Top 20 Best Santa Clara County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 262 private schools serving 54,531 students in Santa Clara County, CA (there are 407 public schools, serving 235,913 public students). 19% of all K-12 students in Santa Clara County, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
The best top ranked private schools in Santa Clara County, CA include Palo Alto Prep, Challenger School - Middlefield and Stratford Middle School.
The average tuition cost is $22,900, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,786.
33% of private schools in Santa Clara County, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Santa Clara County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Almaden Country Day School
Almaden Country Day School Photo - Our dedicated faculty deliver personalized instruction to students embracing each student as an individual. Lessons are engaging, inquiry-focused, hands-on, and highly collaborative to prepare students for high school and beyond. Teachers are not solely focused on delivering instruction; rather, they are focused on each child feeling seen and care for, and teaching children to be lifelong learners.
(19)
6835 Trinidad Drive
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-0424
Grades: PK-8
| 420 students
1290 Parkmoor Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
(669) 766-1001
Grades: PK-12
| 1,190 students
Cambrian Academy
Cambrian Academy Photo - Cambrian Academy students have been accepted by the world's best universities.
(3)
4340 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 833-7050
Grades: 5-12
| 110 students
3880 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 213-8245
Grades: PK-8
| 406 students
500 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 249-2510
Grades: K-12
| 1,982 students
Hillbrook School
Hillbrook School Photo - Hillbrook's campus features an array of outdoor learning spaces including gardens, stately oak trees, and a creek.
(2)
300 Marchmont Dr
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 356-6116
Grades: PK-12
| 367 students
Imagination Lab School
Imagination Lab School Photo
(5)
4050 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 460-8940
Grades: PK-8
| students
Kehillah Jewish High School
Kehillah Jewish High School Photo - World-class academics in a supportive environment
(Jewish)
(1)
3900 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 213-9600
Grades: 9-12
| 220 students
The King's Academy
The King's Academy Photo
(Christian)
(6)
562 North Britton Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
(408) 481-9900
Grades: 6-12
| 988 students
Merryhill Elementary School
Merryhill Elementary School Photo
(Friends)
(2)
750 N Capitol Ave, Bldg D
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 254-1282
Grades: PK-5
| 303 students
1500 Yosemite Dr.
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 945-9090
Grades: NS-8
| 503 students
Palo Alto Prep
Palo Alto Prep Photo - Our classes have an average student-to-teacher ratio of 8:1. This means students receive individualized support from teachers who have the time to teach to their students' specific learning needs.
Special Education School
(1)
2462 Wyandotte Street
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 493-7071
Grades: 8-12
| 70 students
1718 Andover Ln
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 637-5697
Grades: 5-8
| 324 students
3800 Blackford Avenue
San Jose, CA 95117
(408) 521-1170
Grades: 6-10
| 820 students
341 Great Mall Parkway
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 716-3855
Grades: PK-8
| 680 students
870 N California Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 899-7385
Grades: NS-8
| 353 students
6670 San Anselmo Way
San Jose, CA 95119
(408) 769-3845
Grades: NS-5
| 398 students
890 Pomeroy Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 542-0729
Grades: PK-5
| 874 students
1196 Lime Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 617-8198
Grades: NS-5
| 523 students
820 W Mc Kinley Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 351-4120
Grades: PK-5
| 384 students
220 Kensington Way
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 882-9096
Grades: PK-4
| 435 students
1500 Partridge Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 247-4400
Grades: 6-8
| 537 students
19950 Mckean Road
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 927-5771
Grades: NS-8
| students
711 E. Gish Road
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 998-2860
Grades: NS-8
| students
4949 Harwood Road
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 723-0111
Grades: NS-5
| students
Challenger School - Saratoga
Challenger School - Saratoga Photo
Daycare / Preschool
18811 Cox Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 378-0444
Grades: NS-K
| students
Challenger School - Shawnee
Challenger School - Shawnee Photo
(2)
500 Shawnee Lane
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 365-9298
Grades: NS-8
| students
730 Camina Escuela
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 213-0083
Grades: NS-8
| students
1185 Hollenbeck Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 245-7170
Grades: NS-8
| students
19638 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 230
Cupertino, CA 95014
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
Fusion Academy Los Gatos
Fusion Academy Los Gatos 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
(1)
50 University Ave., Suite A300
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
Fusion Academy Palo Alto
Fusion Academy Palo Alto 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
2191 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
125 N. Milpitas Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 539-5342
Grades: PK-2
| 83 students
5200 Dent Avenue
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 617-9812
Grades: PK-8
| 115 students
25 Corning Avenue
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 766-3189
Grades: K-5
| 236 students
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Santa Clara County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3257 Payne Ave
San Jose, CA 95117
(408) 373-4007
Grades: PK-K
| 27 students
540 Sands Dr
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 264-6789
Grades: PK-6
| 162 students
5200 Dent Ave
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 264-7333
Grades: PK-K
| 200 students
5200 Dent Avenue
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 265-3392
Grades: K-8
| 318 students
2100 Woods Ln
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 964-4330
Grades: K-12
| 46 students
1390 Five Wounds Lane
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 293-0425
Grades: K-8
| 201 students
1500 Yosemite Dr
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 263-0991
Grades: 1-2
| 16 students
1999 S Bascom Ave. #400
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 877-5100
Grades: K-6
| 54 students
1730 Curtner Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 448-0656
Grades: NS-12
| 99 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Santa Clara County, CA?
The top ranked private schools in Santa Clara County, CA include Palo Alto Prep, Challenger School - Middlefield and Stratford Middle School.
How many private schools are located in Santa Clara County, CA?
262 private schools are located in Santa Clara County, CA.
How much do private schools cost in Santa Clara County, CA?
The average tuition cost is $22,900, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,786.
How diverse are private schools in Santa Clara County, CA?
Santa Clara County, CA private schools are approximately 57% minority students, which is higher than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of students in Santa Clara County, CA go to private school?
19% of all K-12 students in Santa Clara County, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Santa Clara County, CA?
33% of private schools in Santa Clara County, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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