Archbishop Riordan High School

  • 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.
  • The school respects the integrity of each individual as a unique human being.
  • 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.

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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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDiagnosed mild to moderate learning disabilities, spectrum disorders, NVLD, ADD/ADHD or any OHI.
Year Founded1949
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students700 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
74%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Archbishop Riordan High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio20:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Economics, AP English Language, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(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 DeadlineDec. 7
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,000
% on Financial Aid
45%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,500
Admissions DirectorMr. Danny Curtin
Admissions AssociateSally O'Connell

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
RugbySoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Marching Band, Theater
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 1297 students
    4.2 miles
    1055 Ellis St
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    (415)775-6626
    4.2 9-12
    1297
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 1478 students
    2.8 miles
    2001 37th Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94116
    (415)731-7500
    2.8 9-12
    1478
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 490 students
    0.4 miles
    755 Ocean Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    (415)585-1725
    0.4 9-12
    490
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 420 students
    3 miles
    1563 Page St
    San Francisco, CA 94117
    (415)626-2919
    3 9-12
    420
  • San Mateo
    Grades: 9-12 | 880 students
    14.5 miles
    451 W 20th Ave
    San Mateo, CA 94403
    (650)345-8207
    14.5 9-12
    880

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