Top Santa Cruz County Private Schools

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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 31 top private schools in Santa Cruz County, California, serving 5,185 students.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body, and the student:teacher ratio is 10:1.
  • 45% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Roman Catholic and Christian).

Top Santa Cruz County Private Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Holy Cross School
    Holy Cross School Photo - Holy Cross Music Makers
    (Roman Catholic)
    150 Emmet
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831)423-4447

    Grades: PK-8 | 153 students
  • MCP Middle & High School
    MCP Middle & High School Photo
    Special Education School
    125 Bethany Drive
    Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    (831)458-9800

    Grades: 7-12 | 24 students
  • 2392 North Rodeo Gulch Road
    Soquel, CA 95073
    (831)462-5655

    Grades: 1-12 | 24 students
  • 2400 East Lake Ave.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)724-5933

    Grades: 9-12 | 256 students
  • The Bay School
    The Bay School Photo - Educating Children with Autism
    Special Program Emphasis
    5400 Soquel Avenue, Suite F
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)462-9620

    Grades: Inquire with school | 40 students
  • 5000b Granite Creek Rd
    Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    (831)438-0100

    Grades: NS-8 | 425 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

    Grades: 2-12 | 37 students
  • 126 Eucalyptus Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831)423-0341

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

    Grades: NS-8 | 247 students
  • 376 S Green Valley Rd
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)724-6505

    Grades: PK-12 | 292 students
  • 425 Encinal Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831)423-0658

    Grades: 6-12 | 280 students
  • Little People S School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Po Box 328
    Boulder Creek, CA 95006
    (831)338-4112

    Grades: PK-K | 52 students
  • 2120 Trout Gulch
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831)688-1753

    Grades: 2-6 | 61 students
  • Midtown Montessori
    Midtown Montessori Photo - Plenty of academic work happens anyway.
    Montessori School
    818 N Branciforte Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)423-2273

    Grades: NS-K | 23 students
  • 2 School Way
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)722-8178

    Grades: 6-12 | 1000 students
  • Monterey Bay Academy
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    783 San Andreas Rd
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)728-1481

    Grades: 9-12 | 234 students
  • 123 S Navarra Dr
    Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    (831)439-9313

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

    Grades: K-8 | 232 students
  • 491 Summit Road
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (408)847-2717

    Grades: PK-12 | 185 students
  • 23946 Summit Rd.
    Los Gatos, CA 95033
    (408)353-2302

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

    Grades: K-6 | 60 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 | 41 students
  • 605 Enos Ln
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)728-5518

    Grades: K-8 | 153 students
  • 366 Gault St
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)429-8444

    Grades: K-6 | 50 students
  • 6230 Soquel Dr
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831)476-1646

    Grades: PK-9 | 283 students
  • Santa Cruz Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    2190 Empire Grade
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831)425-0519

    Grades: NS-8 | 159 students
  • Spring Hill School
    Special Program Emphasis
    250 California Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831)427-2641

    Grades: PK-6 | 126 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 | 317 students
  • Vhm Christian School
    Vhm Christian School Photo - We believe in regular exercise!
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    427 Capitola Road Extension
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)475-4762

    Grades: K-8 | 83 students
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