Top 20 Best California Private High Schools Belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 124 private high schools belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) serving 69,317 students in California. You can also find more schools membership associations in California.
The top ranked private high schools belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in California include BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, The Athenian School and The Bishop's School.
The average tuition cost is $42,058, which is higher than the California private high school average tuition cost of $22,153.
23% of private high schools belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in California are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Episcopal).

Top Ranked Private High Schools Belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in California (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
BASIS Independent Fremont
BASIS Independent Fremont Photo
(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
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.
(15)
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
Drew School
Drew School Photo - Drew School believes in teenagers - their ideas, their dreams, their opinions, and their potential. That's why we've created a high school community that challenges the traditional definition of success and celebrates achievement one student at a time.
(2)
2901 California St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 430-3737
Grades: 9-12
| 297 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
500 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 249-2510
Grades: K-12
| 1,982 students
Idyllwild Arts Academy
Idyllwild Arts Academy Photo - Idyllwild Arts Academy is home to approximately 270 students from 30 countries and 26 US states, all devoted to intensive study of the arts. Located 2 hours from Los Angeles, 2 hours from San Diego, and 1 hour from Palm Springs, the Academy is an artistic crossroads for Southern California.
Special Program Emphasis
(7)
52500 Temecula Road #38
Idyllwild, CA 92549
(951) 468-7223
Grades: 9-12
| 271 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
(3)
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
| 734 students
Mayfield Senior School
Mayfield Senior School Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(2)
500 Bellefontaine St
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 799-9121
Grades: 9-12
| 309 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
Pilgrim School
Pilgrim School Photo
(4)
540 S Commonwealth Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 355-5204
Grades: PK-12
| 374 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
| 597 students
2400 East Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 724-5933
Grades: 9-12
| 240 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
| 445 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
Brightworks School
Brightworks School Photo
Alternative School
(5)
682 Schofield Road
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 701-8700
Grades: K-12
| 115 students
EF Academy Pasadena
EF Academy Pasadena Photo - EF Academy Pasadena is a private day and boarding high school, welcoming students from over 30 nationalities. Students become global changemakers by learning about design thinking and participating in EF Academy's signature Innovation and Impact Program.
(1)
1505 E Howard St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 507-9223
Grades: 9-12
| 175 students
470 West Portal Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 431-2736
Grades: 9-12
| 160 students
Alverno Heights Academy
All-girls (Catholic)
(2)
200 N Michillinda Avenue
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 355-3463
Grades: 9-12
| 145 students
Archer School For Girls
All-girls
(3)
11725 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 873-3700
Grades: 6-12
| 420 students
Army and Navy Academy
Army and Navy Academy Photo
All-boys
(1)
2605 Carlsbad Boulevard
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(888) 762-2338
Grades: 7-12
| 320 students
The Athenian School
The Athenian School Photo
2100 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 362-7223
Grades: 6-12
| 539 students
35 Keyes Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 561-5800
Grades: 9-12
| 359 students
Bellarmine College Preparatory
Bellarmine College Preparatory Photo
All-boys (Catholic)
960 W Hedding St
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 294-9224
Grades: 9-12
| 1,648 students
Bentley School
(3)
1 Hiller Dr
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 843-2512
Grades: K-12
| 700 students
Bentley School
Bentley School Photo
(1)
1000 Upper Happy Valley Rd
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 283-2101
Grades: K-12
| 680 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
(2)
8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd.
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-4343
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students
Bishop O Dowd High School
Bishop O Dowd High School Photo - Our rigorous Academics prepare students for the challenges they will face at our country's best schools.
(Catholic)
(2)
9500 Stearns Avenue
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 816-3057
Grades: 9-12
| 1,259 students
The Bishop's School
The Bishop's School Photo - By their very nature, Bishop's students opt in. This includes the visual and performing arts, where students often go beyond their studies to become dancers, musicians, actors and artists of every stripe. Confidence in the arts opens new worlds to our students - and brings beauty to ours.
(Episcopal)
(1)
7607 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-4021
Grades: 6-12
| 800 students
The Branson School
39 Fernhill Avenue
Ross, CA 94957
(415) 454-3612
Grades: 9-12
| 319 students
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