Presentation High School is an independent, college preparatory girls school with a Catholic mission. Presentation fosters a lifelong sisterhood and develops courageous and compassionate leaders ready for college and beyond. Pres delivers a well-rounded, faith-based experience including academic excellence, award-winning teams and clubs, and individualized support where all are welcome.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 834 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,350
  • Average class size: 28 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 19

Top Rankings

Presentation High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
834 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Presentation High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
69 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
28 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 19
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Lindsay Velez



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
Amnesty International, Big/Little Sister Program, Community Involvement, Creative Writing Club, Culinary Club, Film and Media Club, Improv Team, International Cultures Club, International Thespian Society, Movie Appreciation Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Art Honor Society, Panther Pride, Peer Ministry Program, Peer Tutoring Society, Performing Arts, Presentation Ambassadors Club, Robotics Team, Science Club, Speech and Debate, Student Council, Student Environmental Action Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Students for Political Action, The Voice student newspaper, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Faith and spiritual development are important parts of the well-rounded education provided at Presentation High School. In addition to academics and activities, students have opportunities for prayer, reflection, community worship and service. The school motto "Not words but deeds" reminds us to transform words into actions with service to our school, community and world.
  • Our single-sex environment instills in young women courage, confidence and a sense of empowerment. Just think - the best calculus student at Presentation is a young woman. The top debater and fastest runner are young women. The robotics team, film and media club, Math and Science Academy, all are driven by talented young women who see no limits when it comes to education and personal accomplishment.
  • Like larger schools, Presentation offers a wide range of curricular choices, a competitive athletic program, an exciting array of co-curricular activities and a picturesque campus with state-of-the-art facilities. Yet Presentation has retained a small-school feel where teachers, counselors and administrators know students by name. Our gym can accommodate all four class levels at once, fostering a sense of community and school pride at assemblies and liturgies.
  • Presentation prepares students for college by using a block schedule that allows for more productivity in the classroom. Classes are 85 minutes long and include lectures, large- and small-group activities, technology, board work and visual aids. Each year 100 percent of our graduates go on to college, where our students report feeling very prepared for the rigors of higher education, particularly in the areas of writing and study skills.
Profile last updated: 07/22/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 834 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,350
  • Average class size: 28 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 19

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