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Where You Belong

Family is our foundation


Your Future Begins Here

A rigorous college preparatory education


Rooted in Social Justice

Teaching is a 'Matter of the Heart'


Act with Faith

The faith we profess must be lived through our actions

Student Life

Pave Your Path

Experience the power of community


Compete with Pride

This is the Home of Champions


Welcome to Salesian

A College Preparatory Experience

Salesian College Preparatory is a private, independent, Catholic, co-educational high school. Our 21 acre property spans the two East Bay cities of Richmond and San Pablo, California. We are an academically strong, and athletically competitive, diverse faith-based community dedicated to developing students who are spiritual, culturally competent, physically fit, loving and committed to social justice.

About Us

Where You Belong

Voted Best Faith-Based High School and Best Independent High School by Parents’ Press Magazine, Salesian offers a unique educational experience rooted in social justice and the celebration of excellence in all things.

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Your Future Starts Here

Small class sizes, an innovative faculty and personal college guidance are just a few of the reasons why 99 percent of Salesian students graduate and enroll in college.


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Opportunities Stem from STEM

Salesian is offering the Biomedical Sciences Pathway. This pathway is specifically for high school age students and includes the following series of classes

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Home of Champions

Since 2000, the Salesian athletic program has earned four California state titles, 27 North Coast Section championships and 78 league championships. Salesian has a well-deserved reputation as the “Home of Champions.”


Faculty Stays Culturally Responsive

Salesian has partnered with Challenge Success, a non-profit affiliated with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education...

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Our Philosophy

Guided by the Salesian educational philosophy rooted in reason, religion, and loving kindness, the approach to our students is to educate from the heart.

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Student testimonial - Sophia

Without Salesian, I wouldn’t be where I am now in terms of faith, performance, and leadership. I was able to build up my capabilities on the things that I am most passionate about.

Sophia '20, University of California San Diego

Student testimonial - Brett

“What I love about Salesian is that we all come from different backgrounds, but learning with a diverse group of people beside me, I can push myself to be my best self.”

Brett '22

Student testimonial - Ji'ell

Salesian's 1:1 college counselor program encouraged me to enroll in AP (Advanced Placement) and Honors courses when possible. This ideology that Salesian instilled in me, pushed me to work harder and aim higher. Without Salesian continuously challenging me to be greater, I would not be attending the #1 HBCU, Howard University.

Ji'ell '21, Howard University

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News & Events


Salesian is a vibrant community and the PRIDE is always up to something academically, athletically or in service to the community. Get a glimpse into our world by clicking on Our News or via our recent posts using our official hashtag #WeAreSalesian on Instagram. If you like what you see, follow us!