ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN H I G H
S C H O O L
Your Future in San Francisco
ADVANTAGE LOCATION Riordan is located 20 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and near the worldâ€™s most known companies: Google, Twitter, Oracle, Facebook, YouTube and more
STUDENTS 700 day students, and boarding students from 10 countries
OPPORTUNITIES Explore San Francisco and be challenged academically! Our students attend some of the top universities in the U.S.
ACADEMICS Every student can be successful at Riordan, San Francisco‘s oldest all-boys high school. The school’s academics and UC- approved courses prepare students for the rigors of college. Students leave Riordan as leaders who care deeply about improving the world around them. Teachers serve to challenge, support, and mentor students. • STEM and Engineering classes such as Robotics, Computer Programming and Auto Shop. • Sports Medicine, Entrepreneurship and other enrichment courses help students develop professional interests. • Students can take courses at City College located directly across the street from Riordan’s campus • 19 AP and Honors courses are offered.
AP CALCULUS AB AP CHEMISTRY AP CHINESE AP ECONOMICS AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AP PHYSICS C AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AP STATISTICS AP U.S. GOVERNMENT AP U.S. HISTORY AP WORLD HISTORY
ENGINEERING PROGRAM The Engineering Program is a highly competitive academic program. In addition to two engineering courses each year, it is expected that students take advanced math and science courses that complement the engineering offerings and prepare them for a college-level engineering major.
Sample Engineering Courses • Computer Programming 1 • Engineering • Advanced Engineering • Computer Programming 2 • AP Computer Science with Java and Android Dev • Computer Programming 3: Game Development • Advanced Computer Science w/AI
How to Apply to the Engineering Program Admission will be based on math and science grades, performance on standardized tests, ability to handle a rigorous course load, and demonstrated interest in the area of engineering. Please note if you an international student interested in applying to the Engineering Program, the SSAT is required.
PREPARING FOR COLLEGE Preparing students for the next phase of their education is a top priority. In addition to a challenging academic curriculum, students begin their college exploration early by meeting with members of Riordanâ€™s counseling staff who explain the search and selection process. Counselors also explain the requirements of a college application, including essay writing, and standardized testing, and applying for scholarships.
Recent College Acceptances BOSTON UNIVERSITY CAL POLY GEORGETOWN JOHNS HOPKINS MIT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY NORTHWESTERN NOTRE DAME SAN JOSE STATE STANFORD UC BERKELEY UCLA UNIVERSITY OF OREGON VIRGINIA TECH
Top 5% average
GRADUATES “Riordan helped me form connections not just with the students but others in the Riordan community. It was through several Riordan connections that I landed internships and jobs in San Francisco.“ Maarten Deschaumes, Class of 2013 Attended UCLA, Currently working in Real Estate in San Francisco “My Riordan classmates are among my closest friends. The band also gave me a great sense of community and was a lot of fun. We marched in the 2012 Giants World Series Parade, and that experience also led me to join Marching Band at UC Berkeley, where I played the piccolo.” Steven Zhu, Class of 2014 Boarding Program Alumnus from Suzhou, China “When I first came to Riordan, I was shy. I lacked confidence and didn’t know how to promote myself. When you apply to college or a job, you need to know how to put yourself out there and tell people what you’re good at. That’s how Riordan prepared me for college, for my career and for life.” Henry Liu, Class of 2014 Boarding Program Alumnus from Beijing, China Attended NYU, Working at UBS
ATHLETICS FOOTBALL BASKETBALL
SOCCER TENNIS BASEBALL RUNNING TRACK AND FIELD LACROSSE RUGBY
14 On-Campus Coaches
Full-Time Strength and Conditioning Staff* 30 Varsity WCAL Titles 20 CCS Section Titles
ARTS AND MUSIC The arts are a platform for both creative and analytical development, and the skills learned in these realms will help students lead in society. • Arts courses include drawing, painting, digital design, music, motion graphics, acting and more.
ARTS • Students interested in television can become produCOURSES cers, directors, and presenters on the school’s daily news show.
• The award-winning Riordan Marching band has played at Disneyland and the Super Bowl, and for the Warriors and San Francisco Giants! • Drama and band programs partner with local all-girls schools.
CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Riordan students are encouraged to become involved in the many clubs and activities on campus, or start their own. All clubs offer leadership opportunities. ARCHERY
HEAL OUR WORLD
KNIGHTS OF RIORDAN
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
SPEECH AND DEBATE
AFTER SCHOOL Experience all that San Francisco has to offer! HIKING AND CAMPING SURFING IN SANTA CRUZ COLLEGE VISITS TO UC BERKELEY AND STANFORD Located 30 minutes away SKI AND SNOWBOARD TRIPS TO LAKE TAHOE LOCAL “FUN RUNS” / 5K RACES VISITS TO AMUSEMENT PARKS PROFESSIONAL SPORTING EVENTS Golden State Warriors, San Jose Earthquakes, 49ers, SF Giants SPECIAL BOARDING STUDENT RETREATS
OUR CAMPUS More than 40 boarding students from around the world live in Riordanâ€™s on-campus dormitory that has modern facilities and living arrangements, including a media lounge, private study rooms, and dining facilities featuring delicious international cuisine. Riordan is located in the heart of San Francisco, just 20 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and the downtown financial center!
Start your future in San Francisco. Apply Today!
CONTACT ADMISSIONS Mr. Danny Curtin email@example.com +1 (415) 586-1256 www.riordanhs.org
Viewbook for the Archbishop Riordan High School boarding program in San Francisco.