Quick Facts

Our School & Students

  • 680 young men in our day and boarding programs
  • Oldest all-boys high school in San Francisco
  • Students matriculate to some of the finest universities in the U.S., including Notre Dame, UC Berkeley, Georgetown, UCLA, St. Mary’s College, Johns Hopkins, San Jose State and Davidson
    View Class of 2019 College Matriculation
  • The majority of students reside in San Francisco, with many also hailing from six other Bay Area counties, other parts of California and around the world
  • Residential boarding school is one of only a few located in a major U.S. city
  • Located in the city of San Francisco, minutes from downtown San Francisco, HW 280 near Balboa Park BART, San Francisco airport, and some of the most prominent universities and companies in the world
  • 70% of students identify themselves identify as Catholic; the school welcomes students of all faiths
  • Ethnic and cultural diversity of students mirrors the city of San Francisco
  • 14 on-campus coaches
  • Mascot: Crusaders; Colors: Purple & Gold
  • Tuition: Day: $21,200, Boarding: $58,000 (2019-20 School Year)
  • Financial aid available
  • 2018-19 School Profile

Academic Program

  • College prep curriculum and instruction focused on how boys learn best
  • 19 AP and Honors Classes
  • Student-to-Faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Engineering Program and House System launched in the 2017-18 School Year
  • New STEAM Program and Makerspace launched in the 2016-17 School Year
  • Intensive 80-minute AB block schedule allows for greater depth and exploration of topics
  • Visual and performing arts integrated into the curriculum
  • Leading 1:1 iPad, iTunes U and other technology programs to enhance student learning and produce good digital citizens
  • Comprehensive Resource Specialist Program for students with learning differences
  • Extensive college counseling program prepares students for the next phase of their education

Community Life

  • 30+ Clubs and Activities
  • 10 sports and 30 teams
  • Campus Ministry center providing faith development and retreat programs
  • 100-hour Christian Service Requirement
  • Partnerships with local all-girls schools for social and extra-curricular opportunities
  • Award-winning Riordan Marching Band plays at community events throughout the Bay Area; past performances include the SF Giants World Series Parade, Super Bowl 50, Chinese New Year Parade, America’s Cup Celebration, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Drama productions draw audiences from across the City
  • Opportunities for student leadership in every class, club, sport and activity

Faculty and Staff

  • 80% have between five and 15 years of teaching experience
  • 72% hold a teaching credential
  • 51% hold a masters degree


  • Global network of more than 10,000 alumni working in technology, finance, medicine, education, engineering, media, law, government, public service and many other careers.
  • 30 alumni currently teaching and/or coaching at Riordan