Overview

The College Preparatory School is a coeducational, independent day school serving grades nine through twelve. It offers a rigorous academic program for young people who are potential candidates for four-year colleges and universities. The school’s purpose is to prepare students for productive, ethical lives in college and beyond through a challenging and stimulating education in an atmosphere of consideration, trust, and mutual responsibility.
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Official information of The College Preparatory School in 2024 | FindingSchool

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A+ Matriculation
A Academics
B+ Extracurricular activities
A Community
B Reviews
C Int. student mgmt

Day S. Grades: 9-12
Co-ed
Urban
ESL: No
Tuition: $51,990
# of Students: 373
Teacher:Student: 1:7
International Student: N/A
AP Courses: 7
Endowment: N/A
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 84%
SAT: 1458/1600
#31

US Day School

Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 4
#3 Harvard College 8
#3 Stanford University 10
#3 Yale University 8
LAC #1 Williams College 4
#6 University of Chicago 42
#7 Johns Hopkins University 5
#7 University of Pennsylvania 8
#10 Duke University 9
#10 Northwestern University 12
LAC #2 Amherst College 7
#12 Dartmouth College 5
#13 Brown University 4
#15 Washington University in St. Louis 12
#17 Cornell University 7
#20 University of California: Berkeley 7
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 13
LAC #4 Swarthmore College 7
#22 Carnegie Mellon University 7
#22 Emory University 4
#22 Georgetown University 14
#25 New York University 13
#25 University of Michigan 4
#25 University of Southern California 6
LAC #5 Wellesley College 5
#29 Wake Forest University 7
LAC #6 Carleton College 8
#32 Tufts University 14
#32 University of California: Santa Barbara 4
#38 University of California: Davis 4
#41 Boston University 11
#44 Case Western Reserve University 5
#44 Northeastern University 6
#44 Tulane University 7
#51 Purdue University 6
LAC #13 Smith College 5
#72 American University 6
#72 Reed College 4
LAC #18 Barnard College 5
LAC #18 Haverford College 4
LAC #18 Wesleyan University 7
LAC #25 Bates College 5
LAC #37 Occidental College 7
Oberlin College 4
University of California: Santa Cruz 8
University of St. Andrews 6
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AP Courses

(Total 7)
Chemistry
Environmental Science
Statistics
Chinese Language and Culture
Latin
Spanish Language and Culture
Physics 1
Chemistry
Environmental Science
Statistics
Chinese Language and Culture
Latin
Spanish Language and Culture
Physics 1
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Sports

(Total 10)
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
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Arts

(Total 10)
Acting
Dance
Drama
Jazz
Music
Stagecraft
Drawing
Photography
Art
Design
Acting
Dance
Drama
Jazz
Music
Stagecraft
Drawing
Photography
Art
Design
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 58)
Asian American Association
Black Student Union
Bring Change 2 Mind
Chinese Culture Club
Climate Crew
Community Action Team: Food Justice
CPS Against Human Trafficking
Feminist Union
Gender Sexuality Awareness Club
Green Team
Asian American Association
Black Student Union
Bring Change 2 Mind
Chinese Culture Club
Climate Crew
Community Action Team: Food Justice
CPS Against Human Trafficking
Feminist Union
Gender Sexuality Awareness Club
Green Team
Humanitarian Club
International Club
Jewish Student Union
Korean Club
LatinX Club
Muslim Student Association
No Place for Hate Coalition
PERIOD @ College Prep
Side by Side
South Asian Alliance
Students with Interracial Lives
World Humanitarian Rights Club
Biomimicry Club
Computer Science Team
Infauxgraphics Club
Kids Teach Tech
Makers' Club
Math Club
Robotics
Science Olympiad
Behavioral Economics Club
Crypto Club
Economics&Policy&Externalities
Investing & Finance Club
Model United Nations Club
American Sign Language Club
Bird Club
Chess Club
Climbing Club
Cubing Club
Lifting Club
Puzzling & Tea
Social Destruction Club
Volleyball Club
Wiffles & Waffles
Anime & Manga Club
ArtsMag
Classical Music Club
Cooking Club
Film Club
Granny Club
Latin Club
Poetry Club
Quiz Bowl
Rap Rant
World Languages Club
Filipino Student Association
Student with Disabilities Club
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1960
Campus Size: 5 acres
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/15
Interview: On Campus
Pre Interview: Updating
Other Accepted Scores: ISEE
School Code:
SSAT: 2484
ISEE: 52192

TOEFL

SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 4)
5.0/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 0)
0.0 / 5 Overall
0.0 / 5 Academics
0.0 / 5 Campus
0.0 / 5 Student Life
0.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
0.0 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

(Total 8)
Recommended
Boarding
Midland School United States Flag
4.8 (19 reviews)
Recommended

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Frequently Ask Questions about The College Preparatory School

01.
Tell me a bit about The College Preparatory School.
The College Preparatory School is Co-ed private day school located in Oakland, California, US. It was founded 1960, and currently has about 373 students, -1.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.college-prep.org/.
06.
Where is The College Preparatory School located?
The College Preparatory School is located in the State of California of USA. The closest major city is Oakland, which is about 5 miles away from school. Most families can choose Metropolitan Oakland International Airport to travel in and out of school.
02.
Does The College Preparatory School have rigorous academic requirements?
The College Preparatory School is offering 7 AP courses.

The College Preparatory School also have 84% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
07.
How popular is The College Preparatory School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, The College Preparatory School is among the most popular schools, within top 166 for all US schools.

Also The College Preparatory School has been favorited by 137 users.
03.
Where do The College Preparatory School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 18.89% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 37.11% go to top 25, and about 14% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
08.
How to start with an application with The College Preparatory School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about The College Preparatory School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit The College Preparatory School’s official site: http://www.college-prep.org/ or call them at 510-652-0111.
04.
What is the application requirement for The College Preparatory School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, The College Preparatory School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, standard test (like TOEFL and SSAT), and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
09.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to The College Preparatory School?
Yes, here are few: My Own Montessori, Aurora School and Holy Names High School.

The closest major city is Oakland. You can find out more schools near Oakland here.
05.
What is the latest tuition for The College Preparatory School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for The College Preparatory School in 2024 is $51,990, which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at davidl@college-prep.org .
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What is the FindingSchool rating for The College Preparatory School?
The overall rating for The College Preparatory School is A+.

The section ratings of The College Preparatory School are:
A+ for Matriculation
A for Academics
B+ for Extracurriculum
A for Community
B for Students and Parents reviews
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