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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
2851 Salesian Ave
Richmond, CA 94804
Telephone
(510) 234-4433

Applying

Application Deadline
December 3
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,200
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Salesian College Preparatory

Salesian College Preparatory is a Catholic college preparatory school known for its outstanding academics, ministry, diversity and guidance. Our wide range of academic coursework, athletics, visual and performing arts, and service activities offer an unparalleled student experience. For more than 55 years, Salesian has been developing young scholars and leaders of faith, purpose and integrity. On average, 99 percent of Salesian graduates attend college. Graduates from the Class of 2019 were accepted to Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, USC, Santa Clara University, St. Mary’s College, Oregon, Arizona, St. John’s, Penn State and dozens of other prestigious colleges and universities across the country. On behalf of the faculty, staff and students at Salesian College Preparatory, we invite you to experience our school first-hand by taking a campus tour. Simply call or email us to schedule your appointment. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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Salesian College Preparatory Rankings

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

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1140
80 responses
Average ACT
25
13 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
100%
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 25 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    28%
  • Prom
    24%
  • Homecoming Week
    12%
  • Latino Club Heritage Celebration
    12%
  • The Welcome Back Dance
    12%
  • API (Asian Pacific Islander) Club
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    420
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
    58%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    13:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
    Poll
    79%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
    Poll
    79%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Average
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Average
    89%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
    89%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
    Living in the Area
    C+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      C+
    3. Housing
      D+
    Area Feel
    Dense Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $61,045
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,329
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $371,900
    National
    $184,700

    Salesian College Preparatory Reviews

    77 reviews
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    I loved everything about the school as a student. The Salesian Community is truly a special one, a lot of places say their school is 'home' or that this is a 'family' but it is very much the case at Salesian. The academic rigor prepared me for college and the life lessons learned there and shared with the teachers and staff are irreplaceable. Truly a special place to spend your teen years!
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    Salesian is very close to my heart, having been a place where much of my family attended and where I met my lifelong friends. Salesian creates an environment for students to grow in multiple aspects. Looking back, I obviously saw much academic growth but I see now much of my social growth was fostered in the Salesian environment. Faculty and staff support students inside and out of the classroom. For those having trouble with family or friends, there was a support system. Salesian gives you the freedom to fail but encourages you to succeed, and post failure, is there to help you get back up again. The rigorous education helped me stay one step above my peers once in college. Graduating from college was never a question in my mind. Salesian was the push that made me the first in my family to graduate from college. I continually look back at that time in my life and am grateful for the opportunity to attend and graduate from Salesian.
    Ive been here since freshman year. Ive had an overall good experience. The students are pretty friendly and there isn't too much drama. The school is also very diverse. Teachers prep you well for you journey in college and are very accepting; but you have to try in class and if you need help go after school or you might experience a decline in grades. Some students are very disruptive though and sometimes the punishments given aren't enough. There could be more clubs and active also. The school and the faculty actually care about their students and want the best for them; they want to help you. They have retreats even to try and bring our class closer together. Ive enjoyed my time there and feel well equipped for college.