Open House

About the Event

October 18, 2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The SFHS Quad

In order to understand what makes Saint Francis special, you must experience it for yourself. On Oct. 18, you are cordially invited to attend our Open House. Walk the halls and explore the campus at your own pace, meet our president and principal, and experience the breadth and depth of our academic programs. In addition, you can celebrate mass, learn how we prepare the "whole student" for college, and meet with representatives from our Campus Ministry, Athletics, Band, Choir, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, STEM and Student Clubs & Activities. Please note that you do not need to RSVP to attend.


9 Things to See at Open House

Here is a list of must sees and hidden gems that make Saint Francis High School unique.

SFHS Bay Tree

Check out our 200-year old bay tree and take a student-led tour. Follow your interests and explore at your own pace. Faculty and students are available along the way to answer questions and talk with you about our programs.

Student Ushers

20 minute student led tours run from
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bay Tree (Behind Burns Pavilion)

The Mosaic in St. Joseph's Chapel

Built in 1962, our beautiful prayer chapel features a mosaic created by Max Ingrada. Measuring 16-feet high, it is made of Venetian Glass and depicts several representations of Saint Joseph.

Fr. Tony Mancuso

Mass - 10:30 am

St. Joseph the Worker Chapel

The Cross & Anchor

Embedded in the cement outside Andre Hall is the Cross & Anchor; a constant symbol of our Holy Cross motto "Spes Unica", which means "Hail to the Cross, our only hope."

Spes Unica

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Best Viewing Area; Bldg. 500 Balcony

Backstage Tour & Student Art Exhibit

Experience the Arts at SFHS front row, center. Tour Graham Theater and view our latest student art exhibit.


9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Graham Theater

President and Principal Mission Talks

Learn more about Saint Francis’ mission and philosophy as a Holy Cross high school as President Jason Curtis and Principal Katie Teekell share highlights of our school's important history, current commitment to transforming students into Holy Cross men and women and exciting programs coming up in the near future. 

Jason Curtis & Katie Teekell

9:15 am , 10 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am

Cassin Family Library

Walk of Fame / Kevin Makely Event Center

Take a trip down memory lane as you trace Saint Francis' 63 year history displayed on  our Walk of Fame.  Check out photos of the original orchards on campus in the late 1950’s as well as the picture of the infamous tiger at a rally in 80’s.  Also check out the state championship trophies from the 2017 - 2018 football and boys cross country teams.


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kevin Makely Event Center

KSFH Radio Station

Visit our school's on-line radio station upstairs in Alumni Gym.  Say hi to some of our student DJ's as well as request your favorite song!

Student DJ's

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Alumni Gym

Social Emotional Learning Program

Meet members of our Guidance and Counseling Program and learn more about our new Social Emotional Learning Program.

Guidance & Counseling Staff

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Guidance & Counseling Office in Sobrato Family Learning Commons

Treats in the Quad

Enjoy complementary hot chocolate, coffee and sweet treats in the Quad, as you see first hand how our beautiful quad is the hub of student life and a favorite spot on campus for students, teachers and visitors.


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Quad

Take the Next Step

Have questions, ready to visit, or ready to apply to become a Lancer? We would love to hear from you. Select a button below to start a conversation.




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