• Personal Statement Workshop for seniors! Wednesday, October 12 (National Testing Day), 8AM to noon, in the library, with college advisors and English instructors.
  • Welcome to the Class of 2026!
  • SHC Wins Safe Sports School Award
Sacred Heart Cathedral's student-run newspaper. We've got issues.

The Emerald

Sacred Heart Cathedral's student-run newspaper. We've got issues.

The Emerald

Sacred Heart Cathedral's student-run newspaper. We've got issues.

The Emerald

The Walkathon Experience 2022

The Walkathon Experience 2022

Julia Frazier '25 and Lucy Rios '25 September 19, 2022

On location in Golden Gate Park, reporters Julia Frazier and Lucy Rios give us a taste of this year's Walkathon.

The Emerald Leadership Team got together to share their insights into high school life.

Tips for New Students: From the Emerald Leadership Team

Our Spring 2022 student body poll respondents and the Emerald Leadership Team had a lot to say about what they wish they had known coming into SHC. The following includes the Emerald’s top tips and student...

On May 17th, Tim Burke, Steve Franceschi, Nell Jeffrey, Janet Shapiro, and Greg Schmitz celebrating at a retirement part. Dr. Cannon is recognizing them along with a group of their former colleagues, representing a passing of the baton and a welcome into retirement.

Moving On: Some of Faculty Members Leaving or Retiring from Sacred Heart Cathedral

Addison Brewer-Hay '24 August 24, 2022

As the 2021-2022 school year came to a close, some faculty and staff prepared for their new careers and adventures. Interviewing teachers who have served our school community for up to (and over) 20 years,...

Academic obligations and homework often take over perfectionist students lives.

Student Burnout and Ways to Reduce It

Courtney Mar-Lew '24 May 20, 2022

My frosh year could be described, humbly, as less than ideal. Entering SHC amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, my high school career began behind a screen on Zoom, making it difficult to connect with classmates...

The Bibliobicicleta on a nice day at Sunday Streets in April 2022

The Bibliobicicleta: A Library on Wheels

Atessa Anoshiravani '23, Managing Editor April 25, 2022

SHC’s librarian, Dr. Tapia, combined her love of books and biking into the San Francisco community’s local, mobile library. What is the Bibliobicicleta? The Bibliobicicleta is a pop-up mobile...

Catalina 2022

Catalina 2022

Aoife Keenan '23 March 6, 2022

The Catalina Island trip took place between February 24 and 27. SHC students met at school on Thursday night to board a charter bus and arrived in Long Beach on Friday morning. After a two-hour ferry ride,...

The World Language wall display on DePaul contains photos of the language team and colorful artwork depicting global languages.

From LOTE to World Languages: Reflecting on the Values of a Name

Katharine Biggar ‘23 February 18, 2022

Names are meant to be representative of the values of an institution. Titles are a form of self-expression that mirror the identity and attitude of a group. Just as Sacred Heart Cathedral’s name reflects...

The wrestling team assembles after their close 36-34 victory over Riordan on January 26th. This victory marked SHC Wrestling’s first victory over Riordan in 10 years.

SHC’s Wrestling Program: Triumphant Return and Next Steps

William Holland '23, SHC News Editor February 14, 2022

Like many sports, SHC’s wrestling program was forced to shut down in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after San Francisco’s stay-at-home mandate was lifted, the full-contact nature of the sport...

The La Salle Campus got into the Christmas spirit with a variety of Christmas decorations including trees and garland.

SHC Getting Into the Christmas Spirit

Scarlett Goh '23 and Izzy Abbott '23 December 14, 2021

With Christmas right around the corner, here are some ways that SHC has been getting into the Christmas spirit. Many of these Christmas activities lightened the mood and brought joy to students as we entered...

How Did This Year’s Frosh Choose SHC During a Pandemic?

How Did This Year’s Frosh Choose SHC During a Pandemic?

Courtney Mar-Lew ‘24 December 9, 2021

  The Class of 2025 applied to high schools during an unprecedented time ― the COVID-19 pandemic. During the fall application season, while some places in San Francisco began to reopen at...

Bruce Mahoney rally in the gym, 2018

Freshman Asks, Senior Answers: Academics and Campus Life

Bridget Panina '24 December 7, 2021

Welcome back to “Freshman Asks, Senior Answers.”  This is Part Two of a series featuring discussion between underclassmen and upperclassmen regarding life at SHC. Each piece will focus on a different...

Students flood the plaza to protest sexual assault and demonstrate solidarity with victims.

SHC Students Protest Sexual Assault Alongside San Francisco High Schools

Margot Hart '22, Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2021

Over the past couple of weeks, high school students across San Francisco have been walking out of their classes to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault and to protest administrations’...

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