The College Preparatory School

6100 Broadway,
Oakland, CA, 94618-0946
Tel: (510)652-4364
Grades: 9 - 12 | 363 students
At College Prep we believe in the foundational importance of scholarship, the value of dialogue, and the need for academically curious young people to belong to a kind, creative, diverse, and joyful community.
We challenge our students to engage deeply in learning, appreciate one another, and grow into adults who are intellectually adventurous, ethically sure-footed, and generous of heart and spirit.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 363 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 51%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade The College Preparatory School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 85%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 2170
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 16
Yearly Tuition Cost $35,410
Tuition Notes $1,300-$1,600 annually in non-tuition costs such as books. laptop, and other fees.
% on Financial Aid 25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $21,250
Admissions Director Jonathan Zucker
Admissions Associate Vanessa Ortega


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • 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 beliefs. 

    1. We value the individuality of our community members and our egalitarian school culture.
    2. We believe that high expectations, kindled curiosity, and dedicated effort encourage students to discern excellenceand strive to do their best.
    3. We affirm that deep learning requires patience, creativity, reflection, and practice.
    4. 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.
    5. We work in a collaborative environment that gives young people opportunities to take risks, express themselves, and appreciate the perspectives and gifts of others.
    6. 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.
    7. We integrate work and play, helping students recognize the elements of a balanced life.
    8. We foster an understanding of interdependence and stewardship that starts with care for our open-air Oakland campus and extends to our greater community.
    9. 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.
    10. We dedicate ourselves, as teachers and mentors, to our own ongoing development, modeling commitment to learning and growth.
  • Profile last updated: 07/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bentley School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bentley School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is My Own Montessori (0.7 miles away)
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    Oakland , CA , 94618
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    Oakland , CA , 94618
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    Oakland , CA , 94609
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