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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work| Case Study

The College Preparatory School

Grades 9-12 | Oakland, CA

The Power of Collaborative Learning

Encouraging students to reach out to one another to solve problems and share knowledge not only builds collaboration skills but leads to deeper learning and understanding.

What this School is Achieving


The College Preparatory School is an coed, private high school. The school enrolls students from almost 80 different schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Passing Rates on AP Exams

  • College Prep: 97%
  • National: 60%

College Enrollment

  • College Prep: 100%
  • National: 67%

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