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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
2851 Salesian Ave
Richmond, CA 94804
About Salesian College Preparatory...

Applying

Application Deadline
December 3
Application Fee
$80
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,200
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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1150
106 responses
Average ACT
25
18 responses

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Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Prom
    23%
  • Spirit Week
    23%
  • Homecoming Week
    13%
  • Latino Club Heritage Celebration
    10%
  • The Welcome Back Dance
    10%
  • API (Asian Pacific Islander) Club
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    420
    77%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
    62%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
    85%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    13:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Average
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Average
    90%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      C+
    3. Housing
      D
    Median Household Income
    $64,575
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,400
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $422,300
    National
    $184,700

    Salesian College Preparatory Reviews

    84 reviews
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    Salesian College Preparatory is a great private institution for kids who are passionate about their academics. The teachers are really caring and want the students to succeed. This is one of the few institutions where teachers really work with the students to make sure they achieve their academic potential. The campus is constantly being renovated, food is alright, and the school really prepares kids for college. Tones of great resources!
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    It is a pretty good school, most of the faculty and staff are nice. The environment is pretty good and most people are very friendly, nice, and welcoming but just like with any other school, I had some stuff and stressful times. Luckily there's no bullying and the staff is pretty disciplined. They should just enforce some of their rules more. Anyways, the school is pretty good overall and I'm glad I spent my four years there. The school's clubs are great, there's a lot of them and their pretty diverse so anyone could join and even lead them. If you're an athlete Salesian is a pretty athletic school especially when it comes to football and basketball. Salesian also has some other good sports teams like volleyball, tennis, cross country, track, and field, soccer, swimming, golf, etc. Their musical program is excellent, the choir is nice and they also have a group called story and song which are also very good. Another good thing about the school is the service day programs
    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!