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Strategic Design


Welcome to Connect.Invent.Design.

We are dedicated to empowering our students to invent and sustain their own vision of success and sense of purpose, in high school, in college, and throughout their lives.

– UHS STRATEGIC DESIGN COMMITTEE

Connect.Invent.Design charts a bold strategic direction for the next era of San Francisco University High School (UHS).

We believe this work positions UHS to be a national leader in shifting school culture, affirming our fundamental commitment to intellectual challenge and vitality while simultaneously responding to the demands and opportunities of today.

By sharing this dynamic vision with both our school community and the broader public, we intend to inform, inspire, and invite others into this movement.


REDEFINING EXCELLENCE:

The Latin roots of excellence literally mean “to rise above.” In an educational context, however, “excellence” often gets reduced to receiving the highest grades, the most awards, and the greatest level of prestige—and this is true for both students and schools themselves.

We envision a richer, more multidimensional view of excellence, one that promotes the wholeness of each individual and fosters a purpose larger than the self.



STORIES OF STRATEGY

The latest news surrounding Connect.Invent.Design and its related initiatives:

UHS Announces New Director of Admissions

After an extensive national search, Head of School Julia Russell Eells recently announced to the UHS community the appointment of Nathan Lundy as the school's new director of admissions and financial aid. 

UHS Comes Together for Annual Community Day Forum and Workshops

The University High School faculty, staff, and student body came together last week for our annual Community Day, an opportunity for the school to recognize and celebrate different cultures and communities on our campus and beyond in the greater Bay Area.

UHS Presents Strategic Design at NAIS Conference

Head of School Julia Russell Eells, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Faculty Nasif Iskaner, and Dean of Students Alex Lockett presented University's widely recognized strategic design at the annual National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Conference, held earlier this month in Atlanta. 

Application Deadline for 2018 Riot Conference 2/25!

With the support of the University High School administration, the Riot Club will be hosting the second annual conference for high school women of color in the Bay Area on Saturday, March 17, at the UHS campus. You can learn how you, too, can support the conference by clicking here

Annual MLK Day Symposium Brings Celebrated Thought Leaders to UHS

On Thursday, January 18, the UHS community came together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at our annual MLK Day Symposium. This year's program, titled "Run Toward Fear: Dr. Martin Luther King’s Vision & Social Justice in the Trump Era," featured over two dozen breakout sessions led by nationally recognized thought leaders from the front lines of contemporary political debates. You can view the opening keynote panel here.