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Posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Three PHS 7th grade students participated in a Model Congress this weekend. The Model Congress offered middle school students from across San Francisco and the Bay Area a forum for exploring pressing national issues. Students were able to participate as Republican or Democrat members of a House Committee on Immigration and Citizenship or a Senate Voting Rights Committee. Students were given a topic under the purview of their committee, were asked to do research on the topic, and then were asked... Read More
Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2021
PHS is excited to share a wonderful audio guided tour of the Presidio! We hope that you love hearing about the myriad experiences students have learning, playing, and connecting in Presidio Hill School’s vibrant "backyard"–The Presidio. You’ll hear stories of students testing the pH level at El Polin Spring during science, of cooperative play between classmates in the Cypress Grove, and of poetry reading and annotation while under the natural roof of the Willow Dome (as well as many more).... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 4, 2021
PHS 5th grade hosted a panel on LGBTQ+ identity topics with PHS faculty and staff members this week. The 5th grade class's interest came about organically and authentically: When the students were prompted to reflect on their class as a welcoming community and create a welcoming poster, many students focused on the rainbow and wanted to be welcoming to all genders and sexes. The PHS teachers identified this as an example of a teachable moment/inquiry process–the students had interest and... Read More
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021
PHS 2019 alumni and current Lick-Wilmerding student, Emily Nguyen met with current PHS middle school students to promote a program she organized, called San Francisco Ignite Leadership Youth (SFILY) program.  Emily presented about the program during one of PHS's recent all-middle-school morning meetings and invited all current 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to attend the virtual camp next summer. The camp will be facilitated by a team of 5-7 high schoolers who have demonstrated... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2021
We had a record-breaking Walkathon–a fitting kick-off to Presidio Hill's first in person community event since spring 2020! Students had a wonderful time walking and running with their friends and parent/guardian volunteers and spectators were able to enjoy a gorgeous day in the Presidio Wall Park field! After arriving at the field, each student received water bottles and allergy-friendly snack bags, as well as popsicles after lunch! The day was full of sun, smiles, and support, and we could... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2021
Our youngest students in Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten have taken on the role of "guardians" of the lower yard garden. Together with Maria, our PHS gardening teacher, the students planted a variety of leafy greens, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Our small but mighty gardeners meet weekly to practice identifying and pulling weeds as well as teasing, or loosening, roots of starters before planting. Their vegetable garden contains arugula, green onion, napa or Chinese cabbage, green... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2021
We had a lovely "Final Farewell" with our alumni from the PHS Class of 2020! Families and students from the Class of 2020 had a chance to gather together at PHS for the first time since COVID-19 lockdown began in March 2020 (we originally said "see you back in two weeks"!). As Lisa mentioned in her welcome statement, one of the students from the Class of 2020 wrote a tribute about their time at PHS that included the following sentence: “...I am finally starting to realize that there is not one... Read More
Posted on Saturday, May 1, 2021
Presidio Hill School is always excited this time of year as the school community learns where its graduating class will be heading to high school in the fall! As a full community, we celebrate the many and varied accomplishments of the Class of 2021 and congratulate them on their high school acceptances. The 32 members of Presidio Hill’s Class of 2021 received acceptances at the following Bay Area (and beyond) high schools: Archbishop Riordan High School The Bay School Bishop's School (... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2021
This Earth Day, we celebrate PHS 8th grader Natalie Cavander who recently placed as a winner in the California Coastal Commission's 2021 Climate Video Challenge! This year, students were asked to answer the question: What does climate justice look like to me? Natalie's video won 2nd prize in the statewide competition and is linked here. Below, we asked Natalie a few questions about this competition, her work toward climate justice, and her hopes for the future. Amazing video, Natalie, and we... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021
PHS alum Andre "Dre" Campbell ‘2012 was recently named one of San Francisco’s 2021 Heart Sculpture Artists and created a heart sculpture titled “Justice” which focused on the Black Lives Matter movement and San Francisco. See his sculpture and information about his life and inspiration below:  ANDRE “DRE” CAMPBELL “Justice” Born and raised in San Francisco, Andre “Dre” Campbell is closely tied to the community. Both his mother and father work at ZSFG – his mother a nurse and his father a... Read More