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 welcoming, verdant campus located in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood.
In and out of the classroom, 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.
Led by exceptional and caring teachers, mentors, and coaches, our students are encouraged to grow into their best selves.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 370 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $51,990
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 12
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The College Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
370 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
The College Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 12
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$1,200-$1,500 annually in non-tuition costs such as books. laptop, and other fees.Learn more about our Financial Aid Program:
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Evie Koh
Admissions Associate
Jonathan Zucker
Endowment Size
$22 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Applied Learning Programs, Asian American Association, Black Student Union, Chess Club, Community Action Team, Creative Writing Club, Feminist Union, Green Team, Jewish Club, Latin Club, LatinX Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, No Place for Hate Coalition, Peer Tutoring, Showing up for Racial Justice, South Asian Aliance, Speech and Debate

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Program, Drama Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports, Ultimate Frisbee

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The College Preparatory School cost?

The College Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $51,990 for private students.

What sports does The College Preparatory School offer?

The College Preparatory School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. The College Preparatory School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.

What is The College Preparatory School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for The College Preparatory School?

The application deadline for The College Preparatory School is Jan. 12.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 370 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $51,990
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 12
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Oakland, CA is $20,306 for elementary schools and $22,144 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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