Welcome to College Prep!

For over 60 years, College Prep has helped shape a community of learners who engage deeply with big ideas and the craft of scholarship within a joyful and caring community.
High school is a time to deepen your passions but also to explore a world of new possibilities. College Prep encourages both individualism and inclusivity, fosters discovery and dialogue, and inspires and challenges students. Our graduates come back year after year to share their lives with a College Prep community that has become family to them.
Our admissions team is here to support you through this process of discovery. We are thrilled for the opportunity to learn more about you and look forward to answering any questions you have about College Prep. 
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College Prep Admissions

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    At College Prep, we care about each other and making the world a better place. Each year, we welcome ninth graders and a few transfer students with a range of interests and backgrounds from through the Bay Area.

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How to Apply
The application process is an opportunity to reflect upon your goals for high school while you share with us your interests, activities, and passions.
Learn about our process  or take a look at our Program Guide

Financial Aid
Providing access and affordability are essential to creating a socio-economically diverse educational community. 27% of College Prep students receive financial support, with an average grant of more than $32,000.
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Visit Us
Located in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood, our 5-acre campus blends in with the native plants and trees typical of the Oakland Hills landscape.
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Why College Prep?
At College Prep, we challenge our students to engage deeply in learning, appreciate one another, and grow into adults who are intellectually adventurous, ethically sure-footed, and generous of heart and spirit.
The College Preparatory School is a private coeducational high school, located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, for students who want to pursue a serious, purposeful education with others who feel the same way.

The College Preparatory School

mens conscia recti

a mind aware of what is right
The College Preparatory School admits students of any race, national and ethnic origin, creed, physical ability, economic status, gender identity, or sexual orientation to enjoy all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the school. The school applies all legal non-discrimination standards to school-administered programs, administrative practices, and in support of all members of the community.