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Accreditations and Affiliations

  • WASC (Western Association of Catholic Schools and Colleges)
  • WCEA (Western Catholic Education Association) Archdiocese of San Francisco

Staff and Faculty

  • Father Roger Gustafson, Pastor
  • Marie Bordeleau, Principal
  • Lidiette Ratiani, Advancement and Marketing Director
  • Betsy Shelton, Admissions Counselor
  • Elizabeth Hachman, Admissions Counselor
  • Suzanne Henry, Advancement and Admissions Support
  • Jane Cort, Administrative Assistant
  • Mike Ratiani, Facilities and Technology Co-Director
  • Erin Turner, Technology Teacher and Co-Director
  • Kevin Finn, Safety and Health Director
  • 20 full-time teachers
  • 6 part-time teachers
  • 7 Instructional Aides (K-5 and junior high)
  • Enrichment Teacher (K-4)
  • Resource Specialist (2)
  • Dedicated Math Teacher
  • Dedicated Science Teachers (1-4 and 5-8)
  • Spanish. Teacher (K-8)
  • Technology/MakerSpace Teacher
  • Music Teacher/Choir Director
  • School Librarian
  • Full-time Physical Education Instructor
  • Extended Care Aides (3)
  • School Counselor (twice a week)

Enrollment

  • Approximately 280 students
  • One class per grade
  • The average student-teacher ratio is 14:1

School Hours

  • Kindergarten: 8 am – 2 pm
  • Grades 1–8: 8 am – 3:05 pm
  • Monthly Wednesday Early Dismissal: 12:30 pm
  • Extended Care (K-8): 2 pm – 6 pm

Common-Core/State Standards-Based Curriculum

  • 21st Century Education
  • Religion
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics (Algebra 1 offered in Grade 8)
  • Science (Next Generation Science Standards) Inquiry-based curriculum developed by the University of California, Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science
  • Spanish (K- 8)
  • Instrument-Based Music (K- 8)
  • Physical Education (K- 8)
  • Art
  • Outdoor Educational Activities (not occurring during 2020-21 academic year due to Coronavirus)

Supplemental Curriculum

  • Endeavor Literacy Enrichment Program (1-5)
  • Reading Intervention
  • Educational Development Resource

Technology

  • 1:1 iPad Air tablets (Grades K-8)
  • Google Classroom, cloud-based computing
  • Document cameras and projectors in every classroom
  • Presentation TVs in every classroom
  • Common sense values-based, digital citizenship curriculum
  • Online curriculum tools such as Amplify, Science, Big Ideas Math, No Red Ink, and Membean
  • The curriculum expanded to include Coding, Robotics, Pre-Engineering
  • Support tools including 3D Printers and Laser cutters.
  • Full-time IT Support

Extracurricular Programs

  • Get Some Give Some Service Club
  • Tinker Lab
  • Soccer
  • Golf (K-8)
  • Flag Football
  • Tennis
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Altar Serving
  • "After Math" homework assistance after school *
  • Student Council
  • Peer Counseling

After School CYO Athletics Programs

  • For girls: volleyball, basketball, track and field, and cross country
  • For boys: basketball, track and field, and cross country

Optional Hot Lunch

  • Affordable, and nutritious lunches available daily for purchase
  • Pizza Friday provides delicious cheese and pepperoni pizza

Parent Resources/ Involvement

  • Parent Portal for real-time student academic information
  • Tiger Parent Association
  • Parent Advisory Board
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Grade level parent counseling groups with dedicated family psychologist

Special Events and Traditions

  • Quarterly Student Awards Weekly
  • Weekly student-led Liturgies
  • Christmas Giving Tree Program and Food Drive
  • Homeward Bound Senior Lunches
  • Christmas and Spring Concerts
  • Celebration of the Arts
  • Innovation Fair
  • Outdoor Education Opportunities (4-8 grades)
  • Catholic Schools Week Celebration
  • Field Day
  • Spelling Contest
  • Elocution Contest
  • Teacher/Student Athletic Tournaments
  • Grandparents/Special Friends Day
  • Book Fair and Read Week
  • Fall dramatic performances
  • Blessing of the Pets
  • Mother-Son Event
  • Father-Daughter Event
  • Jr. High Dances (2)
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Scholarship Crab Feast
  • Dinner Dance & Auction

Milestones

2014 Marie Bordeleau named Saint Hilary Principal
2013

Saint Hilary School celebrates 50th Anniversary

Became Apple Distinguished School

1988 Saint Hilary School has its first lay principal, Mary Ahlbach
1983 Saint Hilary School grows to offer a Kindergarten
1963 Saint Hilary Church founded by the Sisters of the Holy Faith from Dublin Ireland with four classes from Grades 1 - 4
1954 The new Saint Hilary Church was built to accommodate a growing community
1934 The church has 300 parishioners, with thirty-one children attending Catechism and a yearly maintenance fee of $25
1888 Old Saint Hilary founded as a mission church of Saint Raphael's parish