Archbishop Riordan High School

Tel: (415)586-8200
Grades: 9-12 | 700 students
Archbishop Riordan High School, an Archdiocesan Catholic High School in the Marianist tradition, develops the character of young men and instills Christian values in an environment of academic excellence that reflects the cultural richness of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Archbishop Riordan High School is an urban Catholic high school for boys, owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco and conducted by the Society of Mary, Marianists, who are assisted by lay men and women.
Archbishop Riordan reflects the cultural heritage of the ethnic groups of the City of San Francisco and its adjacent communities.
The school respects the integrity of each individual as a unique human being.
The school admits students of varying abilities.
Archbishop Riordan engages its students in a process of education which promotes each student's personal growth and development in the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical aspects of his life.
To achieve this process, Archbishop Riordan strives to be a Christian community of faculty, students, parents, and others associated with its programs, who by example, instruction, and concerns, mutually support and assist one another to develop Christian values of love of God, love of oneself and love of others.
Each member of the Christian community at Archbishop Riordan will accept the responsibility of these ideals in order to foster the Church's mission of message, service, and community.
The school will continue to re-evaluate its curriculum and programs to insure that the specific needs of its diversified school community are met.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Diagnosed mild to moderate learning disabilities, spectrum disorders, NVLD, ADD/ADHD or any OHI.
Year Founded 1949

Student Body

Total Students 700 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Archbishop Riordan High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP English Language, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History,
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Students are required to look neat and presentable each day. Students wear khaki pants and ARHS logo shirts on regular dress days.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 7
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,410
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,500
Admissions Director Mrs. Sally O'Connell


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Marching Band, Theater Marching Band, Theater,
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