We are a college preparatory community, guided by the Catholic educational tradition, to engage students in a rich curriculum that encompasses mind, body and spirit, and emboldens our graduates to lead and serve a more just, joyful and sustainable world.

At O’Dowd, we nurture the whole student.

Our faculty and staff partner with families to support students in unlocking their potential and aspirations. Our holistic academic program, celebrated co-curricular opportunities, and enriching values-based education challenges students to explore and take risks, find and hone their strengths, and discover the power they have to make an impact in the world.

Above all, we are guided to find God in all things. We embrace our diverse community. We honor strength of character. We rise to academic excellence. We cherish the earth and all living things. We stand for social justice.
We seek and hold onto joy.

We welcome you to find your place at O’Dowd. You belong here.

Bishop O’Dowd High School

9500 Stearns Avenue
Oakland, CA 94605

Admissions contact: Kerryn Pincusa

Grades: 9th-12th
Category: Academic, Faith-based