Bishop O Dowd High School

9500 Stearns Avenue,
Oakland, CA, 94605-0946
Tel: (510)577-9100
Grades: 9 - 12 | 1164 students
Bishop O'Dowd High School, one community of many parts, is an extraordinary place to grow in to young adulthood.
It is a healthy, vibrant, family-friendly center for college preparation and adolescent development.
Students graduate eligible for the University of California and Ivy League schools while participating in some of the finest and most inclusive athletic, co-curricular, and visual and performing arts programs in California.
Bishop O'Dowd's diverse community, renowned for its warmth and appreciation of all kinds of minds, will bring life-long friendships and great joy.
Our enriched environment nourishes each student's intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual growth.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Differences of all types subject to our ablity to accomodate each student
Year Founded 1951

Student Body

Total Students 1164 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 50%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Bishop O Dowd High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1709
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Polo shirt and neatness and modesty requirements. Blue jeans allowed)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 6 / Mar. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,870
Tuition Notes Students purchase or lease a HP Spectre laptop, complete with e-books that is serviced at Bishop O\\\\\\\'Dowd for the 4 years. Or they may bring their own approved laptop.
% on Financial Aid 25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,000
Admissions Director Tyler Kreitz
Admissions Associate Lys Pence

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseRugby,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water Polo

School Notes:

  • On the high school journey, each student will have the guidance of our exceptional faculty, counselors, campus ministers, coaches, activity moderators, and administrators, who are at the forefront of preparing each student for a dynamic 21st century world. We focus on each student's personal and moral growth, how you learn, and we provide world-class technology to assist in that learning. Together these resources and services will allow students to pursue what they love and reward them with the exhilaration of true excellence. In this way we achieve our purpose; to graduate even more exemplary citizens who will transform society with their values, intelligence, skills, and leadership as they seek to find God in all things.

  • Profile last updated: 08/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Candell's College Preparatory Academy (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Color Me Children (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Dr Herbert Guice Christian Academy (1.9 miles away)
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    Candell's College Preparatory Academy
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    (510)867-0390
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School Reviews

  • Recommended April 25, 2013 - This school prepared my child to go onto college very well. We are very pleased with Bishop O''Dowd. We will be sending our youngest to BOD also. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended June 01, 2012 - I believe this school should extend applications and offer sport scholarships to new student amatuer or experienced. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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