We are a community of men and women gathered together by God for the purpose of educating the student to seek justice and truth throughout his life. We are a Catholic school in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Founder of the Society of Jesus. As such, our entire school program is dedicated to forming “men for others” – persons whose lives will be dedicated to bringing all their God-given talents to fullness and to living according to the pattern of service inaugurated by Jesus Christ.
Notre Dame High School
Notre Dame High School is the oldest private secondary school for young women in California. “Teach them what they need to know for life” was the guiding force behind St. Julie Billiart when she founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1804. More than 200 years later, those words still guide the mission of Notre Dame High School San Jose. While “what they need to know for life” has changed a great deal over the last two centuries, Notre Dame High School continues to educate the young women of Silicon Valley for success in that tradition.
San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University, located in one of the world’s most vibrant and beautiful cities, is a recognized leader in addressing issues both global and close to home. SF State awards bachelor’s degrees in 115 areas, master’s in 97, and a doctorate in educational leadership. Programs offered jointly with University of California campuses include a Ph.D. and Ed. D. in education with a concentration in special education with UC Berkeley, and physical therapy master’s and doctorate degrees with UC San Francisco. In addition, SF State offers 11 credential programs and 36 certificate programs.
San Jose State University
Located on 154 acres in downtown San Jose, SJSU offers its 30,000 students more than 130 bachelor’s and master’s degrees with 110 concentrations in seven colleges, including many highly ranked and nationally recognized programs. Quality teaching and small classes are a priority. San Jose was recently ranked the #1 college destination among mid-sized metro areas.
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Northridge is a community of nearly 36,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Our nine colleges offer 64 baccalaureate, 58 master’s and 2 professional doctorate degree and 55 teaching credential programs, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs — offering something for everyone! Cal State Northridge is committed to the educational and professional goals of students, and its extensive service to the community.
Samuel Merritt University
Originally founded in 1909, Samuel Merritt University (SMU) is a fully accredited health sciences institution located in Oakland, California. The University offers degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and podiatric medicine. Samuel Merritt University is an affiliate of Sutter Health and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
San Jose City College
San Jose City College enrolls about ten thousand students each semester serving the Silicon Valley area. To fulfill our commitment to student learning and to assist students of all ages and backgrounds in achieving their education, employment, and life-long learning goals, we offer two year college degrees and certificates; lower-division transfer and general education courses; basic skills and English as a Second Language instruction; career and technology training.
West Valley Community College
West Valley College is a public California Community Collge located on the west side of Silicon Valley, in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, 50 miles south of San Francisco. Continuing a nearly 40 year tradition, West Valley College offers 18 dynamic career programs, professional certificates, and degree programs with exceptional preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.