It is a pleasure to introduce you to College Prep, a school that blends a deep commitment to scholarly endeavor with an equally distinctive community.

Tucked into a glen in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, our campus fits fluidly into the Northern California landscape of native plants and eucalyptus trees, providing an educational home for an exceptionally lively and talented community of teachers and students. We come together, from a diverse set of backgrounds, to learn with and from each other.

At College Prep, we believe that intellectual and character development cannot be separated. In addition to the rigor that is the hallmark of our preparation, we see the cornerstone values of trust, respect, and kindness expressed in large and small ways throughout our days: in our student-led assemblies; around the table of an English seminar; in the faces of an audience watching students perform; at a spirited athletic contest. Our days are rich and enriched by our time together.

The educational results go far beyond our impressive college placement list. We cultivate in our graduates an intellectual resilience, a deep awareness of our interconnectedness, and a joyful appreciation of possibility.

We invite you to visit and experience our distinctive school first-hand.


Monique DeVane

Head of School