Sacred Heart Schools – High School

150 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027
Phone: 650-473-4006
Fax: 650-326-2761
Head of School
Richard A. Dioli
Director of Admission
Wendy Quattlebaum
Established: 1898
Grades: PS-12
Enrollment
  • 600
    Total student enrollment Grades 9-12
  • 300
    Boys
  • 300
    Girls
  • 28
    Percent students of color
  • 5:1
    Student: teacher ratio
  • 15
    Average class size
  • 146
    Faculty
  • 73
    Percent faculty with advanced degrees
Admissions Process
  • January
    Application deadline (month)
  • $100
    Application fee
  • 400
    Number of 9th Grade applications
  • 95
    Average range of openings 9th Grade
  • 1
    Average range of openings 10th Grade
  • 1
    Average range of openings 11th Grade
  • none
    Average range of openings 12th Grade
Costs
  • $35,560
    Tuition (2013-2014)
  • January
    Financial aid deadline
  • $20,000
    Average grant
  • 30
    Percent students on financial aid
Academics
  • 20
    HL courses offered
  • 19
    Advanced placement cources offered
  • 780
    AP exams taken
  • 344
    Students taking AP exams
  • 87
    Percent scoring 3 or above
  • 1750-2080
    Cumulative SAT score
  • 580-680
    Mean SAT score Verbal Reasoning
  • 580-690
    Mean SAT score Math
  • 590-710
    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):
  • 47
    Santa Clara University
  • 39
    Stanford University
  • 38
    University of Southern California
  • 24
    California Polytech University
  • 15
    Dartmouth College
Sports
  • 22
    Number of Varsity sports offered
  • 20
    Number of Junior Varsity sports
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Founded in 1898, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, A Roman Catholic, independent, coeducational school, preparing students with a global perspective for the 21st century.  Offering unparalleled opportunities to foster the development of the whole child, Sacred Heart is the only school along the San Francisco Peninsula to educated students from preschool to twelfth grade on one unified 63 acre campus.  This unique opportunity to oversee a child’s learning from their early years through young adulthood provides an integrated and aligned curriculum that delivers a consistent educational philosophy.

The curriculum allows for the introduction of academic conceptual threads that are deeply developed as students’ progress through the school divisions.  The principles of a Montessori education are applied at the preschool and kindergarten grades to build a child’s positive self-image and a lifelong love for learning.

“Our goal is to foster creative thinkers and problem-solvers to build connections in their minds between the sciences and the arts,” said Richard A. Dioli, Director of Schools.  “Once students master core elements, the challenge to them becomes ‘now what are you going to do with that knowledge.’  We strive to educate students to become inspired global citizens who have the social awareness and motivation to make a difference in the world.”

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