Overview

Woodside Priory is a coeducational, Catholic independent school for students in middle school, grades six through eight and in high school, grade 9 through 12. Situated within ten minutes of Stanford University on the San Francisco peninsula in Portola Valley, the Priory combines its 50-acre (20-hectare) rural campus with a challenging college preparatory curriculum, a 7-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and a full complement of competitive athletics and enriching co-curricular. As both a day and a boarding school, seamless interaction between boarders and day students provides an enthusiastic and spirited campus student life where local students blend with students from countries throughout the world. The Priory embodies the values of Benedictine education - a belief in order and personal responsibility, a respect for diversity, the importance of community life and the development of the whole person.
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Official information of Woodside Priory School in 2024 | FindingSchool

A Boarding
A Matriculation
A Academics
A- Extracurricular activities
A Community
A- Reviews
B Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
Co-ed
Urban
ESL: No
Tuition: $80,640
# of Students: 375
Teacher:Student: 1:7
International Student: 15%
AP Courses: 18
Endowment: $40,000/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 80%
SAT: 1380/1600
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 1
#3 Harvard College 1
#3 Stanford University 1
LAC #1 Williams College 1
#6 University of Chicago 1
#7 Johns Hopkins University 1
#10 Duke University 1
#10 Northwestern University 1
LAC #2 Amherst College 1
#12 Dartmouth College 1
#13 Brown University 1
#13 Vanderbilt University 1
#15 Washington University in St. Louis 1
#17 Cornell University 1
#18 Columbia University 1
#18 University of Notre Dame 1
#20 University of California: Berkeley 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
LAC #4 Swarthmore College 1
#22 Carnegie Mellon University 1
#22 Emory University 1
#22 Georgetown University 1
#25 New York University 1
#25 University of Michigan 1
#25 University of Southern California 1
#25 University of Virginia 1
#29 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1
LAC #6 Bowdoin College 1
LAC #6 Carleton College 1
#32 Tufts University 1
#32 University of California: Santa Barbara 1
#34 University of California: Irvine 1
#34 University of California: San Diego 1
#36 Boston College 1
#36 University of Rochester 1
#38 University of California: Davis 1
#38 University of Texas at Austin 1
#38 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
#44 Brandeis University 1
#44 Case Western Reserve University 1
#44 Georgia Institute of Technology 1
#44 Northeastern University 1
#44 Tulane University 1
LAC #9 Claremont McKenna College 1
#51 Lehigh University 1
#51 Purdue University 1
#51 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1
#51 Villanova University 1
#55 Pepperdine University 1
#55 Santa Clara University 1
#55 University of Miami 1
#55 University of Washington 1
LAC #11 Middlebury College 1
#62 George Washington University 1
#63 Lawrence University 1
LAC #13 Smith College 1
#67 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1
#72 American University 1
#72 Indiana University Bloomington 1
#72 Reed College 1
#72 Sarah Lawrence College 1
#72 Southern Methodist University 1
LAC #15 Grinnell College 1
#77 Loyola Marymount University 1
SUNY University at Stony Brook 1
#83 University of Iowa 1
#89 Juniata College 1
#89 Texas Christian University 1
LAC #18 Barnard College 1
LAC #18 Colgate University 1
LAC #18 Haverford College 1
LAC #18 University of Richmond 1
LAC #18 Wesleyan University 1
#97 Clark University 1
#97 University of San Diego 1
#105 Rochester Institute of Technology 1
#105 University of Denver 1
#105 University of Oregon 1
#105 University of San Francisco 1
#107 Whittier College 1
#121 Chapman University 1
LAC #25 Bates College 1
LAC #27 Colorado College 1
LAC #27 Macalester College 1
#151 Oregon State University 1
#151 San Diego State University 1
LAC #31 Bryn Mawr College 1
LAC #31 Kenyon College 1
LAC #33 Pitzer College 1
#166 California State University: Fullerton 1
LAC #37 Bucknell University 1
LAC #37 Occidental College 1
LAC #39 Lafayette College 1
LAC #39 Skidmore College 1
#212 University of New Mexico 1
#234 Pace University 1
#234 Suffolk University 1
#263 Montana State University 1
Berklee College of Music 1
California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo 1
California State University: East Bay 1
California State University: Fresno 1
College of San Mateo 1
Dalhousie University 1
Emerson College 1
Foothill College 1
Gavilan College 1
Gulf Coast State College 1
Independence Community College 1
Marist College 1
McGill University 1
Morehead State University 1
Oberlin College 1
Saint Mary's College of California 1
San Jose State University 1
United States Military Academy 1
University of British Columbia 1
University of California: Santa Cruz 1
University of Colorado Boulder 1
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
University of Maryland: College Park 1
University of Nevada: Las Vegas 1
University of Redlands 1
University of Saint Joseph 1
University of St. Andrews 1
University of Toronto 1
Wheaton College 1
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AP Courses

(Total 18)
Art History
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Environmental Science
French Language and Culture
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture
Statistics
Art History
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Environmental Science
French Language and Culture
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture
Statistics
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Literature and Composition
Psychology
United States Government and Politics
United States History
Physics C: Mechanics
European History
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Sports

(Total 11)
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Lacrosse
Polo
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Lacrosse
Polo
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
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Arts

(Total 17)
Chamber Choir
Choir
Drama
Guitar
Jazz
Music
Music Theory
Speech
Theater
Art History
Chamber Choir
Choir
Drama
Guitar
Jazz
Music
Music Theory
Speech
Theater
Art History
Ceramics
Digital Photography
Drawing
Glass
Art
Design
Spectrum
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 59)
MS Journalism
MS Panther Science Club
The Video Game Programing Club
Marine Biology
Marble Racing Club
Badminton Club
Boardgames and Conversation Club
Rock Band Club
Chess Club
Technovation
MS Journalism
MS Panther Science Club
The Video Game Programing Club
Marine Biology
Marble Racing Club
Badminton Club
Boardgames and Conversation Club
Rock Band Club
Chess Club
Technovation
Girls Who Code
Yearbook
Fantasy Sports Club
Daraja Club
Public Form Debate Club
Magic The Gathering Club
Dance Club
Math Club
PRISM
Debate Club
Dream Volunteers
Formula 1
Comics and Literature
Junior State of America
Robotics
Volleyball Club
Esports Club
The Investment Club
Animal Lovers Adventure and Fun Club
Design Service Guild
Innocence Club
MUSE
Jewelry Club
Newspaper Club
Surf Rider Club
Model UN
Global Baking Club
Origami Club
Astrophysics Club
Priory Honors Society
Economics
Science Bowl
Photography Club
User Experience Club
All are Welcome
Glass Club
Cooking and Baking Club
Computer Science Club
Tabletop Co-op
Priory Biomedical Club
Priory Signs! American Sign Language Club
Pure Ideology Club
Math is Tough - MIT
Bring Change To Mind - BC2M
Priory Girl Up Club
Pop Dance Club
Engineering Club
Sustainability Club
Golf Club
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1957
Campus Size: 50 acres
Boarding Rate: 13%
Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Application Info

Deadline: 01/09
Interview: Skype, Others
Pre Interview: Required Vericant
School Code:
TOEFL: 2055
SSAT: 8296
ISEE: 52527

TOEFL

SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 32)
4.5/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 2)
4.5 / 5 Overall
4.8 / 5 Academics
4.5 / 5 Campus
4.3 / 5 Student Life
4.5 / 5 Athletic&Art
4.8 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

(Total 64)
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Frequently Ask Questions about Woodside Priory School

01.
Tell me a bit about Woodside Priory School.
Woodside Priory School is Co-ed private boarding school located in San Jose, California, US. It was founded 1957, and currently has about 375 students, 15.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.prioryca.org.
06.
Where is Woodside Priory School located?
Woodside Priory School is located in the State of California of USA. The closest major city is San Jose, which is about 16 miles away from school. Most families can choose San Jose International Airport to travel in and out of school.
02.
Does Woodside Priory School have rigorous academic requirements?
Woodside Priory School is offering 18 AP courses.

In recent years, -1 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

Woodside Priory School also have 80% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
07.
How popular is Woodside Priory School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Woodside Priory School is among the most popular schools, within top 59 for all US schools.

Also Woodside Priory School has been favorited by 550 users.
03.
Where do Woodside Priory School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 13.33% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 8% go to top 25, and about 5.67% 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 Woodside Priory School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Woodside Priory School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Woodside Priory School’s official site: http://www.prioryca.org or call them at 650-851-8223.
04.
What is the application requirement for Woodside Priory School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Woodside Priory 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 Woodside Priory School?
Yes, here are few: Asheville School, The Athenian School and Stevenson School.

The closest major city is San Jose. You can find out more schools near San Jose here.
05.
What is the latest tuition for Woodside Priory School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Woodside Priory School in 2024 is $80,640 , 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 admissions@prioryca.org .
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What is the FindingSchool rating for Woodside Priory School?
The overall rating for Woodside Priory School is A.

The section ratings of Woodside Priory School are:
A for Matriculation
A for Academics
A- for Extracurriculum
A for Community
A- for Students and Parents reviews
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