Top 20 Best California Private Elementary Schools Belonging To National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 226 private elementary schools belonging to national association of independent schools (nais) serving 90,850 students in California. You can also find more schools membership associations in California.
The best top ranked belonging to national association of independent schools (nais) private elementary schools in California include Westridge School, Clairbourn School and Marin Horizon School.
The average tuition cost is $32,528, which is higher than the California private elementary school average tuition cost of $15,972.
24% of private elementary schools belonging to national association of independent schools (nais) in California are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Episcopal).

Top Ranked Private Elementary Schools Belonging To National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in California (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Almaden Country Day School
Almaden Country Day School Photo - Our dedicated faculty deliver personalized instruction to students embracing each student as an individual. Lessons are engaging, inquiry-focused, hands-on, and highly collaborative to prepare students for high school and beyond. Teachers are not solely focused on delivering instruction; rather, they are focused on each child feeling seen and care for, and teaching children to be lifelong learners.
(19)
6835 Trinidad Drive
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-0424
Grades: PK-8
| 420 students
Barnhart School
Barnhart School Photo - In addition to yearly plays, there are numerous opportunities for students to practice their public speaking skills.
(8)
240 W Colorado Blvd
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 446-5588
Grades: K-8
| 170 students
BASIS Independent Fremont
BASIS Independent Fremont Photo - One of the World's Top Academic Programs - Right in Your Neighborhood.
(1)
3300 Kearney Street
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 722-1056
Grades: PK-11
| 643 students
1290 Parkmoor Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
(669) 766-1001
Grades: PK-12
| 1,190 students
The Berkeley School
The Berkeley School Photo - The Berkeley School believes that a focus on civic engagement requires students to achieve their full potential as individual scholars, members of their local communities and active citizens of the world.
(1)
1310 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 665-8800
Grades: PK-8
| 296 students
Brandeis Marin
Brandeis Marin Photo - Brandeis Marin students worked in the design lab to build and decorate this Friendship bench.
(Jewish)
180 N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 472-1833
Grades: K-8
| 136 students
Brighton Hall School
Brighton Hall School Photo - Brighton Hall welcomes all students in grades 2-12, with a curriculum that accommodates working professional children, as well as students who simply do best with a personalized, flexible approach to excellent education.
(14)
755 N. Whitnall Hwy
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 985-9485
Grades: 2-12
| 79 students
Campbell Hall
Campbell Hall Photo - Campbell Hall is a vibrant 15-acre campus.
(Episcopal)
(4)
4533 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Studio City, CA 91607
(818) 980-7280
Grades: K-12
| 1,148 students
Clairbourn School
Clairbourn School Photo
(12)
8400 Huntington Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91775
(626) 286-3108
Grades: NS-8
| 283 students
Dunn School
Dunn School Photo - The outdoor education program at Dunn School fosters greater self-awareness through physical challenges and leadership experiences in the outdoors.
(5)
2555 West Highway 154
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-6471
Grades: 6-12
| 256 students
Foothill Country Day School
Foothill Country Day School Photo - Field Day and Art Walk is a tradition that dates back to our school's founding. Since our school was founded around a 1954 Kentucky Derby winner named Determine, we hold a day of races and fun each year on Derby Day. Our kids are superheroes!
(11)
1035 Harrison Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 626-5681
Grades: NS-8
| 438 students
500 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 249-2510
Grades: K-12
| 1,982 students
High Point Academy
High Point Academy Photo - Reading Group
(1)
1720 Kinneloa Canyon Rd
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 798-8989
Grades: K-8
| 350 students
Hollywood Schoolhouse
Hollywood Schoolhouse Photo
1233 North McCaddden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 465-1320
Grades: PK-6
| 296 students
The King's Academy
The King's Academy Photo
(Christian)
(6)
562 North Britton Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
(408) 481-9900
Grades: 6-12
| 988 students
Laurel Springs School
Laurel Springs School Photo
(1)
302 El Paseo Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(800) 377-5890
Grades: K-12
| 3,759 students
3261 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 836-3464
Grades: NS-12
| 724 students
Marin Horizon School
Marin Horizon School Photo - Marin Horizon is an independent, toddler through 8th grade, co-educational day school located in a residential neighborhood in Mill Valley, only 15 minutes from San Francisco. Nestled at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, our beautiful campus is surrounded by trails and open space.
(5)
305 Montford Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-8408
Grades: PK-8
| 285 students
Oakwood School
Oakwood School Photo
(3)
11230 Moorpark Street/11600 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91602
(818) 732-3150
Grades: K-12
| 808 students
Phillips Brooks School
Phillips Brooks School Photo
(2)
2245 Avy Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 854-4545
Grades: NS-5
| 306 students
Pilgrim School
Pilgrim School Photo
(4)
540 S Commonwealth Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 355-5204
Grades: PK-12
| 374 students
2060 Tapscott Ave / 960 Avis Drive
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 809-9018
Grades: PK-8
| 494 students
4345 Las Virgenes Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
(310) 478-9900
Grades: 4-12
| 40 students
2636 Latham Drive
Sacramento, CA 95864
(916) 481-8811
Grades: PK-12
| 587 students
St. Anne School
St. Anne School Photo
(Catholic)
(3)
32451 Bear Brand Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 276-6700
Grades: PK-8
| 534 students
St. Mary's School
St. Mary's School Photo
(Episcopal)
(2)
7 Pursuit
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 448-9027
Grades: NS-8
| 702 students
San Domenico School
San Domenico School Photo - Located on 515 acres in San Anselmo, California, our campus features state-of-the art academic facilities, a music conservatory, swimming pool, gymnasium, one-acre organic garden, 2,358 solar panels, and six tennis courts. We are located 20 minutes north of San Francisco.
(15)
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 258-1900
Grades: K-12
| 680 students
Sequoyah School
Sequoyah School Photo
(19)
K-8: 535 S. Pasadena Ave/High School: 301 N. Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-4351
Grades: K-12
| 434 students
Westridge School
Westridge School Photo - Westridge is an independent, forward-thinking girls school for students in grades 4-12. We are committed to educating intellectually adventurous thinkers, and courageous, compassionate leaders.
All-girls
(4)
324 Madeline Dr
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 799-1153
Grades: 4-12
| 550 students
5401 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 574-8650
Grades: NS-8
| 539 students
Brightworks School
Brightworks School Photo
Alternative School
(5)
682 Schofield Road
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 701-8700
Grades: K-12
| 115 students
International Children's Academy
International Children's Academy Photo - Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble... we're mixing up a special potion using flower petals, shells, beads, and all sorts of materials. We're learning how to share and create all at the same time.
Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
(11)
1046 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 657-6798
Grades: PK-5
| 25 students
Julia Morgan School For Girls
Julia Morgan School For Girls Photo
All-girls
(1)
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94613
(510) 632-6000
Grades: 6-8
| 129 students
Los Encinos School
Los Encinos School Photo
17100 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 990-1006
Grades: K-6
| 184 students
Millennium School Of San Francisco
Millennium School Of San Francisco Photo - Wilderness days are a regular part of student life at Millennium.
Special Program Emphasis
245 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 992-8520
Grades: 6-8
| 104 students
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