Top 5 Best Monterey County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 24 private schools serving 4,080 students in Monterey County, CA (there are 150 public schools, serving 74,922 public students). 5% of all K-12 students in Monterey County, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
The best top ranked private schools in Monterey County, CA include Palma School, San Carlos School and Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus.
The average tuition cost is $16,824, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,787.
75% of private schools in Monterey County, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Episcopal).

Top Ranked Monterey County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Palma School
Palma School Photo - Palma is a college-preparatory, Catholic school for grades 6 through 12 owned and operated by The Christian Brothers Institute of California.
All-boys (Catholic)
919 Iverson St
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 422-6391
Grades: 6-12
| 501 students
Junipero Serra School
Junipero Serra School Photo - Junipero Serra School, Carmel, CA
(Catholic)
(4)
3090 Rio Rd.
Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-8322
Grades: PK-8
| 130 students
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
Grades: 1-8
| 17 students
Sacred Heart School
(Catholic)
123 W Market St
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 771-1310
Grades: NS-8
| 352 students
San Carlos School
(Catholic)
450 Church St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-1324
Grades: PK-8
| 290 students
1500 Mark Thomas Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 655-9337
Grades: PK-8
| 257 students
Santa Catalina School
Santa Catalina School Photo - The Marine Ecology Research Program on their summer trip to Hawaii.
All-girls (Catholic)
(5)
1500 Mark Thomas Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 655-9300
Grades: PK-12
| 200 students
3152 Forest Lake Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
(831) 625-8309
Grades: 9-12
| 523 students
York School
York School Photo - Our campus is situated on the sunny York hilltop.
(Episcopal)
(1)
9501 York Road
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-7338
Grades: 8-12
| 204 students
All Saints Day School
All Saints Day School Photo - Research is always fun in our library containing over 15,000 fiction and non-fiction books and as well as a cozy fireplace!
(Episcopal)
(10)
8060 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-9171
Grades: NS-8
| 255 students
Anthem Christian School
Anthem Christian School Photo
(Baptist)
345 East Alvin Drive
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 449-0140
Grades: K-8
| 149 students
Chartwell School
Chartwell School Photo - The green campus serves as a teaching tool. Here, students in science class learn about the rain catchement system and cistern, which collect water for flushing toilets, watering the field, and watering the student garden.
Special Education School
2511 Numa Watson Road
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 394-3468
Grades: 2-12
| 94 students
Hills View Christian School
(Baptist)
674 Harrison Rd
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 442-3548
Grades: K-12
| 23 students
Madonna Del Sasso School
(Catholic)
20 Santa Teresa Way
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 424-7813
Grades: PK-8
| 235 students
Monterey Bay Christian School
(Assembly of God)
(2)
1184 Hilby Ave
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-2060
Grades: PK-12
| 141 students
Notre Dame High School
Notre Dame High School Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
455 Palma Drive
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 751-1850
Grades: 9-12
| 175 students
Pegasus Montessori School
All-girls | Daycare / Preschool
305 Reindollar Ave
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 883-1216
Grades: PK-K
| 30 students
Potrero Canyon School
Daycare / Preschool
8340 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 625-0545
Grades: PK-K
| 46 students
Prunedale Christian Academy
(Christian)
(2)
8145 Prunedale North Rd
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 737-8770
Grades: K-12
| 50 students
Ryan Ranch Childrens Center Preschool
Daycare / Preschool
2 Justin Ct
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 647-9556
Grades: PK-K
| 19 students
St. Dunstan's Episcopal School
Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
28003 Robinson Canyon Rd
Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-9250
Grades: NS-1
| 50 students
24800 Dolores St
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921
(831) 574-4600
Grades: PK-8
| 217 students
Temple Philadelphia Christian Academy
(Christian)
160 Pajaro St
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 422-5052
Grades: 1-12
| 34 students
Trinity Christian High School
Trinity Christian High School Photo - The Franklin Street Voices is our Honors Choir group which performs throughout the Monterey Peninsula.
(Christian)
(2)
680 Belden St.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 656-9434
Grades: 5-12
| 88 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Monterey County, California

Monterey County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
274 Kidder St
Soledad, CA 93960
(831) 678-2885
Grades: K-12
| students
298 E Market St
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 759-1840
Grades: PK-12
| 48 students
526 California St
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 758-0321
Grades: 3-11
| 28 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Monterey County, CA?
The top ranked private schools in Monterey County, CA include Palma School, San Carlos School and Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus.
How many private schools are located in Monterey County, CA?
24 private schools are located in Monterey County, CA.
How much do private schools cost in Monterey County, CA?
The average tuition cost is $16,824, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,787.
How diverse are private schools in Monterey County, CA?
Monterey County, CA private schools are approximately 47% minority students, which is lower than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of students in Monterey County, CA go to private school?
5% of all K-12 students in Monterey County, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Monterey County, CA?
75% of private schools in Monterey County, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Episcopal).

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