Top 20 Best California Private Schools Offering Summer Programs (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 1,100 private schools offering summer programs serving 256,938 students in California.
The top ranked private schools offering summer programs in California include BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, BASIS Independent Fremont and Campbell Hall.
The average tuition cost is $17,013, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,832.
44% of private schools offering summer programs in California are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked California Private Schools Offering Summer Programs (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Accelerator School OC
Accelerator School OC Photo - Accelerator School DC Metro. Our new home!
Alternative School
(3)
8000 Great Park Blvd, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92618
(984) 235-6609
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Almaden Country Day School
Almaden Country Day School Photo - Our dedicated faculty deliver personalized instruction to students embracing each student as an individual. Lessons are engaging, inquiry-focused, hands-on, and highly collaborative to prepare students for high school and beyond. Teachers are not solely focused on delivering instruction; rather, they are focused on each child feeling seen and care for, and teaching children to be lifelong learners.
(19)
6835 Trinidad Drive
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-0424
Grades: PK-8
| 420 students
Alta Loma Christian School
Alta Loma Christian School Photo - Not a school you attend. A family you belong to.
(Brethren)
9974 19th Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
(909) 989-2804
Grades: PK-8
| 288 students
Barnhart School
Barnhart School Photo - In addition to yearly plays, there are numerous opportunities for students to practice their public speaking skills.
(8)
240 W Colorado Blvd
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 446-5588
Grades: K-8
| 170 students
BASIS Independent Fremont
BASIS Independent Fremont Photo
(1)
3300 Kearney Street
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 722-1056
Grades: PK-11
| 643 students
1290 Parkmoor Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
(669) 766-1001
Grades: PK-12
| 1,190 students
The Berkeley School
The Berkeley School Photo - The Berkeley School believes that a focus on civic engagement requires students to achieve their full potential as individual scholars, members of their local communities and active citizens of the world.
(1)
1310 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 665-8800
Grades: PK-8
| 296 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
(2)
6115 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 442-1255
Grades: PK-8
| 216 students
Calvary Christian Academy
Calvary Christian Academy Photo - CCA is founded on three pillars which are Servant Leadership, Superior Academics, and Simply Jesus.
(Christian)
(6)
1771 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA 91913
(619) 591-2260
Grades: PK-8
| 465 students
Calvary Preparatory Academy-Online
Calvary Preparatory Academy-Online Photo - Providing excellence in online education since 2009, CPA offers a fully online, Christian education for students from kindergarten through 12th grade leading to completion of an accredited high school diploma. Calvary Prep Academy is accredited in grades 7-12 by WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges) and offers NCAA and University of California "a-g" approved courses.
(Christian)
(22)
1740 La Costa Meadows Dr. Suite 105
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 410-8283
Grades: K-12
| 348 students
Cambrian Academy
Cambrian Academy Photo - Cambrian Academy students have been accepted by the world's best universities.
(3)
4340 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 833-7050
Grades: 5-12
| 110 students
Campbell Hall
Campbell Hall Photo - Campbell Hall is a vibrant 15-acre campus.
(Episcopal)
(4)
4533 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Studio City, CA 91607
(818) 980-7280
Grades: K-12
| 1,148 students
Capistrano Valley Christian Schools
Capistrano Valley Christian Schools Photo - Since 1973, Capistrano Valley Christian Schools has been dedicated to providing a high standard of college preparatory education, set within the framework of Christian instruction and example. We desire to prepare students to be the Christian leaders of tomorrow. Our staff is committed to partnering with an extremely supportive school community to offer a truly unique educational experience.
(Christian)
(15)
32032 Del Obispo St
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 493-5683
Grades: PK-12
| 696 students
3880 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 213-8245
Grades: PK-8
| 406 students
Clairbourn School
Clairbourn School Photo
(15)
8400 Huntington Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91775
(626) 286-3108
Grades: NS-8
| 283 students
The Compass School
The Compass School Photo - The Compass School is an online K12 School. We offer hundreds of live online courses with expert faculty (over 95% of our teachers have a Masters Degree or Higher). Our affordable homeschool program gives students a flexible high quality schooling option that can be taken from anywhere.
(10)
548 Market Street, No 41193
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 738-7334
Grades: K-12
| 43 students
Dunn School
Dunn School Photo - The outdoor education program at Dunn School fosters greater self-awareness through physical challenges and leadership experiences in the outdoors.
(5)
2555 West Highway 154
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-6471
Grades: 6-12
| 256 students
Excelsior School
Excelsior School Photo - School Front View
(2)
41 W Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 623-6339
Grades: 9-12
| 18 students
Foothill Country Day School
Foothill Country Day School Photo - Field Day and Art Walk is a tradition that dates back to our school's founding. Since our school was founded around a 1954 Kentucky Derby winner named Determine, we hold a day of races and fun each year on Derby Day. Our kids are superheroes!
(11)
1035 Harrison Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 626-5681
Grades: NS-8
| 438 students
Grace Christian School
Grace Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(2)
4545 Myra Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 761-5200
Grades: NS-8
| 579 students
500 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 249-2510
Grades: K-12
| 1,982 students
Hephatha Lutheran Church and School
Hephatha Lutheran Church and School Photo - Students attend chapel every week in K-8th, and every other week in Early Childhood. Jesus Time is a daily part of circle time in the EC classroom, and Religion is a part of the K-8th curriculum, as well as Fine Arts, Electives, Academies, Music and PE.
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
5900 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 637-0887
Grades: PK-8
| 318 students
16971 Imperial Hwy
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 524-1350
Grades: PK-8
| 635 students
High Bluff Academy
High Bluff Academy Photo - HBA specializes in lab sciences for all levels of students. Our small class sizes and great teachers support and challenge students to accomplish their goals.
(5)
5531 Cancha de Golf, Ste 202
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
(858) 509-9101
Grades: 9-12
| 42 students
High Point Academy
High Point Academy Photo - Reading Group
(1)
1720 Kinneloa Canyon Rd
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 798-8989
Grades: K-8
| 350 students
Hillbrook School
Hillbrook School Photo - Hillbrook's campus features an array of outdoor learning spaces including gardens, stately oak trees, and a creek.
(2)
300 Marchmont Dr
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 356-6116
Grades: PK-12
| 367 students
Hollywood Schoolhouse
Hollywood Schoolhouse Photo
1233 North McCaddden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 465-1320
Grades: PK-6
| 296 students
Holy Cross School
Holy Cross School Photo - Holy Cross School ~ 2019 Preschool -8th grade
(Catholic)
(4)
150 Emmet
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-4447
Grades: PK-8
| 197 students
Idyllwild Arts Academy
Idyllwild Arts Academy Photo - Idyllwild Arts Academy is home to approximately 270 students from 30 countries and 26 US states, all devoted to intensive study of the arts. Located 2 hours from Los Angeles, 2 hours from San Diego, and 1 hour from Palm Springs, the Academy is an artistic crossroads for Southern California.
Special Program Emphasis
(7)
52500 Temecula Road #38
Idyllwild, CA 92549
(951) 468-7223
Grades: 9-12
| 271 students
Imagination Lab School
Imagination Lab School Photo
(5)
4050 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 460-8940
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
Katherine Michiels School
Katherine Michiels School Photo
Alternative School
(1)
1335 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 821-0130
Grades: PK-5
| 80 students
The King's Academy
The King's Academy Photo
(Christian)
(6)
562 North Britton Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
(408) 481-9900
Grades: 6-12
| 988 students
La Reina High School and Middle School
La Reina High School and Middle School Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(8)
106 West Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-6494
Grades: 6-12
| 291 students
Laurel Springs School
Laurel Springs School Photo
(3)
302 El Paseo Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(800) 377-5890
Grades: K-12
| 3,759 students
Mary Star Of The Sea High School
Mary Star Of The Sea High School Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
2500 N. Taper Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 547-1138
Grades: 9-12
| 364 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools offering summer programs in California?
The top ranked private schools offering summer programs in California include BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, BASIS Independent Fremont and Campbell Hall.
How many private schools offering summer programs are located in California?
1,100 private schools offering summer programs are located in California.
How much do private schools offering summer programs cost in California?
The average tuition cost is $17,013, which is higher than the California private school average tuition cost of $16,832.
How diverse are private schools offering summer programs in California?
California private schools offering summer programs are approximately 50% minority students, which is lower than the California private school average of 51%.
What percentage of private schools offering summer programs are religiously affiliated in California?
44% of private schools offering summer programs in California are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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