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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-
Address
6100 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618
Telephone
(510) 652-0111
Organization Memberships
NAIS

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
126 responses
Average ACT
34
32 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?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • 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
7:1
National
17:1
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
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

65 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.
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.