Top 20 Best California Nonsectarian Private Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 1,461 nonsectarian private schools in California. You can also find more religiously affiliated schools in California.
The best top ranked nonsectarian private schools in California include Merryhill Elementary & Middle School, Phillips Brooks School and Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles.

Top Ranked Nonsectarian Private Schools in California (2023)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Adda Clevenger School
Adda Clevenger School Photo - The Adda Clevenger School is an independent elementary school providing an accelerated academic and arts curriculum to San Francisco Bay Area students grades TK-8 since 1980.
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
180 Fair Oaks Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-2240
Grades: PK-8
| 146 students
Alsion Middle/High School
Alsion Middle/High School Photo - Writing requirements are considerable at Alsion.
Montessori School
(2)
750 Witherly Ln
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 445-1127
Grades: 7-12
| 58 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) 573-3435
Grades: PK-5
| 605 students
1290 Parkmoor Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 291-0907
Grades: K-12
| 1,190 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 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
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.
(11)
755 N. Whitnall Hwy
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 985-9485
Grades: 2-12
| 79 students
Brookfield School
Brookfield School Photo - Brookfield has been educating students in the Sacramento area for over 50 years. Our graduating students are regularly accepted to their first choice of high school.
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
6115 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 442-1255
Grades: NS-8
| 232 students
Cambrian Academy
Cambrian Academy Photo - Cambrian Academy students have been accepted by the world's best universities.
(3)
4340 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 833-7050
Grades: 5-12
| 110 students
Caulbridge School
Caulbridge School Photo - Caulbridge educators work from a child-development perspective and understand that meeting the child`s needs relevant to their phase of development is foundational to learning and school success. We work to balance a child`s sensory-motor, social-emotional and academic development because to skip over any of these distinct areas will have consequences as your child moves through their school years.
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
1 St Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 481-1243
Grades: PK-8
| 192 students
3880 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 213-8245
Grades: PK-8
| 406 students
The Childrens School
The Childrens School Photo - Our students love learning how to compose music in our Music Lab.
2225 Torrey Pines Lane
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-0184
Grades: NS-8
| 262 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) 409-3739
Grades: 9-12
| 280 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.
(4)
2555 West Highway 154
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-6471
Grades: 6-12
| 256 students
Excelsior School
Excelsior School Photo - School Front View
(2)
41 W Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 623-6339
Grades: 9-12
| 102 students
500 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 249-2510
Grades: K-12
| 1,975 students
16971 Imperial Hwy
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 524-1350
Grades: NS-8
| 723 students
High Bluff Academy
High Bluff Academy Photo - HBA specializes in lab sciences for all levels of students. Our small class sizes and great teachers support and challenge students to accomplish their goals.
(5)
5531 Cancha de Golf, Ste 202
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
(858) 509-9101
Grades: 9-12
| 60 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
The Hilldale School
The Hilldale School Photo - Hands-on Science is an important part of the Pre-K through Middle School curriculum.
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
79 Florence St.
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 756-4737
Grades: PK-8
| 158 students
Idyllwild Arts Academy
Idyllwild Arts Academy Photo - Idyllwild Arts Academy is home to 310 students from 35 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
| 246 students
Katherine Michiels School
Katherine Michiels School Photo
(1)
1335 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 821-0130
Grades: PK-5
| 80 students
Kirby School
Kirby School Photo - The Kirby School campus features a recreation area, sport court, amphitheater, and outdoor classroom and social spaces.
(2)
425 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-0658
Grades: 6-12
| 172 students
3261 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 836-3464
Grades: NS-12
| 744 students
The Marin School
The Marin School Photo
(3)
150 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 339-9336
Grades: 9-12
| 80 students
Merryhill Elementary & Middle School
Merryhill Elementary & Middle School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
1500 Yosemite Dr.
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 945-9090
Grades: PK-8
| 500 students
2600 V Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 429-6055
Grades: PK-8
| 394 students
750 N Capitol Ave, Bldg D
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 254-1282
Grades: PK-5
| 138 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
Pacific Academy
Pacific Academy Photo - Rose Zhang, Class of 2021; AJGA World No. 1 Women Amateur Golfer; 2020 U.S Woman's Amateur Champion; Stanford University
(8)
4947 Alton Pkwy.
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 398-5288
Grades: K-12
| 344 students
Pacifica Montessori School
Montessori School
6585 Green Valley Cir
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 417-3087
Grades: PK-1
| 54 students
Park Day School
Park Day School Photo - 1st grade classroom
(22)
360 42nd St
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 653-0317
Grades: K-8
| 320 students
2245 Avy Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 854-4545
Grades: NS-5
| 302 students
2060 Tapscott Ave / 960 Avis Drive
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 809-9018
Grades: PK-8
| 494 students
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