The College Preparatory School
Teaching Through Building
A new academic building fosters a sustainable, inclusive campus.
Mission Driven Design
The College Preparatory School (CPS) is known for its forward-looking mission, one that encompasses environmental stewardship and community engagement. Tucked within Oakland’s hilly Rockridge neighborhood, the independent high school has long demanded a level of innovation to make the most of its sloping topography and wooded grounds. The brief for JENSEN, to replace outdated portable classrooms with a modern academic building, ultimately unlocked broader opportunities to advance CPS’s vision for a sustainable campus that teaches by example.