Portola Valley, California, USA
Co-Ed, Roman Catholic
Priory is a coeducational boarding and day school for grades 9 through 12 in its Upper School which seeks to embody the values at the heart of Benedictine education – a belief in order and personal responsibility; a respect for diversity and community life; a life-long love of learning; and the development of the whole person. Priory students, hailing from more than 16 countries and the United States, are challenged to develop their fullest potential in the classrooms, on the athletic fields, in the performing and visual arts, and in their relationships with one another. Priory graduates go on to attend schools all across the country and internationally, including schools such as Stanford, Harvard, Yale, UC Berkeley, and UCLA as well as smaller colleges like Carleton, Oberlin, Santa Clara, and Whitman.
The Boarding Program embodies a family model with a full time Residential Faculty dedicated to working with boarding students after school, in the evenings, and on weekends. The goal of the Boarding Program is to develop independent, responsible, creative students who will engage in their communities. International in scope, the program attracts students from all parts of the world and throughout the western United States. Boarders enjoy seamless interaction with the Priory's day students in and outside the classroom. This provides for a rich diversity of peers and experiences that create a strong, vibrant community.