I always dreamed of attending Carondelet, but the cost was a concern for my family. I attended public school through 8th grade at Sequoia Elementary and learned about Carondelet when my sister attended Camp Carondelet during the summer. I have a passion for film and the public high schools in this area don’t offer much in this discipline. I also wanted to experience high school in a supportive community environment. Carondelet provided tuition assistance and scholarships and I am so grateful to attend.Read the full story
Financial Annual Report
The dedicated partnership of our community of supporters resulted in a standout year. Though the landscape was not always stable or clear, our students built resiliency, stayed informed, embraced change, and led with heart, faith, courage, and excellence. Your generosity enabled us to enhance our tuition assistance offerings, further leveling the playing field for all young women at Carondelet. And because of your investments, our Student Life, Educational Support, College Counselors, and Wellness Team continue to provide crucial resources for students’ academic, spiritual, and social-emotional journeys. These are just a handful of the countless resources—staff, classes, programs, supplies, and initiatives—that we provide, thanks to you.
Your philanthropic support, volunteer efforts, and engagement with school life during the 2022-2023 year helped raise $1.2M in contributed income, 117% of our goal. This success was driven by creative fundraising efforts—dynamic events, annual sponsorship opportunities, and targeted initiatives—and this community’s sustained responsiveness to the needs of the times. Our supporters rose to the occasion to keep Carondelet on the cutting edge of whole-person secondary education and used philanthropy to maintain the exceptional experience our students and their families expect and deserve. We also raised more than $650K for our Wellness Initiative, centered in the Cannon Wellness Center. This state-of-the-art sanctuary has become a special place of peace, expression, community, reflection, and respite for our students. Your investment acknowledges the essential role mental health and wellness play in the high school experience and our community is forever grateful.
This level of contributed income speaks to the collective vote of confidence our community has in our mission and vision. The challenges incumbent in fundraising persist, and we consistently must do more with less. More tax-deductible support is needed to maintain the programs we have and more is needed to preserve the ambitious trajectory we have established on behalf of our students. We are roughly 90% reliant on tuition income, and depend on your continued investment to close this gap each year. Our generous community of donors helps address this shortfall with philanthropic contributions in lieu of tuition increases.
The impact of your giving is demonstrated each day through a variety of experiences and accomplishments. There are many examples that showcase our achievements this past academic year. It’s far from an exhaustive list, as there are simply too many things that happen during the course of a year to spotlight everything. We are proud of our students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and parents and humbled to share the following summary.
Approximately 47% of Carondelet students received financial aid, including $1.5 million in need-based grants and $350,000 in merit awards.
Our esteemed faculty continue to create and deliver innovative, interdisciplinary programs that differentiate our graduates from all other high school students. As a college preparatory school, we prepare students for a traditional learning environment where standardized test scores and AP classes are critical to the college admissions process, and offer real-world experiences and critical thinking skills that transcend secondary education.
- Average class size: 28
- 16:1 student to faculty ratio
- 99% of graduates attended college
- Average AP test score was 6.9% above the national average for all the AP tests taken by Carondelet students combined.
- Standardized test scores were significantly higher than the national average across the board on both the SAT and ACT.
- ACT - 40.7% above national average in English, 22.3% higher in math, 30.2% higher in reading, 25.2% higher in science, and 29.6% higher overall.
- SAT - 9.8% higher in math, 15.4% higher in english, and 11.7% higher overall. Though these are traditional measures, they are measures that colleges look at closely.
The Carondelet College Counseling department provides current information on the changing landscape of college admissions. Our college counselors provide a comprehensive and personalized four-year approach to the college admissions process. This includes college application boot camps for juniors and rising seniors, course selection meetings, individual meetings about college, and visits by more than 100 colleges to Carondelet to recruit our students.
Approximately 58% or 485 students participated in Cougar athletics during the 2022-2023 school year.
Across all sports, Carondelet had nine (not including Track and Swim) First Team athletes, 18 (not including Track and Swim) Second Team athletes, six (not including Track and Swim) Honorable Mentions, and one (not including Track and Swim) Player of the Year in the EBAL All League Selections 2022-2023.
NCS Scholastic program honors. All Varsity Carondelet Sports earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher (including club sports).
|Basketball 3.6||Lacrosse 3.7||Swimming 3.6|
|Beach Volleyball 3.6||Rugby 3.7||Tennis 3.8|
|Cross Country 3.7||Sideline Cheer 3.6||Track and Field 3.5|
|Dance 3.8||Soccer 3.6||Volleyball 3.7|
|Diving 3.8||Softball 3.8||Water Polo 3.7|
|Golf 3.9||Stunt 3.5|
- Carondelet and De La Salle collaborated during RISE week offering joint assemblies focused on healthy relationships and positive bystander interventions.
- Carondelet and De La Salle also provided a Zoom presentation on Drug and Alcohol Abuse prevention in March.
- The Sophomore Retreat, Corazón, returned. Sophomores spent a day at an East Bay Regional Park exploring their relationship with God and with each other.
- In person Junior Immersion experiences returned. Juniors spent a day giving direct service to the people served by the Monument Crisis Center.
- We continued to grow our capacity to financially support students who are accepted into the Ven a Ver Immersion program and have been able to reduce the overall cost to families.
- Student Activities collaborated with Athletics and the Alumnae Engagement Manager to put on the school’s first Carondelet Homecoming Event. This event included a parade, celebration of the Carondelet and De La Salle Homecoming Courts, and Carondelet Volleyball games.
- With a generous donation from the Parents Guild, we were able to outfit our Media Studio with state of the art equipment to support our productions of The Early Early Show .
- Carondelet opened the Cannon Wellness Center in the second semester. Wellness Wednesday programming began in the space, which featured wellness art activities. The Wellness team increased with the addition of an Assistant Wellness Counselor and a Wellness Programming Assistant. The expanded team has increased the support of the needs of students, and has allowed for more proactive programming.
Donor Honor Roll
Carondelet’s Many the Gifts report recognizes contributions made to the school from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. We make every effort to provide a complete and accurate listing and regret any errors.