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Woodside Priory School

Address: 302 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA 94028, United States

Description Woodside Priory School

  • Established: 1957
  • Location: Portola Veli, California, USA
  • Students age: 15-18
  • Number of students: 385
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training : blended .

Woodside Priory School is a private boarding school for high school students. This is the only boarding school in Silicon Valley: it was founded by Hungarian Benedictine monks in 1957, since then children from different countries have been studying at the school, subsequently building brilliant careers. Place of Woodside Priory School in national ratings (Niche, 2020):

  • 4th place in the ranking of the best Catholic schools for high school students in America
  • 40th place in the list of the best boarding schools in the USA
  • 23rd in the ranking of the best boarding schools for high school students in the States
  • "The Best Catholic School in California."

School information in numbers:

  • 1: 7 - teacher to student ratio
  • 20+ - the number of Advanced Placement courses
  • 80% of teachers have master and doctoral degrees
  • 13 people - average class size
  • 40+ - the number of elective classes
  • 10% of students came from abroad.

The educational institution guarantees high-quality training before the university in core subjects, after graduation, graduates successfully enter priority universities. In 2019, school graduates entered:

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Woodside Priory School

Program name
from 73 575 $ / year

Upper school

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age : 15-18
  • Duration : 2 years.

Items to choose from:

  • Theology
  • Story
  • Sociology
  • Mathematics
  • Acting
  • English
  • Computer science
  • Sport
  • Painting
  • The science.

Accommodation, housing and food

The campus residence has become a second home for 50 students. In dormitories, students live in comfortable rooms with everything you need, get access to common recreation areas. Meals are organized as a full board.

Events Woodside Priory School

  • Wood carving
  • Business and investment
  • Comedy club
  • French club
  • Math club
  • Mindfullnes
  • The photo
  • Robotics
  • TEDX and more .

Equipment Woodside Priory School

The school is located in California, in the heart of the technology industry:

  • Less than 30 minutes walk to Apple , Google , Oracle , Facebook Headquarters
  • 30 minutes drive to San Francisco International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport
  • 10 minutes drive to Stanford University
  • 40 minutes drive to San Francisco.

The campus is surrounded by green areas and is located in a mountainous area. In the last decade, the school has undergone reconstruction and technical modernization, and now the infrastructure of the educational institution includes:

  • Scientific laboratories
  • Digital lab
  • Art Studios
  • Workshops
  • 3D lab
  • Cafeterias
  • Classrooms
  • Church and square
  • Gardens
  • Aquacenter
  • Modern classrooms
  • Residences.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Vacation Dates:

  • Autumn: 11.10-15.10
  • Christmas: 12.20-5.01
  • Winter: 02.13-23.02
  • Spring: 3.04-13.04.

Included in the price:

  • Training
  • Accommodation
  • Nutrition
  • Student deposit
  • Weekend Activities and Activities
  • Dormitory fee.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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