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Strategic 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.


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.

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.