The school day begins at 8:05 am and ends at 3:15 pm on most days.
Our campus located less than a mile from Rockridge BART station, and we offer shuttle service between Rockridge Station and campus before and after school.
Our 1:1 Laptop Program equips all students with MacBook Pros to enable seamless cooperation on projects, facilitate communication between teachers and students, and ensure school-provided technical support.
College Prep athletic teams compete in the Bay Counties League East. We offer cross-country (boys and girls), soccer (boys), tennis (girls), and volleyball (girls) in the fall season. Basketball is offered during the winter season (boys and girls). In the spring season, we offer baseball (boys), golf (coed), soccer (girls), softball (girls), swimming (boys and girls), tennis (boys), track and field (boys and girls), and volleyball (boys). Go Cougars!
Performing arts offerings include drama productions, musicals, art exhibits, music concerts, dance shows, music tour, and Cabaret Night.
Students play an active role in the leadership of the school, serving alongside faculty members on the Judicial Committee, the Curriculum Committee, and the Green Council. Our Student Council includes representatives from each grade level.
Each spring our weeklong Intraterm program provides students with opportunities for experiential learning beyond the regular curriculum. Students choose from more than 40 diverse offerings, including classes on campus, around the Bay Area, and even around the world.
In 2013, College Prep’s Debate Team was a “Schools of Excellence” winner at the National Forensics League National Tournament, awarded to the top 20 teams in the nation.
College Prep has a long history of community service including partnerships with the Berkeley Men’s and Women’s Shelters, Chabot Elementary School, Chaparall House, Playworks, and our own Partners Program, which has been recognized by the Educational Policy Institute as a model pre-college outreach program.Additional activities include retreats, student publications, multicultural events, Spirit Week, and dances.