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

For the 2024 school year, there are 109 private preschools belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) serving 39,300 students in California. You can also find more schools membership associations in California.
The top ranked private preschools belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in California include BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, Francis Parker School and BASIS Independent Fremont.
The average tuition cost is $27,475, which is higher than the California private preschool average tuition cost of $12,974.
28% of private preschools belonging to National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in California are religiously affiliated (most commonly Episcopal and Catholic).

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

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.
6835 Trinidad Drive
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-0424
Grades: PK-8
| 420 students
BASIS Independent Fremont
BASIS Independent Fremont Photo
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.
1310 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 665-8800
Grades: PK-8
| 296 students
Clairbourn School
Clairbourn School Photo
8400 Huntington Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91775
(626) 286-3108
Grades: NS-8
| 283 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!
1035 Harrison Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 626-5681
Grades: NS-8
| 438 students
Hollywood Schoolhouse
Hollywood Schoolhouse Photo
1233 North McCaddden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 465-1320
Grades: PK-6
| 296 students
3261 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 836-3464
Grades: NS-12
| 734 students
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.
305 Montford Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-8408
Grades: PK-8
| 285 students
Phillips Brooks School
Phillips Brooks School Photo
2245 Avy Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 854-4545
Grades: NS-5
| 306 students
Pilgrim School
Pilgrim School Photo
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
2636 Latham Drive
Sacramento, CA 95864
(916) 481-8811
Grades: PK-12
| 587 students
St. Anne School
St. Anne School Photo
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
7 Pursuit
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 448-9027
Grades: NS-8
| 702 students
5401 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 574-8650
Grades: NS-8
| 539 students
Shu Ren International School, Berkeley
Shu Ren International School, Berkeley Photo - Shu Ren International School located in the heart of Berkeley, California.
Special Program Emphasis
2125 Jefferson Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 841-8899
Grades: PK-8
| 178 students
Belmont Oaks Academy
Belmont Oaks Academy Photo - A string quartet performs for elementary students on the porch of the lower elementary building.
2200 Carlmont Dr
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 593-6175
Grades: NS-5
| 338 students
Berkeley Hall School
Berkeley Hall School Photo - Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8.
16000 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-6421
Grades: NS-8
| 270 students
The Carey School
The Carey School Photo
1 Carey School Lane
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 345-8205
Grades: NS-5
| 278 students
563 N Alfred St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 651-0707
Grades: PK-6
| 533 students
Children's Day School
333 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 861-5432
Grades: PK-8
| 454 students
The Childrens School
The Childrens School Photo - We know children learn best by doing, so our play-based preschool classrooms are rich environments where students explore activity centers and develop emergent interests.
2225 Torrey Pines Lane
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-0184
Grades: NS-8
| 262 students
Chinese American International School
Chinese American International School Photo - Chinese New Year
Special Program Emphasis
Main: 150 Oak Street; Pre-K campus: 42/52 Waller St., Middle School Campus, 888 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 865-6084
Grades: PK-8
| 489 students
The Country School
5243 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Valley Village, CA 91607
(818) 752-1546
Grades: PK-8
| 200 students
Curtis School
Curtis School Photo - Established in 1925, Curtis School offers a balanced program in academics, the arts, and athletics. Our unique campus affords children wide spaces to stretch out and run and play in.
15871 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 889-3700
Grades: PK-6
| 494 students
Ecole Bilingue De Berkeley
Ecole Bilingue De Berkeley Photo
Special Program Emphasis
1009 Heinz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 809-0641
Grades: NS-8
| 431 students
Episcopal Day School of St. Matthew
Episcopal Day School of St. Matthew Photo - The beautiful Episcopal Day campus is located in the heart of San Mateo.
16 Baldwin Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 274-0728
Grades: PK-8
| 324 students
Escuela Bilingüe Internacional
Escuela Bilingüe Internacional Photo
Special Program Emphasis
410 Alcatraz Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 653-3324
Grades: PK-8
| 349 students
Francis Parker School
6501 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 569-7900
Grades: PK-12
| 1,303 students
150 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 558-2000
Grades: PK-12
| 1,084 students
1060 Suncast Lane
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 933-0100
Grades: PK-8
| 168 students
The Gillispie School
The Gillispie School Photo - Students at Gillispie are excited about learning, and this excitement can be seen and felt on campus each day. Lessons are interactive and engaging, questions are encouraged, and students and teachers alike are excited to share their lessons with other on campus.
7380 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-3773
Grades: PK-6
| 344 students
Heschel Photo
17701 Devonshire St
Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 368-5781
Grades: PK-8
| 357 students
Immaculate Conception School
830 Green Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 382-5931
Grades: PK-8
| 289 students
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