Capuchino Drama presents “The Miracle Worker” – November 17th – 19th, 2017

Capuchino Drama presents “The Miracle Worker”, the moving story of Helen Keller and her governess, Annie Sullivan, who helped Helen learn to overcome her disabilities of being deaf and blind.
The main theater performances are on November 17-19, 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Get your tickets at the door; prices are $10 adults, $8 students.  Alternatively, tickets are available electronically at CAP Drama’s Online Store –

Support Capuchino’s High School Science Program

Our High School Students are the future leaders of America. Leaders in many things, including Science.  Science is the first building block of education for careers such as pharmacists, environmental engineers, and those that go into research to cure illnesses and disease (just to name a few).

If we want them to be successful we need to provide them the tools they need, such as working microscopes and equipment as well as consumable materials.


  • $3000-$5000 Replacement and repair funding
    • needed to replace or repair such as microscopes, spectrophotmeters, mass,scales, electronic balances, etc.
  • $2000-$3000 Physics NGSS materials
    • Physics is working very hard to incorporate building / designing projects into the curriculum so that studens can work on the Science and Enginnering Practices as well as expanded topics that were not covered in Physics 1 previously.  New materials and sensors are needed to support the work.
  • $3000 AP Physics materials
    • The newly revised AP 1 course requires that students spend 25% of their class time on hands-on labs that emphasize inquirey-based investigations that provide opportunities to engage in the seven AP science practies for the course.  Equipment is needed to support the new requirement as it has been challenging o share the existing limited equipment with 10 sections of CP physics.
  • $3000 Expansion fo IB Biology and IB Chemistry IA equipment
    • Each IB Science student must conduct their own individual lab investigation, and the school must provide the materials and equipment.  This is a new requirement therefore funding needs have increased.

Would you please help us purchase new equipment for our Science department?

You would be helping our future and your children’s future.

Thank you.


In association with “Giving Tuesday”gt_logo-green

The loss of a great Capuchino Teacher and Counselor – Mr. Greenleaf



William Patrick Greenleaf      September 5, 1926 – March 10, 2016

Bill was born in Sacramento, CA on Sept 5, 1926. He moved to San Francisco in the 5th grade where he attended Mission Dolores School thru 8th grade. He attended St. Joseph’s Seminary in Mt. View, CA during his high school years, until he met the love of his life, Barbara Jeanne Carroll at which time he abandoned his quest for the Priesthood, and joined the U.S. Navy. After spending 2 years in the Navy, he attended his beloved Stanford University where he played football, ran track, and earned his teaching degree in 1949. While Bill was at Stanford, Barbara Jeanne “Bobs” was attending St. Joseph’s College of Nursing in San Francisco and Bill would take the train up to visit her every weekend where they would walk through The City holding hands. He married Bobs on July 1, 1950, and after spending 3 years in Ione, CA the couple settled in Millbrae, CA where they raised six beautiful children, Suzie, Christy, K.C., Dan, Liz and Michael. Bill and Bobs had a magical love affair lasting over 70 years, which was admired by all who knew them.

He taught numerous subjects, and coached many sports at Capuchino High in San Bruno, CA. Although he loved all sports, his favorite was football, which he coached for 36 years. He won many league titles along with an undefeated/un-scored upon season in the fall of 1966. He was considered one of the top prep coaches in the state, and sent many athletes on to Div I schools. He had a real passion for teaching the game and his teams showed it. Bill was also passionate about teaching Latin and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1962. He spent that summer in Italy studying the language and Italian history. Bill and Bobs truly cherished the early friendships they made with the young Capuchino faculty and their wives. They raised their children together, rotated houses for Friday night after-game parties, vacationed together and became life-long loving friends.

Bill and Bobs loved having a large Irish Catholic brood. There was never a dull moment at the Greenleaf household with all their kids and their friends in and out of the house on Bayview Ave. They spent summers at their cabin in Arnold, CA. They loved to travel, including month long camping trips and an epic 7-month sabbatical to Europe in 1971 with the whole family in a VW camper. Bill loved European history and was comfortable playing tour guide for his family, and numerous college touring students.

“Papa” treasured being an active and enthusiastic grandfather. He was generous with both his love and time. He was so proud of the wonderful young people his children had brought into the world. Family and friends will remember Bill as gregarious, fun loving, often the life of the party, having a great sense of humor, and a little mischievous twinkle in his eye.

He is survived by his loving wife Barbara Jeanne, his six children and their spouses, his 13 grandchildren, Justin and Alexon Massei, Kelsey, Melissa and Shane Greenleaf, Kathleen, Danny, Patty and Marty Koenigs, Callie and Jenna Greenleaf, Josh Bailey and Carissa Bailey Matheson, and great-grandsons Logan Greenleaf Mallette, Jace and Pierce Bailey and Nixen and Phenix Bailey-Matheson. He also leaves behind many loving relatives in the Finigan, O’Brien, Landuyt, Holcombe and Ribera families.

Bill’s family greatly appreciates the loving care given to him by the staff at the Willow Creek Alzheimer’s Care Center, and the caring Vitas hospice staff. A Celebration of Life is being planned for all to attend this summer – details will follow.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Willow Creek, 22424 Charlene Way, Castro Valley, CA 94546 memo: Employee Fund/Greener.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 27, 2016

The Battle of the Wits…, September 29, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 29th
Lasagna Dinner @ Theater Lobby 6-7pm
Contest 7-8:30pm @ Main Theater
Tickets: $15, $40 for family of 5 or less (includes dinner)
Student & Teacher participants are free.

To RSVP,  go to Growth Fund on our website and then enter the information with the number of people attending after your last name. If you wish to make a financial donation, skip the number attending.

Battle of the Wits flyer

Contest and Attendee form

Capuchino High School WELCOMES IB French Students


Capuchino High School welcome a delegate of IB French students from the Normandy region of France shadowing some of our students this week April 4 to April 8, 2016. They will be here every day this week except Wednesday, when they will be taking an excursion to San Francisco.

If you see them around our campus, give them a warm welcome from Capuchino High!  Thanks so much for welcoming them into your classrooms and helping to fulfill Capuchino’s mission as an Internation Baccalaureate School.

San Bruno Police Department presents U.D.E.T.E.R. to Capuchino High School

San Bruno Police Department presents U.D.E.T.E.R. to Capuchino High School

San Bruno Police Department present U.D.E.T.E.R.

On March 16, 2016, Officers from the San Bruno Police Department along with the Capuchino High School Administration, the California Office of Traffic Safety and Mothers Against Drunk Driving conducted a hands-on demonstration at Capuchino HS today. The demonstration, known as U-DETER “Underage DUI Education Through Exposure to Reprercussions” was developed by the SBPD as part of its ongoing commitment to educate underage drivers of the dangers of drinking and driving. More information related to todays event can be located on the City Web Page/Police/Press Releases/UDETER Program.

Thank you San Bruno Police Department for educating our school on this issue!