Co-Ed Transition

Latest Updates

Recent Positive Developments

In the midst of supporting our community through the COVID-19 outbreak, we remain dedicated to preparing for and executing the transition to co-education beginning in the 2020–21 school year.

While we will provide a comprehensive, community-wide video update in mid-April, we wanted to first share some recent positive developments with you.

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An Exciting Announcement About Riordan's Future

I write to you with some exciting news. Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, Archbishop Riordan High School will become a co-educational institution. I have requested permission from the Archdiocese to move forward, with support from the Board of Trustees.

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Exploring The Possibility Of Co-Education

Since Mercy High School of San Francisco announced its closure for June 2020 on January 10, the ARHS administration, with the support of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, considered possible ways of assisting Mercy SF students and families and exploring whether or not this development would be an opportunity to move Riordan towards a different school model that would include the education of girls as part of our school program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Transition Team

Comprised of faculty and staff members across departments, the Transition Team serves to identify and address all challenges and opportunities that might occur as Riordan shifts to a co-educational model in the 2020–21 school year.

Meet the transition Team

Community Report

On February 4, 2020, President Andrew Currier and Principal Tim Reardon shared this report with the Riordan community to provide a detailed, thorough analysis of the co-ed decision-making process.

Read the Report