Recent News Articles
Posted on Monday, September 3, 2018
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that veteran PHS administrator Lisa Jeli will serve as Interim Head of School. Lisa has an impressive track record of more than 28 years of experience at PHS, including nearly a decade in her current position of Assistant Head of School and Middle School Director, five years as Lower School Director, and lead teacher experience in third, fourth and fifth grades. We are thrilled by Lisa’s decision to assume this important role, and value the stability... Read More
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2018
Yesterday, Presidio Hill School welcomed students to our one-hundred-and-first year! We sang welcome songs in Kindergarten, introduced ourselves in advisory, toured our new spaces in sixth-grade, and all gathered together for a special assembly! Presidio Hill School is so lucky and grateful to have such wonderful new and returning students, staff, and families. We are looking forward to a second century full of imagination, inquisitiveness, and creativity!
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018
To apply what they learned about density, buoyancy, and Newton's Laws of Motion, some 8th graders opted to construct a cardboard boat that can float one paddler. The students tested prototypes at the Presidio YMCA pool on Thursday, with some exciting results, which will inform their final design. During the one-hour construction challenge on Friday at Six Flags Great America, they will compete against each other and teams from other Bay Area middle schools to make a functional boat and race... Read More
Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018
Although PHS will be using the whole of 2018 to toast to our Centennial Year, we marked this incredible achievement with a weekend of celebrations over March 2-3, 2018. From special guest San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell, to a moving ceremony with students sharing their time capsule artifacts that will be uncovered by the class of 2118, to a heartfelt reunion of PHS alumni/ae students, faculty, staff, and parents, it was evident that PHS has shaped, and continues to shape, the lives of so many... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018
The sixth-grade students learned about Ohlone Tribes in the Bay Area and based on their research created a proposal for an Ohlone Cultural Center in San Francisco. Desiree Munoz (https://www.presidio.gov/blog/placemaker-national-park-service-ranger-desiree-munoz-talks-about-her-ohlone-heritage) then came and talked to our class about the Ohlone, specifically her tribe the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe. Desiree Munoz is the first park ranger to be a member of an Ohlone tribe and return to her... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Presidio Hill School's very own first-grade teacher Natalie and her Forest Friday program have been featured in the winter 2018 edition of Independent School magazine. Below is a link to the online article: https://www.nais.org/magazine/independent-school/winter-2018/using-nature-to-boost-empathy,-imagination,-and-well-being/ Way to go, Natalie!
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017
Buddy class partnerships are a longstanding tradition at Presidio Hill School. For decades, PHS students have developed cross grade level friendships and engaged in cooperative learning with their buddies. The program has taken a variety of shapes throughout the years, and this year everyone in the school participates at the same time. Once per month, students and teachers from lower and middle school gather with their buddy classes and get involved in a number of different projects. Some years... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2017
Each week a different first grader completes their Cultural Share, which is an opportunity for students to bring an item from home that represents their family's culture. This week, first-grade student Cualli brought his father's tribal shield and talked about the significance of the feathers on the shield.
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Each year at PHS the fourth-grade class partners with the Institute on Aging for a regular visit between the students and the aging adults from the Institute. This tradition began with Erainya Neirro, long-time fourth-grade teacher at PHS, who passed it on to our current fourth-grade teacher, Tira Sims. Once a month students walk to the Institute to talk, draw, play and sing with their elders. The class participates in games, creates crafts, and completes projects as part of their work with the... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017
PHS is back in session for our 100th year! Last week students arrived back to campus for the beginning of our 2017-18 school year- our most momentous year to date. Faculty and staff have been hard at work this summer setting up the school and there have been many summer projects underway- including an entirely new roof yard fence- and the work all culminated in a wonderful first week. Below is a video from our first all-school assembly for this year. Every first assembly starts with a tunnel... Read More