Clara Gil Stephens


Clara Gil Stephens Hall is located in the heart of Union Square. This historic landmark was originally designed by famed Bay Area architect Lewis Parsons Hobart, who also designed Grace Cathedral on San Francisco’s Nob Hill.

Originally housing the San Francisco YWCA, it was later used as a hotel and features high vaulted lobby ceilings, a beautiful indoor pool area, grand entrance doors, and an exterior adorned with an array of international flags.

Today, the building offers co-ed housing for Academy students who are under 21. The building is also home to the Academy’s fitness gym and indoor swimming pool with locker rooms, and campus recreation offering fitness classes to students.

*Due to housing demand, some floors/rooms may be designated for Over 21 students. All students, regardless of age, living in these buildings are required to purchase a mandatory platinum, gold, or silver meal plan.



Big screen TV, Pool table, Gym, Pool, Dining hall

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