Top California Alternative Private Schools

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 135 top alternative private schools in California serving 8,256 students.
  • Alternative schools typically provides a nontraditional education curriculum and falls outside the categories of regular, special education, or vocational education.

Top California Alternative Private Schools (2020)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Almondale Academy
    Almondale Academy Photo - Back view of the "Little House" and patio play area. Painting done by students.
    Alternative School
    8616 Greenback Ln
    Orangevale, CA 95662
    (916)988-8611

    Grades: K-12 | 23 students
  • Armenta Learning Academy
    Armenta Learning Academy Photo - Learning fun at Armenta Learning Academy!
    Alternative School
    28062 Forbes Rd, Ste B
    Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    (949)367-9473

    Grades: NS-12 | 10 students
  • 23456 Madero, Suite 140
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691
    (949)716-7384

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 512 Via De La Valle, Suite 201
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    (858)792-2300

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Fusion Academy Berkeley
    Alternative School
    811 University Ave, Suite 100
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510)292-4104

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 7711 Center Avenue, Suite 120
    Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    (657)200-2300

    Grades: 6-12 | 55 students
  • Fusion Academy Los Angeles
    Alternative School
    1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 100
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    (310)445-2516

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Fusion Academy Los Gatos
    Alternative School
    50 University Ave., Suite A300
    Los Gatos, CA 95030
    (408)354-0743

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Fusion Academy Marin
    Alternative School
    1600 Los Gamos Drive Lobby D, Suite 380
    San Rafael, CA 94903
    (415)472-1421

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Fusion Academy Miracle Mile
    Alternative School
    5757 Wilshire Blvd., Promenade One
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    (323)692-0603

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Fusion Academy Palo Alto
    Alternative School
    2191 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 100
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
    (650)857-0634

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Fusion Academy Pasadena
    Fusion Academy Pasadena Photo
    Alternative School
    825 Colorado Blvd., Suite 118
    Los Angeles, CA 90041
    (323)258-2012

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Fusion Academy San Mateo
    Alternative School
    2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 128
    San Mateo, CA 94403
    (650)312-8305

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Fusion Academy South Bay
    Alternative School
    1601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 260
    Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
    (310)376-5139

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 5060 Shoreham Place, Suite 130
    San Diego, CA 92122
    (858)677-9279

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Fusion Academy Walnut Creek
    Alternative School
    3003 Oak Road, Suite 150
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597
    (925)296-0053

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 3111 N. Tustin Street, Suite 240
    Orange, CA 92865
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 8484 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 220
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Futures Academy - Brentwood
    Futures Academy - Brentwood 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.
    Alternative School
    12300 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 110
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Futures Academy - Carlsbad
    Futures Academy - Carlsbad 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.
    Alternative School
    705 Palomar Airport Rd., Ste. 340
    Carlsbad, CA 92011
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Futures Academy - Cupertino
    Futures Academy - Cupertino Photo - At Futures Academy, learn at your pace and on your schedule with one student to one teacher class sizes.
    Alternative School
    19638 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 230
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 2100 Main St., Ste. 260
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 2101 Rosecrans Ave, Ste. 1225
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 25201 Paseo De Alicia, Suite 250
    Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 18881 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 900
    Irvine, CA 92612
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Futures Academy - Pasadena
    Futures Academy - Pasadena Photo - At Futures, learn at your pace and on your schedule with one student to one teacher class sizes.
    Alternative School
    35 N. Lake Ave., Ste. 160
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Futures Academy - San Diego
    Futures Academy - San Diego Photo - At Futures, learn at your pace and on your schedule with one student to one teacher class sizes.
    Alternative School
    9915 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Suite 210
    San Diego, CA 92131
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Futures Academy - San Mateo
    Futures Academy - San Mateo Photo - At Futures, learn at your pace and on your schedule with one student to one teacher class sizes.
    Alternative School
    1840 Gateway Dr., Ste. 100
    San Mateo, CA 94404
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 101 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 150
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 30700 Russell Ranch Rd., Ste. 180
    Westlake Village, CA 91362
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 21800 Oxnard Street, Suite 220
    Woodland Hills, CA 91367
    (866)402-1699

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Abundant Life Academy-other
    Alternative School (Christian)
    1530 Elizabeth St
    Pasadena, CA 91104
    (626)398-2418

    Grades: 1-12 | 42 students
  • Academic Achievers Academy
    Alternative School
    2500 Broadway St. #125
    Santa Monica, CA 90404
    (310)883-5810

    Grades: K-6 | n/a students
  • 2690 Jackson Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415)683-5459

    Grades: 8-12 | 41 students
  • Adat Y'shua Academy - Woodland Hills
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Po Box 814
    Woodland Hills, CA 91365
    (818)222-0200

    Grades: 2-9 | 6 students
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