Top 20 Best San Diego Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 103 private schools serving 23,788 students in San Diego, CA (there are 296 public schools, serving 162,535 public students). 13% of all K-12 students in San Diego, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
The best top ranked private schools in San Diego, CA include All Saints' Episcopal Preschool, St. Paul's Lutheran School and Cal Coast Academy.
The average tuition cost is $16,544, which is lower than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,787.
48% of private schools in San Diego, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked San Diego Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Del Mar Pines School
Del Mar Pines School Photo - Del Mar Pines School offers its students a traditional learning environment with a low student teacher ration and small group instruction. Technology is integrated across the curriculum for a dynamic learning experience.
(13)
3975 Torrington Street
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 481-5615
Grades: K-6
| 155 students
Fusion Academy San Diego
Fusion Academy San Diego Photo - Classes at Fusion are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. Students have different teachers for different subjects, and teachers act as mentors in the one-to-one setting.
Alternative School
5060 Shoreham Place, Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92122
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
9915 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92131
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
La Petite Ecole Du Lycee Francais
La Petite Ecole Du Lycee Francais Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
3219 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 277-1514
Grades: PK-8
| 216 students
Maria Montessori School
Maria Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
(12)
4544 Pocahontas Avenue
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 270-9350
Grades: PK-8
| 184 students
Reformation Lutheran School
Reformation Lutheran School Photo
(Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
(2)
4670 Mount Abernathy Ave
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 279-3311
Grades: NS-8
| 121 students
Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace
Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace Photo - Established in 1882 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, OLP has been educating the next generation of women leaders and innovators for more than 134 years.
All-girls (Catholic)
4860 Oregon Street
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 297-2266
Grades: 9-12
| 750 students
All Saints' Episcopal Preschool
All Saints' Episcopal Preschool Photo - Our students receive state of the art education
(Episcopal)
3674 7th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 298-1671
Grades: PK
| 63 students
Banyan Tree Educational Services
Special Education School
2675 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 367-5428
Grades: 2-8
| 4 students
6926 FEDERAL BLVD, LEMON GROVE
San Diego, CA 92102
(877) 655-7452
Grades: 9-12
| 2,160 students
Cal Coast Academy
Cal Coast Academy Photo
(2)
11555 Clews Ranch Road
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 481-0882
Grades: 6-12
| 55 students
The Cambridge School
The Cambridge School Photo - Weekly Memory Time - K-Prep
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
(2)
12855 Black Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 484-3488
Grades: PK-12
| 393 students
Carmel Mountain Preschool
Daycare / Preschool
(15)
9510 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 484-4877
Grades: PK-K
| 378 students
Cathedral Catholic High School
Cathedral Catholic High School Photo - Cathedral Catholic High School offers unique sports, such as Crew, Fencing, Equestrian, Beach Volleyball, Rugby, Sailing, and Surfing.
(Catholic)
5555 Del Mar Heights Rd
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 523-4000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,628 students
Chabad Hebrew Academy
Chabad Hebrew Academy Photo - Visit our stunning campus located on 20 acres of wooded forest in Scripps Ranch.
(Jewish)
(10)
10785 Pomerado Rd
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 566-1996
Grades: PK-8
| 311 students
3051 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 584-2454
Grades: NS-12
| 231 students
Francis Parker School
(2)
6501 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 569-7900
Grades: PK-12
| 1,303 students
4201 Randolph
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 298-9110
Grades: K-6
| 362 students
Good Shepherd Catholic School
(Catholic)
8160 Gold Coast Dr
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 693-1522
Grades: PK-8
| 376 students
5725 Kearny Villa Rd Suite G
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 541-2254
Grades: K-12
| 677 students
Maranatha Christian Schools
Maranatha Christian Schools Photo - Maranatha Christian Schools: Distinctly academic, undeniably Christian.
(Christian)
(2)
9050 Maranatha Drive
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 759-9737
Grades: PK-12
| 1,007 students
Minato Gakuen School Office
Special Program Emphasis
9150 Chesapeake Dr
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 576-0434
Grades: 1-12
| 432 students
Mission Bay Montessori Academy
Mission Bay Montessori Academy Photo - Science
Montessori School
2640 Soderblom Avenue
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 457-5895
Grades: PK-6
| 320 students
Nazareth School, San Diego
(Catholic)
10728 San Diego Mission Rd
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 641-7987
Grades: K-8
| 276 students
Notre Dame Academy
Notre Dame Academy Photo - "One Family, Always United"
(Catholic)
(1)
4345 Del Mar Trl
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 509-2300
Grades: PK-8
| 366 students
Ocean View Christian Academy
Ocean View Christian Academy Photo
(Baptist)
(1)
2460 Palm Avenue
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-7875
Grades: PK-12
| 524 students
Our Ladys School
(Catholic)
650 24th St
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 233-8888
Grades: PK-8
| 207 students
The Rock Academy
The Rock Academy Photo - Elementary students enjoy interactive learning in the state of the art computer lab.
(Christian)
(2)
2277 Rosecrans St.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 764-5200
Grades: PK-12
| 383 students
St. Augustine High School
All-boys (Catholic)
(1)
3266 Nutmeg St
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 282-2184
Grades: 9-12
| 726 students
St. Columba School
St. Columba School Photo
(Catholic)
(2)
3365 Glencolum Dr
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 279-1882
Grades: NS-8
| 272 students
St. Katharine Drexel Academy
(Catholic)
4551 56th Street
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 582-3862
Grades: K-9
| 128 students
St. Patrick School
(Catholic)
3014 Capps Street
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 297-1314
Grades: PK-8
| 188 students
St. Paul's Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(1)
1376 Felspar Street
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 272-6282
Grades: PK-8
| 169 students
St. Therese Academy
(Catholic)
6440 St. Therese Way
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 583-6270
Grades: PK-8
| 351 students
San Diego Jewish Academy
San Diego Jewish Academy Photo - San Diego Jewish Academy student volunteers in Oklahoma - June 2013
(Jewish)
(2)
11860 Carmel Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 704-3700
Grades: PK-12
| 646 students
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San Diego, California Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
277 Rosecrans
San Diego, CA 92106
(877) 280-8526
Grades: K-12
| students
4079 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 229-2800
Grades: PK-7
| 54 students
1945 Coolidge St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 277-0222
Grades: K-8
| 88 students
1228 S 38th St
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 264-3154
Grades: K-9
| 212 students
3580 Mount Acadia Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 560-0985
Grades: NS
| 150 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in San Diego, CA?
The top ranked private schools in San Diego, CA include All Saints' Episcopal Preschool, St. Paul's Lutheran School and Cal Coast Academy.
How many private schools are located in San Diego, CA?
103 private schools are located in San Diego, CA.
How much do private schools cost in San Diego, CA?
The average tuition cost is $16,544, which is lower than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,787.
How diverse are private schools in San Diego, CA?
San Diego, CA private schools are approximately 43% minority students, which is lower than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of students in San Diego, CA go to private school?
13% of all K-12 students in San Diego, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in San Diego, CA?
48% of private schools in San Diego, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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