Our 50th Anniversary

The College Preparatory School has enjoyed a remarkable history since its founding by Mary Harley Jenks and Ruth M. Willis with 33 students in a little yellow clapboard house on Claremont Avenue in September, 1960.

Please join us as we celebrate fifty wonderful years of engaged scholarship, teamwork, community service, and lifetime friendships with our alumni, parents of alumni, students, parents and friends.

2010 Calendar of Anniversary Events  

Date Description
Class Reunions throughout the year It is a reunion year for classes that end in a zero or five. 
50th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, Sept 25th Over 575 members of our community came together for this wonderful celebration, which included faculty-led sessions, an alumni art show, a dance performance, a historical exhibit, kid's activities, a picnic lunch, and much, much more. Click here to view photos from this historic event!
Alumni Music Concert Friday,
June 18th
College Prep alumni are talented! This was demonstrated once again by the amazing group of musicians Susan Swerdlow gathered to participate in this 50th Anniversary Concert.
West Coast Live at College Prep Saturday,
May 8th
West Coast Live, San Francisco's radio show to the world was broadcast live from College Prep's very own Buttner Auditorium. Among the guests were Anna Quindlen, author and Op Ed columnist for the NY Times, and Roddy Doyle, Irish author and former teacher.
Alumni Day Saturday,
April 17th
This afternoon of intellectual discourse and socializing featured a panel discussion on sustainable building/planning practices for the urban environment. Several alumni shared their experiences in the fields of architecture, energy, engineering, public transportation, and urban planning.
Parents' Association Auction Saturday, March 13th Dinner, Auction, Cake! The soiree to celebrate College Prep's 50th anniversary was a tremendous success! The event raised $144,000 for financial aid and the Baldwin Fund for the Faculty.
Please contact Kim Coull at kim@college-prep.org or 510-652-0111x263 for more information.
Old Campus on Claremont Ave.

Anniversary Publications

The Radar - Special Anniversary Issue 

Click here to purchase College Prep's 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book!