Convent High School- Schools of the Sacred Heart

2222 Broadway
Phone: 415-563-2900
Fax: 415-345-9068
Head of School
Rachel Simpson
Director of Admission
Caitlin Kavanagh
Established: 1887
Grades: 9-12
  • 200
    Total student enrollment Grades 9-12
  • 200
  • 31
    Percent students of color
  • 6:1
    Student: teacher ratio
  • 14
    Average class size
  • 35
Admissions Process
  • January
    Application deadline (month)
  • $75
    Application fee
  • 200
    Number of 9th Grade applications
  • 50
    Average range of openings 9th Grade
  • $36,470
    Tuition (2013-2014)
  • January
    Financial aid deadline
  • 35
    Percent students on financial aid
  • 34
    HL courses offered
  • 18
    Advanced placement cources offered
  • 194
    AP exams taken
  • 1830
    Cumulative SAT score
  • 623
    Mean SAT score Verbal Reasoning
  • 564
    Mean SAT score Math
  • 643
    Mean score Writing
  • 100
    Percent students attending four year colleges/universities
Top five names of Colleges/ Universities attended by
7 or more students (2009-2013):
  • 9
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • 8
    University of San Francsico
  • 7
    University of California, Berkeley
  • 6
    University of Southern California/University of Oregon/ Univeristy of California, Davis/ University of Washington
  • 12
    Number of Varsity sports offered
  • 10
    Number of Junior Varsity sports
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For 125 years, the educational mission of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has thrived in San Francisco through the Schools of the Sacred Heart. Convent of the Sacred Heart High School & Stuart Hall High School are the older siblings within our family of independent, Catholic schools, each committed to educate to: a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, a social awareness that compels to action, the building of community as a Christian value and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. Our students find a challenging curriculum that provides them with a strong foundation to meet the demands of highly competitive college entrance. They find single-sex classrooms in a co-ed environment, which is unique in San Francisco; they find a community that gives them the confidence to think critically and reflect thoughtfully on the big questions in life; they find accomplished faculty who help them achieve and grow. But most of all, our students find a launching pad to a life bursting with potential, with meaning, with purpose.
The academic programs at Convent High School provide students with the knowledge, cognitive skills and sense of self to succeed in college and life. This year, for example, some classes experimented with iPad applications to help with their studies. Students in the Conservation Biology of the Redwoods course gave original research to biologists to use in their database. An newly expanded elective program allows students to participate in instrumental music, photography, journalism and many other endeavors—some of which are co-ed—during the regular school day.

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