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-
Address
6100 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618
Telephone
(510) 652-0111
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Applying

Application Deadline
January 11
Application Fee
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,020
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 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
Average SAT
1460
105 responses
Average ACT
34
25 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Intraterm
    20%
  • Class Retreats
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Snow Trip
    14%
  • Senior Ditch Day
    9%
  • Senior Poetry Reading
    9%
  • Musical/Music Tour
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
363
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
16:1
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 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.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses

The College Preparatory School Reviews

63 reviews
All Categories
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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The academic environment at College Prep is great, especially the teachers. Teachers are always willing to talk with students out of class if they need help or just want to talk about their subject. Clubs at the school are pretty strong for such a small student body. The campus overall is amazing, especially the outdoor spaces and newer classrooms. The food program is pretty average but student run bake sales for clubs help to make up for that a bit.
Fantastic school, fantastic students, fantastic teachers. Combines academic excellence with a warm and supportive community, and opportunities for students to pursue their interests in a wide variety of fields, whether it is the arts, sports, debate, activism...