Our mission

Bishop O’Dowd High School is a Catholic college-preparatory community guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ, that educates its diverse student body to build a more just, joyful and sustainable world. Read more…

The O’Dowd Student

Here at O’Dowd, we embrace our Catholic identity through the lens of our charism, which calls us to “Find God in All Things” through core values that shape our vision for O’Dowd graduates.

These values – Community in Diversity, Strength of Character, Social Justice, Kinship with Creation, Academic Excellence, and Joy – shape how and what we teach, contributing to our students’ growth as leaders prepared to build a more just, joyful, sustainable world. Learn more »

Getting Here »

You have many options when it comes to visiting our campus. We’re located right off a major highway and on various local bus lines as well. Check out all your options and find the best one for you.

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Fast Facts »

Looking for some fun, interesting facts about Bishop O’Dowd High School? Here’s where you’ll find them. Learn all about our school, our student body, and the O’Dowd college preparatory experience.

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Who We Are »

To learn about, or contact, any of our administration, faculty or staff, please see our full directory.

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History »

Established in 1951, Bishop O’Dowd High School has a rich history as a Catholic institution and high school. Learn more about how we were formed and how we’ve kept pace over the years as the preeminent educational choice in Oakland.

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