Top Santa Cruz County Private Schools

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For the 2021 school year, there are 29 top private schools in Santa Cruz County, California, serving 4,834 students.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body, and the student:teacher ratio is 11:1.
48% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Roman Catholic).

Top Santa Cruz County Private Schools (2021)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Holy Cross School
    Holy Cross School Photo - Holy Cross School ~ 2019 Preschool -8th grade
    (Roman Catholic)
    150 Emmet
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 423-4447

    Grades: PK-8 | 153 students
  • 425 Encinal Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 423-0658

    Grades: 6-12 | 280 students
  • 2400 East Lake Ave.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831) 724-5933

    Grades: 9-12 | 240 students
  • The Bay School
    The Bay School Photo - Educating Children with Autism
    Special Education School
    5400 Soquel Avenue, Suite F
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831) 462-9620

    Grades: K-12 | 47 students
  • 5000B Granite Creek Rd
    Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    (831) 438-0100

    Grades: NS-8 | 401 students
  • Beach High School
    Alternative School
    5520 Old San Jose Rd
    Soquel, CA 95073
    (831) 462-5867

    Grades: 9-12 | 9 students
  • 112 E Beach St
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831) 428-5959

    Grades: 2-12 | 37 students
  • 255 Swift Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 423-0341

    Grades: K-8 | 243 students
  • 2727 Mattison Ln
    Santa Cruz, CA 95065
    (831) 476-4000

    Grades: PK-8 | 201 students
  • 376 S Green Valley Rd
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831) 724-6505

    Grades: PK-8 | 233 students
  • 2120 Trout Gulch
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831) 688-1753

    Grades: 2-6 | 61 students
  • Merit Academy
    Merit Academy Photo - Engineering a brake-light system. All students engage in ProjectMERIT where they start an independent project that teaches them leadership and critical thinking skills in the real world. These projects separate Merit Academy students from their peers in the competitive college admissions process.
    Alternative School
    2392 North Rodeo Gulch Road
    Soquel, CA 95073
    (831) 462-5655

    Grades: 1-12 | 24 students
  • Midtown Montessori
    Midtown Montessori Photo - Cooking and eating are part of the daily curriculum.
    Montessori School
    818 N Branciforte Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831) 423-2273

    Grades: PK-K | 17 students
  • 2 School Way
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831) 722-8178

    Grades: 6-12 | 1,000 students
  • Monterey Bay Academy
    Monterey Bay Academy Photo
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    783 San Andreas Rd
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831) 728-1481

    Grades: 9-12 | 211 students
  • Montessori Community School
    Montessori Community School Photo
    Montessori School
    123 S Navarra Dr
    Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    (831) 439-9313

    Grades: NS | 21 students
  • 133 Brennan St
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831) 728-2051

    Grades: K-8 | 258 students
  • 491 Summit Road
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (408) 847-2717

    Grades: PK-12 | 164 students
  • 23946 Summit Rd.
    Los Gatos, CA 95033
    (408) 353-2302

    Grades: K-4 | 17 students
  • 2288 Trout Gulch Rd
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831) 688-1074

    Grades: K-6 | 58 students
  • St. Lawrence Academy
    St. Lawrence Academy Photo - Hike in Henry Cowell
    (Greek Orthodox)
    6184 Highway 9
    Felton, CA 95018
    (831) 335-0328

    Grades: K-8 | 39 students
  • 605 Enos Ln
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831) 728-5518

    Grades: K-8 | 146 students
  • 366 Gault St
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831) 429-8444

    Grades: K-6 | 46 students
  • 6230 Soquel Dr
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831) 476-1646

    Grades: PK-9 | 247 students
  • Santa Cruz Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    2190 Empire Grade
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 425-0519

    Grades: PK-8 | 156 students
  • 250 California Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 427-2641

    Grades: PK-6 | 85 students
  • Tara Redwood School
    Tara Redwood School Photo
    Montessori School
    5810 Prescott Rd
    Soquel, CA 95073
    (831) 462-9632

    Grades: NS-6 | 58 students
  • 2701 Cabrillo College Drive
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831) 465-3301

    Grades: K-8 | 311 students
  • VHM Christian School
    VHM Christian School Photo - Invest in a Christ-centered education for your children
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    427 Capitola Road Extension
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831) 475-4762

    Grades: NS-8 | 71 students
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