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Doug Killin, Head of School


Compass High School Announces Expansion

Compass’ “Roadmap to Success”™ Program Gains Additional Space

SAN MATEO, CA (January 28, 2022) – Compass High School, a high school for students who learn differently, announces that it has entered into a lease agreement on a building on the Notre Dame de Namur University Campus. This facility, located at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont, will provide Compass High School with room for expansion beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.

“We are thrilled to be on the Notre Dame de Namur campus,” said Doug Killin, Head of School. “NDNU has been a symbol of education and learning for over 170 years. Their beautiful campus in the mid-Peninsula provides an exceptional space to help our students succeed academically and grow as individuals and community members.”

“We are excited to have Compass High School lease space on our campus,” said Lizbeth Martin, President, Notre Dame de Namur University. “Notre Dame de Namur prides itself on providing the tools students need in college and in life. We focus not just on academic performance, but on the ability to be a change for good in the community.”

Compass High School will be located in Cuvilly Hall, in the center of the campus. The building will be used to house classrooms and offices. Move-in will happen early summer to prepare for student arrival in the fall. 

For more information on Compass High School, go to or contact Doug Killin, Head of School, at 650-720-4248 or

About Compass High School:

Compass High School is an independent, accredited, not-for-profit school for students with learning differences, serving students from San Francisco to San Jose.  We have an adaptive educational design focused on strengths and personalized to cultivate success.  The Compass Roadmap To Success™ program understands a student’s academic, personal and social abilities and creates an individualized program that helps them develop critical learning strategies, social competence, and self-advocacy. This allows students to uncover their true potential in order to succeed in secondary education and in life. For more information, visit

About Notre Dame de Namur University:
Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving adult learners from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU is the third-oldest college in California and the first authorized to grant the baccalaureate degree to women. NDNU maintains a strong commitment to academic excellence, social justice, and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers master’s degree programs in business, education, psychology, as well as teacher credential programs. For more information, visit