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Archbishop Riordan High School

Established: 1906
City
STEM

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    700
  • Student Population
    Single sex - Boys' school
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Catholic
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Fall Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE
Established in 1906, Archbishop Riordan High School is one of the oldest all-male boarding schools in Northern California. In addition to strong academics, Archbishop offers coed activities by partnering with local all-girls schools for social and extracurricular activities such as spirit rallies, dances, and drama productions.

FACILITIES
The campus features courtyards and a state-of-the-art sports arena that includes a gymnasium, weight room, locker room, wrestling room and baseball field. The school also has a modern multimedia center with Apple computers.

SPORTS AND ARTS
Teams including football, basketball, and track and field regularly win championships. The wrestling team has won six individual championships in its division. Archbishop Riordan High School’s award-winning theater company along with its renowned music and band activities make for a strong arts program. Their marching band, the only high school marching band in San Francisco, performed at the 2016 Super Bowl.

DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
Archbishop Riordan High School’s boarding program matches two international students from different countries to a room in its on-campus dormitories. Boarding students can participate in weekend activities such as hiking, camping, professional sports games, and trips to destinations such as museums or amusement parks.

Visit School Site: Archbishop Riordan High School
Visit City Site: San Francisco, California

Famous Alumni

Steve Sewell - Former NFL Player
Joe Spano - Actor
Kevin Restani - Former NBA Player
Tyrone McGraw - Dual Sport Athlete and Record Holder at Stanford University

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 8% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
Single sex - Boys' school
Average Class Size
20
SAT Average
1140
ACT Average
23
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling
Arts
Art, Digital Media, Digital Video, Drama, Film Production, Graphic Arts, Photography, Theater, Video And Digital Imaging, Video Production, Visual Arts
Music
Band - Cadet Band, Choir, Drumline, Glee Choir, Guitar, Instrumental Ensemble, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Wind Ensemble
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Data Management, Economics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Physics C, Spanish Language and Culture, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Languages
Chinese, Sign Language, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Academic Team, Amnesty International, Asian Student Alliance, Broadcast Technology, California Scholastic Federation, Dance Team, National Honor Society, Pep Band, Poetry, Student Government, Student Newspaper, Technology Club
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
-19
TOEFL Required
No Minimum
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Grade 12th acceptances are challening. Any acceptance decision will be given after March 11th. Students need to bring their iPad.

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