Best California Private Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 3,676 private schools serving 647,303 students in California.
The average private school tuition is $14,893 for elementary schools and $21,261 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in California include High Bluff Academy, Sage Hill School and San Domenico School.
The average acceptance rate is 84% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 48% and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.
50% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked California Private Schools by County (2022)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
207
30,545
56%
12
1,251
23%
31
6,009
45%
11
1,620
95%
39
6,443
40%
6
1,018
37%
1,057
194,490
58%
47
8,091
23%
15
1,935
35%
22
3,491
48%
27
4,894
24%
381
70,900
41%
34
3,976
26%
146
23,490
45%
121
19,142
43%
301
53,604
41%
105
19,561
44%
251
57,622
54%
13
1,888
13%
29
4,662
62%
59
6,277
26%
16
2,693
30%
91
24,288
34%
17
2,206
29%

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