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Online Application

The online application for the class of 2023 is now available online! The application includes an essay and registration for both the High School Placement Test and the interview. The application must be submitted by Friday, December 14 at 11:59 p.m. 

Saint Francis uses Ravenna solutions to host our online application. After you create your Ravenna account, please choose the San Francisco Bay Area region and search for Saint Francis High School. Please click the Apply Now button to get started!

The High School Placement Test (HSPT)

  • Registration for the HSPT is part of our online application. Should you register to take the HSPT at Saint Francis, you will automatically be enrolled for the date that you choose on the application (we guarantee you a spot for that date).
  • Families that register to take the HSPT at Saint Francis will receive a confirmation email with more details about the test in late December.
  • Applicants applying to more than one Catholic high school in the San Jose, Oakland or San Francisco dioceses may take the exam only once.
  • If you plan to take the test at a site other than Saint Francis, you must register directly with that alternate site.

To address the issue of choice, high schools in the Diocese of San Jose ask that students take the HSPT at the high school that they would most like to attend in the fall.


Every applicant is required to sign up for an interview as part of the online application process. During this casual 15-minute interview, students will have an opportunity to talk with a Saint Francis teacher or administrator about their interests and goals for high school.

Interviews will be offered in mid January, 2019 and will take place from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Students will register for their interview on the online application.

School Recommendations

  • Saint Francis requires two academic letters of recommendation. These letters may be completed by one of the following people: principal, vice principal, counselor or 7th or 8th grade teacher of a core subject (English, math, social studies, etc.)
  • These letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically with the online application.
  • Non-academic letters of recommendation are not required, but if you would like to submit one, we will add it to the applicant’s file. 


All applicants need to submit their transcripts from 7th grade and the first semester of 8th grade. Please print and complete the Request for Academic Records Form (available on your student's Ravenna profile) and give it to your school's registrar.

The transcripts need to be either submitted electronically or mailed directly to Saint Francis High School.

Transfer Information

The Transfer Application for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed. We will post the transfer application for the 2019-2020 school year in Ravenna in mid February, 2019.

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Simon Raines
Director of Admissions
650 968-1213 ext. 213


Katie Mitchell
Assistant Admissions Director & Shadow Program Coordinator
650 968-1213 ext. 270


Theresa Mattson
Admissions Administrative Assistant
650 968-1213 ext. 212