About Boarding

Your future is in San Francisco!

Archbishop Riordan is San Francisco’s oldest Catholic all-male high school serving 700 young men, including more than 40 students in our boarding program and 20 international day students. We believe that this student mix provides a unique US integration opportunity that is unmatched at other high schools.

We are proud of our ability to help foster our students’ development under the guiding principles of a Marianist education: Provide an integral, quality education; Educate in family spirit; Educate for service, justice and peace; and Educate for adaptation and change.

The accomplishments of our students are impressive, both in and out of the classroom. Our young men attend some of the finest universities in the United States including Boston University, Santa Clara, New York University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and many others. They also take home athletic championships, compete in national music competitions, and earn awards for their service to the community.

Archbishop Riordan High School is located just minutes away from the nation’s leaders in technology, biomedical, science, alternative energy, and finance industry. Our boarding students enjoy two floors of living accommodations, modern bathrooms and living arrangements, wireless connectivity, media centers, study areas, and private dining facilities. The campus is located directly across the street from City College of San Francisco where students can take college-level courses and earn credits towards their academic future.

Life at Archbishop Riordan High School is fun! Guided by an experienced boarding staff, students have a chance to explore all that San Francisco has to offer, including hiking, surfing, skiing, attending professional sporting events, and much more! Learn About Residential Life at Riordan

We look forward to discussing your interest in Archbishop Riordan. See what it is like to live in San Francisco by watching this video! Please visit our Boarding Admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Mr. Gary Whitehouse
Director of Boarding Program
gwhitehouse@riordanhs.org