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Notes for Prospective Students
Our PhilosophyGuided by Mens Conscia Recti, “a mind aware of
what is right,” College Prep develops each student's
strengths and capacities through an education based on ten core
We value the individuality of our community members and our
egalitarian school culture.
We believe that high expectations, kindled curiosity, and
dedicated effort encourage students to discern excellenceand strive
to do their best.
We affirm that deep learning requires patience, creativity,
reflection, and practice.
We cultivate an awarenessof self and others that is rooted in
respect and empathy and emphasizes the importance of taking
responsibility for one’s impact and actions.
We work in a collaborative environment that gives young people
opportunities to take risks, express themselves, and appreciate the
perspectives and gifts of others.
We embrace the variety of backgrounds and life experiences
within our community and recognize that the rich expression of
diversity is essentialto a meaningful education.
We integrate work and play, helping students recognize the
elements of a balanced life.
We foster an understanding of interdependence and stewardship
that starts with care for our open-air Oakland campus and extends
to our greater community.
We prepare students to make a positive difference, encouraging
engagement in a full array of school activities, and service and
learning opportunities in the broader world.
We dedicate ourselves, as teachers and mentors, to our own
ongoing development, modeling commitment to learning and growth.