Best California Private Schools with Special Program Emphasis (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 167 private schools with special program emphasis serving 28,090 students in California.
The best top ranked with special program emphasis private schools in California include Merryhill Elementary & Middle School, The Hilldale School and Brookfield School.
The average tuition cost is $23,768, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $15,318.
26% of private schools with special program emphasis in California are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Jewish).
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 Ranked California Private Schools with Special Program Emphasis (2021-22)

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
(2)
180 Fair Oaks Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-2240
Grades: PK-8
| 136 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
(916) 442-1255
Grades: NS-8
| 232 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
(2)
1 St Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 481-1243
Grades: PK-8
| 192 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
(2)
79 Florence St.
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 756-4737
Grades: PK-8
| 158 students
Idyllwild Arts Academy
Idyllwild Arts Academy Photo - Krone Library is home to countless resources and study spaces for IAA students as well as the College Counseling Office. Our College Counseling staff work with our students throughout their time at the Academy, helping them prepare for the next step in their artistic journey.
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
52500 Temecula Road #38
Idyllwild, CA 92549
(951) 468-7223
Grades: 9-12
| 280 students
Merryhill Elementary & Middle School
Merryhill Elementary & Middle School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
1500 Yosemite Dr.
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 945-9090
Grades: PK-8
| 454 students
The Rhoades School
The Rhoades School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
141 S Rancho Santa Fe Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-1102
Grades: PK-5
| 300 students
Western Christian Academy
Western Christian Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
(1)
30128 Auberry Rd
Prather, CA 93651
(800) 868-5839
Grades: PK-12
| 749 students
GATE Academy
GATE Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis
1 Saint Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 491-4700
Grades: PK-8
| 69 students
Mentoring Academy
Mentoring Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
5951 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 345-3000
Grades: 8-12
| 25 students
The Oxbow School
The Oxbow School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
530 3rd St
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 255-6000
Grades: 11-12
| 45 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)
(1)
29 S Electric Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 282-5695
Grades: PK-8
| 281 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
(949) 305-1705
Grades: 4-12
| n/a students
Bais Yaakov School For Girls
All-girls | Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
7353 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-3231
Grades: 9-12
| 301 students
Bell Tower Trilingual School
Special Program Emphasis
3116 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 943-9970
Grades: PK-5
| 140 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
(2)
8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd.
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-4343
Grades: 9-12
| 108 students
Black Pine Circle School
Black Pine Circle School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
2027 7th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 845-0876
Grades: K-8
| 330 students
Chinese American International School
Chinese American International School Photo - Chinese New Year
Special Program Emphasis
Main: 150 Oak Street; Pre-K campus: 42/52 Waller St., Middle School Campus, 888 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 865-6084
Grades: PK-8
| 500 students
Cornerstone Christian School
Cornerstone Christian School Photo - Elementary students wearing Chapel Dress.
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
5073 Andrea Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95842
(916) 334-6236
Grades: PK-12
| 238 students
Ecole Bilingue De Berkeley
Ecole Bilingue De Berkeley Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
1009 Heinz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 549-3867
Grades: NS-8
| 436 students
Escuela Bilingüe Internacional
Escuela Bilingüe Internacional Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
410 Alcatraz Ave
Emeryville, CA 94609
(510) 653-3324
Grades: PK-8
| 408 students
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Photo - FSHA's cross country team on the field after the rain.
All-girls | Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
440 St. Katherine Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(626) 685-8333
Grades: 9-12
| 367 students
German International School Of Silicon Valley
German International School Of Silicon Valley Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
310 Easy Street
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 254-0748
Grades: PK-12
| 545 students
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Photo - At Hausner, we strive to create an academic and life foundation that leads our students to: lead purposeful and meaningful lives; flourish academically and emotionally; and be compassionate, engaged citizens for their communities and the world.
Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
450 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 494-4404
Grades: PK-8
| 317 students
Holy Martyrs Cabayan Elem/ferrahian High School
Special Program Emphasis
5300 White Oak Ave
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 784-6228
Grades: PK-12
| 643 students
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School Photo - We are always welcoming new members to join our school community. For more information, please email our principal (kbautista@ihmla.org) or give us a call (323-663-4611). Come join our family today!
Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
(5)
1055 N Alexandria Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 663-4611
Grades: PK-8
| 169 students
International High School
Special Program Emphasis
150 Oak St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 558-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 381 students
International School Of Los Angeles - Los Feliz
Special Program Emphasis
(4)
4155 Russell Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-4526
Grades: PK-5
| 335 students
International School Of Los Angeles - West Valley
International School Of Los Angeles - West Valley Photo - Besides the scientifically proven benefits of bilingualism, LILA aims to gift students with the value of a constructivist education where students are actively involved in a process of meaning and knowledge construction. The aim is to instill the love of learning in all students.
Special Program Emphasis
(4)
5933 Lindley Ave
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 345-0155
Grades: PK-5
| 143 students
International School Of The Peninsula
International School Of The Peninsula Photo - ISTP's constituents come from over 30 different nationalities, making the school truly international.
Special Program Emphasis
(2)
151 Laura Ln
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 251-8500
Grades: PK-8
| 580 students
Light Islamic Academy
Special Program Emphasis (Islamic)
9857 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 712-1000
Grades: PK-12
| 140 students
1105 W. Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91506
(626) 695-5159
Grades: 6-12
| 262 students
Lycee International de Los Angeles (LILA) - PASADENA CAMPUS
Lycee International de Los Angeles (LILA) - PASADENA CAMPUS Photo - Besides the scientifically proven benefits of bilingualism, LILA aims to gift students with the value of a constructivist education where students are actively involved in a process of meaning and knowledge construction. The aim is to instill the love of learning in all students.
Special Program Emphasis
(13)
30 N. Marion Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 695-5159
Grades: NS-5
| 147 students
Lydian Academy
Special Program Emphasis
815 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 321-0550
Grades: 6-12
| 70 students
Lydian Academy
Lydian Academy Photo - Cole in the hallway of 205 Park Road.
Special Program Emphasis
205 Park Rd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 437-2633
Grades: 6-12
| 7 students
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