Top 20 Best Orange County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 398 private schools serving 73,155 students in Orange County, CA (there are 640 public schools, serving 450,584 public students). 14% of all K-12 students in Orange County, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
The best top ranked private schools in Orange County, CA include Pacific Academy, St. Anne School and Grace Christian School.
The average tuition cost is $11,565, which is lower than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,787.
44% of private schools in Orange County, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

Top Ranked Orange County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Accelerator School Raleigh
Accelerator School Raleigh Photo - Accelerator School DC Metro. Our new home!
Alternative School
(3)
8000 Great Park Blvd, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92618
(984) 235-6609
Grades: 6-12
| students
Capistrano Valley Christian Schools
Capistrano Valley Christian Schools Photo - Since 1973, Capistrano Valley Christian Schools has been dedicated to providing a high standard of college preparatory education, set within the framework of Christian instruction and example. We desire to prepare students to be the Christian leaders of tomorrow. Our staff is committed to partnering with an extremely supportive school community to offer a truly unique educational experience.
(Christian)
(15)
32032 Del Obispo St
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 493-5683
Grades: PK-12
| 696 students
Grace Christian School
Grace Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(2)
4545 Myra Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 761-5200
Grades: NS-8
| 579 students
16971 Imperial Hwy
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 524-1350
Grades: PK-8
| 635 students
Mission Basilica School
Mission Basilica School Photo - MBS has two technology labs
(Catholic)
31641 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-1385
Grades: NS-8
| 268 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
The Prentice School
The Prentice School Photo - The Prentice School's innovative small group program is designed to help children with language-based learning disabilities including dyslexia, and co-occurring conditions like ADD and ADHD.
Special Education School
(1)
18341 Lassen Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 244-4600
Grades: 1-8
| 144 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
Stoneybrooke Christian School
Stoneybrooke Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(15)
26300 Via Escolar
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 364-4407
Grades: NS-8
| 570 students
120 Vantis Dr, Suite 100
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
Fusion Academy Anaheim Hills
Fusion Academy Anaheim Hills Photo - Classes at Fusion are one-to-one: one student and one teacher. Teachers personalize content and act as mentors in the one-to-one setting.
Alternative School
3111 N. Tustin Street, Suite 240
Orange, CA 92865
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
7711 Center Avenue, Suite 120
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 55 students
Fusion Academy Mission Viejo
Fusion Academy Mission Viejo Photo - Each Fusion campus has a state-of-the-art music studio with professional-grade tools. Students can explore instruments, vocals, songwriting, DJ performing arts, and more.
Alternative School
23456 Madero, Suite 140
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
Fusion Academy Newport Beach
Fusion Academy Newport Beach Photo - Classes at Fusion are one-to-one: one student and one teacher. Teachers personalize content and act as mentors in the one-to-one setting.
Alternative School
(3)
18881 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 900
Irvine, CA 92612
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
The Geneva School
The Geneva School Photo
(Christian)
(35)
24301 El Toro Road
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
(949) 377-1616
Grades: K-8
| 135 students
The Open School
The Open School Photo - Our student-created ramen week was a hit!
Alternative School
(3)
2625 N. Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 326-9736
Grades: K-12
| 80 students
17620 Fitch Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
(657) 499-7301
Grades: PK-12
| 155 students
24741 Chrisanta Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 828-5251
Grades: NS-8
| 226 students
Abiding Savior Lutheran Church
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(3)
23262 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 830-1461
Grades: PK-8
| 272 students
Aliso Viejo Christian School
Aliso Viejo Christian School Photo - 4th grade - Sacramento - San Francisco Trip
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
(6)
1 Orion
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 389-0300
Grades: K-8
| 366 students
Anaheim Discovery Christian School
(Baptist)
(4)
1275 E. Broadway St.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 535-2535
Grades: 7-12
| 107 students
Anneliese's Schools
20062 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-8310
Grades: PK-6
| 531 students
5471 Santa Catalina Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92845
(909) 367-9372
Grades: 9-12
| 420 students
Areteem Institute
Areteem Institute Photo - Students work together at a Summer Camp at Yale University.
Special Program Emphasis
15707 Rockfield Blvd. Suite 110
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 305-1705
Grades: 4-12
| students
Aronoff Preschool
Aronoff Preschool Photo
Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
1 Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603
(949) 435-3400
Grades: NS
| 295 students
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
(Catholic)
14146 Olive St
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 893-7701
Grades: PK-8
| 294 students
C4l Academy
16220 Scientific
Irvine, CA 92618
(866) 216-9288
Grades: 9-12
| 600 students
Calvary Chapel Schools Preschool-Highschool
Calvary Chapel Schools Preschool-Highschool Photo
(Christian)
(4)
3800 S Fairview St
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 662-7485
Grades: PK-12
| 1,039 students
Calvary Christian School
(Christian)
1010 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 973-2056
Grades: K-8
| 408 students
Carden Hall
(2)
1541 Monrovia Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 645-1773
Grades: PK-8
| 501 students
Christ Cathedral Academy
(Catholic)
13280 Chapman Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 663-2330
Grades: PK-8
| 373 students
Christ Lutheran Church and School
Christ Lutheran Church and School Photo - Building confidence through encouragement, students study the life and teachings of Jesus and realizing He not only made an impact on the worldHe changed the world, forever! Through His birth, death and resurrection, He paid the price for our sins and promised eternal life to all who believe.
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(1)
760 Victoria St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 548-6866
Grades: NS-8
| 348 students
Crean Lutheran High School
Crean Lutheran High School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
12500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 387-1199
Grades: 9-12
| 959 students
Discovery Depot
Daycare / Preschool (Church of the Nazarene)
16800 Imperial Hwy
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 572-0522
Grades: PK-K
| 351 students
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Orange County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2100 Main St., Ste. 260
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
220 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 731-9006
Grades: K-12
| 85 students
3233 West Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 527-4530
Grades: 1-12
| 12 students
215 S Pine Dr
Fullerton, CA 92833
(714) 871-6121
Grades: PK-8
| 149 students
6931 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 962-6617
Grades: 9-12
| 102 students
6931 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 962-6617
Grades: 9-12
| 98 students
24292 Del Prado
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 443-1193
Grades: PK-3
| 54 students
19901 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 970-2311
Grades: NS-PK
| 104 students
815a S Esplanade St
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 602-7797
Grades: K-9
| 71 students
620 Camino De Los Mares Suite E447
San Clemente, CA 92673
Grades: K-12
| 9 students
13201 Century Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 537-3776
Grades: K-8
| 246 students
31501 Avenida Los Cerritos
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 429-5660
Grades: NS-PK
| 54 students
150 E 1st Street
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 669-1360
Grades: PK-K
| 72 students
4111 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(714) 527-2343
Grades: PK
| 152 students
2830 North Glassell Ave
Orange, CA 92865
(714) 637-0380
Grades: K-8
| 173 students
601 N Western Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 542-5177
Grades: NS-8
| 177 students
261 Monte Vista Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-5171
Grades: K-8
| 62 students
650 Hamilton St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 642-9181
Grades: K-2
| 22 students
Precious Years Children's Center (Closed 2014)
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
9691 Bixby Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92841
(714) 539-0522
Grades: NS-PK
| 24 students
4540 E Riverdale Ave
Anaheim, CA 92807
Grades: PK-5
| 76 students
1450 E La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 535-3284
Grades: NS-8
| 202 students
500 W Chartres Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 772-3060
Grades: PK-8
| 209 students
12901 Lewis St
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 971-2023
Grades: K-8
| 192 students
30516 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-7339
Grades: K-7
| 87 students
400 W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92632
(714) 525-9689
Grades: 6-8
| 115 students
2204 W Mcfadden Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 545-8185
Grades: K-8
| 191 students
10350 Ellis Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 962-6886
Grades: PK-8
| 351 students
Spectrum Montessori (Closed 2023)
Montessori School (Christian)
8673 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 783-5331
Grades: PK-K
| 30 students
5309 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 690-0112
Grades: NS
| 100 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Orange County, CA?
The top ranked private schools in Orange County, CA include Pacific Academy, St. Anne School and Grace Christian School.
How many private schools are located in Orange County, CA?
398 private schools are located in Orange County, CA.
How much do private schools cost in Orange County, CA?
The average tuition cost is $11,565, which is lower than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,787.
How diverse are private schools in Orange County, CA?
Orange County, CA private schools are approximately 45% minority students, which is lower than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of students in Orange County, CA go to private school?
14% of all K-12 students in Orange County, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Orange County, CA?
44% of private schools in Orange County, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

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