Archbishop Riordan High School

Located in the heart of San Francisco, Archbishop Riordan High School is the only boarding high school in the city - as well as the only school in the city that accepts international high school students. The school provides a top STEM experience with incredible results.

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San Francisco, California
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Grades 9-12
Language Requirement:
Not Required
Cost of Attendance
$45k - $65k
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On-campus boarding
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Amerigo Select School
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Amerigo Signature School
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Why Study at Archbishop Riordan High School?
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Prime Location in the Heart of San Francisco

Riordan is located in the heart of San Francisco, where students can take advantage of the Bay Area’s reputation as a global center of education and technological innovation. In addition to having easy access to top universities, the campus is across the street from the City College of San Francisco, where students can take college-level courses and earn credits towards their academic futures.

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Robust Four-Year Honors Engineering Program

The program is focused on computer engineering, fabrication and design. The core experience is an engaging, hands-on classroom environment where students can develop skills and knowledge in Engineering and Computer Science. Students are prepared for a wide range of careers in the Engineering and Computer Science field, including AI, Robotics, Automation and Renewable Energy.

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Biomedical Science Program for Students Interested in Medicine

This four-year Honors-level program is designed for students eager to explore the field of Biomedical Science. Here, students will take unique, award-winning classes like Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions and Biomedical Innovation, in addition to core science courses. Grade 12 students will take part in a Biomed Capstone class, where they’ll complete their own independent learning projects.

Study in San Francisco, California

Archbishop Riordan High School is a top school in the heart of San Francisco, California. Here, students are surrounded by Tech Giants like Google, Apple and Meta, and are just a quick drive away from top universities.

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San Francisco is home to 815,000 people.
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Easy access to three international airports - San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San José Mineta International Airport (SJC) and Oakland International Airport (OAK).
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Close to top-ranked colleges and universities, including Stanford University (#3), University of California - Berkeley (#15) and University of San Francisco.
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San Francisco, California

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Advanced STEM Courses


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Athletic Championships

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