Concord, Calif. (June 19, 2017) – Carondelet High School was named "Best Private School" in the East Bay according to a recent poll of readers of the East Bay Times. In a special "Best in East" section that was published June 18, the newspaper announced the results of its survey, which solicited input from local residents.
"Carondelet is honored to be recognized for the excellent education that we provide young women," said Carondelet President Bonnie Cotter. "Through innovative and challenging academics along with the opportunities we provide our students to lead and develop their voices, we are preparing young women for success in college, careers and in life ahead."
Carondelet encourages students to live purpose-filled lives and to connect with their surrounding community through service. While volunteer hours are not required, students performed more than 46,000 service hours for dozens of nonprofit organizations around the East Bay during the 2016-17 school year.
Founded in 1965, Carondelet High School's mission is to inspire excellence by preparing young women to live with heart, faith and courage in the Catholic tradition and the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph. The Concord-based college-preparatory school serves 800 students each year from all over the East Bay and boasts a 100 percent graduation rate.
The school currently is in the process of expanding its athletics and STEM education offerings for its young women. A 6.5 acre Athletics Complex will open this fall providing beautiful new facilities for soccer, lacrosse, softball, tennis, swimming, diving and water polo, in addition to weight training and a student activities center. Carondelet is also in the midst of developing plans for a state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) center that will enable the school to pursue a new approach to educating young women for careers of the future.