Top California Private Schools with Special Program Emphasis

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 147 top private schools in California with a special program emphasis serving 25,815 students.
  • Special education schools primarily serve specific student groups such as those that may be hard of hearing, deaf, speech impaired, health impaired, orthopedically impaired, cognitive delays/impairments, seriously emotionally disturbed, multi-handicapped, visually handicapped, or deaf and blind.

Top California Private Schools with Special Program Emphasis (2020)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Adda Clevenger School
    Adda Clevenger School Photo - The Adda Clevenger School is an independent elementary school providing an accelerated academic and arts curriculum to San Francisco Bay Area students grades TK-8 since 1980.
    Special Program Emphasis
    180 Fair Oaks Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Grades: PK-8 | 136 students
  • Besant Hill School
    Besant Hill School Photo - Besant Hill School is located in the Ojai Valley, on 500 acres of private land with beautiful vistas in every direction. Facilities include four dormitories, outdoor sports facilities including a new aquatic center, indoor theater, atelier, and classrooms nestled along winding paths and oak trees. We also have an eight acre organic farm.
    Special Program Emphasis
    8585 N Ojai Rd
    Ojai, CA 93023

    Grades: 9-12 | 108 students
  • Caulbridge School
    Caulbridge School Photo - Caulbridge educators work from a child-development perspective and understand that meeting the child`s needs relevant to their phase of development is foundational to learning and school success. We work to balance a child`s sensory-motor, social-emotional and academic development because to skip over any of these distinct areas will have consequences as your child moves through their school years.
    Special Program Emphasis
    1 St Vincent Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

    Grades: PK-8 | 72 students
  • Fairmont Preparatory Academy
    Fairmont Preparatory Academy Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    2200 W Sequoia Avenue
    Anaheim, CA 92801

    Grades: 9-12 | 583 students
  • First Lutheran School
    First Lutheran School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    2900 W Carson St
    Torrance, CA 90503

    Grades: PK-8 | 504 students
  • The Hilldale School
    The Hilldale School Photo - Hands-on Science is an important part of the Pre-K through Middle School curriculum.
    Special Program Emphasis
    79 Florence St.
    Daly City, CA 94014

    Grades: PK-8 | 158 students
  • Merryhill Elementary & Middle School
    Merryhill Elementary & Middle School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    1500 Yosemite Dr.
    Milpitas, CA 95035

    Grades: PK-8 | 454 students
  • The Oxbow School
    The Oxbow School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    530 3rd St
    Napa, CA 94559

    Grades: 8-12 | 95 students
  • The Rhoades School
    The Rhoades School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    141 S Rancho Santa Fe Road
    Encinitas, CA 92024

    Grades: K-8 | 300 students
  • Shu Ren International School
    Shu Ren International School Photo - Experiential learning in the Bay Area. Students participate in approximately 6 experiences outside of school and 6 within school as part of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
    Special Program Emphasis
    2125 Jefferson Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94703

    Grades: PK-6 | 110 students
  • Western Christian Academy
    Western Christian Academy Photo
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    30128 Auberry Rd
    Prather, CA 93651

    Grades: PK-12 | 749 students
  • Abundant Joy Christian School
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    1420 Oasis Ln
    Patterson, CA 95363

    Grades: 2-10 | 8 students
  • 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Ste. 500
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    Grades: K-2 | n/a students
  • The Alexandria Academy
    The Alexandria Academy Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    5776-D Lindero Canyon Rd. #353
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

    Grades: 4-12 | 54 students
  • Alexandria Academy- The
    Special Program Emphasis
    5776 D Lindero Canyon Rd#353
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

    Grades: 1-12 | 35 students
  • All Souls Catholic School
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    29 S Electric Ave
    Alhambra, CA 91801

    Grades: K-5 | 151 students
  • All Souls World Language Catholic School
    All Souls World Language Catholic School Photo - Learning in the world's three most used languages
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    29 S Electric Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801

    Grades: PK-8 | 281 students
  • Alto International School
    Alto International School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    475 Pope Street
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

    Grades: NS-12 | 253 students
  • Ambassador High School
    Ambassador High School Photo - Harkness discussionsJunior College courses on siteSmall class sizesRelationship with faculty membersCollegial, not competitive
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    540 Maple Ave
    Torrance, CA 90503

    Grades: 9-12 | 77 students
  • American Advanced Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    1430 Palm Drive
    Burlingame, CA 94010

    Grades: K-12 | 43 students
  • Arcadia Chinese School
    Special Program Emphasis
    823 S 1st Avenue
    Arcadia, CA 91006

    Grades: PK-11 | 184 students
  • Areteem Institute
    Areteem Institute Photo - Students work together at a Summer Camp at Yale University.
    Special Program Emphasis
    15707 Rockfield Blvd. Suite 110
    Irvine, CA 92618

    Grades: 4-12 | n/a students
  • The Bay School
    The Bay School Photo - Educating Children with Autism
    Special Program Emphasis
    5400 Soquel Avenue, Suite F
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062

    Grades: Inquire with school | 40 students
  • Baywood Learning Center
    Special Program Emphasis
    12500 Campus Drive
    Oakland, CA 94619

    Grades: PK | 20 students
  • Bell Tower Trilingual School
    Special Program Emphasis
    3116 W Main St
    Alhambra, CA 91801

    Grades: PK-6 | 99 students
  • Bethel Baptist Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Baptist)
    8433 Philodendron Way
    Buena Park, CA 90620

    Grades: 5-8 | 40 students
  • Bible Baptist Schools
    Bible Baptist Schools Photo
    Special Program Emphasis (Baptist)
    2787 N Beale Road
    Marysville, CA 95901

    Grades: K-12 | 34 students
  • Big Minds
    Big Minds Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    1937 San Pablo Avenue
    Pinole, CA 94564

    Grades: 1-8 | 32 students
  • Bridges Academy
    Bridges Academy Photo - Although Bridges Academy has only 145 students, the school still boasts competitive CIF Cross Country, Track & Field and Basketball teams.
    Special Program Emphasis
    3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
    Studio City, CA 91604

    Grades: 4-12 | 200 students
  • Bright Horizon Chinese School
    Special Program Emphasis
    902 Emerald Hill Rd
    Redwood City, CA 94061

    Grades: K-5 | 137 students
  • Brighton Hall School
    Special Program Emphasis
    755 N. Whitnall Hwy
    Burbank, CA 91505

    Grades: 2-12 | 77 students
  • Brightworks School
    Brightworks School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    360 9th Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94118

    Grades: K-12 | 85 students
  • Brookfield School
    Brookfield School Photo - Brookfield has been educating students in the Sacramento area for over 50 years. Our graduating students are regularly accepted to their first choice of high school.
    Special Program Emphasis
    6115 Riverside Blvd.
    Sacramento, CA 95831

    Grades: NS-8 | 246 students
  • Camellia Waldorf School
    Camellia Waldorf School Photo - Helping our seniors communities, in different ways.
    Special Program Emphasis
    7450 Pocket Road
    Sacramento, CA 95831

    Grades: PK-8 | 139 students
  • Canyon Ridge Christian Prep
    Special Program Emphasis (Seventh Day Adventist)
    1200 Rainbow Valley Blvd
    Fallbrook, CA 92028

    Grades: PK-12 | 44 students
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