Open House

About the Event

October 17, 2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Andre House & Prayer Garden

In order to understand what makes Saint Francis special, you must experience it for yourself. On Oct. 17, you are cordially invited to attend our Open House. You can go on a school tour or 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 meet with students and educators from our Campus Ministry, Athletics, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts, Counseling, Clubs & Activities, Design Thinking, and Innovation Programs. Feel free to stop by our campus anytime from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please register for this event through Ravenna Hub


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 learn more about our Athletic Programs!


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.


9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

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

Student Performances

Enjoy the state of the art Performing Art Center as you watch members of our Drama Department, Improv Club, TedX, Design Thinking, and Innovation Programs share their talents. 


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 , 10:15 am, 11:15 am

Burns Pavilion

Walk of Fame / Kevin Makely Event Center

Take a trip down memory lane as you trace Saint Francis' 66 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.


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kevin Makely Event Center

St. Joseph Prayer Garden

Enjoy refreshments in our Prayer Garden as you wait for one of our educators and students to take you on a small group tour of campus!


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Joseph Prayer Garden

Social Emotional Learning Program

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

Guidance & Counseling Staff

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Guidance & Counseling Office in Sobrato Family Learning Commons

Clubs in the Quad

Learn more about our co-curricular programs in the Quad, as you see first hand how our beautiful quad is a 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