Most Selective Private Elementary Schools in California

The average private elementary school acceptance rate in California is 85% per year (2021).
The most selective school in California is John Thomas Dye School, with an acceptance rate of 7%. The most selective private elementary schools are listed below.

Most Selective Private Elementary Schools in California (2021)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Acceptance Rate: 7%
Grades: K-6
11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-2811
Rank: #22.
Centennial Montessori School
Centennial Montessori School Photo - A natural play yard for our 3 to 6 year olds provides a multi sensory and creative experience. The children use the space to garden, dance, jump, play games, run, twirl, build, dig and create masterpieces in our art area, mud kitchen, and music area.
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 10%
Grades: PK-5
27 10th Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 340-1230
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
San Francisco Friends School
(Friends)
Acceptance Rate: 15%
Grades: K-8
250 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 565-0400
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Write Start Learning Center
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 15%
Grades: NS-4
4453 Precissi Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 956-5437
Rank: #55.
St. James' Episcopal School
St. James' Episcopal School Photo - Students at St. James' engage with reading throughout the year, once a year on Read Across America Day we drop everything and read!
(Episcopal)
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 20%
Grades: NS-6
625 S. St. Andrews Place
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 382-2315
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Acceptance Rate: 25%
Grades: NS-8
1671 E. Monte Vista Ave., Suite N-106
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 474-4710
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
New Covenant Academy
New Covenant Academy Photo
(Christian)
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 25%
Grades: NS-12
3119 W. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 487-5437
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Sierra Canyon School
Sierra Canyon School Photo - Our Upper Campus is home to our Middle and Upper School students, grades 7-12.
(7)
Acceptance Rate: 25%
Grades: PK-12
11052 Independence Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 882-8121
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
Dunn School
Dunn School Photo - The outdoor education program at Dunn School fosters greater self-awareness through physical challenges and leadership experiences in the outdoors.
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: 6-12
2555 West Highway 154
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-6471
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: PK-5
1335 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 821-0130
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
The Nativity School
(Roman Catholic)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: PK-8
6309 El Apajo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-6763
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
Pinewood School
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: K-12
26800 Fremont Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 209-3010
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
St. Monica School
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: K-8
5950 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 875-1956
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
Woodside Priory School - The Priory
Woodside Priory School - The Priory Photo - The Priory is a Benedictine Catholic, independent college preparatory school for grades 6-12.
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: 6-12
302 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-8223
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Francis Parker School
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: NS-12
6501 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 596-7900
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Sequoyah School
Sequoyah School Photo
(11)
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: K-12
K-8: 535 S. Pasadena Ave/High School: 301 N. Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-4351
Rank: #17 - 2017. - 20.
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: K-8
1795 San Leandro Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 969-7732
Rank: #17 - 2017. - 20.
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: K-6
15240 La Cruz Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 230-0257
Rank: #17 - 2017. - 20.
Terra Marin School
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: PK-8
70 Lomita Dr
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 505-3158
Rank: #17 - 2017. - 20.
The Wesley School
The Wesley School Photo - Kindergarten field trip
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: K-8
4832 Tujunga Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 508-4542
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Alverno Heights Academy
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: PK-12
200 N Michillinda Avenue
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 355-3463
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
The Athenian School
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: 6-12
2100 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 837-5375
Rank: #2323.
Children's Day School
Acceptance Rate: 47%
Grades: K-8
333 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 861-5432
Rank: #2424.
Acceptance Rate: 48%
Grades: PK-12
17100 Superior Street
Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 349-1394
Rank: #25 - 3325. - 33.
Adda Clevenger School
Adda Clevenger School Photo - The Adda Clevenger School is an independent elementary school providing an accelerated academic and arts curriculum to San Francisco Bay Area students grades TK-8 since 1980.
Special Program Emphasis
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-8
180 Fair Oaks Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-2240
Rank: #25 - 3325. - 33.
Brookfield School
Brookfield School Photo - Brookfield has been educating students in the Sacramento area for over 50 years. Our graduating students are regularly accepted to their first choice of high school.
Special Program Emphasis
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: NS-8
6115 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 442-1255
Rank: #25 - 3325. - 33.
Meadows-livingstone School
Special Program Emphasis
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 1-6
1499 Potrero Ave Ste 1
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-7735
Rank: #25 - 3325. - 33.
Northstar School
(Islamic)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-8
22502 Woodroe Ave., Hayward
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 397-1501
Rank: #25 - 3325. - 33.
Ocean View Christian Academy
Ocean View Christian Academy Photo
(Baptist)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-12
2460 Palm Avenue
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-7875
Rank: #25 - 3325. - 33.
Peninsula School
Peninsula School Photo - Peninsula School's Core Values include: Authentic Interactions; Community; Equity; Freedom and Responsibility; Meaningful Academics and Play.
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: NS-8
920 Peninsula Way
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 325-1584
Rank: #25 - 3325. - 33.
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-12
2636 Latham Drive
Sacramento, CA 95864
(916) 481-8811
Rank: #25 - 3325. - 33.
TechProtege, LLC
TechProtege, LLC Photo - 6-year-old Jared solving Algebra "Quadratic Equations" at TechProtege. In just 11 months at TechProtege, Jared has advanced from 3rd Grade Math all the way to 9th Grade Math-- even while only in 1st Grade at his regular school!
Special Program Emphasis
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 5-10
10250 Constellation Blvd - 23rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 499-1492
Rank: #25 - 3325. - 33.
Turning Point School
Turning Point School Photo - In their final year of foreign language study in Latin or Spanish, Level 8 students will culminate their Middle School experience with a 12-day European tour. A collective adventure in Italy and Spain is the perfect conclusion to their Middle School linguistic program, in which the rich culture and history of the languages they learn are celebrated.
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-8
8780 National Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 841-2505
Rank: #3434.
Barnhart School
Barnhart School Photo - In addition to yearly plays, there are numerous opportunities for students to practice their public speaking skills.
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 54%
Grades: K-8
240 W Colorado Blvd
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 446-5588
Rank: #3535.
The Rhoades School
The Rhoades School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
Acceptance Rate: 55%
Grades: K-8
141 S Rancho Santa Fe Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-1102
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