For 50 years, Presentation High School has been dedicated to the education of the whole person, with high academic standards, a focus on spiritual development, and many sports, clubs and other social activities.
This balanced approach helps young women develop into critical thinkers and leaders who are prepared for college and a career. Presentation is a nurturing community in which personalized attention from teachers and counselors helps students reach their full potential, and in four short years, they become articulate, well-educated, productive members of the community.
Presentation High School was established as a single-sex school for women in 1962. It is owned and operated by the Sisters of the Presentation, who began their educational ministry in the Bay Area in 1854.
2281 Plummer Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
(Willow Glen neighborhood, near Curtner and Meridian)
“Not words but deeds”
Blue and Gold
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How to get to Presentation
Public transportation is available one block away on Curtner Avenue.
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11 sports; dance team; jazz band; speech and debate; student government; off-campus volunteer programs; campus ministry; and more than 20 on-campus clubs and organizations, including Math and Science Academy and the robotics team.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
While Presentation is committed to accepting a range of academic abilities, each year 100 percent of the graduating class goes on to college; 92 percent of the Class of 2010 entered four-year colleges and universities.
The school day begins at 7:40 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m. This allows students to enroll in up to seven courses per semester. Most students take six courses per semester.
Presentation High School is on a block schedule consisting of alternating “A days” and “B days.” Students may enroll in up to seven courses per semester but no fewer than six. Classes are 85 minutes in duration.
Collaboration period, which is also 85 minutes long, falls on B days. Liturgies and assemblies are scheduled for collaboration periods and are mandatory for all students.
Minority students: 48 percent
Catholic students: 74 percent
Students come from: 113 feeder schools, 45 parishes, 62 ZIP codes
Middle-school breakdown: 61 percent Catholic, 17 percent public, 22 percent private