"The academic and extracurricular activities at Salesian surpass those of any of the two public schools I attended and any of the schools at which I taught. The Salesians mold the charater of young men and women to produce leaders for tomorrow's diverse culture. As an alumn of Salesian High I am greatful to the Salesians for showing me that we can achieve our dreams inspite of the barriers life often puts in front of us. This is accomplished by instilling in each student an unquestioning belief in their talents, beliefs, and innate goodness."
"As a Salesian alumnus, I would highly recommend attending Salesian High School. I had an amazing experience in my four years there. Academically, I was challenged each and every day. Socially, Salesian offered so many options in terms of sports and clubs. Spiritually, it offers exceptional volunteer and service learning components that helped shape who I am today. For any prospective parents that are considering sending your students to Salesian, rest assured it is worth it. My Salesian education prepared me for an undergrad degree at UC Berkeley. I have since completed a graduate degree as well. The best part about attending Salesian is the alumni resources in place afterwards. I am still connected with my fellow grads and remain friends with other alums. We are always welcomed back home to Salesian and enjoy being part of a large family. Go Salesian!"
"I don't know what it is like today. However, I attended Salesian High when it was an all boys school from 1977-1980. I learned alot and I'am very grateful for the strictness that was taught there on the academic level. I wish I would've listened and followed rules more. To the students enrolled there today,"you should take full advantage of the oppotunity you have to get some good education". Definitely enough to get you into and beyond college."
"My daughter is a junior at Salesian. We are very happy with the school for a variety of reasons: the caring administration, excellent teachers (all but one or two during her three years there), a focus on learning to be a kind person who contributes to the community, and a wide assortment of activities available to just about any student. Salesian is small enough that anyone who really wants to can act in the school plays, be in the band, write for the newspaper, or do most activities. My daughter isn't into sports, but many of the teams at Salesian are top-rated. Salesian has a real commitment to helping kids from poor and immigrant families get ready for a college education. The campus is clean, well cared for, and secure. If you live in Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, El Sobrante, San Pablo, or El Cerrito, I highly recommend looking into Salesian High School."
"This school is a bit of a joke. I will admit that the courses are rigorous and the grades that we earn here really do mean something, but the rest of the school could stand for some positive changes. The teachers do play favorites, the Guidance counselors tend to encourage the "smarter" kids to excel in academics, all the while making the average kids with gpa's between 3.0-3.5, feel like they aren't good enough. With all of the money that parents pay (12,000 dollars a year, to be precise) you'd think that the school could afford simple things like blinds that actually closed or air conditioners on insanely hot days, but alas, nothing. Not to mention that some of the teachers have bad attitudes that are not addressed by the school. The kids either act extremely ghetto or extremely snobby, with hardly any in between."