The College Preparatory School

College Prep is a home for ideas, discovery, and engagement intellectual pursuits that our students treasure.
Our academic offerings are buoyed by our warm culture and inspiring location adjacent to the city, nestled in a verdant valley campus in Oakland, California.
Led by exceptional and caring teachers, mentors, and coaches, students explore and extend their abilities, test their ideas, question assumptions, grapple with moral issues, and acquire the skills to be positive and productive citizens.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 372 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $48,300
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 7

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
372 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
The College Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 7
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$1,200-$1,500 annually in non-tuition costs such as books. laptop, and other fees.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Evie Koh
Admissions Associate
Jonathan Zucker


School Notes

College Prep develops each student's strengths and capacities through an education based on ten core beliefs guided by our philosophy mens conscia rectia mind aware of what is right. 
  • We value the individuality of our community members and our egalitarian school culture.
  • We believe that high expectations, kindled curiosity, and dedicated effort encourages students to discern excellence and strive to do their best.
  • We affirm that deep learning requires patience, creativity, reflection, and practice.
  • We cultivate an awareness of self and others that is rooted in respect and empathy and emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for one's impact and actions.
  • We work in a collaborative environment that gives young people opportunities to take risks, express themselves, and appreciate the perspectives and gifts of others.
  • We embrace the variety of backgrounds and life experiences within our community and recognize that the rich expression of diversity is essential to a meaningful education.
  • We integrate work and play, helping students recognize the elements of a balanced life.
  • We foster an understanding of interdependence and stewardship that starts with care for our open-air Oakland campus and extends to our greater community.
  • We prepare students to make a positive difference, encouraging engagement in a full array of school activities, and service and learning opportunities in the broader world.
  • We dedicate ourselves, as teachers and mentors, to our own ongoing development, modeling commitment to learning and growth.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 372 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $48,300
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 7

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The average private school tuition in Oakland, CA is $19,352 for elementary schools and $21,331 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oakland, CA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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