Woodside Priory School

About Us

Located within 40 minutes of San Francisco and 10 minutes from Stanford University, the Priory is a coeducational boarding and day school for grades 9 through 12 as well as a coeducational day school for grades 6 through 8. Situated on a 50-acre campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, Priory offers a 7:1 student/teacher ratio, strong college and university preparatory curriculum, a vast performing arts program, and a competitive athletics program.

The Priory strives to create a balanced experience for students where they can explore interests, develop passions, and discover meaningful activities. Everything we do revolves around our Mission – to assist students in becoming lifelong learners and stewards who will productively serve a world in need of their gifts – and our five Benedictine values of Community, Hospitality, Individuality, Integrity, and Spirituality.
Priory students are challenged to develop their fullest potential in the classrooms, on the athletic fields, in the performing and visual arts, and in service to the greater community around them. Priory graduates go on to attend schools all across the country, including bigger schools such as Stanford, Harvard, Yale, UC Berkeley, and UCLA, as well as smaller colleges like Carleton, Oberlin, Santa Clara, and Whitman.

The Boarding Program embodies a family model with a full-time Residential Faculty dedicated to working with boarding students after school, in the evenings, and on weekends. The goal of the Boarding Program is to develop independent, responsible, and kind students who will engage in their communities. International in scope, the program attracts students from all parts of the world and throughout the western United States. Boarders enjoy the seamless interaction with the Priory’s day students in and outside the classroom. This provides for a rich diversity of peers and experiences that create a strong, vibrant community.

3 Key Program Features:

  1. Catholic Benedictine day and boarding school in the heart of Silicon Valley
  2. Our mission is to assist all students in creating meaningful and balanced lives
  3. Brand new Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Math building and all-weather track
  • Total Enrollment : 275
  • Type : Co-Ed
  • Boarding Grades : 9-12
  • Total Students : 275
  • Boarding Students : 55
  • Day Students : 220
  • ESL Offered : No
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  • Avg. Class Size : 13
  • Standard Application : No
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