The College Preparatory School is an independent high school in Oakland, California that serves 370 students from the greater San Francisco Bay Area. College Prep is home to students and teachers who engage deeply with big ideas and the craft of scholarship within a joyful and caring community. Our unwavering commitment to teaching, learning, and building connections with one another anchors our students in a rapidly changing world. We believe in belonging to a community where you are cared for, challenged, and part of something greater than yourself.
College Prep encourages discovery and engagement—intellectual pursuits that our students treasure. Our 100+ academic offerings are led by exceptional and caring teachers. Students explore and extend their abilities, take risks, question assumptions, grapple with moral quandaries, and acquire the skills to grow into adults who are intellectually adventurous, ethically sure-footed, and generous of heart and spirit.