Top 10 Best California Special Education Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 217 special education private schools serving 12,280 students in California.
The best top ranked special education private schools in California include Palo Alto Prep, The Prentice School and Second Start-Pine Hill School.
The average tuition cost is $37,317, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,787.
2% of special education private schools in California are religiously affiliated (most commonly Other and Catholic).

Top Ranked California Special Education Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Palo Alto Prep
Palo Alto Prep Photo - Our classes have an average student-to-teacher ratio of 8:1. This means students receive individualized support from teachers who have the time to teach to their students' specific learning needs.
Special Education School
(1)
2462 Wyandotte Street
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 493-7071
Grades: 8-12
| 70 students
The Prentice School
The Prentice School Photo - The Prentice School's innovative small group program is designed to help children with language-based learning disabilities including dyslexia, and co-occurring conditions like ADD and ADHD.
Special Education School
(1)
18341 Lassen Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 244-4600
Grades: 1-8
| 144 students
Banyan Tree Educational Services
Special Education School
2675 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 367-5428
Grades: 2-8
| 4 students
The Burkard School
The Burkard School Photo - The Right Support Makes All The Difference...A small independent K-8 school for bright children who need extra support with self-regulation, executive functioning, and/or social-emotional learning in the classroom.
Special Education School
2333 Palm Ave
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 918-9945
Grades: K-8
| 35 students
Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School
Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School Photo - Kindergarten / 1st Grade classroom
Special Education School
1986 W. Jefferson
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(213) 387-7252
Grades: NS-1
| 12 students
Esther B Clark School-childrens Health Council
Special Education School
650 Clark Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 688-3634
Grades: 2-10
| 78 students
Hearing & Speech Center Of Northern California
Special Education School
1234 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 921-7658
Grades: NS
| 18 students
The Hillside School & Learning Center
The Hillside School & Learning Center Photo - The Hillside School is WASC accredited and a University of California approved curriculum. Our students are able to attend any college and university they choose.
Special Education School
(1)
4331 Oak Grove Drive
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-3044
Grades: 6-12
| 35 students
The Marianne Frostig Center for Eductional Therapy
The Marianne Frostig Center for Eductional Therapy Photo - Arts education is a core value at Frostig School.
Special Education School
971 N. Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 791-1255
Grades: 1-12
| 218 students
New Vista School
New Vista School Photo - New Vista School
Special Education School
23092 Mill Creek Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 455-1270
Grades: 6-12
| 74 students
Park Century School
Park Century School Photo
Special Education School
(2)
3939 Landmark St
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 979-2184
Grades: K-8
| 93 students
Point Dume School
Point Dume School Photo
Special Education School
28990 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 589-8144
Grades: 1-12
| 26 students
Renaissance Learner Academy
Special Education School
(3)
1471 Kingman Ave
San Jose, CA 95128
(707) 722-4233
Grades: 7-12
| 10 students
Second Start-Pine Hill School
Second Start-Pine Hill School Photo - Ready for graduation
Special Education School
(1)
1325 Bouret Dr
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 979-8210
Grades: 1-12
| 81 students
Switzer Learning Center
Switzer Learning Center Photo - Core Values
Special Education School
2201 Amapola Court
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 328-3611
Grades: 5-12
| 62 students
Villa Esperanza Services
Villa Esperanza Services Photo - Samantha communication with Gwendolyn Meier, Villa's Speech Director.
Special Education School
2116 East Villa Street
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 449-2919
Grades: 1-12
| 64 students
Village Glen West
Special Education School
4160 Grand View Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(818) 751-1101
Grades: PK-12
| 354 students
The Winston School
The Winston School Photo - For more than 30 years, The Winston School has successfully educated bright, creative children whose learning differences have made succeeding in a traditional school extremely difficult. More than 95 percent of our graduates go on to higher education at a four-year or two-year college or university. We prepare kids for college in a way that traditional schools just can`t.
Special Education School
(4)
215 Ninth Street
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 259-8155
Grades: 6-12
| 93 students
A Better Chance School/cal Autism Foundation
Special Education School
4138 Lakeside Dr
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 262-1500
Grades: 3
| 45 students
Abc School
Special Education School
(1)
4540 Harlin Dr
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 364-7800
Grades: PK-12
| 58 students
Acacia Learning Center
Special Education School
2900 W Vernon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 298-1165
Grades: 3-10
| 8 students
Academy For Advancement Of Children With Autism
Special Education School
20040 Parthenia St
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 882-0200
Grades: 4-12
| 35 students
Academy For Advancement Of Children With Autism
Special Education School
6742 E Ave H
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 946-1234
Grades: K-12
| 58 students
Achieve Kids
Special Education School
3860 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 494-1200
Grades: Inquire with school
| 53 students
Achievekids
Special Education School
1212 Mcginness Ave
San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 928-5777
Grades: 1-12
| 45 students
Advocate School
Special Education School
900 Paseo Del Rey
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 421-7733
Grades: 7-12
| 12 students
Aldar Academy
Aldar Academy Photo - Each year Aldar Academy gifts each of its students with a backpack full of supplies. These backpacks are given free of charge so that each child has the the tools that are necessary to complete their school and homework assignments.
Special Education School
(1)
4436 Engle Road
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 485-9685
Grades: K-12
| 56 students
Aldea School
Special Education School
4002 Jefferson St
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 224-5510
Grades: 7-12
| 10 students
Almansor Academy (institute For Redesign Of Learni
Special Education School
1955 Fremont Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(323) 341-5597
Grades: 1-12
| 139 students
Altus Academy Rialto
Special Education School
205 N Maple Ave
Rialto, CA 92377
(909) 829-9999
Grades: 1-12
| 59 students
Anova Center For Education - ACE Contra Costa
Special Education School
1140 Galaxy Way, Suite 100
Concord, CA 94519
(925) 687-9616
Grades: 1-12
| 73 students
Anova Center For Education - ACE Sonoma
Anova Center For Education - ACE Sonoma Photo
Special Education School
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa, CA 94503
(707) 527-7032
Grades: K-12
| 132 students
Anova Center For Education Sonoma County
Special Education School
2911 Cleveland Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 527-0183
Grades: 1-12
| 121 students
Art Of Learning Academy
Art Of Learning Academy Photo
Special Education School
9535 Aldea Avenue
Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 701-7675
Grades: 6-12
| 20 students
Aseltine School
Aseltine School Photo - To address students' different learning needs and styles, Aseltine teachers employ a variety of teaching methods and modalities to ensure all students are not just learning, but are engaged in and excited about their subjects.
Special Education School
(3)
4027 Normal Street
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 296-2135
Grades: 2-12
| 28 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked special education private schools in California?
The top ranked special education private schools in California include Palo Alto Prep, The Prentice School and Second Start-Pine Hill School.
How many special education private schools are located in California?
217 special education private schools are located in California.
How much do special education private schools cost in California?
The average tuition cost is $37,317, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,787.
How diverse are special education private schools in California?
California special education private schools are approximately 55% minority students, which is higher than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of special education private schools are religiously affiliated in California?
2% of special education private schools in California are religiously affiliated (most commonly Other and Catholic).

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