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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
175 Friday Kahlo Way
San Francisco, CA 94112
Telephone
(415) 586-8200

Applying

Application Deadline
December 2
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$21,200
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$58,000
Received Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid
From Archbishop Riordan High School

Archbishop Riordan High School, an Archdiocesan Catholic High School in the Marianist tradition, prepares young men from all backgrounds and corners of the world for leadership and lifelong excellence. With a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that focuses on the specific educational needs of boys, Riordan offers pathways to success for all learners. Our dedicated, knowledgeable, and compassionate faculty meets our students where they are, supporting them to individual growth.

Archbishop Riordan High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1180
84 responses
Average ACT
26
24 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Freshman Olympics competition by homeroom class
    28%
  • Basketball Games
    19%
  • Kairos
    12%
  • Lunch time
    9%
  • Back to School Dance
    7%
  • The Mother Son Dance is my favorite event.
    7%
  • Football Games
    7%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    6%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    5-day, 7-day
    Top Countries
    International Boarding Students
    90%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    680
    79%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
    79%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    14:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    77%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
    Poll
    73%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
    43%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses

    Archbishop Riordan High School Reviews

    106 reviews
    All Categories
    Riordan truly serves the needs of young men. The school graduates students who are intelligent (attend great colleges and have great careers), thoughtful (open doors for visitors!) and care about the world around them (engage in a life service). Faculty, administration, and coaches know how to teach and mentor boys. The school truly lives its mission to educate in the family spirit, which includes engaging and caring for students, families, alumni, and the greater community.

    ...and, the food in the cafeteria is so good!
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    My son has finished his freshman year at ARHS and he had an amazing experience. He came from an all-boys K-8 school and did not have the most positive experience so we were surprised when he chose ARHS for high school. But, it has been an amazing fit. The academics are challenging, but manageable and he has been able to participate in athletics, something that would not be possible at some of the other private schools in the area. We have had great teachers this year, but there have been some glitches. There are some teachers that do not post grades nor respond to parent emails in a timely manner. They also use multiple ways of posting homework that was at first confusing for my son, but he eventually figured it out. They are also moving to a house system for next year which I am not sure how I feel about it, but I am open-minded and hopeful. Overall, ARHS has been a wonderful experience for my son!
    My son just completed his freshman year and it was a wonderful experience for him. The teachers are awesome, and he is completely thriving. We are so happy he chose to attend Riordan!