Founded in 1957 and connected to a 1,500-year Benedictine tradition, Woodside Priory serves students from grades 6 through 12 alongside the only high school boarding program in Silicon Valley. 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 learn – 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!

Our application is entirely online. Along with many other private schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, we utilize a platform called Ravenna. From signing up for events to submitting required documents, Ravenna serves as a hub for your admissions applications.

To inquire and request more information from Priory, you will be asked to create a Ravenna account. You will then 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 don’t forget to add Woodside Priory School by clicking on the EXPLORE button!

Priory at a Glance

  • 427 students grades 6-12
  • 47 Boarding students (grades 9-12)
  • 13 Students in average class
  • 7:1 student:faculty ratio
  • 80% faculty with advanced degrees
  • 68% students of color
  • 21% Catholic
  • 30% of faculty live on-campus
  • >$4 million in financial aid grants

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Kirk Gossman

    Kirk Gossman 

    Director of Admissions
    (650) 851-6158
  • Photo of Nils Leitz

    Nils Leitz 

    Associate Director of Admissions
    (650) 851-6124
    Knox College - BA

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 rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. 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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