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Why Salesian?

Voted Best Faith-Based High School and Best Independent High School by Parents’ Press Magazine, Salesian offers its diverse student body a unique educational experience rooted in social justice and the celebration of excellence in all things. From a state of the art STEM curriculum, an active campus ministry presence, championship athletics, and a robust Service Learning program, Salesian students are poised for greatness.


A Rigorous College Prep Education

With a full complement of challenging courses and enrichment activities, the curriculum at Salesian College Preparatory positions students to be successful at top colleges and universities. It includes a broad number or AP, Honors and elective classes. The coursework moves students toward becoming educated, thinking, and responsible people in the modern world.

Our accomplished faculty members - two-thirds of whom have advanced degrees - strive to foster intellectual curiosity and encourage students to develop creative skills and leadership qualities. It's no surprise that 99 percent of our students enroll in colleges and universities across the United States year over year!



Students Mirror Diversity of East Bay

Salesian students are talented, “roll up your sleeves”, get-involved sort of people. They join clubs (37 and counting), and when desired they form new groups. They are newspaper editors, class officers, artists and elite athletes. They step out of their comfort zone and take part in all that the school has to offer.

From the debate team to Habitat for Humanity, from drama to the Student Leadership and Ministry Club, from salsa to sports - students are leaders on campus and in the community, and every day they rise to the challenge to fulfill their potential. 

Learn more about our wonderful students by clicking Be You, Be Salesian or by clicking below!

Student Life

Applying to Salesian is more than just filling out an application. In addition to the elements required by the application, we want to get to know potential students and families.

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

Meet our Admissions Team

Christina Karabinis

Christina Karabinis

Titles: Director of Admissions
Rebecca Mangle

Rebecca Mangle

Titles: Admissions Coordinator, Registrar
Zuleyma Guardado

Zuleyma Guardado

Titles: Admissions Associate, Hablo EspaƱol