Top 5 Best Santa Monica Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 16 private schools serving 3,782 students in Santa Monica, CA (there are 15 public schools, serving 8,369 public students). 31% of all K-12 students in Santa Monica, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
The top ranked private schools in Santa Monica, CA include St. Annes School, Carlthorp 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%.
50% of private schools in Santa Monica, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Santa Monica Private Schools (2024)

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
Pacifica Christian High School
Pacifica Christian High School Photo
(Christian)
(32)
1730 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-7015
Grades: 9-12
| 261 students
St. Annes School
St. Annes 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
| 198 students
St. Monica Catholic High School
St. Monica Catholic High School Photo - Our brand new Gym, Home of the Mighty Mariners!
(Catholic)
1030 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 394-3701
Grades: 9-12
| 398 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
| students
Beth Shir Sholom Early Childhood Center
Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
1827 California Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-2517
Grades: NS-PK
| 75 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: PK-1
| 90 students
Lighthouse Christian Academy
Lighthouse Christian Academy Photo
(Pentecostal)
(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-12
| 123 students
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 479-8500
Grades: PK-5
| 79 students
PS1 Pluralistic School
PS1 Pluralistic School Photo - The middle portion of our 3-part campus--view of the PS1 Pluralistic School Euclid campus from Euclid St.
(5)
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-6
| 42 students
Waldorf Early Childhood Center
Daycare / Preschool
1441 15th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 451-0577
Grades: PK-K
| 30 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica, California Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1515 Maple St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 399-6401
Grades: K
| 21 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Santa Monica, CA?
The top ranked private schools in Santa Monica, CA include St. Annes School, Carlthorp School and Crossroads School For Arts & Sciences.
How many private schools are located in Santa Monica, CA?
16 private schools are located in Santa Monica, CA.
How diverse are private schools in Santa Monica, CA?
Santa Monica, CA private schools are approximately 40% minority students, which is lower than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of students in Santa Monica, CA go to private school?
31% of all K-12 students in Santa Monica, CA are educated in private schools (compared to the CA state average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Santa Monica, CA?
50% of private schools in Santa Monica, CA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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