Thank you for your interest in Archbishop Riordan High School! More information about how to apply to the 2020-21 school year will be available this fall.
Riordan’s online application will launch September 3!
General Application Requirements
The following gives a general overview of what is required to apply to Archbishop Riordan High School.
1. Submit an Application Online
All interested students must complete an online application, including the submission of one essay. The deadline to submit the application is Monday, December 2, 2019. There is a $100 non-refundable fee that must be paid online as part of the online application.
2. Take the HSPT
To be considered for admission, prospective 8th grade students must take the High School Placement Test. The HSPT will be offered at Archbishop Riordan on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
An interview is required of all students (please see below if you are also applying to the RSP program). The Teamwork and Leadership interviews are a way for prospective students to demonstrate skills in a collaborative and creative environment. This will give insight to the Admissions staff on how a student will react in a classroom setting completing a goal-oriented task with others. A parent/Guardian is required at interview. You will be able to schedule an interview upon completion of your application.
For individuals applying for the RSP Program, 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. Note that those applying to the RSP do not need to complete the Teamwork and Leadership interview described above; prospective RSP students should do their interview with RSP staff. Schedule RSP Interview
7th and 8th Grade Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation
Archbishop Riordan will contact your school for this information after an application has been submitted.
Applying for Financial Aid?
Families applying for Financial Aid must submit all information via TADS by January 31, 2020.
Please contact the Admissions Office with questions, (415)586-1256.
Non-Discriminatory Policy as to Students
Archbishop Riordan High School, 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.