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Class of 2020 Success in High School Admission

April 10, 2020

Curiosity Core ValueMaking for an especially bright spot in the midst of these challenging times, I am delighted to share that the CAIS Class of 2020 had a banner year in high school admissions. The class not only applied to the widest range of schools of any class in the past six years, but also enjoyed record acceptance rates at many schools. We had a CAIS record (and possible City of San Francisco record) number of students accepted at Lick-Wilmerding (9), a tie (with last year’s class) for the highest number accepted at University High School (12), and the highest number accepted at Urban (6) in recent memory. Congratulations and well done to the Class of 2020! I want to give a huge shout out to Ms. MacLeod and Mr. Mosconi for their role in assisting the class achieve these great numbers. 

The Curiosity Core Value Firedragon exhorts us to “wonder about our world and imagine new possibilities,” which feels right in line with our emphasis on best fit guiding our students’ high school application process.

Independent Day Schools

The Bay School 23 acceptances
Bentley School 1 acceptance
The Branson School 2 acceptances
The College Preparatory School 2 acceptances
Convent of the Sacred Heart 3 acceptances
Drew School 6 acceptances
International High School 15 acceptances
Lick-Wilmerding High School 9 acceptances
Marin Academy 4 acceptances
Marin Catholic 1 acceptance
Menlo School 1 acceptance
Nueva School 2 acceptances
Proof School 1 acceptance
Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep 9 acceptances
Saint Ignatius College Preparatory 6 acceptances
San Domenico School 3 acceptances
Stuart Hall High School 1 acceptance
University High School 12 acceptances
Urban School of San Francisco
Waldorf
6 acceptances
1 acceptance

Boarding Schools

The Cate School 1 acceptance
Choate Rosemary Hall 2 acceptances
Concord Academy 1 acceptance
The Hotchkiss School 1 acceptance
The Loomis Chaffee School 1 acceptance
Miss Porter’s School 1 acceptance
Phillips Exeter Academy 1 acceptance
The Taft School 1 acceptance
The Thacher School 2 acceptances
The Webb Schools 1 acceptance
Westminster School 1 acceptance

Public Schools with Competitive Admission

Lowell High School 11 acceptances
Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts 1 acceptance