Visiting Salesian

We realize choosing a high school can be a very difficult decision. We invite you to participate in several opportunities to visit our 21 acres of park-like campus to help you make the right decision.

Open House

Our Open House is held the first weekend in November. This is a wonderful opportunity for prospective parents/guardians and students to enjoy great music by our talented student musicians. Tour our park-like campus led by Salesian Ambassadors, speak with students, faculty, staff, guidance counselors, athletic coaches, drama, art, and other departments, and most of all to experience the Salesian family community.

Shadow Program
Our Shadow Program is designed for prospective 8th grade students interested in attending Salesian College Preparatory. This program provides prospective students an opportunity to see if Salesian College Preparatory is a match for them. Prospective students are paired up with one of our Student Ambassadors. The Student Ambassador is the 8th grade student's host for the day. The student "shadows" the Ambassador by attending all of their classes with them, and experiencing the richness of student life at Salesian College Preparatory. A breakfast snack and lunch is provided. Dress code is mandatory. 

Shadow visits for prospective students run September through April and are by appointment only. Appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesday, and most Fridays. Click here to reserve your Shadow visit date.

Morning Tours
Parents and Guardians are invited to join us for a tour of the campus. Morning Tours are held at 8:30 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Friday of each month. Space is limited and reservations are required.  Click here to register for a Morning Tour.

8th Grade Days

Catholic and other schools attend our 8th Grade Days held in September and October. Eighth grade classes from these schools, along with their teachers and chaperons, spend a half day to experience the student life here at Salesian. Contact Christina Karabinis, Admissions Director, for details and reservations.

Information Nights

In the Fall, prospective applicants and their parents are encouraged to attend our Information Nights. "Why Choose Salesian High School?" is discussed. Please see our Admissions Event Calendar for dates and times.


Contacting the Admissions Department
Director of Admissions: Christina Karabinis at or 510.234.4433 extension 1416
Registrar and Admissions Assistant: Rebecca Mangle or 510.234.4433 extension 1001