Top 20 Best San Francisco Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 116 private schools serving 25,333 students in San Francisco, CA (there are 134 public schools, serving 56,257 public students). 31% of all K-12 students in San Francisco, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
The best top ranked private schools in San Francisco, CA include Zion Lutheran School, Katherine Michiels School and Drew School.
The average tuition cost is $26,859, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,787.
43% of private schools in San Francisco, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked San Francisco Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
The Compass School
The Compass School Photo - The Compass School is an online K12 School. We offer hundreds of live online courses with expert faculty (over 95% of our teachers have a Masters Degree or Higher). Our affordable homeschool program gives students a flexible high quality schooling option that can be taken from anywhere.
(10)
548 Market Street, No 41193
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 738-7334
Grades: K-12
| 43 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) 430-3737
Grades: 9-12
| 297 students
Katherine Michiels School
Katherine Michiels School Photo
Alternative School
(1)
1335 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 821-0130
Grades: PK-5
| 80 students
Zion Lutheran School
Zion Lutheran School Photo - Zion Cross Country team taking in the views after tackling Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park!
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
495 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 221-7500
Grades: K-8
| 157 students
Brightworks School
Brightworks School Photo
Alternative School
(5)
682 Schofield Road
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 701-8700
Grades: K-12
| 115 students
1160 Battery Street, Suite 40
San Francisco, CA 94111
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 55 students
Millennium School Of San Francisco
Millennium School Of San Francisco Photo - Wilderness days are a regular part of student life at Millennium.
Special Program Emphasis
245 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 992-8520
Grades: 6-8
| 104 students
470 West Portal Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 431-2736
Grades: 9-12
| 160 students
301 De Montfort Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 319-6003
Grades: K-5
| 200 students
2425 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 692-0134
Grades: NS-PK
| 49 students
645 14th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 697-2995
Grades: PK-4
| 95 students
75 Francis Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 604-9367
Grades: 6-8
| 107 students
Adda Clevenger School - Noe Valley Campus
Adda Clevenger School - Noe Valley Campus 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
| 144 students
Archbishop Riordan High School
Archbishop Riordan High School Photo - A view of Riordan's gym.
(Catholic)
175 Frida Kahlo Way
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 586-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,140 students
35 Keyes Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 561-5800
Grades: 9-12
| 359 students
Cathedral School For Boys
Cathedral School For Boys Photo
All-boys (Episcopal)
(6)
1275 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 771-6600
Grades: K-8
| 259 students
Children's Day School
333 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 861-5432
Grades: PK-8
| 454 students
Chinese American International School
Chinese American International School Photo - Chinese New Year
Special Program Emphasis
Main: 150 Oak Street; Pre-K campus: 42/52 Waller St., Middle School Campus, 888 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 865-6084
Grades: PK-8
| 489 students
Convent & Stuart Hall
Convent & Stuart Hall Photo
(Catholic)
2222 Broadway St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 563-2900
Grades: K-12
| students
Cornerstone Academy
(Christian)
801 Silver Ave
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 587-7256
Grades: PK-5
| 400 students
659 Pine St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 421-0069
Grades: K-8
| 293 students
Epiphany School
(Catholic)
600 Italy Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 337-4030
Grades: K-8
| 332 students
150 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 558-2000
Grades: PK-12
| 1,084 students
The Hamlin School
All-girls
2120 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 922-0300
Grades: K-8
| 441 students
Hearing & Speech Center Of Northern California
Special Education School
1234 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 921-7658
Grades: NS
| 18 students
Holy Name Continuation School
(Catholic)
1560 40th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 731-4077
Grades: PK-8
| 480 students
ICA Cristo Rey Academy
All-girls (Catholic)
3625 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-2052
Grades: 9-12
| 355 students
7070 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 751-0177
Grades: K-8
| 402 students
3250 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 551-0000
Grades: NS-8
| 282 students
755 Ocean Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 337-9990
Grades: 9-12
| 550 students
Live Oak School
1555 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 861-8840
Grades: K-8
| 426 students
Meadows-livingstone School
Special Program Emphasis
1499 Potrero Ave Ste 1
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-7735
Grades: 1-6
| 26 students
Mercy High School, San Francisco
Mercy High School, San Francisco Photo - At Mercy High School we recognize the power girls have to effect change. We are proud to educate our young women, who in the spirit of Catherine McAuley and adherence to the Sisters` Critical Concerns, are fearless in taking the lead to create a better world.
All-girls (Catholic)
3250 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 872-0964
Grades: 9-12
| 220 students
Mission Dolores Academy
Mission Dolores Academy Photo
(Catholic)
3371 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 346-9500
Grades: K-8
| 252 students
Mother Goose School
Daycare / Preschool
334 28th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 221-6133
Grades: NS-K
| 94 students
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San Francisco, California Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
610 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(317) 437-7275
Grades: K-8
| 261 students
300 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(866) 664-2070
Grades: NS-8
| 91 students
Burt Children's Center (Closed 2006)
Special Education School
940 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 922-7700
Grades: NS
| 18 students
924 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 221-9200
Grades: 8
| 33 students
495 Cambridge Street
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 239-0511
Grades: PK-8
| 92 students
Hergl School (Closed 2014)
Special Education School
1570 Greenwich St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 474-0191
Grades: Inquire with school
| 8 students
90 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 554-8100
Grades: NS-PK
| students
75 Hawthorne St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 608-0218
Grades: NS-PK
| students
1801 Bush Street 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931-1972
Grades: 7-12
| 7 students
The Laurel School (Closed 2023)
Special Education School
350 9th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 752-3567
Grades: 1-8
| 66 students
2445 Pine St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 346-9500
Grades: K-9
| 126 students
735 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 621-8035
Grades: K-8
| 145 students
St. Emydius School (Closed 2004)
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
301 Demontfort Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 333-4877
Grades: K-8
| 146 students
1970 Ocean Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 334-0105
Grades: PK-12
| 114 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in San Francisco, CA?
The top ranked private schools in San Francisco, CA include Zion Lutheran School, Katherine Michiels School and Drew School.
How many private schools are located in San Francisco, CA?
116 private schools are located in San Francisco, CA.
How much do private schools cost in San Francisco, CA?
The average tuition cost is $26,859, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,787.
How diverse are private schools in San Francisco, CA?
San Francisco, CA private schools are approximately 52% minority students, which is higher than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of students in San Francisco, CA go to private school?
31% of all K-12 students in San Francisco, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in San Francisco, CA?
43% of private schools in San Francisco, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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