Top National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Private Schools in California

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 237 top private schools in California belonging to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), serving 90,309 students.
  • The National Association of Independent Schools, governed by a board of trustees and staffed by approximately 40 individuals, is a membership organization and the national voice of independent education. NAIS represents approximately 1,400 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with independent schools abroad as well. We offer a broad variety of services and products. The NAIS Principles of Good Practice for member schools define high standards and ethical behavior in key areas of independent school operations.You can also find more schools membership associations in California.

Top National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Private Schools (2020)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • 240 W Colorado Blvd
    Arcadia, CA 91007
    (626)446-5588

    Grades: K-8 | 217 students
  • 16000 Mulholland Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    (310)476-6421

    Grades: NS-8 | 266 students
  • 1310 University Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94702
    (510)665-8800

    Grades: PK-8 | 296 students
  • Besant Hill School
    Besant Hill School Photo - Besant Hill School is located in the Ojai Valley, on 500 acres of private land with beautiful vistas in every direction. Facilities include four dormitories, outdoor sports facilities including a new aquatic center, indoor theater, atelier, and classrooms nestled along winding paths and oak trees. We also have an eight acre organic farm.
    Special Program Emphasis
    8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd.
    Ojai, CA 93023
    (805)646-4343

    Grades: 9-12 | 108 students
  • 180 N San Pedro Rd
    San Rafael, CA 94903
    (415)472-1833

    Grades: K-8 | 221 students
  • 8400 Huntington Drive
    San Gabriel, CA 91775
    (626)286-3108

    Grades: NS-8 | 223 students
  • 2901 California St
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415)409-3739

    Grades: 9-12 | 280 students
  • The Harker Preschool
    The Harker Preschool Photo
    Daycare / Preschool
    4525 Union Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95124
    (408)553-5700

    Grades: NS-9 | n/a students
  • 4300 Bucknall Road
    San Jose, CA 95130
    (408)871-4600

    Grades: NS-5 | 2048 students
  • 3800 Blackford Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95117
    (408)248-2510

    Grades: 6-8 | 527 students
  • 500 Saratoga Ave
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408)249-2510

    Grades: NS-12 | 2048 students
  • 425 Encinal Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831)423-0658

    Grades: 6-12 | 280 students
  • 302 El Paseo Road
    Ojai, CA 93023
    (800)377-5890

    Grades: K-12 | n/a students
  • 305 Montford Ave
    Mill Valley, CA 94941
    (415)388-8408

    Grades: PK-8 | n/a students
  • The Marin School
    The Marin School Photo - The Marin School provides an experiential education with interactive classes, creative projects, and curriculum-related field trips.
    Alternative School
    150 N. San Pedro Road
    San Rafael, CA 94903
    (415)339-9336

    Grades: 9-12 | 100 students
  • 220 West Lomita Ave
    Ojai, CA 93023
    (805)646-8236

    Grades: PK-12 | 225 students
  • 2245 Avy Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    (650)854-4545

    Grades: NS-5 | 292 students
  • 960 Avis Drive/2060 Tapscott Ave.
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
    (510)236-5800

    Grades: K-8 | 474 students
  • 2636 Latham Drive
    Sacramento, CA 95864
    (916)481-8811

    Grades: PK-12 | 509 students
  • St. Mary's School
    St. Mary's School Photo
    (Christian)
    7 Pursuit
    Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
    (949)448-9027

    Grades: NS-8 | 702 students
  • Westmark School
    Westmark School Photo
    Special Education School
    5461 Louise Ave
    Encino, CA 91316
    (818)986-5045

    Grades: 2-12 | 223 students
  • 2722 Benvenue Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94705
    (510)549-0605

    Grades: K-8 | 105 students
  • 12020 Burbank Blvd
    Valley Village, CA 91607
    (818)766-4992

    Grades: PK-6 | 123 students
  • Adventist Christian School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    369 Harding Rd
    Yuba City, CA 95993
    (530)673-7645

    Grades: PK-8 | 25 students
  • 8060 Carmel Valley Road
    Carmel, CA 93923
    (831)624-9171

    Grades: NS-8 | 185 students
  • Alverno High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    200 N Michillinda Avenue
    Sierra Madre, CA 91024
    (626)355-3463

    Grades: 9-12 | 180 students
  • 814 Santa Barbara St
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (805)965-0228

    Grades: 7-12 | 36 students
  • 1566 Bailey Rd
    Concord, CA 94521
    (925)686-5621

    Grades: PK-1 | 40 students
  • 11725 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    (310)873-7000

    Grades: 6-12 | 397 students
  • 2605 Carlsbad Boulevard
    Carlsbad, CA 92008
    (888)762-2338

    Grades: 7-12 | 320 students
  • 2100 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd
    Danville, CA 94506
    (925)837-5375

    Grades: 6-12 | 490 students
  • 40 Dulwich Rd
    Oakland, CA 94618
    (510)428-2606

    Grades: K-5 | 109 students
  • 800 Yucca Ave
    Barstow, CA 92311
    (760)256-3556

    Grades: PK-8 | 130 students
  • 35 Keyes Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    (415)561-5800

    Grades: 9-12 | 374 students
  • Bellarmine College Prep School
    Bellarmine College Prep School Photo
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    960 W Hedding St
    San Jose, CA 95126
    (408)294-9224

    Grades: 9-12 | 1651 students
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