It’s a pleasure to introduce you to College Prep, a community of learners who engage deeply with big ideas and the craft of scholarship.
Tucked into a glen in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, our informal and welcoming campus provides an educational home for a lively and talented community of students and teachers. Conversations that start in the classroom spill over into the courtyard; curiosity leads from one insight or question to the next. Our students discover and develop their intellectual and creative voices in an environment where high standards are the norm and the spirit of inquiry is palpable.
College Prep students come to the school from over fifty different middle schools to learn with and from each other. Guided by inspiring teachers and mentors, they create a vibrant community that is rooted in shared values of kindness, respect, and a willingness to learn from the perspectives of others. They care about each other and the broader world in which we live.

College Prep’s educational results go far beyond impressive college outcomes. Our graduates shine in their intellectual resilience, deep sense of interconnectedness, and optimistic appreciation of possibility.

We invite you to visit us and experience College Prep first-hand.
Monique DeVane
Head of School

The College Preparatory School

mens conscia recti

a mind aware of what is right