Thank you for your interest in Archbishop Riordan High School!

Application Live For Fall 2021

Begin your application and sign up for Crusader for a Day, Tuesday September 8th!

Ready to Apply? Click here to head to our Admissions Application Portal.

Sign up for Crusader for a Day and Parent Events: click here.

View Campus Tour: click here.

Please contact our Office of Admissions if you have any questions or concerns.

Submit an Application Online

The deadline for Priority Applications is Tuesday, December 1. If you plan to apply for the Priority Deadline, please make sure to complete the application and submit all requested materials to our Office of Admissions by the date above.

The Final Deadline for Applications is Monday, January 11. We encourage all families to apply by the Priority Deadline. Please make sure to complete the application and submit all requested materials to our Office of Admissions by the date above.

Please note, Letters of Recommendation are requested directly from the school by Riordan. If you want to submit additional Letters of Recommendation, please email them to


Incoming freshmen will be notified of their acceptance decision on Friday, March 19. The Deposit Deadline is March 30, 2021.

Information regarding the deposit and interview process will be sent out at a later date.

Deposit Deadlines for Grades 10, 11, and 12 are still being determined.


Boarding and International Students

Applications for incoming international girls and boys are accepted on a rolling basis.


Learning Support Program

For individuals applying for our learning support program, RSP, additional documentation is required. Families must submit a recent (within three years) psycho-educational evaluation that shows a diagnosis of a mild to moderate learning disability, spectrum disorder, NVLD, ADD/ADHD, or any OHI. An interview with the RSP staff is required for all applicants applying to this program. A link to sign up for an interview will be sent out after the application deadline to all families applying for the RSP. Interviews will be held in the end of January/beginning of February.

Note that those applying to RSP do not need to complete the Teamwork and Leadership interview described above; prospective RSP students will do their interview with RSP staff. 


Important Dates

Priority Deadline for the 2021-22 School Year
December 1, 2020

HSPT Date for the 2021-22 School Year
January 13, 2021

Will Be Virtual This Year & More Information Will Be Sent Soon

Final Deadline for the 2021-22 School Year
January 11, 2021

Freshmen Admission Decisions Sent
March 19, 2021

Freshmen Deposit Deadline 
March 30, 2021

International Applications
Accepted on a Rolling Basis

Non-Discriminatory Policy as to Students

Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits student of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or make available to students at this school. Archbishop Riordan High School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, gender or disability in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.