Top 20 Best San Diego County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 303 private schools serving 52,080 students in San Diego County, CA (there are 770 public schools, serving 471,725 public students). 10% of all K-12 students in San Diego County, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
The best top ranked private schools in San Diego County, CA include The Rhoades School, St. Michael's School and High Bluff Academy.
The average tuition cost is $14,387, which is lower than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,787.
48% of private schools in San Diego County, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked San Diego County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Calvary Christian Academy
Calvary Christian Academy Photo - CCA is founded on three pillars which are Servant Leadership, Superior Academics, and Simply Jesus.
(Christian)
(6)
1771 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA 91913
(619) 591-2260
Grades: PK-8
| 465 students
Calvary Preparatory Academy-Online
Calvary Preparatory Academy-Online Photo - Providing excellence in online education since 2009, CPA offers a fully online, Christian education for students from kindergarten through 12th grade leading to completion of an accredited high school diploma. Calvary Prep Academy is accredited in grades 7-12 by WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges) and offers NCAA and University of California "a-g" approved courses.
(Christian)
(22)
1740 La Costa Meadows Dr. Suite 105
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 410-8283
Grades: K-12
| 348 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
| 42 students
The Rhoades School
The Rhoades School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
141 S Rancho Santa Fe Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-1102
Grades: PK-8
| 666 students
St. Michael's School
(Catholic)
(1)
15542 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 485-1303
Grades: PK-8
| 595 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
Fusion Academy Solana Beach
Fusion Academy Solana Beach 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
512 Via De La Valle, Suite 201
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(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
Pacific Academy
Pacific Academy Photo - Preparatory School for Grades K-12
(6)
679 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-1188
Grades: K-12
| 115 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
Shepherd Of The Hills Lutheran School
Shepherd Of The Hills Lutheran School Photo
(Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
(5)
9191 Fletcher Pkwy
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 469-9443
Grades: K-8
| 60 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
Army and Navy Academy
Army and Navy Academy Photo
All-boys
(1)
2605 Carlsbad Boulevard
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(888) 762-2338
Grades: 7-12
| 320 students
Banyan Tree Educational Services
Special Education School
2675 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 367-5428
Grades: 2-8
| 4 students
The Bishop's School
The Bishop's School Photo - By their very nature, Bishop's students opt in. This includes the visual and performing arts, where students often go beyond their studies to become dancers, musicians, actors and artists of every stripe. Confidence in the arts opens new worlds to our students - and brings beauty to ours.
(Episcopal)
(1)
7607 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-4021
Grades: 6-12
| 800 students
Bonita Learning Academy
Bonita Learning Academy Photo
Daycare / Preschool
(1)
3368 Bonita Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 422-1777
Grades: NS-K
| 73 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
Calvin Christian School
Calvin Christian School Photo
(Christian)
2000 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 489-6430
Grades: NS-12
| 541 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
Carlsbad Christian Academy
Carlsbad Christian Academy Photo
(Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
(3)
3030 Valley St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 729-6272
Grades: PK-8
| 179 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
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.
(1)
2225 Torrey Pines Lane
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-0184
Grades: NS-8
| 262 students
Christ Lutheran School
Christ Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
7929 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941
(619) 462-5211
Grades: NS-8
| 322 students
2100 Greenfield Dr
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 201-8800
Grades: 7-12
| 524 students
El Cajon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School
El Cajon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School Photo - Students learn to find joy and self confidence as they learn to read, share with others and work together on projects.
(Seventh Day Adventist)
1640 E Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 442-6544
Grades: K-8
| 27 students
Escondido Adventist Academy
Escondido Adventist Academy Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
1301 Deodar Road
Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 746-1800
Grades: K-12
| 187 students
Escondido Christian School
Escondido Christian School Photo - Escondido Christian School has been serving our community since 1948 working together with home and church to provide a Christ-centered spiritual, academic, and physical foundation in a Biblically-based environment.
(Christian)
(4)
923 Idaho Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 745-2071
Grades: NS-12
| 364 students
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San Diego County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
277 Rosecrans
San Diego, CA 92106
(877) 280-8526
Grades: K-12
| students
135 E Ivy St
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(270) 728-1717
Grades: K-12
| 46 students
2634 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 434-7143
Grades: NS-K
| 36 students
494 E Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 422-7167
Grades: NS-K
| 41 students
960 5th Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 425-0132
Grades: K-6
| 96 students
4079 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 229-2800
Grades: PK-7
| 54 students
Faith Lutheran School (Closed 2017)
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
700 E Bobier Dr
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 724-7700
Grades: NS-4
| 20 students
705 Palomar Airport Rd., Ste. 340
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 732-1200
Grades: 6-12
| students
3941 Conrad Drive
Spring Valley, CA 91977
(619) 460-4121
Grades: PK-K
| 30 students
1945 Coolidge St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 277-0222
Grades: K-8
| 88 students
9407 Jericho Rd
La Mesa, CA 91942
(209) 529-5510
Grades: PK-10
| 27 students
11830 Waterhill Road
Lakeside, CA 92040
(619) 857-4801
Grades: K-2
| 8 students
520 Balour Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 632-1093
Grades: PK-K
| 65 students
1052 E Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 593-6090
Grades: K-2
| 3 students
5570 Old Ranch Rd
Oceanside, CA 92057
Grades: PK-6
| 13 students
220 Calle De Madera
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-4402
Grades: PK-K
| 11 students
660 Bay Blvd., Suite 110B
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(866) 366-8847
Grades: 6-12
| 517 students
4000 Mystra Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 630-0712
Grades: PK-8
| 132 students
Poway Christian School (Closed 2000)
Special Program Emphasis (Baptist)
13230 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-1088
Grades: K-10
| 24 students
910 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-2011
Grades: K-8
| 34 students
760 1st Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 422-4141
Grades: NS-8
| 302 students
1228 S 38th St
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 264-3154
Grades: K-9
| 212 students
647 E St
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 498-8384
Grades: PK
| 27 students
482 L St
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 425-8940
Grades: K-8
| 125 students
5150 Wilson Street
La Mesa, CA 91941
(619) 460-3663
Grades: PK-5
| 142 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 County, CA?
The top ranked private schools in San Diego County, CA include The Rhoades School, St. Michael's School and High Bluff Academy.
How many private schools are located in San Diego County, CA?
303 private schools are located in San Diego County, CA.
How much do private schools cost in San Diego County, CA?
The average tuition cost is $14,387, which is lower than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,787.
How diverse are private schools in San Diego County, CA?
San Diego County, CA private schools are approximately 40% minority students, which is lower than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of students in San Diego County, CA go to private school?
10% of all K-12 students in San Diego County, 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 County, CA?
48% of private schools in San Diego County, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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