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Welcome, Neighbors

UHS has been a “resident” in the neighborhood since 1975. Before becoming University High School, our historic Julia Morgan building was built for Katherine Delmar Burke School in 1917. Over the years we’ve added to our footprint, with classrooms and offices now in five buildings extending from Jackson to California Street.

Our calendar of evening and weekend events features theatre performances, concerts, and gallery exhibitions that we hope you will consider attending.

If you have any questions or concerns about our school in the neighborhood, please contact our CFOO, Michael Novak at michael.novak@sfuhs.org.

Thank you for your continued support.

Julia Russell Eells
Head of School



Julia Russell Eells

Julia Russell Eells has over 38 years of experience in independent education. Before moving to San Francisco, she was the head of school at Lincoln School in Providence, RI, where she also established the Center for Peace, Equity, and Justice Through Service to deepen the context of the school's commitment to community service. Julia earned her BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and an MBA from Wesleyan University. She currently serves on the boards of The San Francisco School, Mastery Transcript Consortium, School Year Abroad, and the California Teacher Development Collaborative.


Michael Novak

Michael Novak has over 30 years of experience in business, and began working in independent education in 2011. Before moving to San Francisco, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Mirman School in Los Angeles, CA. Through Service to deepen the context of the school's commitment to community service. Michael earned his BBA from Loyola University in Maryland, and his M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He currently serves on the boards of Counseling West and Ocean Moon Sangha in Los Angeles.

Click here for details of our 3150 California Street Project


Questions? Email us at neighbor@sfuhs.org.