Our Core Values: Inquiry, Care, Integrity, Agency, Interconnection


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.


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.


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

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.