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Welcome to Bishop O’Dowd High School. We’re excited that you’ve come to learn more about us. Before you peruse the site and see what we have to offer your student, please take a moment to read this letter of welcome from our President and Principal.
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 »
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.