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SJND Ranked #1 Most Diverse Private High School in the San Francisco Bay Area, #3 in the Nation

Students pose before the 2019 SJND Commencement Ceremony.

Niche.com, a school reviews, rankings, and data aggregation website, recently released its 2020 school rankings, naming Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School the #1 Most Diverse Private High School in the San Francisco Bay Area out of 125 schools total. Additionally, SJND was ranked the #2 Most Diverse Private High School in California, and the third most diverse private high school in America (out of 7,203 schools).

“This is something to be proud of and celebrated,” Interim Principal Julie Guevara wrote to parents and students. “Not only is our student body culturally, economically and ethnically diverse, our Pilots come from over a dozen different cities throughout the Bay Area to attend our wonderful school,” she explained.

SJND’s current student body comes from over 40 private, public, Catholic and charter schools throughout the Bay Area. Further, applicants for the SJND Class of 2023 represented over 60 schools.

SJND Alumni often point to their interactions amongst their diverse group of classmates as a powerful component of their education. In fact, growing research on this topic supports that greater socio-economic and racial diversity in the classroom positively impacts all students, including:

  • Greater tolerance and less prejudice towards others;
  • Improved academic performance and higher test scores;
  • Stronger problem solving and critical thinking skills;
  • And better preparation for the professional world and the global economy. (source)


Niche.com also ranked SJND as the #2 Best High School for Athletes in Alameda County, and placed SJND amongst the top one third college prep private high schools in the state.

Click here to learn more about Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School and to view all rankings.

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