La préparation en un coup d'œil

Mary Harley Jenks and Ruth Willis founded The College Preparatory School in 1960, an independent co-educational day school for grades 9-12 in Oakland, California. 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.

Nos étudiants

Our student body reflects broad racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, in addition to possessing a diversity of interests and talents.

For the 2024-25 school year, College Prep's enrollment is 374 students (about 92 per grade level); 71% self-identify as students of color. The average academic class size is 14 students. Most College Prep students enter for ninth grade, though we typically welcome a small number of new sophomore and junior transfers.

Notre faculté

College Prep's faculty and staff engage in focused learning interactions with every student. They have earned outstanding reputations for mastery of their subjects and for gifted teaching in the classroom. Of our faculty members, 86% hold advanced degrees.

SAT / National Merit

Les résultats des tests ne sont qu'une partie de la façon dont nous savons que nos élèves réussissent, mais ils racontent une histoire importante :
  • Class of 2023 average SAT Reasoning Test scores: 743 (evidence-based reading and writing), 750 (math)
  • Class of 2022 average ACT Composite score: 33
  • Class of 2022, 2023, and 2024 average National Merit Recognition: 42% (compared to approximately 5% of students nationwide)
College Prep has been recognized as one of the top 5 independent schools in the nation by Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Niche.com among others.


Our students come from a diverse group of over 111 schools: independent (68%), public (25%), parochial (7%).

Situé à quelques pas de la station BART de Rockridge, College Prep attire des étudiants de toute la région de la baie de San Francisco :

Notre Campus

Situé dans le quartier de Rockridge à Oakland, notre campus de 5 acres se fond dans les plantes indigènes et les eucalyptus typiques du paysage des Oakland Hills. Le College Prep se trouve dans une petite vallée verdoyante et est parsemé de 15 bâtiments.

Maturité universitaire

Colleges and universities know our graduates to be intellectually curious and kind-hearted, collaborative individuals.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY: 
College Prep admits students of any race, national and ethnic origin, creed, physical ability, economic status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law[1]  to enjoy all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made 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.

mens conscia recti

un esprit conscient de ce qui est juste