Top California Private Schools
For the 2021 school year, there are 3,882 top private schools in California, serving 661,668 students.
Stratford School - San Francisco Photo - Stratford School - San Francisco offers Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Stratford has 17 campuses in communities throughout the Bay Area. Learn more at www.stratfordschools.com.
Barnhart School Photo - In addition to yearly plays, there are numerous opportunities for students to practice their public speaking skills.
Capistrano Valley Christian Schools Photo - Since 1973, Capistrano Valley Christian Schools has been dedicated to providing a high standard of college preparatory education, set within the framework of Christian instruction and example. We desire to prepare students to be the Christian leaders of tomorrow. Our staff is committed to partnering with an extremely supportive school community to offer a truly unique educational experience.
The Harker School Upper School Photo - Harker's Eagle Buddies program matches upper school students with lower school students for three years. The buddies meet 3 times per year for fun and food!
Futures Academy - San Mateo Photo - At Futures, learn at your pace and on your schedule with one student to one teacher class sizes.
Futures Academy - Newport Beach Photo - At Futures, learn at your pace and on your schedule with one student to one teacher class sizes.
Futures Academy - Beverly Hills Photo - At Futures Academy, our personalized one-to-one teaching approach provides students the opportunity to maximize their academic potential in a small, nurturing, private school environment.
Top California Private Schools by County (2021)
- County# Schools# Students% Minority
- 211 Schools30,871 Students53% Minority
- 2 Schools114 Students16% Minority
- 15 Schools1,334 Students22% Minority
- 2 Schools98 Students4% Minority
- 2 Schools83 Students48% Minority
- 135 Schools19,162 Students43% Minority
- 2 Schools85 Students19% Minority
- 15 Schools1,478 Students19% Minority
- 37 Schools6,559 Students48% Minority
- 2 Schools133 Students5% Minority
- 12 Schools792 Students21% Minority
- 13 Schools1,743 Students93% Minority
- 3 Schools66 Students34% Minority
- 42 Schools6,444 Students38% Minority
- 6 Schools1,018 Students39% Minority
- 7 Schools268 Students19% Minority
- 5 Schools60 Students12% Minority
- 1,138 Schools198,981 Students53% Minority
- 5 Schools407 Students61% Minority
- 50 Schools8,349 Students19% Minority
- 1 Schools7 Students- Minority
- 9 Schools681 Students41% Minority
- 17 Schools1,940 Students34% Minority
- 1 Schools17 Students- Minority
- 1 Schools32 Students- Minority
- 22 Schools4,150 Students41% Minority
- 28 Schools4,208 Students19% Minority
- 11 Schools596 Students12% Minority
- 398 Schools72,327 Students38% Minority
- 37 Schools3,959 Students25% Minority
- 1 Schools91 Students3% Minority
- 163 Schools24,618 Students44% Minority
- 131 Schools19,596 Students43% Minority
- 6 Schools370 Students39% Minority
- 145 Schools20,610 Students49% Minority
- 315 Schools57,485 Students39% Minority
- 120 Schools27,969 Students46% Minority
- 49 Schools8,433 Students47% Minority
- 31 Schools3,294 Students15% Minority
- 102 Schools18,146 Students39% Minority
- 37 Schools5,994 Students41% Minority
- 258 Schools58,465 Students47% Minority
- 29 Schools4,855 Students25% Minority
- 14 Schools1,936 Students13% Minority
- 7 Schools155 Students10% Minority
- 32 Schools4,700 Students62% Minority
- 64 Schools6,375 Students22% Minority
- 26 Schools3,907 Students35% Minority
- 5 Schools333 Students36% Minority
- 4 Schools279 Students31% Minority
- 21 Schools3,005 Students34% Minority
- 5 Schools493 Students10% Minority
- 95 Schools22,356 Students29% Minority
- 17 Schools2,248 Students30% Minority
- 2 Schools195 Students23% Minority
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