Maybeck High School

Maybeck High School Photo #1 - Classes are usually taught in seminar style with teachers and students around a table. Class sizes of 8 to 15 make such individual attention possible.
  • Maybeck is a co-educational, teacher run, independent, college preparatory high school.
  • Approximately 120 students are enrolled in grades 9-12. Maybeck High School offers a unique opportunity in the East Bay for students to engage with an academically challenging college-preparatory curriculum in a collaborative rather than competitive environment.
  • Maybeck students find creative, intelligent peers who are excited about learning.
  • At Maybeck, the students and faculty together are engaged in intense intellectual exploration.
  • We respect our students as individuals, encouraging independent thought and trusting them to be responsible for and invested in their own educations.
  • In this challenging but safe setting, students are encouraged to take personal and intellectual risks.
  • Our graduates leave us as sophisticated thinkers and confident navigators of the world around them.
  • Through our small classes, high expectations, academic excellence, and programs outside the school, students prepare for college and acquire the tools to engage actively and creatively in the wider world.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded1972
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students109 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Maybeck High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus Physics
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 15 / Jul. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,000
Tuition NotesForty percent of students receive some financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,200
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTrevor Cralle
Admissions AssociatePeter Walsworth


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Black Student Union, Drama, Photography, Plays and Pie, Steel Drums, Student Activities Committee, Student Rock Band

School Notes

  • Maybeck is a co-educational, teacher run, independent, college preparatory high school. The school year begins with a whole-school camping trip near Yosemite where workshops, projects, discussions, and other activities are combined with cooking, swimming, hiking, photography, and all-school projects. This process of starting school living and learning together, 24 hours a day for six days, kick starts both academics and the supportive community that is essential to Maybeck. Regular classes are held in discussion format with 8 to 15 students in a class. The small classes and staff focused on students' needs results in student success. In the mid-spring, classes are halted for two weeks while students and staff engage in local and travel Special Programs which vary from year to year. Recent local programs included: South Indian Culture, History and Culture of California, Dual-line Kites, Skiing and Snowboarding, Digital Photography, Mime, Steel Drums, International Films, Zine-making, and Bay Area Theater. Travel programs included studying in France, Italy, Spain, India, Vietnam, The Philippines, Japan, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Hawaii, Baja California and New Orleans. A full range of student activities and physical education opportunities are available. Approximately 120 students are enrolled in grades 9-12. Maybeck High School offers a unique opportunity in the East Bay for students to engage with an academically challenging, college-preparatory curriculum in a collaborative rather than competitive environment.
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  • Albany
    Grades: 9-12 | 627 students
    2.2 miles
    1294 Albina Ave
    Albany, CA 94706
    (510) 526-9242
    2.2 9-12
  • San Francisco
    Grades: 9-12 | 420 students
    12.2 miles
    1563 Page St
    San Francisco, CA 94117
    (415) 626-2919
    12.2 9-12
  • Alameda
    Grades: 9-12 | 423 students
    6.6 miles
    1011 Chestnut Street
    Alameda, CA 94501
    (510) 523-1526
    6.6 9-12
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    Grades: 9-12 | 1248 students
    9.1 miles
    9500 Stearns Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94605
    (510) 577-9100
    9.1 9-12
  • Oakland
    Grades: 9-12 | 372 students
    1.1 miles
    6100 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94618
    (510) 652-0111
    1.1 9-12

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