The Campaign for Saint Francis High School

The Campaign for Saint Francis High School continues as our initiative to fund new building projects that will improve our campus and fulfill our mission as a Catholic, Holy Cross high school. With the support of our generous donors, we have completed the first three phases: the Aguiar Athletic Complex, the Performing Arts Center and the Sobrato Family Learning Commons.

Be a part of our vision

Now, we invite you to partner with us in Phase IV of The Campaign for Saint Francis High School, which will provide our students and staff campus facilities where they will thrive.

Phase IV: Burns Family Pavilion and
Raskob Gymnasium Renovation

Construction of the new Burns Family Pavilion and Fitness center and the complete renovation of Raskob Gymnasium.


Phase I: Aguiar Athletic Complex
Completed 2005

Phase I

Construction of a new athletic stadium and upgrades to the track and baseball field.


Athletic Stadium Renovation

A Winning Tradition

A student’s high school years are full of meaningful traditions and unforgettable memories many associated with extracurricular activities like athletics. At Saint Francis, the athletic experience provides unique opportunities to make friends and develop athletic and leadership skills. Many Saint Francis students participate in one or more school sports, and far more—together with their families and friends—are active fans and supporters.

Phase I of The Campaign for Saint Francis High School raised $3.5 million to install a new bleacher system, an artificial turf field and a new track in Ron Calcagno Stadium. Additionally, new stadium bleachers and dugouts were constructed at Higgins Field in Chris Bradford Stadium. A wide variety of teams—from football, baseball and field hockey to boys and girls soccer and track and field—are enjoying these spectacular facilities including the student locker rooms and trainers offices. Physical education classes and the community-at-large are benefiting as well.

With this renovation, exciting games are being played and lasting memories are being made in some of the premier high school facilities in Northern California.

Phase II: Performing Arts Center and Graham Theater
Completed 2009

Phase II

Creation of a modern performing arts center to accommodate our award-winning drama and music programs.

Visit the Saint Francis High School Performing Arts Center Website


Performing Arts Center

An Uplifting Performance

Music, dance, drama. The performing arts can inspire, enlighten, and entertain. They add richness to our life, and provide an avenue for unique creative expression. Saint Francis High School’s award-winning visual and performing arts program is regarded as one of the top programs in Northern California. To meet the needs of our current group of talented artists and attract new students with a love of the arts in the future, we have built a state-of-the-art performing arts center. The project was completed in May 2009 - on time and on budget.

Versatile, Well-Integrated Center for the Arts

  • 410-seat theater
  • Hydraulic-lift stage that allows for multiple configurations
  • State-of-the-art lighting, sound, and acoustics
  • Set-shop area for scene construction
  • Wardrobe and make-up areas

Phase III: Sobrato Family Learning Commons
Completed 2012

This phase of The Campaign for Saint Francis High School addressed the need for an expanded study and collaboration space with the construction of a new library and student center.

View the Sobrato Family Learning Commons Website


Sobrato Family Learning Commons

A New Library and Student Center

The next phase of The Campaign for Saint Francis High School will address the growing needs for expanded study and collaboration space with the construction of a new library and student center. This two-story facility will be built in the same location as the existing library, and will include the renovation and modernization of all classrooms in Moreau Hall (the 200 building). It is sure to become a vibrant center for learning and a hub of student activities and services.

New amenities

On the first floor, the Campus Ministry, Activities, and Guidance and Counseling offices will provide warm and inviting spaces where student can hold lively discussions, plan events or meet with staff members. This area will teem with activity and offer even more ways Lancers can get involved at Saint Francis. On the second story, students will enjoy a more spacious library that is two and a half times larger than the current facility. This new space will feature state-of-the-art technologies and flexible meeting-space configurations.

Enhancing our beautiful campus

The new library and student center will quickly become a part of the cherished landscape at Saint Francis that will meet the needs of our community for years to come.

Join us

We anticipate a groundbreaking in June 2011 with the new center opening in the fall of 2012. Of course, to meet that ambitious timeline, we will need your continued support. Saint Francis is the amazing school it is today because of the generosity of our parent and alumni community. We look forward to partnering with you as we continue to build a campus to serve our students for many generations.


Saint Francis does not incur any debt for new construction and modernization projects. Funding and facility endowments are provided from a variety of sources including current families, alumni, event revenue, special benefactors and foundations. Your support is much needed and deeply appreciated.

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Contact Us

  • Office of Institutional Advancement
    Phone 650 968-1213 ext. 465
    Fax 650 968-3241

    Institutional Advancement Staff

    • Holly Elkins '93
      Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
      650 968-1213 ext. 294
    • Mike Speckman
      Director of Endowment and Financial Aid Programs
      650 968-1213 ext. 267
    • Greg Calcagno '83
      Alumni Director
      650 968-1213 ext. 293
    • Aurea DeFranco '84
      Associate Development Director
      650 968-1213 ext. 282
    • Pam Klaus
      Associate Development Officer
      650 968-1213 ext. 253
    • Gloria Joy
      Development Office Assistant
      650 968-1213 ext. 261