Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence
Remember - Renew - Reconnect
Old St. Hilary's was originally built as a mission church named for St. Hilaire, Bishop of Poitiers. In 1888, the Archdiocese of San Francisco established the church as a place of worship for local railroad workers. As the Saint Hilary community grew, so did the need f or larger facilities. In 1954, parishioners built a new church at our current site on Hilary Drive.
In 1963 Saint Hilary School was founded and staffed by the Sisters of the Holy Faith from Ireland. That first year, there were 93 students in four classes: Grades 1-4. The legacy rich in Catholic tradition and academic excellence passed on from the Sisters remains strong today. By 1989, the school had grown to offer Grades K-8, with 210 students. In 2004, a multi-million dollar facilities upgrade was completed, providing a state-of the art gymnasium, a new Middle School, a fully equipped science lab, an upgraded and a dedicated art studio.
Today, Saint Hilary School is a thriving school that embodies a unique blend of traditional and progressive educational practices. Our whole-child approach to education prepares our graduates for success in the Bay Area’s most rigorous college preparatory high schools, and in life. We are proud of our students, and the life-long love of learning that starts here – in a school committed to academic excellence, community spirit, and spiritual strength.
Our Golden Anniversary
The 2012-2013 school year marks a historic milestone as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our beloved school. A series of specific events and activities throughout the school year will commemorate the occasion culminating in the Golden Anniversary Reunion & Gala celebration in March 2013.
Please join us as we reunite, rejoice, and rediscover our Saint Hilary Community.