Top California Private Schools
- For the 2019-20 school year, there are 3,856 top private schools in California, serving 644,696 students.
- The average private school tuition is $11,360 for elementary schools and $19,235 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
- The average acceptance rate is 84% (view national acceptance rates).
- Minority enrollment is 44% and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.
Heights Christian Schools - San Juan Capistrano Preschool Photo - We have a beautiful campus located across the 5 freeway from the San Juan Capistrano Mission in the city of San Juan Capistrano! Heights Christian Schools services over 3,000 families at our 6 campuses!
Berkeley Hall School Photo - Berkeley Hall School, founded in 1911, has been educating the whole child for over 100 years.
The Hilldale School Photo - Learning to express oneself through writing is an important part of the Hilldale experience.
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.
Futures Academy - Beverly Hills Photo - Futures Academy's high quality academic one-to-one learning program includes social activities and onsite study areas for completing schoolwork assignments.
Calvary Christian Academy Photo - CCA is founded on three pillars which are Servant Leadership, Superior Academics, and Simply Jesus.
Futures Academy - Mission Viejo Photo - Futures Academy's high quality academic one-to-one learning program includes social activities and onsite study areas for completing schoolwork assignments.
Top California Private Schools by County (2019-20)
- County# Schools# Students% Minority
- 197 Schools30,521 Students53% Minority
- 2 Schools105 Students15% Minority
- 17 Schools1,418 Students21% Minority
- 3 Schools96 Students9% Minority
- 2 Schools120 Students48% Minority
- 129 Schools18,958 Students39% Minority
- 3 Schools47 Students10% Minority
- 16 Schools1,447 Students17% Minority
- 39 Schools7,476 Students49% Minority
- 2 Schools177 Students3% Minority
- 13 Schools862 Students18% Minority
- 12 Schools1,851 Students93% Minority
- 2 Schools61 Students23% Minority
- 43 Schools6,594 Students41% Minority
- 6 Schools941 Students36% Minority
- 7 Schools269 Students21% Minority
- 3 Schools49 Students20% Minority
- 1,157 Schools200,410 Students53% Minority
- 7 Schools474 Students66% Minority
- 50 Schools8,087 Students20% Minority
- 2 Schools21 Students14% Minority
- 10 Schools799 Students42% Minority
- 18 Schools1,949 Students30% Minority
- 2 Schools33 Students3% Minority
- 1 Schools32 Students- Minority
- 26 Schools4,819 Students40% Minority
- 29 Schools2,691 Students29% Minority
- 10 Schools652 Students18% Minority
- 392 Schools69,918 Students36% Minority
- 36 Schools3,880 Students21% Minority
- 2 Schools99 Students5% Minority
- 170 Schools25,281 Students41% Minority
- 139 Schools19,689 Students38% Minority
- 6 Schools374 Students29% Minority
- 151 Schools20,849 Students49% Minority
- 319 Schools56,878 Students38% Minority
- 121 Schools27,358 Students51% Minority
- 52 Schools8,835 Students48% Minority
- 31 Schools3,197 Students16% Minority
- 101 Schools17,952 Students37% Minority
- 38 Schools6,417 Students38% Minority
- 242 Schools55,099 Students47% Minority
- 31 Schools5,159 Students27% Minority
- 14 Schools1,821 Students11% Minority
- 7 Schools149 Students6% Minority
- 30 Schools4,385 Students62% Minority
- 61 Schools6,801 Students20% Minority
- 26 Schools3,729 Students24% Minority
- 5 Schools304 Students25% Minority
- 3 Schools264 Students30% Minority
- 18 Schools2,948 Students30% Minority
- 5 Schools466 Students7% Minority
- 95 Schools14,515 Students34% Minority
- 17 Schools2,195 Students31% Minority
- 2 Schools207 Students23% Minority
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