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High School and College Placement

Choosing which high school to attend is one of the most important decisions students and parents will have to make before leaving EB. Though the process of making a decision about high school can seem daunting, there is much guidance and support provided by EB’s High School Placement Counselor.

The vast majority of the students (95% on average) applying to private high schools get their top choice. EB students are highly sought-after by these top private schools for their unique qualities. They have been described by admissions directors as open and globally-minded, culturally fluent, flexible and adaptable, articulate and possessing extraordinary communications skills thanks to their mastery of different languages. These attributes are an asset that sets EB students apart from other applicants and gives them an edge over students from other schools. 

The High School placement office assists students in finding the best-fit high school for them. For some, the renowned International Baccalaureate program at Berkeley High School is the best match. For others, it is a private or boarding school on the East Coast such as The Spence School in New York City or Concord Academy in Massachusetts. Or others may find The College Preparatory School or International High School to be the best match for them. Whether they’re applying to a private high school or learning about the registration procedures at a local public school, there is much help along the way, and the actual formal process does not start until middle school.

Applying to a private high school is very similar to applying to a college/university, but on a smaller scale. One advantage of going through this process is that in addition to getting accepted into some of the top high schools, students get practice and support in interviewing, taking standardized tests, and writing essays. They also get the opportunity to visit some of the top high schools in this country and meet EB alumni who are attending them.

Beyond EB: High School

Here is where Classes of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 have launched for the next step of their educational journey:


  • Acalanes High School (2)
  • Alameda High School(2)
  • Albany High School (2)
  • Athenian School (2)
  • Armijo High School 
  • Benicia High School 
  • Bentley School (4)
  • Berkeley High School (84)
  • Bishop O’Dowd High School (14)
  • California High School 
  • Cambridge School of Weston 
  • Campolindo High School (2)
  • Castro Valley High School 
  • Clayton Valley Charter High School 
  • College Preparatory School (18)
  • Concord Academy 
  • El Cerrito High School (2)
  • French American International High School (16)
  • Head-Royce School (6)
  • Holden High School 
  • Holderness Academy (Boarding School NH)
  • International High School (4)
  • John Swett High School (2)
  • Laguna Blanca School 
  • Lick-Wilmerding High School (5)
  • Lowell High School in San Francisco 
  • Lycée Francais de San Francisco (2)
  • Marin Academy (4)
  • Maybeck High School 
  • Miramonte High School (4)
  • Oakland School for the Arts 
  • Oakland Technical High School (14)
  • Orinda Academy 
  • Piedmont High School (4)
  • Saint Mary’s College High School (30)
  • San Francisco School of the Arts 
  • San Francisco University High School (2)
  • Saint Joseph of Notre Dame 
  • Skyline High School (2)
  • Summit High School in Bend, Oregon
  • Tamalpais High School 
  • French Schools Abroad (8)

Beyond EB: College

Here are the colleges and universities where students of classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015 have matriculated:

  • American University 
  • American University of Paris (2)
  • Arizona State University
  • Berkeley City College (2)
  • Boston University 
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (7)
  • California State University Maritime Academy
  • Carnegie Mellon University (2)
  • Chapman University
  • College of Marin
  • Colorado State University
  • Diablo Valley College (4)
  • Emory University (2)
  • Goucher College
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • McGill University
  • New York University (2)
  • Northeastern University (3)
  • Northwestern
  • Pomona College
  • Rome, Italy
  • Sacramento State University
  • San Francisco Academy of Art University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University (2)
  • Seattle University
  • St Olaf College
  • Tufts University (3)
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley (4)
  • University of California, Davis (4)
  • University of California,  Los Angeles (5)
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, San Diego 
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (2)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (3)
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Chicago
  • University College of London
  • University of Florida
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California (2)
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (2)
  • Wake Forest University (2)
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Williams College