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Steps to Apply

Archbishop Riordan is accepting applications on a case by case basis. Before applying, please email the Admissions office at

Step 1: Create a Parent Portal account.

Step 2: Use your Parent Portal account to complete your application. 

Step 3: Once your application is complete, stay up-to-date with your checklist on your Parent Portal and complete all required items!

Step 4: Receive your admissions decision and accept!

Step 5: Enroll and become an Archbishop Riordan Crusader!


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Transfer Students

Students are encouraged to submit their application by the Transfer Priority Deadline on Monday, February 26, 2024.Upon submission of you application, please send your students transcript's to 

Transfer students Apply Now

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Boarding and International Students

Applications for incoming international girls and boys are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact Danny Curtin at 

boarding & international students apply Now

Important Dates

September 5, 2023 at 9:00 am

Admissions Season Begins

September - November 2023

Crusader for a Day & Parent Tours

October 6, 2023

Financial Aid Application Opens

October 26, 2023

Open House 

5:00 pm

November 27, 2023

Class of 2028 Application Deadline

December 2, 2023

HSPT at Riordan

9:00 am

February 4, 2024

Financial Aid Application Closes

March 15, 2024

Class of 2028 Admissions Notification

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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, 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. 


Student Non-Discriminatory Policy

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.