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High School Admissions

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Presidio Hill School is committed to helping its graduating students and families find the best educational fit for their high school years.  

Our high school placement program assists families with every aspect of the high school selection and application process, beginning in the spring of seventh grade and ending with high school placement in the winter of eighth grade.

The process begins in the seventh grade when students participate in an introductory, test-taking strategies session. These strategy sessions help prepare students to take the various high school admissions examinations they will encounter through the high school application process. In May of their seventh grade year, students also take an SSAT practice test, and parents and students attend a meeting in which the application process is explained and helpful resources are identified. Over the following months, the Presidio Hill high school counselor meets with each family individually to talk about the specific needs and interests of each student.  

In eighth grade, students enroll in a High School Counseling class that meets weekly during the first semester and focuses on all aspects of the high school application process for independent, parochial, charter, public, public alternative, and boarding schools. Topics covered include test-taking skills, essay writing, interview techniques, and decision-making strategies.

Presidio Hill students attend a broad range of high schools, reflecting the diversity and individual interests of the student body. In the past several years Presidio Hill students have enrolled in the following high schools: Bay, Convent, Drew, Jewish Community, International, Lick-Wilmerding, Lowell, Marin Academy, San Domenico, Saint Ignatius, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, School of the Arts, Stevenson, Stuart Hall, University, Urban, and Waldorf.   

The members of Presidio Hill School’s Class of 2022 will be attending the following high schools this Fall:

The Bay School
Drew School
Forman School
Immaculate Conception Academy
International High School
Lick-Wilmerding High School
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
San Domenico School
San Francisco Girls School
Tamalpais High School
Urban School
University High School

High School Placement Facts at a Glance

81% of students were accepted to their 1st choice school: 

100% of students were accepted to at least one of their top 3 schools

100% of students who requested a flexible tuition grant for their high school education received it.


James Wygant
Director of Middle School

Sara Anderson
High School Placement Associate