Woodside Priory School

 
302 Portola Road - Portola Valley, CA 94028-7897 USA (650) 851-8221 http://www.prioryca.org/
Day School | Boarding School | Small Boarding School

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History

The Priory was founded by Benedictine monks fleeing Communist repression in post-World War II Central Europe. The monks shared a vision of blending the rigorous academic standards of Europe with the culture of freedom, tolerance and "can-do" spirit that they admired in America. Father Egon, one of the founders, called his school "an American miracle." The school opened in 1957.

Woodside Priory School is a co-educational, college preparatory school for grades 6-12 - a small school by design. It is located on 50 wooded acres, about 30 minutes south of San Francisco, and north of San Jose/Silicon Valley - a safe, rural setting with close access to metropolitan advantages. Our mission is to assist students in becoming lifelong learners and stewards who will productively serve a world in need of their gifts.

Overview

Region
Oakland CA Area
Sacramento CA Area
San Francisco CA Area
San Jose CA Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 6-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 50
Head of School Tim Molak
Endowment $8 million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.prioryca.org/
Director of Admission Al Zappelli
Admission Application Apply to Woodside Priory School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $75
Application Deadline(s) January 17, 2013
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 17, 2013
Financial Aid Awarded $1,700,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 21%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (HSPT)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $36,500.00
Boarding Student Tuition $53,925.00
International Student Tuition $53,925.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 369
Boys 195
Girls 174
% Boys/Girls 53/47
Boarding Students 48
Day Students 321
International
China
Germany
India
Japan
Korea
Other (Singapore)
Phillipines
Taiwan
Thailand
United States
California
Majority of students come from West Coast

Academics

Full Time Faculty 56
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 75
% of Faculty with Doctorate 7
% of Faculty with Masters 75
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 12
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Bible
Biology
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Choir
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Computer Math
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
Electives
English
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
Film
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
Grammar
Health
History
Humanities
Japanese
Journalism
Linear Algebra
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Other (Engineering)
Outdoor Education
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Religion
Science
Sculpture
Social Science
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Speech
Statistics
Studio Art
Theater Theology
Trigonometry
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
Computer Science AB
English Literature
Environmental Science
French Language
Human Geography
Japanese Language & Culture
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Music Theory
Physics B
Psychology
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Studio Art
US Government & Politics
US History
World History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 621
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 613
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 610
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Stanford University; United States Naval Academy; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Santa Barbara; Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, Middlebury College, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Business), University of Southern California
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
water polo
Extra-Curricular Activities
Choir
Community Service Program
Computer Club
Digital Photography Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
International Club
Literary Magazine
National Honor Society
Newspaper
Orchestra
Other (Robotics)
Photography Club
Recycling Club
Science Club
Ski Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Women's Studies
Yearbook

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  • Financial Aid Deadline(s): January 17, 2013
  • Financial Aid Awarded: $1,700,000
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 21%

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