A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
6100 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618
Telephone
(510) 652-0111
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$40,310

Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.

The College Preparatory School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 4,000 private high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Data not available
Average SAT
1460
94 responses
Average ACT
34
23 responses

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Intraterm
    24%
  • Class Retreats
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Snow Trip
    16%
  • Senior Ditch Day
    8%
  • Senior Poetry Reading
    8%
  • Musical/Music Tour
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
363
Free or Reduced Lunch
Data not available
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
Data not available
National
$11,890
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
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses

The College Preparatory School Reviews

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I love my school! One of the best things about the school is the community. The school tries to make freshmen feel as welcome as possible when they first start at school. Freshmen are assigned to a CAP group (Connections and Advisory Program) which consists of a faculty advisor, 8-9 other freshmen, and three senior mentors. During the summer, senior mentors write letters, call, and hang out with their freshmen, which helps the freshmen meet their fellow CAP group freshmen and seniors. Also, freshmen have orientation and Freshmen Retreat together before school starts with everyone else, so they really get to know the school and each other before the year begins. Even after freshmen year, everyone is so kind and inviting. I joined sports and dance and met a lot of upperclassmen and, as I got older, younger students, that have continued to be my friends even after they've graduated. I love the students' welcoming nature (I can pretty much have a conversation with anyone) and the overall nice feeling.
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Overrated. There seems to be acceptance but there's sometimes still an awkward, offensive dynamic from teachers and students to people of certain racial backgrounds. It is a stressful environment with a fast-paced curriculum. Elective programs are good.
If you work hard, do the best you can in your classes, and take the hardest classes available, there is literally endless opportunities to you. The best schools and jobs will open up to you and you will find yourself with more freedom than you can imagine. Even if you only take the basic classes and do somewhat well you will find yourself with extraordinary possibilities. As long as you don't start sinking and failing, you can do well here. You will go into college and realize that this school over prepared you for college life.

In short, you will do well no matter what as long as you do well enough to graduate from this ridiculously hard school. If you manage to come out on top though, opportunities come begging to you.