St. Elizabeth High School

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Saint Elizabeth High School

Great Expectations...Great Results
Saint Elizabeth High School is an urban Catholic college preparatory school offering a quality education to students enrolled in grades nine through twelve.

Founded in 1921, the school is located in the heart of the culturally diverse and historic Fruitvale district of Oakland, California.

Saint Elizabeth High School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA).

Saint Elizabeth High School is nationally distinguished as an exemplary school by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for American Private Education.

Our History

More than 10,000 young men and women have graduated from Saint Elizabeth High School since it was founded in 1921 by the Franciscan Friars of the Province of Santa Barbara with the assistance of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. The school building that now stands was completed in 1924 and housed both the elementary school and the high school until 1958 when the present elementary site was erected. Parish economic support decreased over time and was entirely phased out by 1960. Ownership of the high school eventually passed from the parish to the Diocese of Oakland in 1983.
In August of 1982, the Marist Brothers assigned several Brothers as faculty members, remaining a at Saint Elizabeth until June of 1996. On June 15, 1984, Saint Elizabeth High School was named an Exemplary Private High School by the United States Department of Education, one of 60 throughout the country.
Over the ninety years that the school has been in existence, young men and women have experienced a Catholic education that has prepared them to continue their learning at a school where the heart and mind are educated in Christian values.