Welcome to College Prep

On behalf of the faculty, staff, trustees and students of College Prep, we extend to you a warm welcome as you consider The College Preparatory School for your high-school experience.

The College Prep mission is as follows:                                                                            

At College Prep we believe in the foundational importance of scholarship, the value of dialogue, and the need for academically curious young people to belong to a kind, creative, diverse, and joyful community. We challenge our students to engage deeply in learning, appreciate one another, and grow into adults who are intellectually adventurous, ethically sure-footed, and generous of heart and spirit.

We at College Prep are proud to offer a rigorous and wonderful education for our students. The life of the mind is of paramount importance to our mission, and because of this, we attract and retain talented faculty and students.

While we are certainly proud of our reputation as a premier academic high school, what may be overlooked is the milieu in which this education takes place. At a recent graduation ceremony, a departing senior remarked that during her years at College Prep she felt safe, respected, and free to develop her voice in an environment abundant with encouragement and support. It is the combination of unparalleled academics within an “atmosphere of consideration, trust, and mutual responsibility” that makes College Prep such a special school.

As we assemble each year’s class, we seek students who will not only benefit from our excellent academics, but also make positive contributions to our community. Each new College Prep class boasts writers, math and science enthusiasts, athletes, artists, history buffs, linguists, debaters and those who are open to discovering their passion. We embrace and encourage students from diverse backgrounds to join our community.

College Prep is a warm and welcoming school, tucked into a valley on a beautiful, flowering campus. We invite you to experience our world in person through open houses, campus visits, arts performances, and mor. We greatly look forward to getting to know each applicant as you search for the high school that will best suit your needs.

Admission packets are available by completing this form.

Warm regards,

Jonathan Zucker & Vanessa Ortega

College Prep Admissions

Contact Admissions

(510) 652-4364

Director of Admission and Financial Aid


Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid