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Community Autobiographies

In the second quarter of Fall 2021, as part of a course called “Community Autobiographies,” a group of UHS juniors explored the hows and whats of conducting interviews while getting to know members of UHS’ staff community. Meet Carol Coles and Heather Olson through these edited recordings of their conversations with students!


Our Mission


San Francisco University High School welcomes students of demonstrated motivation and ability to engage in an education that fosters responsibility and the spirited pursuit of knowledge. We are a school where adults believe in the promise of every student, and together we work to build and sustain a community of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and talents. UHS challenges each individual to live a life of integrity, inquiry, and purpose larger than the self.


53% of UHS students identify as students of color

48% of UHS faculty identify as faculty of color

57% of UHS trustees identify as trustees of color


421 students enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year

89 middle school represented

55% of students from religiously affiliated schools

45% of students from independent schools


$3.7M to the 23% of students who participate
in the Financial Aid program

Average tuition cost for families participating in
the Financial Aid program: $15,621


137 courses offered

Including 115 electives

50% of UHS students will create at least one Indepenent Study project during their time at UHS


55+ student led clubs and organizations

50% of UHS students create at least one Independent Study project during their time at UHS

80% of students take more than the two-year Arts requirement


83% of students play on at least one UHS team per year
across 36 teams and 15 different sports

6 annual art openings and 4 annual music concerts

80% of students take more than the two-year Arts requirement