Salesian at a Glance

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. 

Salesian College Preparatory provides:

  • Superior Academics
  • Diverse Culture
  • Exceptional Teachers
  • Spiritual Community
  • Transformational Education

Location
Salesian College Preparatory is located in Richmond, California within the East San Francisco Bay Area. The secluded and gated campus spans 21 acres surrounded by majestic redwood and pine trees, Wildcat Creek and flowering gardens. Salesian currently offers van service covering various East Bay communities including Berkeley / Oakland, Fairfield / Vallejo, Hercules / Pinole and Concord / Pittsburg.

High School Founded
1960

Salesian’s Patron Saint:
St. John Bosco, The Patron Saint of the Youth

Tagline:
Academics. Faith. Family.

Mascot
The Pride

Accreditation
Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Awards
Named "Best Independent High School" by Parents' Press Magazine in 2019 and 2020 and "Best Faith-Based High School" for the past seven consecutive years.

College Acceptance Rate
99%

Faculty
74% hold advanced degrees

Current Enrollment
410

Average class size
24

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1

AP and Honors Courses Offered
24

Students Clubs
30+

Alumni Across the Country
7000+

North Coast Championships
21

Facilities Highlights
The Salesian campus holds four athletic fields, state-of-the-art synthetic-grass football field and track, tennis courts, refurbished gymnasium and weight room facility. Historic administrative and classroom building, new biology laboratory, library, makerspace, cafeteria and chapel.

Student Resources
Full-time academic success program specialist, licensed personal counselors, two full-time guidance counselors, educational technologist and librarian. After-school tutoring services available daily.