zone and came back to the Bay Area with a new perspective on his life goals. What do you remember about high school? ... More

  324. Erin O’Connell ’92

    As the President of USRowing, Erin O’Connell ’92 is given the task of expanding rowing to all people and ensuring that the United States is successful in competition and expanding rowing in schools ac... More

  325. Chrissy Pringle ’08

    A Management Consultant in Chicago, Chrissy Pringle ’08 is adept at both assessing a company’s current performance and developing recommendations and models for its future success. From San Francisco ... More

  326. Rich Azzolino ’70

    What do you remember from your days at Sacred Heart? First of all, the camaraderie and friendships I created at SH are still very alive today. Anytime my classmates and I get together it feels as if w... More

  327. Elena Faddoul ’11

    From a university known for its worldly views to a company that builds to help people imagine, design and create a better world, Elena Faddoul ’11 is on journey of self-discovery for the betterment of... More

  328. Arnold Wong ’84

    Tell us about your time at Sacred Heart and growing up on Haight Street. I remember one of my favorite classes was mechanical drawing with Mr. Parlante. It always stood out to me as a class that was i... More

  329. René Picazo ’90

    From Georgetown University to Spain, London, New York City, and back to San Francisco, managing director and senior relationship manager for Wells Fargo René Picazo ’90 has had the opportunity to see ... More

  330. Ken Hogarty ’66

    Former principal, director of the De Paul Scholar Program, and a graduate of Sacred Heart Class of 1966, Dr. Ken Hogarty, sat down to discuss his journey at SHC over the last fifty years. What are you... More

  331. Dominick Bei ’02

    A Santa Monica fireman and candidate for city council, Dominick Bei took a moment to reminisce about his days at SHC and his plans to serve his community. What are some of your fondest SHC memories? I... More

  332. Nora Walsh-DeVries ’08

    Get to know Nora and her exciting career in politics as she works tirelessly in anticipation for this year’s Presidential election. What was your experience like at SHC? I loved the general focus of S... More

  333. Carl Reed ’92

    Carl Reed ’92 comes from a long family line of SHC graduates and brings his unique talents to our alumni community. After college, Carl took an unexpected career path and discovered his passion for sp... More

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  397. 2022 Summer High School

    SHC Summer High School, which is reserved for SHC students, runs from June 6 OR June 13 through July 14, 2022. Instruction will be on campus and in person. Click here for the course catalog and regist... More

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    An informative publication for prospective students and their families. ... More

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    The Office of the Registrar is here to assist you with your student records. If you have questions that are not addressed below, please email or call 415.775.6626 ext. 868 Click th... More

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  414. VENAVER

    VENAVER, “come and see,” are immersion trips that offer students, faculty and staff opportunities to participate in faith-based experiences in domestic and international communities. For each VENAVER ... More

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  418. Kiva Service-Learning in Guatemala: Day 1

    by Marika Dy ’16 As a Kiva Student-Leader, I was so excited to travel to Guatemala to see how microfinance works in the economic and cultural structure of the country. Our first day we trekked up stai... More

  419. Kiva Service-Learning in Guatemala: Day 2

    by Miranda Escobar ’16 On our second day in Guatemala, we finally learned about microfinance in the country and we even had a chance to work with children. Our first stop was Namaste, a microfinance o... More

  420. Kiva Service-Learning in Guatemala: Day 3

    by Brian Suarez ’16 On the third day of our Guatemalan microfinance research trip we began the trek from Antigua to Panajachel on the shores of Lake Atitlan. The day started off like any other day, Ms... More

  421. Kiva Service-Learning in Guatemala: Day 4

    by Alexis Balomaga ’16 On day four of our trip, we indulged in a microfinance-packed itinerary and visited three institutions. The first was Adigua, an established microfinance institution (MFI) in Gu... More

  422. Kiva Service-Learning in Guatemala: Day 5

    by Jack Lyons ’16 On our last day in Guatemala we visited Meso American Permaculture Institute (IMAP) in the southern part of Lake Atitlan. The focus on permaculture, a method of sustainable agricultu... More

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  424. Meet Danna

    This holiday season, we invite you to pause and take a moment to meet Danna. She’s a freshman who is already blazing her trail at SHC as a member of the student council, chorus and the Sports Medicine... More

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  426. Class of 1988 Memorial Faculty Enrichment Endowed Fund

    In honor of all of the outstanding teachers, coaches, Brothers and Daughters who aided in our education and development, living and deceased, the SHC Class of 1988 has established an endowment solel... More

  427. Kase ’00 and Jacob ’02 Abusharkh Family Endowed Scholarship

    On this special day, we thank you for investing in the Kase ’00 and Jacob ’02 Abusharkh Family Endowed Scholarship in honor of the marriage of Grace Pegan Weltner and Jacob Abusharkh. [cc_product sku... More

  428. Speratus Winery: Supporting Our Students

    Speratus Winery takes its name from the Latin sperare, which means, “to hope.” It is hope that Speratus gives to families in need through scholarships funded by wine sales. Co-Founders Kelly Trevethan... More

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    To build essential life skills such as self-confidence, self-respect, and leadership, our students participate in a variety of activities, creating a close-knit community. Through clubs and school org... More

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    Our private high school is comprised of intelligent, energetic students and faculty. We provide a rigorous academic schedule, as well as many different co-curricular activities. While we place a heavy... More

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  471. 44th Irish Invitational

    Irish Invitational  The Irish Invitational Golf Tournament will take place next week on Monday, May 23 at the Sonoma Golf Club.  For those registered, below is all the information you need to know. ... More

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  476. 33rd Annual Walkathon

    This long-standing SHC tradition is our one-and-only student-led fundraiser which ends with a community celebration in Golden Gate Park. Click here for more information and to sponsor a student today!... More

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  481. Get Back Involved in SHC!

  482. Mr. Jonathan Lim

  483. Ms. Lauren Wild ’99

  484. Mr. Dabney Standley

  485. Ms. Margaret Baptista

  486. Dr. Gary Cannon

  487. Mr. Chikara Abe

  488. Mr. James Jordan

  489. Mr. Matthew Wilson

  490. Brother Joseph Fabiano, FSC

  491. Ms. Gloria Huerta

  492. Ms. Joan O’Neill

  493. Ms. Julie Phelan

  494. Mr. Thomas Farrell

  495. Mr. Doug Thorogood

  496. Mr. Phil Freed ’80

  497. Mr. Richard Sansoe ’71

  498. Mr. Sebastian Vallelunga

  499. Mr. Peter Gresh ’72

  500. Ms. Kirstin Weihl

  501. Mr. Phi Le

  502. Ms. Anita Diaz

  503. Mr. James Conolly

  504. Ms. Erin Diner Kayser ’93

  505. Mr. Sal Curcio

  506. Ms. Martha Melara

  507. Ms. Julia Rinaldi

  508. Ms. Dede Sabella

  509. Mr. John Gumina ’91

  510. Ms. Kathleen Lorentz

  511. Mr. Brian Morgan

  512. Mr. John Vigo ’81

  513. Ms. Laura Wexler

  514. Ms. Marie Bernard

  515. Mr. Barry McLaughlin

  516. Dr. Helen M. Hollis

  517. Mr. Paul Barnes

  518. Mr. Andy Chan

  519. Ms. Margi Beima

  520. Ms. Christine Buell

  521. Mr. Mario Sazo

  522. Mr. Oscar C. Melero

  523. Mr. Tim Mahoney

  524. Mr. David Pardini ’80

  525. Mr. Christopher Green

  526. Ms. Katie Levine

  527. Sister Frances Meyer, DC

  528. Ms. Kate McFadden

  529. Ms. Rhonda Smith

  530. Ms. Tricia Constantino

  531. Ms. Anna Collier

  532. Mr. Tony Joost

  533. Mr. Colin Peuse

  534. Ms. Cristin Kuehl

  535. Ms. Clarissa Mendiola

  536. Mr. Dan Baer

  537. Ms. Emilie Fisher-Fleig

  538. Ms. Kim Freudenberg

  539. Mr. Brian McHugh

  540. Mr. Vito Ferrante

  541. Mr. Harvey Nguyen

  542. Bruce-Mahoney Football Game

    Join us at Kezar Stadium for the Bruce-Mahoney Football Game!  Established in 1947, the Bruce-Mahoney trophy is named in honor of Bill Bruce (Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, 1935), and Jerry Mahon... More

  543. Open House

    Registration will open Friday, September 9, 2022 at noon.  Once a year, SHC opens its doors to hundreds of visitors for an Open House. On October 29, 2022 from 9-11 am, we invite you to walk through o... More

  544. SHC Parents Sing Songs of the Old Country

    Shay and Michael Black are singing siblings from Ireland’s foremost family of song, The Black Family, which also includes their sisters, Mary and Frances, and brother, Martin. Hailed in The Irish Echo... More

  545. Dr. Melinda Lawlor Skrade

  546. A Spoonful of Sugar

  547. SHC’s i2 Program Celebrates Its Fifth Year

  548. SHC Participates in KQED Youth Takeover

  549. SHC Appoints New Soccer & Lacrosse Coaches

  550. Bruce-Mahoney Trophy Returns Home

    by Kevin Buckley ’13 It was a good old fashioned pitcher’s duel at AT&T Park Saturday night! Saint Ignatius struck first in the top of the third inning, but their rally was held to just one thanks... More

  551. Class of 2026

  552. SHC Summer Institute

    Spend your summer getting to know SHC in our Summer Institute. Students and athletes, ages 9-14, explore exciting topics and hone athletic skills in our one-week enrichment courses and sports academie... More

  553. SHC Winter Institute

    SHC Winter Institute provides exciting opportunities for 6th-8th grade students to get to know our school community. Our academic enrichment workshops and sports clinics are instructed by our talented... More

  554. Bash

  555. Visit Us!

  556. Parent Visits

    Class of 2027 Parent Visit registration will open Thursday, September 8, 2022 at noon.  Fall 2022 Dates:  Friday, October 14, 2022 from 7:30 am- 9:30 am Friday, November 4, 2022 from 7:30 am- 9:30 am ... More

  557. A Summer Well Spent Serving Others

    Senior Madeleine Gesell ’19 shares a reflection on her summer internship at Lava Mae San Francisco—an opportunity made possible by SHC’s Community Learning Partnerships Program. The CLP facilitates op... More

  558. Walkathon Donation

  559. 100 Continuous Years of the Christian Brothers in the New Orleans Area

    Brother Joseph Fabiano, FSC, recently traveled to New Orleans with a group of Christian Brothers from California to celebrate the order’s centennial anniversary serving the area.In this reflection, Br... More

  560. Criteria for Admission

    Admission into our independent Catholic high school is competitive. The criteria below is the process SHC for admissions. ... More

  561. A Summer to Remember

  562. Performing Arts Showcase: One Night Only

    SHC actors, singers, dancers, musicians and visual artists take the stage for One Night Only, our Visual & Performing Arts Showcase! Join us for an evening filled with spectacular performances in ... More

  563. Dr. Angelica Bailon

  564. Mr. Eric Keith

  565. Ms. Kristy Chun

  566. Ms. Pamela Gresh ’09

  567. Mr. Jeffrey Juelsgaard

  568. Mr. Michael Kerschner

  569. Ms. Erika Varela

  570. Ms. Carrie Booth

  571. SHCtv_test

  572. Alumni Basketball Game Registration 2018

  573. Alumni Volleyball Social 2018

  574. Mr. Jerry Vigil

  575. Ms. Jessenia Mendoza

  576. Mr. Nathan Villanueva ’06

  577. Alumni Speaker Series: Writin’ Irish

    Join us on Thursday, November 8 at 1:30 pm in the Sister Caroline Collins, DC, Theater for the next installment of the SHC Alumni Speaker Series: Writin’ Irish.Our panel of alumni authors include: Tie... More

  578. Family Game & Casino Night

    Calling all SHC families! Join us on Saturday, September 29 from 6–9 pm in the Sister Teresa Piro, DC, Student Life Center for Family Game & Casino Night. Meet and mingle with your fellow SHC fami... More

  579. Junior Unity Ceremony

    Current SHC juniors and their families are invited to the Junior Unity Ceremony on Wednesday, October 24 at 2 pm.The purpose of this event is to celebrate the gifts of our junior class and challenge t... More

  580. Serve It Up: The Lasallian Connection

    Last weekend, the 6th Annual Serve It Up Volleyball Tournament brought together Lasallian schools across the Bay Area including Justin Siena, Saint Mary’s Berkeley and Sacred Heart Cathedral, to serve... More

  581. Fall Play: Arsenic & Old Lace

    Mark your calendars for Arsenic & Old Lace! SHC’s fall production of the classic comedy follows Mortimer Brewster as he visits his dear aunts in their Victorian home in Brooklyn. As more family me... More

  582. Green Machine: Two Great Irish Days

    In one of the greatest two-day spans in Sacred Heart Cathedral sports history, the girls volleyball team captured the program’s first WCAL regular season title, followed the next night by the Irish fo... More

  583. Speak the Speech, I Pray You!: The Shakespeare Club Takes On Ashland

    by Lucie Duffort At the end of September, SHC’s Shakespeare Club sent 25 students and four teachers on the yearly trip to Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. There they saw live theater, met ... More

  584. Mr. Aaron Castillo

  585. Integral Student Outcomes

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  586. 10 Minutes to Curtain: Backstage with the Tech Crew at Arsenic & Old Lace

    On November 1, the cast and crew of SHC’s fall production of Arsenic & Old Lace had their final dress rehearsal. The play, written in 1939, is a single-set comedy revolving around the less-than-sa... More

  587. Margi Beima Named Cal-Hi Sports State Coach of the Year

  588. Winter Instrumental Concert: Lean on Me

    A shining quality of Sacred Heart Cathedral is its strong commitment to building community and support for one another through changes and challenging times. Please join us for a concert that celebrat... More

  589. Annual Spring Gala: ONLINE!

    The SHC Spring Gala Committee is excited to be continuing this great event in a virtual format. The online auction will open on Saturday, March 28 at 3 pm and will close on Thursday, April 2 at 11:59 ... More

  590. Class of 2023

    Choosing the right high school is an important decision that will shape the next four years of your life. We’re thrilled that you’re interested in joining our community.  Each year, we are honored to... More

  591. Food Science & Technology (one semester)

    Food Science and Technology builds on introductory-level Chemistry and Biology, focusing on the biochemical principles encountered in agriculture and food preparation, and using an inquiry approach to... More

  592. Anatomy & Physiology (one semester)

    Anatomy and Physiology offer students the opportunity for a detailed study of the human body and its major body systems. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the relationship between stru... More

  593. AP Microeconomics (one semester)

    This course is an introduction to studying the resource allocation decisions of individual entities - consumers, workers, or firms - in a market environment. We will explore cases in which the market ... More

  594. Personal Health & Fitness

    What does it mean to be healthy? The course offers students the opportunity to explore that answer in three units: physical health, mental/emotional health, and healthy sleep and nutrition habits.  St... More

  595. Physics

    Regardless of what our interests are, physics can help us understand the how and the why. Join us as we explore physics concepts related to roller coasters! We will learn about energy, forces, and ci... More

  596. City Building (Urban Planning)

    Approximately 80% of Americans currently live in an urban area. But how did we transition from a predominantly rural, agricultural nation into an urbanized, industrial one? More specifically, how did ... More

  597. Drones and Coding

    Interested in Drones? Come join us on a week-long journey on analyzing the intricate part drones play on our society and the importance they have on our future. This workshop will focus on aeronautics... More

  598. Speech & Debate

    Students will spend the week mastering the basics of competitive Speech & Debate. Whether their goal is to overcome fear of public speaking, prepare arguments for a social studies debate, or get a... More

  599. Hall of Fame Baseball Academy

  600. Basketball Academy

    The Fightin’ Irish Basketball Academy will offer instruction in shooting, ball handling, footwork and agility. Athletes will be placed in groups with participants of similar age, size and ability to e... More

  601. Soccer Academy

    Fightin’ Irish Soccer Academy will offer instruction for players from beginner to elite levels. Athletes will be placed in groups with participants of similar age, size and ability to ensure a benefic... More

  602. Volleyball Academy

  603. Robotics

    Robotics students will work collaboratively and individually to design, build, and write code for robotic systems including but not limited to VEX-IQ, Arduino and RaspberryPi. Students will work in te... More

  604. Digital Music

    Are you an aspiring artist? Do you enjoy music? Explore how to make our own digital productions using Sound Trap. The format of this workshop will allow students to dig into their creative sides and e... More

  605. Inventors Workshop

    This week is geared towards creative thinkers who want to learn how to focus their energy towards solving real-world problems. We will take field trips and talk to entrepreneurs from around the city,... More

  606. Entrepreneur Workshop

  607. Advanced Dance and Composition 5,6

    An advanced level course in dance technique and composition, this course follows a rigorous curriculum building on the curriculum taught in Advanced Dance and Composition 3,4.  This course is designed... More

  608. Advanced Dance and Composition Honors

    Advanced Dance and Composition Honors is an honors level course designed for high school juniors or seniors who successfully complete lower level dance classes including Fundamentals of Dance Techniqu... More

  609. Studio Art Advanced Placement (2-D Design)

    This year-long course provides intensive and increased independent study in drawing and painting. Individual style, technical skill, and a strong conceptual approach prepare the college-bound student.... More

  610. Spring Choral Concert

    SHC Choirs will perform a spring collection of popular musical styles from over five centuries. This fun journey through music history will move from Mozart to the hits of today. Join us!March 22 at 7... More

  611. Lasallian Vincentian Alumni Awards Ceremony

    The Lasallian Vincentian Alumni Award Ceremony will take place on May 1, 2019, at our Founders’ Day Mass in front of our entire school community. This award is the most distinguished honor bestowed up... More

  612. Football Academy

    The Fightin’ Irish Football Academy will teach the basics of football in a non contact environment. Athletes will be introduced to all positions and learn the proper way to throw, run, catch, punt and... More

  613. SHC & CPMC: A Move to Remember

  614. Girls Assistant Tennis Coach

  615. Parameter Dates 2022-23

  616. 1DayIrish Donation Form

  617. Mayor London Breed Visits SHC

  618. Class of 2019: Valedictorian & Salutatorian Speeches

    On May 25, 2019, Sacred Heart Cathedral graduated 308 seniors at Saint Mary’s Cathedral of the Assumption. Graduates were accepted into 275 colleges and universities across 46 states and 8 countries. ... More

  619. Celebrated Sacred Heart Basketball Coach Passes Away

  620. Alumni Reunion: Class of 2009

    Calling all members of the Class of 2009: Congratulations on your 10 Year Anniversary—let’s celebrate this milestone year! DETAILS Date and Time: Friday, November 29 from 7-10 pmLocation: San Francisc... More

  621. AP Studio Art Portfolio Students Break Record

  622. 50th Anniversary: AAA Basketball Championship

    Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sacred Heart High School’s 1969 AAA Basketball Championship victory! The event will take place at the Italian Athletic Club in North Beach. The cost is ... More

  623. Class of 1979: 40th Reunion

    The Class of 1979 is invited to celebrate their milestone 40th reunion back on campus on November 2, 2019 at 5 pm. We will celebrate Mass in the Chapel on the La Salle Academic Campus followed by a di... More

  624. Mr. Rich Hill

  625. Mr. Carlos Gonzalez

  626. Dr. Heidi Harrison

  627. Mr. Carlos Rocha

  628. Mr. Tiv Cumberbatch

  629. Ms. Erin Baldanzi ’93

  630. Ms. Erica Hipp ’13

  631. Ms. Alyssa Aninag

  632. Ms. Nicole Nastari

  633. Ms. Greta Betteo

  634. Ms. Laura Canaya

  635. Mr. Paul McCurdy

  636. Class of 1999: 20th Reunion Events

    SHC Class of 1999, it’s your 20th Reunion! Reconnect with your old classmates and celebrate this incredible milestone. The planning committee invites you to attend the following events:  Friday, Octob... More

  637. Back to School Night

    Current parents and guardians are invited to come and see how learning is created at SHC. Gather with the Parents Association and administration at 6 pm before meeting your student’s teachers in their... More

  638. Bruce-Mahoney Football Game

    Join us at Kezar Stadium for the Bruce-Mahoney Football Game!  Established in 1947, the Bruce-Mahoney trophy is named in honor of Bill Bruce (Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, 1935), and Jerry Mahon... More

  639. Reunion: VPA Alumni

    SHC Visual & Performing Arts alumni are invited to join us back on campus to reconnect with old friends and to enjoy a performance by current SHC Theatre students. Join us at 6:30 pm for bites and... More

  640. Fall Play: The Crucible

    Join us for SHC’s production of Arthur Miller’s classic, The Crucible—the story of how one lie can turn the residents of a town against each other. November 1, 2, 8, 9 @ 7:30 pmPurchase your tickets t... More

  641. Dig Pink: In October, Volleyball Teams Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

    Anyone who’s been to a volleyball game lately (GO IRISH!) has noticed the tables laden with pink goodies, sometimes staffed by students draped in pink plaid blankets, munching on cupcakes.  October is... More

  642. President’s Dinner 2019

  643. Ms. Alex Goldberg

  644. Spring Musical: Xanadu

    Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, So... More

  645. Musical Theater

  646. Marine Biology

  647. POSTPONED: Bruce-Mahoney Baseball Game

    The Bruce-Mahoney Baseball Game previously scheduled for March 28 has been POSTPONED. SHC and SI are working to schedule a makeup date and to secure a new site. Stay tuned for more information!... More

  648. SHC Athletic Director Jo Ann Momono to Retire

    After three decades at the helm of the Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Athletic Department, Jo Ann Momono has announced she will retire at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Her expertise and competitive ... More

  649. SHarC Tank Funds Young Entrepreneurs

  650. Mathematics Statistics Teacher

  651. Parent Pledge Action Form

  652. Curriculum Guide

    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 learnin... More

  653. Margi Beima Named SHC Athletic Director

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory is pleased to announce the appointment of Margi Beima to the position of athletic director. Beima has served Sacred Heart Cathedral in a variety of roles over the co... More

  654. August 2021

  655. September 2021

  656. October 2021

  657. November 2021

  658. December 2021

  659. January 2022

  660. February 2022

  661. March 2022

  662. April 2022

  663. May 2022

  664. June 2022

  665. July 2022

  666. World Affairs Council: A World View Expanding Internship

    Rising SHC junior Aoife Dwan ’22 participated in a transformative internship with the World Affairs Council which culminated in a presentation focused on a particular international issue. Aoife shares... More

  667. Sonia Danforth Named SHC Girls Head Tennis Coach

  668. Caesar Smith ’98 Named Associate Athletic Director

  669. Return to Campus Planning

  670. COVID-19 State & Local Resources

  671. Leadership Panel Discussion

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sacred Heart Cathedral, in collaboration with all other Catholic High Schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, will host all Fall and Winter events virtually. High sc... More

  672. SHCP Coach

  673. Open House 2021

    Welcome to SHC’s Open House! Click through to individual departments below to view informational videos specific to that area. You can also explore our interactive campus map at the bottom of this p... More

  674. English

  675. Academic Resources

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  677. Computer Science

  678. De Paul Scholar Program

  679. Inquiry & Innovation Program

  680. Library Services

  681. Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

  682. Mathematics

  683. Religious Studies

  684. Counseling & Advising

  685. Science

  686. Service Learning

  687. AP Comparative Government & Politics

  688. Visual & Performing Arts

  689. Wellness

  690. Athletics

  691. Community Life

  692. Ms. Carlisha Washington

  693. Ms. Jean Jones

  694. Mr. Tony Tran

  695. Ms. Francesca Zambrano

  696. Mr. Thai Chu

  697. Ms. Tori Woolstenhulme-Cruz

  698. Ms. Jenny Chen

  699. Mr. Caesar Smith ’98

  700. Mr. Fidel Pugh

  701. Mr. Jon Sisseck

  702. Ms. Judith Nievera Tangaan ’93

  703. Ms. Shani Mahany

  704. Ms. Emily Larkin ’13

  705. Ms. Hannah Donkin

  706. Ms. Laura Krause ’02

  707. SHC Winter Institute

  708. SHC to Host Virtual Open House

  709. Focus on Freshman

  710. Let Us Remember

  711. Celebratory Stars

  712. Merry Christmas from SHC

  713. Our Campus

    Sacred Heart Cathedral is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s cultural center. SHC students benefit from the prime location, near San Francisco’s City Hall, the opera and the ballet. SHC’s urban ... More

  714. Ms. Jessica Markbreiter, MS, ATC

  715. Information & Resources: COVID-19

    Please use this page as a resource for planning as we unite in our efforts to navigate the 2021-22 school year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.... More

  716. Mr. Ryan Fickenscher

  717. Ms. Maggie Holland

  718. Women in STEM: an alumni panel hosted by the Women’s Empowerment CCC

  719. Acknowledgement of Health Risks Form

    View the Acknowledgement of Health Risks Form:EnglishEspañol... More

  720. Community Health Pledge

    View the SHC Community Health Pledge:EnglishEspañol... More

  721. Student COVID-19 Testing Dates

  722. Sports Medicine

  723. 1WeekIrish

  724. Give: 1WeekIrish

  725. 1WeekIrish

  726. Tim Burke ’70 Announces Retirement

  727. Sean MacKay Departs SHC Basketball Coaching Staff

  728. Summer COVID-19 Guidelines

  729. Wrestling

  730. Girls Golf

  731. Girls Tennis

  732. Girls Volleyball

    The Sacred Heart Cathedral Girls Volleyball Program, one of the top programs in the state, has been ranked in the top 100 nationally several times throughout the years. A perennial CCS and NorCal cont... More

  733. Girls Basketball

  734. Girls Soccer

  735. Boys Basketball

  736. Boys Soccer

  737. Cross Country

  738. Football

  739. Baseball

  740. Boys Golf

  741. Boys Lacrosse

  742. Girls Lacrosse

  743. Softball

  744. Swimming

  745. Boys Tennis

  746. Track & Field

  747. Boys Volleyball

  748. Caesar Smith ’98 Named Head Coach for SHC Boys Basketball

  749. Class of 2026 Orientation for 2022-23

  750. Athletics

  751. Fightin’ Irish Calendar

  752. Fightin’ Irish Calendar

  753. Announcements

  754. Ms. Maria Apablasa

  755. Ms. Hannah Reese

  756. Mr. Gregg Franceschi ’94

  757. Ms. Geninne Ruegg

  758. Mr. Oscar Miranda

  759. Ms. Maily Diep

  760. Dr. Justin Woodard

  761. Ms. Rosalynn Cambe

  762. Mr. Evan Vaughan

  763. Ms. Elisa Sciaroni-Huebner

  764. Br. Victor Kenneth, FSC

  765. Mr. Harvey Carey

  766. Ms. Alexandria Cervantes

  767. Updates to the Bruce-Mahoney Tradition

  768. Tickets

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Athletics partners with GoFan, a professional digital ticketing system that makes ticket purchasing easy and cashless. SHC charges for admission to Football, Girls Volleyball, a... More

  769. Coach Demetrius Jackson Returns to SHC

  770. Jeff Wilson Named Head Girls Soccer Coach

  771. SHC Wins Bruce-Mahoney Football Game

  772. Open House 2021: Program

  773. Piro Scholar Program

  774. Andy Liang Named Head Boys Tennis Coach

  775. Class of 1981: 40 Year Reunion

    Calling the men of Sacred Heart High School's Class of 1981! Join us at your 40th Reunion on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 5 pm. The event will be held at the United Irish Cultural Center (Wawona Gat... More

  776. Winter Chorus Concert: Sounding Joy

    Join us for the return of a beloved SHC tradition — the Winter Chorus Concert. The Concert Choir, Women's Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz and student-led A Cappella groups will usher in the Christ... More

  777. Lessons & Carols

    Sacred Heart Cathedral and Saints Peter and Paul School invite you to Lessons & Carols, an intimate and glorious celebration of community, love and song.  The SHC Chamber Choir and the Saints Pete... More

  778. Class of 1991: 30th Reunion

    To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the Class of 1991 30th Reunion Celebration has been postponed. Please stay tuned for information regarding a new event date.... More

  779. Lessons & Carols

  780. Skylar Simpson ’17 Named SHC Head Girls Lacrosse Coach

  781. 2021 CIF Division 4A State Champions!!!

  782. Standardized Tests at SHC (SAT, ACT)


  784. Crab Feed

    Based on recent protocols and restrictions on large gatherings, we are transitioning the 2022 Crab Feed to a Grab-a-Crab event. With the transition to this format, we pray you will consider supporting... More

  785. 170th Anniversary Celebration

    Our 170 year journey is one of faith and transformation from the humble beginnings of the pioneering Daughters of Charity who established our first Catholic school in San Francisco in 1852, to their p... More

  786. Margi Beima Retires as Girls Volleyball Head Coach

  787. Terrell Clarke

  788. Parameter Dates 2022-23

  789. Matilda the Musical

    Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, ... More

  790. eConnect: Parent Newsletter

  791. SHC Night at Chase Center

    The SHC community is invited to cheer on the Golden State Warriors as they suit up against the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center on Sunday, February 27! Click here more information regarding ticketing ... More

  792. SHC Head Football Coach Steps Down

  793. Movie Making

  794. Life Science Exploration

    We don't need to look far to find great examples of Biology in our daily lives! Let's spend a week exploring the life sciences from your own individual body systems up to our larger California ecosyst... More

  795. Art: Alternative Printmaking

    In this course, students will learn how to create amazing prints while being environmentally cautious. Students will understand the process of printmaking and will have the opportunity to create their... More

  796. Architectural Design

    This workshop is centered around great architectural feats of people and civilizations across history. We will learn about sound architectural techniques that have stood the test of time. Our invest... More

  797. CSI Investigation

    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to use various scientific methods to solve crimes, Crime Scene Investigation is the course for you. In this week-long course, you’ll learn about the main aspects... More

  798. Advanced Baseball Academy

  799. Coding Exploration

    In Coding Explorations students learn to code as it relates to music, art, and sports. Using a block-coding environment, students create music beats, explore the digital art medium by building coding ... More

  800. Climate Change

  801. Exercise Science

    Students will study the structure and function of the human body and how the body works during physical activity. This week will be conducted in a student-centered proactive learning environment and w... More

  802. Coding Exploration

    In Coding Explorations students learn to code as it relates to music, art, and sports. Using a block-coding environment, students create music beats, explore the digital art medium by building coding ... More

  803. Advanced Volleyball Academy

  804. Creative Writing

    We all have a story to tell, and a deep human need to express ourselves. Creative writing does both. If you have ever loved a story, book, movie, poem, lyrics to a song, or even a particularly clever ... More

  805. Food Science

    So many exciting chemical reactions can happen with ingredients we find in our kitchen cabinets! We will investigate the dyes in candy, the DNA in strawberries, interactions with milk and food dye, la... More

  806. Math: The Art of Problem Solving

    Do you enjoy puzzles, riddles and/or math? Would you like to learn cool trick to solve complex problems? Then Math" The Art of Problem Solving is the course for you. Students will be given creative ma... More

  807. Public Speaking

    Most people cringe when they hear they have to make a speech, a presentation, an introduction or an announcement. Become one of the people who has a toolbox full of skills to draw upon in academic and... More

  808. TEDx: Public Speaking Workshop

    TED talks have become a source of inspiration, insight, and connection in classes and co-curricular activities all over the world. We'll spend the week watching and talking about great TED talks, look... More

  809. Songwriting Workshop

  810. Bruce-Mahoney Baseball 2022

    Purchase your tickets for the 2022 Bruce-Mahoney Baseball game on Saturday, April 2. ... More

  811. Mackiewicz Named SHC Head Girls Volleyball Coach

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Athletics is pleased to announce Symone Mackiewicz as its new Head Girls Volleyball Coach. Mackiewicz brings to the role previous experience as head coach at International High... More

  812. 1WeekIrish

    Save the date for May 9-16, 2022 for 1WeekIrish, Sacred Heart Cathedral’s annual week of community building and giving. The week will be filled with exciting in-person opportunities to connect and ce... More

  813. 2012 Class Reunion

    Class of 2012 is gathering at Spark Social on Saturday, May 14, 2022 for their 10 year reunion. Interested in attending? Register TODAY!  Contact Natalie Buitrago '12 at or ... More

  814. Gold Diploma Class of 1970

    The Gold Diploma celebration for the class of 1970 will be held on Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 here on the SHC campus. Event begins at 10 AM and will be held in the chapel and dining hall. For questions, co... More

  815. 1987 Class Reunion

    The class of 1987 will be celebrating their 35th year reunion on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Gino and Carlos in North Beach.  Contact Frank Rossi '87 at or Alumni Relati... More

  816. Gold Diploma Class of 1972

    The class of 1972 will be celebrating 50 years at their Gold Diploma event on Saturday, May 14, 2022. This beautiful event will begin at 10 AM in the chapel and a luncheon in the Brother Arnold Gymnas... More

  817. American Sign Language (ASL) Teacher

  818. Head Boys Lacrosse Coach

  819. Girls Assistant Golf Coach

  820. Makers Workshop

    This hands-on workshop is all about creating and making cool things with a wide range of digital and analog tools. Our young makers will be working with a variety of media; making inanimate objects ha... More

  821. 170th Anniversary

    Our 170 year journey is one of faith and transformation from the humble beginnings of the pioneering Daughters of Charity who established our first Catholic school in San Francisco in 1852, to their p... More

  822. Girls Basketball Assistant Coach

  823. Boys Basketball Assistant Coach

  824. Associate Director of Campus Ministries

  825. Religious Studies Teacher

  826. Help Desk Analyst - IT

  827. Alumni Engagement Manager

  828. Social Studies Teacher

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