Location, Directions & Transportation

The Campus

Saint Mary’s park-like campus is located in North Berkeley and occupies a beautiful 13-acre site tucked inside of a quiet residential neighborhood, making school a safe and easily accessible place for students and their families. Saint Mary’s is committed to providing students with a clean, safe learning environment.

The campus layout is a balance of formal and natural geometry with the center of campus characterized by an academic quadrangle. Throughout the course of the day, students move between several classroom buildings, giving them sense of life on a small college campus. Each building on our campus represents the love and appreciation that graduates and friends feel for Saint Mary’s. Students can relax on these incredible grounds while eating their lunch, socializing with their friends, or just enjoying the beautiful sites and sounds at Peralta Park. Certain campus viewpoints feature impressive views of the San Francisco Bay, the Berkeley hills, and the U.C. Berkeley campus.

Directions to Saint Mary’s College High School

Coming from Hwy 80 North
Take Hwy 80 southbound towards Berkeley
Take the Gilman Street Exit
Turn left onto Gilman Street
Take Gilman Street for 1.3 miles
Turn left on Hopkins Street
Go ½ block and turn left again on Albina Avenue
Albina Avenue leads directly into our parking lot

Coming from Hwy 80 South
Take Hwy 80 northhbound towards Berkeley
Take the Gilman Street Exit
Turn right onto Gilman Street
Take Gilman Street for 1.3 miles
Turn left on Hopkins Street
Go ½ block and turn left again on Albina Avenue
Albina Avenue leads directly into our parking lot

Saint Mary’s Transportation Information 2016-2017 

Saint Mary’s actively promotes and encourages our students to organize and/or participate in carpools, ride bikes, or utilize public transportation, such as AC Transit or BART, to get to and from school.The school has several secure bike racks for students on campus.

AC Transit Bus Service:

Line   9                         Line 52 Cedar                                   Line 688

On school days, Saint Mary’s and AC Transit have arranged for dedicated bus service that travels directly to Saint Mary’s from the Lake Merritt area.  Bus Route 688 operates between Grand Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland,  and Saint Mary’s College High School at the corner of Monterey and Hopkins, once in the morning at 7:00 a.m. and once in the afternoon at 3:40 p.m.  Discount bus passes may be purchased through AC Transit.  See the AC Transit website for more information.

As of July 1, 2010, AC Transit Youth 31-Day passes are available only on personalized Clipper (TransLink). the clipper ships whose speed revolutionized travel from the 

East Coast to Gold Rush Era California,

the Clipper card gives you quick access

to all major forms of Bay Area transit

with one easy-to-use card.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART):  North Berkeley Bart Station

Saint Mary’s College High School is approximately four and a half blocks from the North Berkeley Bart Station. Many of our students take BART to school.  It is a safe and easy walk from North Berkeley BART to Saint Mary’s. Half-price BART tickets are available to students through Joanne Howe in the Saint Mary’s Business Office 510.559.6227.

Carpools and Parking Permits

Sign-ups for carpooling and parking permits for student-driven automobiles are made available in the summer mailing packet.  A carpool list will be generated and families are able to make their own carpool arrangements within a given geographic area.  In addition, students will have an opportunity to apply for a parking permit on and off campus. These permits are issued with the following priority ranking in mind: carpoolers, seniors, juniors.