Welcome Class of 2022 and families!

In this section you will find relevant information for members of the Class of 2022.

Mimosa Morning: May 5
Moms and lady friends of Riordan are invited to attend the annual Mimosa Morning on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This is a fun morning for brunch and shopping. Buy Tickets

Math Placement Test: April 28

All incoming freshmen are required to take the Math Placement Test on Saturday, April 28 from 8:00 – 10:00 am. Students must bring a calculator; cell phones are not allowed during the test.

Please note that the end time is approximate.

Optional Mandarin and Spanish Placement Test: April 28

If you have prior language experience in Mandarin or Spanish (both speaking and writing), the Modern Language Department will offer a placement test on Saturday, April 28. Please report to room 104 immediately after the math placement test. The test will last approximately 30 minutes.

Please confirm your attendance by Monday, April 16 to:
Spanish Placement Test – Ms. Debra Jensen, djensen@riordanhs.org
Mandarin Placement Test – Ms. Yin Shan Yang, yyang@riordanhs.org

Summer Camps and Programs

Archbishop Riordan offers many summer opportunities for incoming freshmen, including the Crusader Experience (open to all incoming freshmen), Freshmen Academic Introduction (for students admitted to Riordan with the condition of summer school), and the RSP Summer Session (for students admitted to the RSP Program). More Information and Registration

There are also a variety of Specialty Sports Camps (football, baseball and basketball), and the Auto Shop Camp that offer many fun experiences for new students.

For more information about our other camps for boys and girls ages 6 and up, please visit www.crusader.camp.

Summer Reading

All students are required to do a summer reading assignment, which includes selecting a book from the summer reading list and completing an assessment before the first day of classes in August.

More information about the summer reading assignment for the Class of 2022 will be available in May 2018.


More information about uniforms and summer hours for Riordan’s Prep Shop will be available in May.

Parent Pledge

Each year we ask new parents to join the Parent Pledge Program, a four-year commitment made by families. The true cost to educate a child is more than tuition alone. A gift to the Parent Pledge Program helps to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of providing the Riordan experience to each student. The benefit of making a Parent Pledge Program gift instead of paying higher tuition is that this gift is tax deductible.

Our goal is for each family to pledge $12,000 over four years, or $3,000 a year, for each student attending Riordan. We ask each family to pledge an amount that is both generous and reasonable for them. Families who receive financial aid are asked to participate by making a pledge commensurate to their financial situation.

You can make a gift and view pledge options by downloading a Parent Pledge Form, or by visiting www.riordangiving.com to set up online payments.

For more information about the Parent Pledge Program, please contact Director of Annual Giving Anne Seppi, aseppi@riordanhs.org or (415)586-8200 ext. 217.

Thank you for your support of Riordan!


Technology / 1:1 iPad Program
All students are required to have an iPad for the first day of classes. We recommend the iPad Air or above, the iPad Mini 3 or above or the iPad Pro. While the iPad Mini is an acceptable choice, it has a much smaller screen, which can reduce the impact of certain visually interactive apps in the sciences or the arts. Students pursuing digital media courses and extracurriculars may want the larger format screen with retina display, available on both the iPad Air and the iPad Pro.

The iPad needs to be running the latest iOS at all times. To update this on the iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update. While you are able to get older versions of the iPad, please be aware that the iPad 1 is not an acceptable model as it cannot handle the processing speeds necessary for digital textbooks. Additional information about technology will be presented at Freshman/New Student Orientation on August 13.

New Student Orientation / Back to School Dates

New Student Orientation for the Class of 2022 – Monday, August 13, 2018
This is required for all freshmen.

House Orientations – Tuesday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Each student is assigned to a House that they will be part of all four years at Riordan. The fours Houses are Bolts, Cana, Pilar, and Russi. Class of 2022 House assignments will be distributed in the coming months. Your son will be required to attend his House Orientation on either Tuesday, August 14 or Wednesday, August 15.

First Day of Classes – Thursday, August 16, 2018

Please note that start and end times for these days and attire are TBA.

Upcoming Events for Parents and Families

Spring Musical: How to Succeed in Business, Without Really Trying

The spring musical runs April 20-29, 2018 and is a great show for families!

Show dates are April 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8:00 pm, and April 29 at 2:00 pm. Tickets on sale here.

Mimosa Morning: May 5

Moms and lady friends of Riordan are invited to attend the annual Mimosa Morning on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This is a fun morning of brunch and shopping. Buy Tickets

FREE Sports Physicals

All Riordans students interested in participating in athletics, including incoming freshmen, must be cleared by a physician prior to participation in the coming year. UCSF’s Playsafe program provides FREE sports physicals and cardiac screenings to the first 500 registered student-athletes on Saturday, May 5. Students must be participating in a CIF sport and entering grades 9 to 12. This is a great FREE opportunity, and a way to make sure all paperwork is taken care of prior to when school starts in August. Register

Time and Location
Saturday, May 5, 2018
8:00 am to 3:30 pm at 1500 Owens Street in San Francisco

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