This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of these cookies. For information please read our Privacy Policy.
    • Sacred Heart Schools Atherton's First Robotics meeting for 2021-22
Campus Life
Clubs and Activities


A community of students, educators, and thinkers with a common goal; exploring new concepts in STEM and instilling a lifelong love of learning. Started in 2007, the Sacred Heart Robotics team has grown rapidly over the years, and now includes 70+ students from 7th-12th grade. Students compete in both the First Tech Challenge (FTC) and First Robotics Competition (FRC) programs, which introduce students to real-world engineering skills within the framework of different "games" released every year.

Above all, we seek to teach our students the skills and competencies they will need in the real world, while also building a positive community that encourages students to pursue what they are passionate about. In SHP Robotics, students are exposed to a variety of tools and techniques, including but not limited to 3D-printing, laser-cutting, welding, and computer-assisted design. Students also tackle complicated engineering challenges using real-world problem-solving frameworks with peers from all grade levels, in smaller teams of 5-10 for FTC and in an all-team effort for FRC.

Each year, we are nearly doubling in size. This year, we have 60 team members at the Prep, representing 5 FTC teams, and 15 team members at the LMS, representing another 2 FTC teams.

Robotics Competitions

List of 1 items.

  • 2021-2022

    Home Tournament, Nov 2021 (Teams 10023, 13981, 16276, 16283, 16886, 16887, 19896)
    Burlingame Qualifier, Nov 2021 (Teams 10023, 13981, 16886) - Design Award
    Saratoga Qualifier, Dec 2021 (Team 16887) - Winning Alliance
    Google Qualifier, Dec 2021 (Team 19896) - 1st Place
    Daly City Qualifier, Jan 2022 (Team 16886) - 2nd Place, Design Award
    Mountain View Qualifier, Feb 2022 (Team 10023)
    Costa Mesa Regional, Mar 2022 (Team 2144)
    San Jose Regional, Apr 2022 (Team 2144)

Current Teams 2021-22


10023, 13981, 16276*, 16283*, 16886, 16887, 19896
* teams at the LMS




The SHP Robotics Teams meets in the HEART Lab (WVC Room 107 & 108).
The LMS Robotics Teams meet in the Creativity Hub.


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Alexander Bucur

    Alexander Bucur 

    Creative Inquiry Teacher - SHP
  • Photo of Benjamin Howe

    Benjamin Howe 

    Creativity Hub Teacher - LMS
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12