School Profile

Mission Statement

Carondelet High School, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides quality Catholic education in a caring environment. Carondelet educates, challenges, and enables young women to integrate gospel values, to intelligently apply these values to their lives, and to reflect these values through leadership and service to the greater community.

School Characteristics

Carondelet High School is a four-year Catholic high school that offers young women a transformative educational experience in an encouraging and caring environment. Since its founding in 1965, Carondelet has combined academic excellence and a recognition of the unique gifts of each of its students.

The school’s focus is a woman-centered, comprehensive educational program designed to help young women build confidence and prepare for leadership and service in the 21st century. In 2013, Carondelet implemented a one-to-one iPad program with the Class of 2017 and have continued this program with the Class of 2018. At the junior and senior grade levels, the combined course options of Carondelet and De La Salle, an adjacent Catholic boys’ high school, offer opportunities for those who seek a co-educational experience.

Co-curricular offerings include: Spiritual Life Council, Drama, Honor Societies, Community Service, Photography, Student Government, Yearbook, Concert Choir, Band, Special Interest Clubs, and Inter­scholastic & Intramural Sports. Trained peer counselors assist with freshman orientation. Peer counselors and other student leaders assist with retreats, under the direction of Campus Ministry.

The Community

The campus is located 30 miles east of San Francisco, making it accessible to many cultural highlights and experiences. Students commute from within a 30-mile radius of the school, an area that includes nearly 40 elementary / middle schools that count on Carondelet to provide continuing Catholic education through the high school years. The school’s student population of approximately 800 reflects the cultural, ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Serving the Community

One of the learning expectations for CHS students is “service to the dear neighbor.” From the class of 2012, eighty seniors received the President’s Lifetime Service Award for completing at least 100 hours of community service in their junior and senior years, even though community service is not a graduation requirement. Carondelet was honored in 2010 as National Recipient of the Silver Medallion for Outstanding School of Service, by the National Jefferson Award Selection Committee.

Financial Aid

More than twenty-five percent of CHS students receive over one million dollars in tuition assistance. Carondelet funds both work grant programs and need-based scholarships.


Carondelet students must complete 240 credits for graduation. Requirements include: Religious Studies and English 40 credits, mathematics and social science 30 credits; laboratory science 30 credits; physical education/health 15 credits; visual and performing arts 15 credits.

For AP and honors classes students must meet GPA or course requirements and are limited to the number they take each year. Students are limited to the number taken each year.

  • Advanced placement classes are offered in the following subjects:
    • Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC; Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition; Environmental Science; French, Government and Politics; Italian, Latin; Physics 1; Physics C; Psychology;  Spanish;  Statistics; Studio Art: Drawing, 2-D, 3D; U.S. History.
  • Honors courses include:
    • Algebra 1; Algebra 2 w/Trigonometry; Biology; Chemistry; Concert Choir; English 2; French 3, 4; Geometry; Italian 2, 3; Spanish 3. 

Grading System

GPA: Grades are weighted for honors and AP classes.
Class rank: Carondelet does not rank.  A deciles system is used.

A 94-100 C 74-76
A- 90-93 C- 70-73
B+ 87-89 D+ 67-69
B 84-86 D 64-66
B- 80-83 D- 60-63
C+ 77-79 F 59 or below


 Printable version of School Profile & College Matriculation

Student Services
Director of Admissions Jessica Mix '99 
College Counselor (A-F) Linda Breazeale
College Counselor (G-O) Lisa Sciacca
College Counselor (P-Z) Neville Susich
Registrar Joanne Missaggia
2014 SAT Reasoning (91% of class tested)
  CHS avg National avg*
Critical reading 576 495
Math 545 499
Writing 580 492
2014 ACT Reasoning (80% of class tested)
Composite score 25 21.8
* Represents National Mean for Females
College Matriculation 2014
Four year college 88%
Two year college 10%
Total matriculation 98%
Statistics: Class of 2014
AP: 114 students completed 336 exams

82% of the scores earned were 3, 4 or 5

AP scholar 20
AP Scholar w/Honor 11
AP Scholar w/Distinction 18; National AP Scholar 2
National Merit: Commended Students 6
Hispanic Recognition Scholar 3

Accreditation & Membership

  • Western Association of Schools & Colleges
  • Western Catholic Education Association
  • National Catholic Education Association
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
Ethnicity Report 2014-2015
African American  3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.1%
Caucasian 59.4%
Filipina 6.9%
Hispanic/Latina 14.5%
Multi-Racial 10.8%
Native American .1%
Other .5%
Unknown .6%