Top 5 Best Santa Monica Private Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 17 private schools serving 3,894 students in Santa Monica, CA (there are 14 public schools, serving 9,021 public students). 30% of all K-12 students in Santa Monica, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
The best top ranked private schools in Santa Monica, CA include Carlthorp School, New Roads School and Crossroads School For Arts & Sciences.
The average acceptance rate is 90%, which is higher than the California private school average acceptance rate of 84%.
41% of private schools in Santa Monica, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

Top Ranked Santa Monica Private Schools (2023)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Carlthorp School
438 San Vicente Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 451-1332
Grades: K-6
| 280 students
1714 21st St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-7391
Grades: K-12
| 1,189 students
New Roads School
New Roads School Photo - New Roads School provides an inspired college preparatory program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, and an expanding curiosity about the world and its people.
(7)
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5582
Grades: K-12
| 554 students
Pacifica Christian High School
Pacifica Christian High School Photo
(Christian)
(30)
1730 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-7015
Grades: 9-12
| 261 students
Saint Anne School
Saint Anne School Photo - Class engaged in blended learning. Half of the class in direct instruction with the teacher, half engaged in personal digital learning on individual learning profiles on chromebooks.
(Catholic)
(1)
2015 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-2775
Grades: PK-8
| 244 students
Saint Monica Preparatory
(Catholic)
(1)
1039 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 451-9801
Grades: PK-12
| 655 students
Academic Achievers Academy
Alternative School
2500 Broadway St. #125
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 883-5810
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
Beth Shir Sholom Early Childhood Center
Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
1827 California Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-2517
Grades: K-1
| 32 students
Circle Of Children Developmental Kindergarten
Daycare / Preschool
1515 Maple St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 399-6401
Grades: K
| 21 students
First United Meth Church School
Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
1008 11th St
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 395-7292
Grades: PK-K
| 101 students
Garden Of Angels School
(1)
1009 18th St
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 453-4680
Grades: NS-2
| 73 students
Lighthouse Christian Academy
Lighthouse Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
(1)
1424 Yale St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-2522
Grades: 9-12
| 56 students
Lighthouse Church School
(Christian)
1220 20th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-1741
Grades: K-8
| 61 students
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 479-8500
Grades: PK-5
| 79 students
PS1 Pluralistic School
PS1 Pluralistic School Photo - Part of the PS1 Pluralistic School campus from Euclid St.
(4)
1225 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 394-1313
Grades: K-6
| 205 students
Santa Monica Montessori
Montessori School
(3)
1909 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-3551
Grades: K-7
| 46 students
Waldorf Early Childhood Center
Daycare / Preschool
1441 15th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 260-2708
Grades: PK-K
| 37 students

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