Offering students a values-based, Catholic, college preparatory education in San Francisco.


1,150 Day and Boarding Students


70 Athletic Championships


30 AP and Honors Classes Offered

10,000+ Alumni Globally

30+ Clubs and Activities

10:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

Mission Statement

Archbishop Riordan High School, an Archdiocesan Catholic High School in the Marianist tradition, prepares young men and women for leadership and lifelong success by providing education imbued with Catholic Marianist values of faith, community, inclusivity, service and justice through its rigorous college preparatory curriculum, house system, and co-curricular activities.


  • 99% attend college in the US
  • 70% of students identify themselves as Catholic
  • 18 countries represented in our boarding program

Faculty and Staff

  • 80% have between five and 15 years of teaching experience
  • 51% hold a masters degree


  • 30 AP and Honors classes
  • 13 advanced STEM courses
  • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Nationally-recognized learning support program
  • Leading 1:1 iPad program


Community Life

  • 30+ clubs and activities
  • 3 international band performances


  • 10,000+ alumni globally
  • 30 alumni teaching or coaching at Riordan

2022 – 23 Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $23,450
Application Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $1,000

Additional tuition and fees apply for the Learning Support ProgramBoarding and International Day Students. Please see these sections for more information.

Tuition assistance available.

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Recent College Acceptances

Arizona State
Boston College
Cal Poly
Johns Hopkins
Loyola Marymount
Notre Dame
Penn State
San Diego State
San Jose State
Santa Clara
Sarah Lawrence
UC Berkeley
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
Univ. Arizona
Univ. of Hawaii 
Univ. of Michigan
Univ. of Nevada, Reno
Univ. of Oregon
Univ. of San Diego
Univ. of San Francisco
Univ. of Washington

Accredidation and Membership

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA)

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)