Top 20 Best California Blue Ribbon Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 81 blue ribbon private schools serving 33,929 students in California.
The top ranked blue ribbon private schools in California include Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace, Louisville High School and Chaminade College Preparatory-high School.
The average tuition cost is $16,512, which is lower than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,805.
79% of blue ribbon private schools in California are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).
Blue Ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.

Top Ranked California Blue Ribbon Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Students
Year
Capistrano Valley Christian Schools
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.
(Christian)
(15)
32032 Del Obispo St
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 493-5683
696 students
Year: 2010
16971 Imperial Hwy
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 524-1350
635 students
Year: 1999
La Reina High School and Middle School
La Reina High School and Middle School Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(8)
106 West Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-6494
291 students
Year: 2013
Louisville High School
Louisville High School Photo - A school for four years, a family for life.
All-girls (Catholic)
(19)
22300 Mulholland Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 346-8812
314 students
Year: n/a
Marin Horizon School
Marin Horizon School Photo - Marin Horizon is an independent, toddler through 8th grade, co-educational day school located in in Mill Valley, CA, only 15 minutes from San Francisco. Nestled at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, our beautiful campus is surrounded by trails and open space.
(8)
305 Montford Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-8408
285 students
Year: n/a
Mission Basilica School
Mission Basilica School Photo - MBS has two technology labs
(Catholic)
31641 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-1385
268 students
Year: 2009
Park Day School
Park Day School Photo - Studying renewable energy and building solar powered home models
(25)
360 42nd St
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 653-0317
330 students
Year: n/a
St. Anne School
St. Anne School Photo
(Catholic)
(3)
32451 Bear Brand Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 276-6700
534 students
Year: 2004
Stoneybrooke Christian School
Stoneybrooke Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(15)
26300 Via Escolar
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 364-4407
570 students
Year: 2012
711 E. Gish Road
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 998-2860
n/a students
Year: 2021
Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace
Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace Photo - Established in 1882 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, OLP has been educating the next generation of women leaders and innovators for more than 134 years.
All-girls (Catholic)
4860 Oregon Street
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 297-2266
750 students
Year: n/a
Baymonte Christian School
Baymonte Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(1)
5000B Granite Creek Rd
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
(831) 438-0100
462 students
Year: 2003
California Crosspoint Academy
California Crosspoint Academy Photo - Our firm belief and practice is that all students can excel given the right environment and opportunity. All of our students have many opportunities and the support needed to find their passion and God-given calling for their lives.
(Christian)
25500 Industrial Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 995-5333
558 students
Year: 2003, 2016
Cantwell-Sacred Heart Of Mary
Cantwell-Sacred Heart Of Mary Photo - Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School has UC approved classes that meet A-G requirements. The school offers 15 Honors classes as well as 7 AP classes.
(Catholic)
329 N Garfield Ave
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 887-2066
339 students
Year: n/a
Capital Christian School
Capital Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(2)
9470 Micron Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 856-5611
902 students
Year: 2017
Carden School Of Fresno
(3)
6901 N Maple Avenue #7
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 323-0126
153 students
Year: 2016
Carlthorp School
438 San Vicente Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 451-1332
280 students
Year: 2006
7500 Chaminade Avenue
West Hills, CA 91304
(818) 347-8300
1,272 students
Year: 1998
Christ Lutheran School
Christ Lutheran School Photo - Elementary playground
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
(4)
311 S Citrus St
West Covina, CA 91791
(626) 967-7531
311 students
Year: 2003
Christ The King Catholic School
(Catholic)
(1)
195 B Brandon Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 685-1109
315 students
Year: n/a
Coastline Christian Schools
(Christian)
(1)
1801 N Loop Rd
Alameda, CA 94502
(510) 522-0200
319 students
Year: 2003
Crean Lutheran High School
Crean Lutheran High School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
12500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 387-1199
959 students
Year: 2023
Hebrew Academy
Hebrew Academy Photo - The Hebrew Academy`s authentic Judaic program promotes confidence, pride and belonging by creating real hands-on experiences for the students to learn, explore and take pride in our rich Jewish heritage. Through hands on experiences the Hebrew Academy uses every opportunity to bring learning to life for our students - From education to Jewish pride, the children are our future!
(Jewish)
(3)
14401 Willow Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 898-0051
276 students
Year: 2003
Holy Rosary School
(Catholic)
505 California Street
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 662-3494
115 students
Year: n/a
Laurel Hall School
Laurel Hall School Photo - Builders Utilizing a Creative Process
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
(3)
11919 Oxnard Street
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 763-5434
345 students
Year: 2004
Legacy Christian Academy
Legacy Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
(1)
27680 Dickason Dr
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 257-7377
391 students
Year: 2015
Mariners Christian School
Mariners Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(6)
300 Fischer Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 437-1700
744 students
Year: 2007, 2020
New Horizon School, Irvine
New Horizon School, Irvine Photo
(Islamic)
1 Truman St
Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 552-5411
318 students
Year: 2015
6565 Skyline Blvd
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 235-7172
960 students
Year: 2010
Orange County Christian School
Orange County Christian School Photo - OCCS Campus
(Christian)
(1)
641 S Western Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 821-6227
272 students
Year: n/a
Our Savior's Lutheran School
Our Savior's Lutheran School Photo
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
(2)
200 Avenida San Pablo
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 492-6165
89 students
Year: 2004
The Pegasus School
The Pegasus School Photo - The faculty at The Pegasus School contribute to students' success on a daily basis. The Pegasus School is dedicated to academic excellence and to the development of lifelong learners who are confident, caring, and courageous.
(2)
19692 Lexington Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 964-1224
576 students
Year: 2001
Peninsula Adventist School
Peninsula Adventist School Photo - We host a Spring Fling every year where board members, church members, parents, and community members come together for a day of food, fun, and games for the kids!
(Seventh Day Adventist)
1025 Mescal St
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 394-5578
17 students
Year: n/a
Pressman Academy
Pressman Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
(3)
1055 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 652-2002
499 students
Year: 2010
The Principled Academy
The Principled Academy Photo - Older students are all paired up with younger students as 'Reading Buddies,' a way to support older students develop caring and kind heart.
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
2305-A Washington Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 351-6400
134 students
Year: 2003
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon private schools in California?
The top ranked blue ribbon private schools in California include Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace, Louisville High School and Chaminade College Preparatory-high School.
How many blue ribbon private schools are located in California?
81 blue ribbon private schools are located in California.
How much do blue ribbon private schools cost in California?
The average tuition cost is $16,512, which is lower than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,805.
How diverse are blue ribbon private schools in California?
California blue ribbon private schools are approximately 38% minority students, which is lower than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of blue ribbon private schools are religiously affiliated in California?
79% of blue ribbon private schools in California are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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