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Welcome to the Arts at San Francisco University High School!

As an academic department, our curriculum is designed to allow students to develop both the understanding and the creation of the arts. Every graduate of UHS has a hands-on experience in the arts, as well as a historical context for the discipline. The Course Catalog explains our curriculum in greater detail. In addition to our strong curriculum, the Arts faculty is proud to present an exciting program of events. We invite you to attend our performances, exhibits, and concerts, as this is the best way for you to experience our program. The vibrancy and energy of these events are a reflection of what students and teachers experience in our classrooms everyday. Our Arts Calendar can keep you up to date on our events.

Overview of the Arts Department:

  • Over 75% of the student body is enrolled in arts classes
  • We offer over 35 arts classes
  • Over 80% of students take more than the minimum graduation requirement for the arts
  • We host three theater productions, six art openings, and four music concerts every year
  • A large percentage of the school’s Independent Studies projects are sponsored by the Arts faculty
  • We have nine Arts faculty members: seven full-time teachers and two part-time teachers; the Arts faculty are trained specifically in the disciplines that they teach

James Faerron
Arts Department Chair

Come see the musical, Don't Stop Me

AP Studio Art Exhibition: April 4th, 5:00-7:00pm

Please join the Arts Department on April 4th from 5-7pm in the Jackson Street Gallery to celebrate the students of AP Studio Art 2019.

The AP Studio Art class spends the majority of the school year producing a portfolio of artwork for submission to the AP College Board in May. There are three components to this AP Portfolio:

Quality: exhibits the development of a sense of excellence in art.

Concentration: exhibits an in-depth commitment to a theme of the student’s choosing.

Breadth: highlights a variety of experiences in the formal, technical, and expressive means available to an artist.

For this year’s exhibition, the AP Studio artists are exhibiting work from the Concentration section of their AP Portfolio.

Students include:

Magdalena Alioto Grace
Joley Costa
Judith Edwards
Eva Lee
Georgia Lewis
Giulia Miotto Leal
Ebony Morris
Jasper Schutt
Aldo Schwartz
Pia Tate
Kira Upin
Tiph Herrick

Arts Calendar






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