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High School Admissions

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.   

Graduates of the Presidio Hill School Class of 2023 were accepted to the following high schools:

  • The Bay School
  • Bentley School
  • Drew School
  • Groton School
  • International High School
  • Jewish Community High School of the Bay
  • Lick-Wilmerding High School
  • Lowell High School (SFUSD)
  • Marin Academy
  • Mercy High School (Burlingame)
  • The Nueva School
  • Archbishop Riordan High School
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
  • San Domenico School
  • Sterne School
  • Stuart Hall High School
  • University High School
  • Urban School
  • San Francisco Waldorf High School


James Wygant
Director of Middle School

Sara Anderson
High School Placement Associate