Head Royce School

Founded in 1887, Head-Royce is an independent, college-preparatory, coeducational, non-denominational, K-12 school, which offers a challenging educational program.
The mission of Head-Royce School is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and exuberance for academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for the diversity that makes our society strong, and to encourage constructive and responsible citizenship.
The school nurtures the development of the whole child through a program that seeks to develop intellectual abilities such as scholarship and disciplined, critical thinking; to foster in each student integrity, ethical behavior, compassion, and a sense of humor; to promote responsibility and leadership, an appreciation of individual and cultural differences, and a respect for the opinions of others; to nurture aesthetic abilities such as creativity, imagination, musical, and visual talent; and to encourage joyful, healthy living and physical fitness.
All members of the Head-Royce community strive to create an educational environment that reflects the school's core values of academic excellence, diversity, and citizenship, one in which each student can thrive.
We believe that a program based on these core values will prepare our students to be effective global citizens as they face and embrace the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 877 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $54,000
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 9 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Head Royce School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1887

Student Body

Total Students
877 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
69%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Head Royce School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 9 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
26%
Admissions Director
Kathrina Weekes

Sports

School Notes

  • Founded in 1887, Head-Royce is an independent, college-preparatory, coeducational, non-denominational, K-12 school, which offers a challenging educational program. The mission of Head-Royce School is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and exuberance for academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for the diversity that makes our society strong, and to encourage constructive and responsible citizenship. The school nurtures the development of the whole child through a program that seeks to develop intellectual abilities such as scholarship and disciplined, critical thinking; to foster in each student integrity, ethical behavior, compassion, and a sense of humor; to promote responsibility and leadership, an appreciation of individual and cultural differences, and a respect for the opinions of others; to nurture aesthetic abilities such as creativity, imagination, musical, and visual talent; and to encourage joyful, healthy living and physical fitness. All members of the Head-Royce community strive to create an educational environment that reflects the school's core values of academic excellence, diversity, and citizenship, one in which each student can thrive. We believe that a program based on these core values will prepare our students to be effective global citizens as they face and embrace the challenges and opportunities of the future.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Head Royce School cost?
Head Royce School's tuition is approximately $54,000 for private students.
What sports does Head Royce School offer?
Head Royce School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Head Royce School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is Head Royce School's ranking?
Head Royce School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Head Royce School?
The application deadline for Head Royce School is Jan. 9 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 9 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 877 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $54,000
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 9 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Oakland, CA is $23,917 for elementary schools and $25,857 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oakland, CA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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