Most Selective Private Preschools in California

The average private preschool acceptance rate in California is 86% per year (2021).
The most selective school in California is Camelot Kids Preschool, with an acceptance rate of 10%.

Most Selective Private Preschools in California (2021)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
Camelot Kids Preschool
Camelot Kids Preschool Photo - water day, summer program
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 10%
Grades: NS-K
2880 Rowena Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 662-2663
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
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: #1 - 41. - 4.
Montessori Academy-Glendale
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 10%
Grades: PK-K
1920 W Glenoaks Blvd
Glendale, CA 91201
(818) 841-9096
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
One Fifty Parker Avenue School
One Fifty Parker Avenue School Photo - The Little Red School Bus
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 10%
Grades: NS-PK
150 Parker Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 221-0294
Rank: #55.
Write Start Learning Center
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 15%
Grades: NS-4
4453 Precissi Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 956-5437
Rank: #66.
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: #7 - 97. - 9.
Acceptance Rate: 25%
Grades: PK-8
1671 E. Monte Vista Ave., Suite N-106
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 474-4710
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
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: #7 - 97. - 9.
Sierra Canyon School
Sierra Canyon School Photo - Our Upper Campus is home to our Middle and Upper School students, grades 7-12.
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 25%
Grades: PK-12
11052 Independence Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 882-8121
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Katherine Michiels School
Katherine Michiels School Photo - Multi aged level classrooms allow students to learn leadership and collaborative skills.
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: PK-5
1335 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 821-0130
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
The Nativity School
(Roman Catholic)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: PK-8
6309 El Apajo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-6763
Rank: #1212.
Francis Parker School
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: NS-12
6501 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 596-7900
Rank: #1313.
Terra Marin School
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: PK-8
70 Lomita Dr
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 505-3158
Rank: #1414.
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: #1515.
Acceptance Rate: 48%
Grades: PK-12
17100 Superior Street
Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 349-1394
Rank: #16 - 2616. - 26.
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: #16 - 2616. - 26.
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: #16 - 2616. - 26.
Evergreen Montessori School
Evergreen Montessori School Photo - Yerba Buena Rd School, San Jose
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: NS-K
3403 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135
(408) 238-7001
Rank: #16 - 2616. - 26.
Millbrae Montessori School
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: NS-PK
797B Santa Margarita Ave
Millbrae, CA 94030
(650) 588-2229
Rank: #16 - 2616. - 26.
My Own Montessori
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-K
5723 Oak Grove Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 652-5979
Rank: #16 - 2616. - 26.
Northstar School
(Islamic)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-8
22502 Woodroe Ave., Hayward
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 397-1501
Rank: #16 - 2616. - 26.
Ocean View Christian Academy
Ocean View Christian Academy Photo
(Baptist)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-12
2460 Palm Avenue
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-7875
Rank: #16 - 2616. - 26.
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: #16 - 2616. - 26.
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-12
2636 Latham Drive
Sacramento, CA 95864
(916) 481-8811
Rank: #16 - 2616. - 26.
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.
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-8
8780 National Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 841-2505
Rank: #16 - 2616. - 26.
Young World Preschool and Kindergarten
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: NS
699 Serramonte Blvd, #217,219,220,221,222,233
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 994-6599
Acceptance Rate: 59%
Grades: NS-5
22555 Oxnard St
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 348-6563
Rank: #28 - 3528. - 35.
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-12
6990 65th St
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 391-3333
Rank: #28 - 3528. - 35.
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: NS-12
3051 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 584-2454
Rank: #28 - 3528. - 35.
The Hilldale School
The Hilldale School Photo - Hands-on Science is an important part of the Pre-K through Middle School curriculum.
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-8
79 Florence St.
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 756-4737
Rank: #28 - 3528. - 35.
Montessori Institute Of San Diego Child House
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-6
8745 La Jolla Scenic Dr N
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 535-0500
Rank: #28 - 3528. - 35.
Oak Grove School
Oak Grove School Photo - At Oak Grove High School preparing for college also means tapping into your interests, exploring your natural creativity, and developing lifelong practices of intellectual discipline, good communication, self-reflection, understanding, and clear thinking.
(7)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-12
220 West Lomita Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-8236
Rank: #28 - 3528. - 35.
The Pegasus School
The Pegasus School Photo - The faculty at The Pegasus School contribute to students' success on a daily basis. The Pegasus School is dedicated to academic excellence and to the development of lifelong learners who are confident, caring, and courageous.
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-8
19692 Lexington Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 964-1224
Rank: #28 - 3528. - 35.
The Seven Hills School
The Seven Hills School Photo
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: NS-8
975 N San Carlos Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 933-0666
Rank: #28 - 3528. - 35.
Turtle Rock Preschool & Kindergarten
Turtle Rock Preschool & Kindergarten Photo
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: NS-K
1 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 854-7611
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