We are no longer accepting applications for 9th grade or transfer students for next school year.
We invite you to visit O’Dowd and to peruse these information-rich pages, where we strive to make the admissions process as simple and informative as possible. From learning about whether O’Dowd is right for your child, to the application process and through to acceptance, our dedicated Admissions team is eager to help.
BISHOP O’DOWD HIGH SCHOOL
We are no longer requiring the HSPT for this years admission cycle.
Pleases contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
|Complete an Inquiry Form to learn about Bishop O’Dowd Admissions.||We encourage you to get to know O’Dowd from a variety of perspectives. Complete an Inquiry Form to learn more about our virtual events for the season.|
To schedule a limited in-person tour, complete an application.
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|Open House Week is scheduled for November 9-12. View the Program »||The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a standardized test that must be taken by all incoming 9th and 10th grade prospective students.||Applications for international students for the 2018-19 year are no longer being accepted.|
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Situated in Oakland with an expansive bay view, Bishop O’Dowd High School embraces the diversity for which Oakland and the Bay Area are known. With a reputation for academic excellence and robust co-curricular opportunities, we attract applicants who strive to create positive change within themselves and their communities. Guided by our Catholic mission and charism, we offer a well-rounded education that ensures each student’s intellectual, moral and personal growth.
Our college preparatory curriculum includes: 25 AP and honors level courses, a rich humanities and arts program, a comprehensive and state of the art science and technology curriculum, and a focus on sustainability. Review the current course catalog »
Our co-curricular program provides opportunities for leadership, environmental stewardship, peer ministry, service learning, and social justice activities abound. Comprehensive counseling and health and wellness services support students’ well-being as they prepare for their futures. Whether through academics, athletics, clubs or other co-curricular pursuits, students find joy in learning and developing in a supportive and caring environment.