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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
February 21
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 students from all backgrounds and corners of the world for leadership and lifelong excellence. With a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, Riordan offers a path 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
95 responses
Average ACT
25
24 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
  • Freshman Olympics competition by homeroom class
    26%
  • Basketball Games
    19%
  • Kairos
    11%
  • Lunch time
    11%
  • Back to School Dance
    9%
  • Football Games
    6%
  • The Mother Son Dance is my favorite event.
    6%

    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
    820
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    13:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    78%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
    Poll
    74%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 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.8 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses

    Archbishop Riordan High School Reviews

    119 reviews
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    My son is a sophomore at Archbishop Riordan and he absolutely loves school. As an all-boys school, the focus centers on guiding boys to become young men. There is a mandatory "frosh" skills class, where students learn skills such as shaking hands, balancing a checkbook, taxes, ironing a dress shirt, creating a resume, and more. The fact that Riordan is all-boys, means that the instruction targets specifically how they learn and the distractions faced at a co-ed school don't exist. Overall, we are so happy with the school and we highly recommend!
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    Archbishop Riordan has a gem of a STEM offering, its Engineering Program. The Engineering Program consists of two distinct classes each year. The classes become increasingly challenging, building on the knowledge gained from prior classes. Classes include work on computer programming, 3-D printing, robotics, and game design.

    Acceptance to the Engineering Program is competitive, based on a student's math and science grades, course rigor, and evidence of interest in engineering.

    My son, a junior this coming year, has loved the Engineering Program. Those two classes have been his favorite each year. It's a good mix of hands-on work combined with some theory. This has been a great a experience, allowing him to test whether he'd be interested in computer science/engineering in college. Thus far, the answer is 'yes'.

    I'm not aware of any other school in San Francisco or the Bay Area with a STEM offering of similar depth.
    We love Riordan! The adminstration is thoughtful and proactive, the teachers are excellent and my son has made many new friends here. Overall, an excellent school!