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Presentation Student Leader Spotlight: Victoria G. ‘24

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo has always been a special place for Victoria Garcia ‘24 and her family, one Victoria frequently visited when she was younger. When the Garcia family headed to Happy Hollow, they ran into a problem: English was not their first language. This meant they were unable to learn about the animals, as the exhibits were only available in English. 

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How Smaller Schools Help Students Shine

The high school years are an essential time for students. During this time, they need to acquire the skills necessary to become productive members of society and learn about who they are as individuals. It’s been shown that attending a school with a low student-teacher ratio makes students more open to actively participating in the classroom, instilling confidence that empowers them to achieve their goals.

  • Catholic Education
  • education
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How Pres Prioritized Students by Removing the High School Placement Test
  • Applying to Pres

Presentation High School is leading the way by moving away from test-focused admissions, and leaning into relationship building and focusing on the student as a whole.

Find out why the school moved away from the traditional High School Admissions Placement Test and launched an innovative new path to get to know students and set them up for success.

  • Admissions
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Helping Transfer Students Find Their Place at Pres

Transferring schools can be intimidating. It’s hard to know if you’ve made the right decision until you’re fully immersed in the school environment. At Presentation, we make this process as easy and seamless as possible for students and their families. We want every young woman who attends our school to feel a sense of belonging as soon as they walk in the door, if not sooner.

  • Academic Prep
  • Academics
  • transfer students
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How Pres Helps the Community Shine in the Summer

When the final bell rings on a sunny May afternoon, some students leave school until the fall. However, the opportunities to learn don't stop during summer. Presentation High School offers a variety of summer programs for children and teens. Pres students, future Pres students and members of the community gather every year at our school to continue learning through the summer.

  • Summer at Pres
  • Summer programs
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How Presentation Empowers Athletes to Pursue their Passions

Through a variety of athletics programs, Presentation encourages student-athletes to become the best versions of themselves. Players range from young women with collegiate aspirations to students who want to be part of a sport they love during their time in high school. Student-athletes at Presentation have all the pride and passion necessary to compete at the highest level, and they don’t forget to have fun in the process. Here are some of the core ways our athletics programs empower students to pursue their personal goals.

  • Athletics
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The Importance of Student Wellness & How Presentation Supports It

Student wellness is essential for student success. A successful student isn’t simply one who excels at athletics or academics. A successful student has healthy habits and a healthy state of mind, otherwise known as mental wellness. But what exactly is student wellness? Student wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes so that instead of just surviving, students can thrive.

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5 Essential Leadership Skills Every Young Woman Should Learn

While there may have been a time when women settled for less in their careers, modern women are making moves in the workplace. As of January 2023, female CEOs run more than 10% of Fortune 500 companies, compared to about 4% in 2013. Hard work and perseverance are as important as ever, but more than that, young women need to learn leadership skills to thrive. These are a few essential leadership skills that can fuel success in school and beyond.

  • Leadership
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How Presentation Students Made an Impact in the 2022 Holiday Season

The holidays are all about the spirit of giving, a spirit that rings true at Presentation High School. The Catholic school in San Jose has a long history of supporting the local charity, Sacred Heart Community Service. Students collect food, toys, money and more throughout the holiday season as a way of giving back.

  • Community
  • causes
  • charity
  • holiday
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Empowering Future Leaders Through the Women’s Leadership Institute

Being a leader is a lot more than simply holding a leadership title. In fact, all high school students can be leaders, whether or not they have an official leadership position. Presentation High School offers leadership training and opportunities to any student who has an interest. All students need to do is sign up. Learn about how the Women’s Leadership Institute and its programs help young women thrive. 

  • Leadership
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How an All-Girls School Builds Up Women in STEM

Presentation is challenging the stereotype that STEM is a male-dominated field. In reality, women have made and continue to make significant contributions in science, math, engineering and technology, and their numbers are increasing in these fields. Through our math and science programs, young women working toward STEM careers have plenty of female role models to look up to. Here are some of the ways that Presentation High School, an all-girls school in San Jose, supports young women in their STEM pursuits.

  • Academics
  • Featured Academics
  • STEM
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The Secret to Developing Great Female Leaders

Female student leaders can thrive in an all-girls school environment and gain valuable real-world experiences. But leaders don’t emerge overnight. It takes time to build character that balances taking initiative when collaborating with others.

Presentation High School continues to develop great female leaders, even in this time of remote or online learning. “The Leadership Program at Pres has been going strong even though we are not on campus.

  • Female Leaders
  • Leadership
  • Online Learning
  • education
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