|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9 - 12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||1270 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||70%
State avg.: 41%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||105 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||25 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||English English 5 & 6 AP Language; English 7 & 8 AP Literature Languages Other Than English French 7 & 8 AP; Japanese 7 & 8 AP; Spanish 7 & 8 AP; Mandarin 7 & 8 AP Mathematics Calculus 1 & 2 AP (AB); Calculus 3 & 4 AP (BC) Statistics 1 & 2 AP Science Biol|
|Average ACT score||23|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
(Khaki pants and polo shirt)
Finances and Admission
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$17,500|
|Tuition Notes||In order to keep tuition affordable and fund key aspects of SHC curriculum, we additionally count on a yearly parent pledge for each child who attends SHC. For more information, please read more about our Parent Pledge Program.|
|Admissions Director||Tim Burke '70|
|Admissions Associate||Erica Pfeiffer|
|Total Sports Offered||14 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Football,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Winter Track, Wrestling,
Approximately one hundred lay teachers, including fi ve Christian Brothers and one Daughter of Charity comprise the professional staff. In addition to bachelor’s degrees and teaching credentials, fi ve hold doctorates and more than seventy percent hold master’s degrees.
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, a liated with the Christian Brothers Education Association and the Daughters of Charity Education Association, has received full accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA).
STUDENT BODY Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory enrolls approximately 1,250 students from San Francisco and its environs. Refl ecting the diversity of the Bay Area, students represent diff erent religious, economic and ethnic backgrounds, which include Caucasian, Asian, Filipino, Hispanic, African- American and Native American.
Approximately 1,100 eighth-graders apply for the 300+ openings in the freshman class. Admission is competitive and is based upon GPA in the seventh and eighth grades, test results from STS High School Placement Test and teacher/principal recommendations.
The school year, divided into semesters, begins in late August and ends in early June with a Thanksgiving break, vacations at Christmas and Easter, and observance of national holidays. A typical school day begins at 7:55 am and ends at 2:30 pm. Parents receive grades twice per semester, or approximately every nine weeks, and may view informal progress reports through PowerSchool. The Honor Roll recognizes academic excellence based on grade point average. Conversely, students whose grades fall below a 2.0 (GPA), are placed on academic probation and may not participate in cocurricular activities. Students must take six courses each semester.
SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Inquiry & Innovation Program Inquiry & Innovation is a dynamic four-year program that focuses on science, technology and math using project based learning and evolving 21st century learning tools. The program inspires students to ask critical questions and discover inventive solutions to complex challenges. It includes hands-on summer workshops, leadership opportunities in technology, access to Honors and Advanced Placement courses, a vibrant humanities curriculum, and collaborative service learning. Program members are among our top applicants, displaying high academic achievement (3.5 GPA or above) and exemplary standardized test scores (especially in math and science).
De Paul Scholar Program
The De Paul Scholar Program off ers a rigorous four-year curriculum which includes accelerated content, in-depth study, interdisciplinary approaches, opportunities for learning beyond the classroom, development of leadership skills, and a service component to the poor and marginalized. Admission to the De Paul Scholar Program is predicated upon a student’s academic achievement as demonstrated by standardized test scores, grade point average and teacher recommendations. The successful applicant must also demonstrate a commitment to service and a desire to develop leadership skills. Consequently, many academically gifted students do not automatically gain admission to the De Paul Scholar Program.
Profile last updated: 10/07/2013
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