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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B-
About The College Preparatory School...
Address
6100 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618
Telephone
(510) 652-0111

Applying

Application Deadline
January 9
Application Fee
$90
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$46,000
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
21%
Average Financial Aid
$30,800
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.

The College Preparatory School 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
1470
147 responses
Average ACT
34
49 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Intraterm
    22%
  • Class Retreats
    16%
  • Snow Trip
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Senior Ditch Day
    8%
  • Senior Poetry Reading
    8%
  • Musical/Music Tour
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    364
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    38%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    90%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
    Living in the Area
    B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      B-
    3. Housing
      D+
    Median Household Income
    $63,251
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,255
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $564,500
    National
    $184,700

    The College Preparatory School Reviews

    71 reviews
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    I really love my experience here, so much that I'm part of the student ambassador team! The vibrant community, supportive learning environment, wonderful teachers, and beautiful campus have all contributed to an incredible four years here.
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    This school has been excellent for my son. The teachers and staff are extraordinary and very intentional about everything they do. From the big things (like designing the curriculum) to the smallest details (like planning class retreats)...the school really puts a lot of thought into their decisions. The teachers are just phenomenal and create interesting, yet challenging, class experiences. My son always comes home excited about something interesting or cool he has learned...and he raves about his classmates who are all "very smart yet nice." The school emphasizes diversity, and focuses a lot on social justice and inclusion. They also have plenty of fun things that the high schoolers look forward to. As a parent I feel like I don't need to be overly involved and know that my son is in great hands. I can't recommend the school enough!
    CPS has been my second home throughout high school. It is truly a special place with some of the most interesting, kind, and wonderful people I've ever met. So many of us have found our lifelong best friends and supporters at this school, and the intellectual vibrance of the classes and faculty is absolutely incredible.