Top 3 Best Rancho Santa Margarita Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 10 private schools serving 4,341 students in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (there are 10 public schools, serving 7,682 public students). 36% of all K-12 students in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
The best top ranked private schools in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA include St. Johns Episcopal, Santa Margarita Catholic High School and RSM Christian School.
The average acceptance rate is 98%, which is higher than the California private school average acceptance rate of 84%.
50% of private schools in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Rancho Santa Margarita Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
RSM Christian School
RSM Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(4)
29582 Aventura
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 589-4504
Grades: NS-8
| 353 students
St. Johns Episcopal
St. Johns Episcopal Photo
(Episcopal)
(6)
30382 Via Con Dios
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 858-5144
Grades: PK-8
| 518 students
St. Junipero Serra Catholic School
St. Junipero Serra Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
(7)
23652 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 888-1990
Grades: NS-8
| 1,087 students
Santa Margarita Catholic High School
Santa Margarita Catholic High School Photo - Aerial photo of Santa Margarita's 42 acre campus.
(Catholic)
(10)
22062 Antonio Pkwy
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 766-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,701 students
Guidepost Montessori at Las Flores
Guidepost Montessori at Las Flores Photo - Guidepost Montessori at Las Flores
Montessori School
28672 Deerpath
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(442) 267-6305
Grades: NS-K
| students
Kindercare Learning Centers # 1535
Daycare / Preschool
30062 Santa Margarita Pkwy
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 888-8880
Grades: PK-K
| 33 students
Limai Montessori Academy
Daycare / Preschool
(1)
30075 Comercio
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 589-6440
Grades: PK-1
| 163 students
Lutheran Saddleback Children's Center
Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(1)
30322 Via Con Dios
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 858-0646
Grades: NS-PK
| 200 students
Montessori at the Park
Montessori at the Park Photo
Montessori School
21742 Buena Suerte
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 635-1220
Grades: PK-3
| 186 students
Rancho Viejo Montessori School
Montessori School
29782 Avenida De Las Bandera
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 459-0199
Grades: PK-6
| 100 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA?
The top ranked private schools in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA include St. Johns Episcopal, Santa Margarita Catholic High School and RSM Christian School.
How many private schools are located in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA?
10 private schools are located in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
How diverse are private schools in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA?
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA private schools are approximately 19% minority students, which is lower than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of students in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA go to private school?
36% of all K-12 students in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA?
50% of private schools in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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