Best California Private Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 3,788 private schools serving 659,645 students in California.
The average private school tuition is $14,411 for elementary schools and $20,867 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in California include Sequoyah School, Fairmont Schools - Anaheim Hills Campus and Challenger School - Middlefield.
The average acceptance rate is 84% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 48% and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.
50% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Roman Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked California Private Schools by County (2021-22)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
210
30,782
57%
13
1,280
23%
33
6,394
45%
12
1,730
93%
40
6,384
40%
6
1,018
37%
1,098
197,775
58%
48
8,187
20%
16
2,001
35%
21
3,902
47%
27
4,867
23%
389
71,622
42%
36
4,052
26%
154
23,807
44%
125
19,248
43%
312
56,921
39%
103
19,473
45%
256
58,417
53%
14
1,988
13%
29
4,640
62%
62
6,448
25%
18
2,808
32%
93
24,345
34%
17
2,206
29%

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