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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
302 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Telephone
(650) 851-8223
Organization Memberships
NAIS, NCEA, TABS

Applying

Application Deadline
January 10
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL, SSAT, ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$45,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$69,700
Received Financial Aid
17%
Average Financial Aid
$41,000
From Woodside Priory School

Meaningful and balanced lives. It's a key part of our mission statement and something we strive for everyday at the Priory.

But what does a meaningful and balanced life mean? It means creating an environment where students work hard but in a healthy manner. It means teaching kids life lessons outside the classroom—on the stage, in the gym, in the robotics lab, and more. It means exposing students to diverse perspectives and developing empathy for others, and it means starting our students on a journey to find the things that will give them a sense of purpose and fulfillment in their lives.

Woodside Priory 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
1340
88 responses
Average ACT
31
40 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    23%
  • Retreats
    20%
  • Field Day
    13%
  • Pops Concert
    13%
  • Lent and Talent
    8%
  • School Plays and Concerts
    8%
  • Homecoming Football Game
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
375
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses

Woodside Priory School Reviews

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I love talking about my time at priory and I spend every summer working on campus at Mountain Camp Woodside.

If you are looking for a small school where you will be known respected and valued; teachers that go out of their way to ensure your success; a strong arts program as well as incredible athletics: Priory is the place for YOU.

Built on the values of Community Individuality Spirituality Integrity & Hospitality, there is support for every student, every interest, and every struggle. Our Monks are the foundation of our community. Their unconditional love and acceptance knows no borders. Their energy motivates every activity. Their patience allows them to listen with the ear of their heart.

Priory prepared me for hard pre-med classes. If you are considering Priory, you are considering an amazing college predatory school, community, and an alma matter you won't regret!

If you don't believe me, watch my video: www.priory48.com/happy

Chris Gregory ‘14
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Priory was a wonderful place to learn and grow into a young adult and it prepared me for college very well! The academics and teachers are absolutely the strongest part of the school. Teachers are passionate, prepared, and hold you to high standards but they provide endless resources to help you fulfill your potential. The school values are strong and there's a sense of inclusivity that's hard to find elsewhere. Amidst the cutthroat pressure of the Bay Area, Priory finds a good balance between academic rigor and community building.
Woodside Priory gave me a strong foundation for college and life. Teachers’ infectious curiosity inspired me to work hard and think about how our studies intersected with the outside world. Faculty made me feel valued regardless of academic ability, and taught with joy and a sense of humor that made their passion for learning infectious.
Priory’s tight-knit community honors students' individual differences and values collaboration. I still remember chapel talks where I learned life lessons from teacher, monk, staff and student anecdotes. Priory’s coaches bring a lot of expertise to the table. As a novice, I developed as an athlete and friends of mine later competed competitively in college. Priory offers excellent resources, a solid college prep education, and a gorgeous campus. Those things are great, but what sets Priory apart is that it’s a community that supports a rigorous academic workload by valuing character and honoring the unique talents of its students.