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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 10
Application Fee
$90
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$43,810
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
24%
Average Financial Aid
$28,640
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
124 responses
Average ACT
34
37 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
363
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. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$57,778
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,189
National
$949
Median Home Value
$500,500
National
$184,700

The College Preparatory School Reviews

66 reviews
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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!
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Learning at CPS is truly wonderful; teachers are well-informed and supportive, and classmates are curious and open-minded. Each student at Prep brings something unique to the table. Simply sitting in Math Class, you may learn that a classmate builds drones, flies model airplanes, or fixes car engines. By the time Senior year rolls around, every student has learned how to pursue passions, think critically, and take risks. Prep is an extraordinary place; it has shaped me as a student, as a thinker, and as a person.
College Prep is a vibrant community of dedicated college professors working to educate curious students. The campus is beautiful, very lush and scenic. Teachers really care about their students and are always open to help outside of class. Dance program is excellent.