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Academics

Our highly respected college preparatory curriculum ensures all Saint Francis graduates are exceedingly qualified and prepared for the academic rigors of college. With high academic expectations for all students, our graduation requirements are aligned with the admissions standards of public and private universities across the country and provide a comprehensive educational foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.

We offer a variety of curricular paths to enable every one of our students to achieve their educational goals and prepare for a successful college career. For those students seeking even greater academic challenges, Saint Francis offers a four-year honors and Advanced Placement program in English, social studies, mathematics, science, foreign language and computer programming.

With the intent to offer inspiring and engaging courses that adhere to our rigorous standards, we annually enhance our curriculum with innovative courses that reflect teacher expertise and student interest. Over the past five years, we have added such courses as AP Environmental Science, Case Studies in Human Rights, Digital Photography, History and Politics of the Olympics, Mandarin, Marine Biology, Steel Drums, among others. By offering interesting courses taught by passionate faculty, every student is encouraged to be creative, think critically and love learning.

Maggi Knochenhauer
Director of Academics

What's Happening?

Exploring ecology in the wild

To make connections about ecology and biology outside the classroom, Mr. Benjamin’s AP Biology class recently took a field trip to Año Nuevo State Park to observe the northern elephant seal.

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Questions?

Maggi Knochenhauer
Director of Academics
maggiknochenhauer@sfhs.com
650 968-1213 ext. 217