THE CAMPAIGN FOR COLLEGE PREP

September 2017 - June 2022
It is with pride and gratitude that we celebrate The Campaign for College Prep! This transformational accomplishment—the most successful fundraising effort in the School’s history—allows us to better serve our students and fulfill our distinctive mission.
 
As we celebrate all of those who contributed to the Campaign, we know that we stand on the shoulders of prior generations, current and past parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends who chose, and who continue to choose, to make College Prep a philanthropic priority. 
 
The Campaign for College Prep raised a total of $22 million, of which
$20 million funded The Hill Project and $2 million, the School’s Endowment. We give special thanks to the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation for awarding the School a challenge grant of $8 million for The Hill Project. This milestone for our School, the largest gift in its history, raised our sights and made the project possible. 
Throughout this campaign, many people told us they were making their 
largest gift ever to the School—and often, their largest gift ever to any organization. We see the impact of their generosity everyday in the way it has transformed the center of campus for our students and teachers. 
Our community’s care and commitment means so much to us all!

—Monique DeVane, Head of School

The Hill Project

College Prep’s simple shingled buildings and inviting landscape hold and shape our school, creating a unique learning environment. When we moved from Claremont Avenue to our current site on Broadway in 1982, past leaders ingeniously employed decommissioned portable buildings, bought at auction from the Oakland Unified School District, to build out much of the campus. After almost forty years of use, the time had come to demo the remaining portables and build The Hill Project.
 
This new facility, in the heart of campus, has more than doubled classroom and student gathering spaces. Since its opening in January 2022, The Hill Project has transformed our school. The courtyard, surrounded by beautiful gardens, is a place for gatherings of all kinds, including Assembly. Nooks and crannies throughout the project are filled with students having lunch, mulling over a good book, meeting with advisory groups, and consulting with their teachers. The Hill Project will serve our students and teachers for generations to come.

The ENDOWMENT

Now, more than ever, the importance of a robust endowment is foundational to our long-term sustainability and relevance. Although The Campaign for College Prep closes this June, we continue to focus our efforts on increasing the School’s Endowment. 
 
The composition of our community is a critical part of how and what our students learn. High school is a time of exploring new ideas and perspectives, broadening understandings and skills, and grappling with one’s place in a pluralistic society. Equity of access to a College Prep education is essential. Our goal is to admit students based on their talents, curiosities, character, and aspirations, and then to ensure that they are fully supported. 
 
Our faculty is the cornerstone of our school, in and out of the classroom. For over 60 years, generations of College Prep students have been guided and mentored by top-notch educators with mastery of their subjects and a passion for teaching and learning. By building our endowment in support of faculty, we foster talented teachers who know and support their students. 
 
We look forward to engaging the community in funding access and affordability for our students, and recruitment and retention of our faculty.

mens conscia recti

a mind aware of what is right