Most Selective Private Schools in California (2018-2019)

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  • The average private school acceptance rate in California is approximately 84% per year.
  • The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The most selective school in California is currently John Thomas Dye School, with an acceptance rate of 7%.

Most Selective Private Schools in California (2018-2019)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Acceptance Rate: 7%
    Grades: K-611414 Chalon Road
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    (310)476-2811

  • Camelot Kids Preschool
    Camelot Kids Preschool Photo - water day, summer program
    Daycare / Preschool
    Acceptance Rate: 10%
    Grades: NS-K2880 Rowena Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90039
    (323)662-2663

  • Acceptance Rate: 10%
    Grades: PK-627 10th Ave
    San Mateo, CA 94401
    (650)340-1230

  • Hayden Child Care Center
    Hayden Child Care Center Photo - Hayden Child Care Center: Educating for Life with the mind and heart of Christ
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 10%
    Grades: NS-K819 Buena Vista St
    Duarte, CA 91010
    (626)359-9592

  • Acceptance Rate: 10%
    Grades: NS-PK150 Parker Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    (415)221-0294

  • Acceptance Rate: 13%
    Grades: 9-125025 Thacher Road
    Ojai, CA 93023
    (805)640-3210

  • Acceptance Rate: 14%
    Grades: 9-121960 Cate Mesa Road
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    (805)684-4127

  • Acceptance Rate: 15%
    Grades: K-8250 Valencia Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    (415)565-0400

  • Write Start Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Acceptance Rate: 15%
    Grades: NS-44453 Precissi Lane
    Stockton, CA 95207
    (209)956-5437

  • Acceptance Rate: 20%
    Grades: NS-6625 S. St. Andrews Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90005
    (213)382-2315

  • Acceptance Rate: 20%
    Grades: K-12K-8: 535 S. Pasadena Ave/High School: 301 N. Orange Grove Boulevard
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    (626)795-4351

  • Acceptance Rate: 21%
    Grades: NS-8920 Peninsula Way
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    (650)325-1584

  • Acceptance Rate: 24%
    Grades: 9-121175 West Baseline Road
    Claremont, CA 91711
    (909)482-5214

  • Acceptance Rate: 25%
    Grades: K-123119 W. 6th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90020
    (213)487-5437

  • Acceptance Rate: 25%
    Grades: PK-1211052 Independence Ave.
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    (818)882-8121

  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: 6-12Po Box 98 2555 W Highway 154
    Los Olivos, CA 93441
    (805)688-6471

  • Katherine Michiels School
    Katherine Michiels School Photo - Exploring
    Alternative School
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: PK-51335 Guerrero Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415)821-0130

  • The Nativity School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: PK-8P O Box 9180
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
    (858)756-6763

  • St Monica School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: K-85950 Geary Blvd
    San Francisco, CA 94121
    (415)875-1956

  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: 6-12302 Portola Road
    Portola Valley, CA 94028
    (650)851-8223

  • Acceptance Rate: 35%
    Grades: PK-126501 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    (858)596-7900

  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: K-81795 San Leandro Lane
    Santa Barbara, CA 93108
    (805)969-7732

  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: K-615240 La Cruz Drive
    Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
    (310)230-0257

  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: K-84832 Tujunga Ave
    North Hollywood, CA 91601
    (818)508-4542

  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
    Grades: 9-123152 Forest Lake Road
    Pebble Beach, CA 93953
    (831)625-8300

  • Alverno High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: 9-12200 N Michillinda Avenue
    Sierra Madre, CA 91024
    (626)355-3463

  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: 6-122100 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd
    Danville, CA 94506
    (925)837-5375

  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
    Grades: PK-8333 Dolores Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415)861-5432

  • Highland Hall Waldorf School
    Highland Hall Waldorf School Photo - Students experiment with the sciences in our state-of-the-art Science Lab.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 48%
    Grades: PK-1217100 Superior Street
    Northridge, CA 91325
    (818)349-1394

  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
    Grades: NS-522555 Oxnard St
    Woodland Hills, CA 91367
    (818)348-6563

  • Besant Hill School
    Besant Hill School Photo - The Besant Hill School open house is a great opportunity to tour the campus, attend an assembly, meet teachers, attend classes and sample Chef Juana's cuisine! Randy Bertin, Head of School, greets a perspective student.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 9-128585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd or PO Box 850
    Ojai, CA 93023
    (805)646-4343

  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: K3122 Fowler Rd
    San Jose, CA 95135
    (408)238-4001

  • The Marin School
    The Marin School Photo - Students are engaged in unique TMS art and technology electives, including Public Art, 3D Animation, Robotics, Innovation Studio and more!
    Alternative School
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 9-12150 N. San Pedro Road
    San Rafael, CA 94903
    (415)339-9336

  • Meadows-livingstone School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 1-61499 Potrero Ave Ste 1
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415)695-7735

  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: NS-PK797B Santa Margarita Ave
    Millbrae, CA 94030
    (650)588-2229

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