Founded in 1957 and connected to a 1,500-year Benedictine tradition, Woodside Priory School serves students from grades six through twelve (6-12) and houses Silicon Valley's only boarding school. Woodside Priory's mission is to assist all students in creating meaningful and balanced lives, developing as lifelong learners and stewards, and productively serving a world in need of their gifts. 

Surrounded by the innovation and excitement of Silicon Valley, our students attend–and even reside on–a campus that fosters a sense of meaning and balance. Nothing captures this spirit of balance better than standing in Schilling Square, surrounded by rolling hills and trees, and realizing that some of the world's most transformative communities are minutes away.
The search for a school is one of the most meaningful activities we manage as parents, guardians, and young people alike. Understanding our version of academic rigor is important, but the spirit of a community and the environment in which we learn are invaluable. We hope that the collection of our online materials and future conversations will highlight how a Priory education can help you thrive. We look forward to helping you discover what a Priory experience can do for you.

Tell Me More!

Woodside Priory School uses Ravenna, an online application platform popular with many private schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, to manage their admissions process. From events to the online admissions application, Ravenna serves as a hub for admissions applications.

To inquire and request more information from Priory, you will be asked to create a Ravenna account. You will be asked to provide information that you would ordinarily be asked in a typical school inquiry form.

It only takes a few minutes to create your account, and do not forget to add Woodside Priory School by clicking on the EXPLORE button. Once you have completed these steps, you will be set!

Priory at a Glance

  • Grades 6-12 with 400 students
  • 13 Students in an average class
  • 7:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
  • 80% of faculty have advanced degrees
  • 55% of students identify as students of color
  • 27% of students identify as Catholic
  • 20% of upper school students are boarding students
  • 20% of students receive financial aid

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Nils Leitz

    Nils Leitz 

    Interim Director of Admissions
    (650) 851-6124
    Knox College - BA
  • Photo of Barbra Heinig

    Barbra Heinig 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    (650) 851-8223

Statement on Non-Discrimination regarding School Policies and Procedures

Woodside Priory School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Priory does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies and requirements, admissions and financial aid programs, or athletic and student life activities on the basis of any characteristic protected by law.

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