The College Preparatory School
|Tucked into a glen in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, our informal and welcoming campus provides an educational home for a lively and talented community of students and teachers. Conversations that start in the classroom spill over into the courtyard; curiosity leads from one insight or question to the next. Our students discover and develop their intellectual and creative voices in an environment where high standards are the norm and the spirit of inquiry is palpable.
College Prep students come to the school from over fifty different middle schools to learn with and from each other. Guided by inspiring teachers and mentors, they create a vibrant community that is rooted in shared values of kindness, respect, and a willingness to learn from the perspectives of others. They care about each other and the broader world in which we live.
College Prep’s educational results go far beyond impressive college outcomes. Our graduates shine in their intellectual resilience, deep sense of interconnectedness, and optimistic appreciation of possibility.
Beginning Grade Taught 9th Grade
Final Grade Taught 12th Grade
Accreditations NAIS, CAIS, WASC
Foreign Languages Taught Mandarin, French, Spanish, Latin
Year Established 1960
Number of Students 362
Student Teacher Ratio 8:1
Average Class Size 14
Annual Tuition Price Range $46,000
Offers financial aid Yes