Founded in: 1949

Location: San Francisco, California

Closest Major City: San Francisco

Type of school:  Day and Boarding

Student Gender: Male

Religious Affiliatio: Catholic

Language of Instruction: English

Day School available for international students: Yes

Type of Accreditation: WASC, WCEA, Member of TABS and Leading Boarding Schools of the World

Type of Ranking, if applicable: N/A

Admission deadline

Fall: 

Winter: 

Spring: 

Summer: 

 Rolling

N/A 

December 1

N/A

Grades: 9,10,11

Top 5 Higher Education Institution (that graduates enter)

  1. Boston University
  2. Brown
  3. Columbia
  4. Cornell
  5. MIT

Percentage of Graduate Accepted to Top 5 Higher Education Institutions: 

Average SAT Score of Graduates: Critical Reading: 494, Math: 501, Writing: 501 

AP Course:

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Economics
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP English Language
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP European History
  • AP Physics C
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Statistics
  • AP U.S. Government & Politics
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP World History

Students wishing to take AP exams for courses not offered by Archbishop Riordan are accommodated. AP exams previously take by a student and proctored at Archbishop Riordan include: AP Italian Language and Culture, AP Japanese Language and Culture, AP Music Theory, AP Psychology.

IB Courses: No 

Honors Courses

1. Algebra

2.  Biology

3.  Earth Science

4.  Introduction to Literature

5.  Modern American Social History

6. Modern Geometry

7. World Literature 

Link of Academic web page:

Click HERE 

Top 5 Extracurricular Activities

  1. Clubs
  2. Digital Media
  3. Music
  4. Sports
  5. Theater  

English requirement

TOEFL PBT/iBT/CBT: 

IELTS: 

SSAT: 

SLEP:

SLATE:

Other(s):

 Yes

 Yes

 Recommended

 No

 No

 TOEFL Jr. for grades 9 and 10

ESL

Yes

Total number of students

Total:

International:

Vietnamese:

680

40

4

Estimated cost per year (USD)

Tuition and Fees: 

Books and Supplies: 

Health Insurance: 

Room and board: 

Other expenses: 

Total (as stated on I-20 form):

$30,000

$1,000

$800 per year

$21,000

-

$53,600

Summer program: Yes

Ages: 12-16

Duration: July 12 - 25

Admission Deadline: April 15

Cost per week/course (USA): $1,650 

Scholarship for international students

No

Other types of financial aid for international students

Yes

(Please indicate name and the range of each kind scholarship/financial aid if applicable) 

Housing option

Boarding:

Homestay:

Housing Placement service:

Yes

No

No

International students can live with local families. However, arrangements are done by families, not school.