Santa Cruz County Private Schools

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(34)
All Schools
(34)
 
High Schools
(11)
High Schools
(11)
 
Elementary Schools
(30)
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(30)
 
Preschools
(12)
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(12)
 
Public Schools
(80)
There are 34 private schools in Santa Cruz County, CA, serving 5,272 students.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body, which is less than the CA state average of 43%.
44% of Santa Cruz County, CA private schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Roman Catholic and Christian).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state private school average of 12:1.

Santa Cruz County Private Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • Soquel Merit Academy
    2392 North Rodeo Gulch Road
    SoquelCA95073
    (831)462-5655
    24 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • AptosAptos Academy
    1940 Bonita Dr
    AptosCA95003
    (831)688-1080
    98 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Scotts ValleyHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Baymonte Christian School
      (Christian)
    5000b Granite Creek Rd
    Scotts ValleyCA95066
    (831)438-0100
      (Christian)
    411 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • SoquelBeach High School
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    5520 Old San Jose Rd
    SoquelCA95073
    (831)462-5867
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    20 students | Gr. PK                      
  • Santa CruzBrightpath
    Special Education School
    849 Almar Ave Ste C-202
    Santa CruzCA95060
    (831)466-0444
    Special Education School
    12 students | Gr. 6-11                      
  • Santa CruzGateway School
    126 Eucalyptus Ave
    Santa CruzCA95060
    (831)423-0341
    272 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • Santa CruzGeorgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
    425 Encinal Street
    Santa CruzCA95060
    (831)423-0658
    237 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • Santa CruzGood Shepherd Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    2727 Mattison Ln
    Santa CruzCA95065
    (831)476-4000
      (Roman Catholic)
    216 students | Gr. NS-8                      
  • WatsonvilleGreen Valley Christian School
      (Assembly of God)
    376 S Green Valley Rd
    WatsonvilleCA95076
    (831)724-6505
      (Assembly of God)
    292 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • Santa CruzHoly Cross School
      (Roman Catholic)
    150 Emmet
    Santa CruzCA95060
    (831)423-4447
      (Roman Catholic)
    238 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Boulder CreekLittle People S School
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    Po Box 328
    Boulder CreekCA95006
    (831)338-4112
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    52 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • AptosMagic Apple School
    Special Program Emphasis
    2120 Trout Gulch
    AptosCA95003
    (831)688-1753
    Special Program Emphasis
    59 students | Gr. 2-6                      
  • Santa CruzMCP Middle & High School (Monterey Coast Prep)
    Special Education School
    117 Fern Street, Suite 150
    Santa CruzCA95060
    (831)458-9800
    Special Education School
    30 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • Santa CruzMidtown Montessori
    Montessori School
    818 N Branciforte Ave
    Santa CruzCA95062
    (831)423-2273
    Montessori School
    23 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • WatsonvilleMonte Vista Christian School
      (Christian)
    2 School Way
    WatsonvilleCA95076
    (831)722-8178
      (Christian)
    972 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • La Selva BeachMonterey Bay Academy
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    783 San Andreas Rd
    La Selva BeachCA95076
    (831)728-1481
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    192 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Scotts ValleyMontessori Scotts Valley
    Montessori School  (Non-sectarian)
    123 S Navarra Dr
    Scotts ValleyCA95066
    (831)439-9313
    Montessori School  (Non-sectarian)
    70 students | Gr. K                      
  • WatsonvilleMoreland Notre Dame School
      (Roman Catholic)
    133 Brennan St
    WatsonvilleCA95076
    (831)728-2051
      (Roman Catholic)
    229 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • WatsonvilleMount Madonna School
    491 Summit Road
    WatsonvilleCA95076
    (408)847-2717
    218 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • Los GatosMountain Bible Christian School
      (Christian)
    23946 Summit Rd.
    Los GatosCA95033
    (408)353-2302
      (Christian)
    17 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • Santa CruzNew Horizons School
    Alternative School  (Non-sectarian)
    Po Box 3683
    Santa CruzCA95063
    (831)475-0133
    Alternative School  (Non-sectarian)
    10 students | Gr. K-5                      
  • AptosOrchard School
    Alternative School
    2408 Trout Gulch Rd
    AptosCA95003
    (831)688-1074
    Alternative School
    44 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • WatsonvillePotter's House Community Christian School
      (Pentecostal)
    113 E Front St
    WatsonvilleCA95076
    (831)728-5228
      (Pentecostal)
    25 students | Gr. 1-12                      
  • CorralitosSalesian Elementary & Junior High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    605 Enos Ln
    CorralitosCA95076
    (831)728-5518
      (Roman Catholic)
    174 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Santa CruzSanta Cruz Childrens School
    366 Gault St
    Santa CruzCA95062
    (831)429-8444
    50 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • AptosSanta Cruz Montessori School
    Montessori School
    6230 Soquel Dr
    AptosCA95003
    (831)476-1646
    Montessori School
    295 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Santa CruzSanta Cruz Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    2190 Empire Grade
    Santa CruzCA95060
    (831)425-0519
    Special Program Emphasis
    176 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Santa CruzHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Spring Hill- Advanced School of Santa Cruz
    Special Program Emphasis
    250 California Street
    Santa CruzCA95060
    (831)427-2641
    Special Program Emphasis
    156 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • FeltonSt Lawrence Academy
      (Greek Orthodox)
    6184 Highway 9
    FeltonCA95018
    (831)335-0328
      (Greek Orthodox)
    43 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • WatsonvilleSt. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    2400 East Lake Ave.
    WatsonvilleCA95076
    (831)724-5933
      (Roman Catholic)
    241 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • SoquelTara Redwood School
    Montessori School
    5810 Prescott Rd
    SoquelCA95073
    (831)462-9632
    Montessori School
    51 students | Gr. PK-3                      
  • Santa CruzThe Bay School
    Special Education School
    5400 Soquel Avenue, Suite F
    Santa CruzCA95062
    (831)462-9620
    Special Education School
    n/a students | Gr. K-12                      
  • AptosTwin Lakes Christian School
      (Christian)
    2701 Cabrillo College Drive
    AptosCA95003
    (831)465-3301
      (Christian)
    236 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • Santa CruzVHM Christian School
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    427 Capitola Road Extension
    Santa CruzCA95062
    (831)475-4762
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    89 students | Gr. NS-8                      

County Statistics

About This County (Santa Cruz) County Statistics (CA) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 280,225 people 36,395,123 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 48% 32%
Median Household Income n/a $56,166
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The average private school tuition in Santa Cruz County, CA is $8,802 for elementary schools and $20,529 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Cruz County, CA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).