St Mary's College High School

1294 Albina Ave
Berkeley, CA 94706-0947
Tel: (510)526-9242
Grades: 9-12 | 619 students
Saint Mary’s College High School is a Catholic school where students are loved and educated by teachers and staff who are inspired by Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
Saint Mary’s is a college preparatory high school that provides students with a quality Christian education.
Faculty, staff, administration, and parents associate as zealous ministers in a faith-filled, educational community.
Essentially, we at Saint Mary’s seek to educate the whole person, promoting the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development of each student through rigorous academic and co-curricular programs.
We recognize the dignity of each student in a caring, moral environment.
We affirm the intellectual commitment and academic excellence, and we encourage students to assume personal responsibility for their education.
We give special attention to raising an awareness of the poor and oppressed in our society, and to demonstrating this concern and sensitivity through Christian service.
We believe students thrive in an atmosphere of mutual respect within an orderly and supportive environment.
We expect students who come to Saint Mary’s to give, to share, to contribute, to challenge, and to grow.
As graduates they are expected to be young men and women who will be lifelong learners and responsible, moral, productive citizens, and active members of their communities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1863

Student Body

Total Students 619 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St Mary's College High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 2
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,200
Tuition Notes The tuition covers the costs of tuition and fees.
Admissions Director Lawrence Puck
Admissions Associate Linda Yaris

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is West-wind Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Crowden School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cedar Creek Montessori School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Berkeley
    The Crowden School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 4-8 | 65 students
    0.2 miles
    1475 Rose St
    Berkeley, CA 94702
  • Berkeley
    Grades: PK-K | 41 students
    0.4 miles
    1600 Sacramento St
    Berkeley, CA 94702
  • Albany
    Grades: PK-K | 20 students
    0.5 miles
    1370 Marin Ave
    Albany, CA 94706
  • Berkeley
    School Of The Madeleine
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 314 students
    0.7 miles
    1225 Milvia Street
    Berkeley, CA 94709
  • Berkeley
    Grades: K-3 | 41 students
    0.8 miles
    1333 University Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94702

School Reviews

As a parent who has had 1 at Saint Mary''s and 1 a Bishop O''Dowd, I can honestly say Saint Mary''s if by far a more caring place for ALL students replicating what a religious school should be guiding kids to greatness at every level, your child will feel a part of something as they connect with classmates and staff. A graduate of Saint Mary''s leaves with kindness and love while receiving an excellent education, not selfishness.
- Posted by Parent, 10/27/12

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