Eastside College Preparatory School is an independent secondary school in East Palo Alto that all students attend tuition free. In a community in which 65% of students drop out of high school, Eastside students are blazing a new trail of academic success. Our approach is geared toward one central mission: the enrollment and success of every Eastside graduate in a four-year college or university.
In 2016, for the 17th year in a row, all of Eastside’s graduating seniors have been admitted to four-year colleges, including Williams College, Santa Clara University, U.C. Berkeley and Mount Holyoke College. Ninety-nine percent of these students are the first in their families to attend college.
Since Eastside receives no state funding, we rely on generous donors – individuals, foundations, and corporations – whose contributions each year sustain our work.