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Since the dawn of time, teen-agers have made bad decisions as they strive for independence, look for identity, push boundaries, explore relationships and seek peer validation. Developmentally, teen brains are not fully wired for consequences…research tells us that the frontal lobe (the area of the brain that “puts the breaks” on impulses) doesn’t fully develop […]

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Overnight

“Our education would be quite a failure if we turned out nonentities without color or character or individuality.”        – Janet Erskine Stuart For years, Mr. Sergio Vasquez, our Campus Minister, and Mr. Ren Marquette, our Dean, have kicked around the idea of an all-school camping trip.  I was always the “wet sock” […]

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New Employee Orientation 2013-14

New Employee Orientation 2013-14, a set on Flickr. Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco welcome about two dozen new faculty and staff for the new academic year. Get to know them here.

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Words from an Alum

Nikesh Patel (SHB ’02 SHHS ’06 Stanford ’10 Oxford ’12 Boalt ’15) had the following to say to our senior guys today at their Alumni Lunch: “I wasn’t always expecting something from The Hall when it came to staying in touch.  As future alums of the school, I don’t want you to think that this […]

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The Fourth “R”

One of the hallmarks of a Sacred Heart education is the primacy of relationship.  As Mr. Khan notes in our Open Houses, the rigor of our academic program stems from the relationship with each student…it isn’t so much about a blanketed high volume assignment as much as it is about finding the “growing edges”, the […]

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Easter and Esteban

When we got back to school from the Easter break, we devoted part of our Assembly period to engage our guys with some of the elements of the Easter celebration and the season of Easter that Catholics will celebrate through May 26.  There was also a bit of time for me to share 3 quick […]

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Guest Blog: Musings from Recent Conferences

Rachel Simpson is Dean of Convent of the Sacred Heart High School. In July 2013, she will become the new Head of School at Convent, succeeding Mary Forsyth. Recently, I was fortunate to attend two national conferences – Learning and the Brain right here in San Francisco and NAIS in Philadelphia (where I also experienced […]

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Lunch

Last Tuesday I was at lunch in the Cafritz Refectory (the dining hall) of St. Albans School in Washington, D.C.  In a room with dark walnut-paneled walls and illuminated by stained glass windows, trays of chicken and carrots and mashed potatoes were set before boys in blue blazers and ties.  Professor McGonagal was nowhere to […]

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It is that time of year when we ask you all to go into your pockets one last time and purchase for your daughters an invaluable set of memories of their high school career, the Yearbook. We are asking that you purchase them on that same online purchase program which you have or will be […]

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It’s What We Do: Taiwan Exchange, 2013

I love my job. Every day is so engaging that I never find myself “counting the minutes” to the end of the day; rather, the end of the day usually comes sooner than I am ready.   The benefit is that I’m not looking at the clock like I did during those campus jobs in college.  […]

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