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Construction Updates

As we focus on celebrating our Lancer family this year, we are excited to see campus projects progressing so that we can take care of our community even more.

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What is Light the Way?

More than 60 years ago, the Brothers of the Holy Cross journeyed to Mountain View to found a Catholic school for boys. Led by God and inspired by the Blessed Basil Moreau life’s work, they created a campus and a community — and a path of possibilities. 

In 1955, as the region was quickly changing from agriculture to industry, the small school flourished. With patience and care, the Brothers were lighting the way. 

Our educators continue to model their example, lighting the way for students by teaching, coaching and encouraging personal growth. In turn, our students and alumni alike use the lessons they’ve learned at Saint Francis to solve challenges and benefit their communities. And Saint Francis serves as a beacon of light in the Silicon Valley and across the Holy Cross network as we strive to exemplify the importance of a values-based education.

Light the Way: Advancing Saint Francis High School, our new comprehensive fundraising campaign, continues this enduring cycle. This fall, we launch our multi-year, $100 million campaign to ensure that Saint Francis students and educators have the tools and resources they need to make a transformative impact. We are raising funds for modern facilities for learning, educational excellence and tuition assistance endowment.

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Saint Francis is Family

A Vision of the Future

Our new Innovation Center will give Saint Francis an opportunity to think creatively about how we use campus space.

Innovation Center Exterior
Dinning Commons Exterior
The Quad
Innovation Center Grand Stair
Dining Commons Interior
Innovation Center Exterior
Innovation Center Exterior
Highlights of the Innovation Center
  • Lobby designed to mimic collegiate and corporate collaborative spaces
  • Glass cube seating for small group collaboration 
  • Fully integrated rooftop garden area with great view of Mountain View for visual engagement with the larger community
  • Accordion door in the Innovation Lab that opens for presentations
  • 29 classrooms and labs with flexible seating to accommodate varied learning styles and purposes
  • Black-box Theater for performances and events with 150-200 seats, depending on configuration
  • Maker Space with distinct areas for woodworking, welding, painting and finishing
  • Projected completion date: January 2023

Construction is Underway 

Live View of construction
Time-lapse of the 300 building & Malcolm Center demolition and the building of the new Innovation Center foundation

New Building & Sustainability

New Life for Malcolm Center & 300 Building

Repurposing Malcolm Center & 300 Building
Repurposing Malcolm Center & 300 Building

Saint Francis High School is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

Federal Tax ID# 94-1337628