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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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Archbishop Riordan High School is a highly rated, private, boarding, all-boys, Catholic school located in San Francisco, CA. It has 680 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Tuition is $58,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 75% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
175 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
Telephone
(415) 586-8200

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,000
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

Archbishop Riordan High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1150
70 responses
Average ACT
26
20 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Freshman Olympics competition by homeroom class
    30%
  • Basketball Games
    14%
  • Kairos
    14%
  • Lunch time
    11%
  • Football Games
    8%
  • The Mother Son Dance is my favorite event.
    8%
  • Back to School Dance
    5%

Boarding

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

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
680
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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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!
Archbishop Riordan High School does an excellent job of preparing students for college as well as promoting ethnic diversity on campus. What I love most about this school is their belief system in utilizing traditional moral values to mold young men into the best versions of themselves, be it academically or socially. The students of Riordan create powerful, long lasting relationships between their classmates over the four years. It is a community that doesn't tolerate mediocrity, but instead nurtures the talents of individuals who can't find their niche. What I would like to see change about this school is the overall appreciation for the teachers, coaches, and administrators who devote so much time and energy into their work. They inspire their students to work hard and stay committed. Archbishop Riordan High School gives students the tools they need to become outstanding contributors to society, and this institution will continue leaving its mark on our country for years to come.