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The College Preparatory School
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  • Private
  • OAKLAND, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We are pleased to be together for this unique school year, one that calls upon us all to be vigilant, flexible, and creative as we adapt to the conditions resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to be guided by our obligation to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff; our educational mission; and our values of kindness, inclusion, and care. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Sports
    grade C+

About

About The College Preparatory School...

Applying

Application Deadline
January 6
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
No data available  

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$48,300
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
23%
Average Financial Aid
$30,436
From The College Preparatory School

College Prep is a home for ideas, discovery, and engagement—intellectual pursuits that our students treasure. Our academic offerings are buoyed by our warm culture and welcoming, verdant campus located in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood. In and out of the classroom, students explore and extend their abilities, test their ideas, question assumptions, grapple with moral issues, and acquire the skills to be positive and productive citizens. Led by exceptional and caring teachers, mentors, and coaches, our students are encouraged to grow into their best selves.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1470
179 responses
Average ACT
34
63 responses

Applied Learning with a Local Focus

Social Transformations—Oakland (STOak) explores social change theory, community-based research, systems thinking, and leadership. Students work independently to research the economic, social, and political history of their area of concentration. The core of the program is a six-week, full-time internship with organizations make a difference in education, environment, health, or social equity.

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 40 responses
  • Intraterm
    25%
  • Class Retreats
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Snow Trip
    15%
  • Senior Ditch Day
    8%
  • Senior Poetry Reading
    8%
  • Musical/Music Tour
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
373
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 12 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 12 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 12 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 12 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$183,330
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,562
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$1,347,030
National
$217,500

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