Founded in 1887 as an independent, Catholic school, Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco carry on the educational mission of the Religious of the Sacred Heart.

For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society.”

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat; Founder Sacred Heart Society, 1800
We share with the other members of the nationwide Network of Sacred Heart Schools five common goals and the commitment to educate to:

  • A personal and active faith in God
  • A deep respect for intellectual values
  • A social awareness which impels to action
  • The building of community as a Christian value
  • Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom

A K-12, four-school complex, Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco offer the unique experience of single-sex education within a co-ed community. Students are expected to achieve their highest level of scholarship while learning to assume leadership roles as responsible, compassionate and contributing members of society.


Convent & Stuart Hall remain committed to academic excellence, to the endowment of spiritual and ethical values, to the continued representation of the ethnic, religious and socio-economic diversity of the Bay Area and to single-sex education.

While clearly Catholic in philosophy, the schools strive to maintain a global, ecumenical perspective enhancing the experience of all constituents including students, faculty, parents, alumni, friends, staff and administration. The curriculum and extracurricular activities recognize the unique talents and viewpoints of every individual, providing superior programs in academics, arts, athletics and community service.

The schools are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the California Association of Independent Schools and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and receive no financial support from either the Roman Catholic Church or the Society of the Sacred Heart.