Oldest Private High Schools in California

The average private high school in California was founded around 1974 (2021).
The oldest private high school in California is San Domenico School, founded in 1850. The oldest private high schools are listed below.

Oldest Private High Schools in California (2021)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
San Domenico School
San Domenico School Photo - Located on 515 acres in San Anselmo, California, our campus features state-of-the art academic facilities, a music conservatory, swimming pool, gymnasium, one-acre organic garden, 2,358 solar panels, and six tennis courts. We are located 20 minutes north of San Francisco.
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Founding Date: 1850
Grades: K-12
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 258-1900
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Bellarmine College Prep School
Bellarmine College Prep School Photo
All-boys (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1851
Grades: 9-12
960 W Hedding St
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 294-9224
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Notre Dame High School
Notre Dame High School Photo - Notre Dame graduates matriculate to impressive universities. Our rigorous curriculum, co-curricular programs and personalized counseling prepare students for success in college and beyond.
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1851
Grades: 9-12
596 S 2nd St
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 294-1113
Rank: #44.
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory Photo - The Pavilion is the home court for the Fightin' Irish basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams. On game days, up to 1,500 fans can be heard cheering for SHC student-athletes. The Pavilion also serves as a wonderful venue for school assemblies, rallies and prayer services.
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1852
Grades: 9-12
1055 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 775-6626
Rank: #55.
St. Ignatius College Preparatory
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1855
Grades: 6-12
2001 37th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 731-7500
Rank: #66.
Holy Names High School
Holy Names High School Photo
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1861
Grades: 9-12
4660 Harbord Drive
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 450-1110
Rank: #77.
St. Mary's College High School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1863
Grades: 9-12
1294 Albina Ave
Albany, CA 94706
(510) 526-9242
Rank: #88.
Loyola High School
All-boys (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: 9-12
1901 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 381-5121
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Christian Brothers High School
Christian Brothers High School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: 9-12
4315 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 733-3600
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Mission College Prep High School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: 9-12
682 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-2131
Rank: #1111.
Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School
Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1881
Grades: 9-12
1011 Chestnut Street
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 523-1526
Rank: #1212.
Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace
Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace Photo - Established in 1882 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, OLP has been educating the next generation of women leaders and innovators for more than 134 years.
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1882
Grades: 9-12
4860 Oregon Street
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 297-2266
Rank: #1313.
ICA Cristo Rey Academy
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: 9-12
3625 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-2052
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Convent & Stuart Hall
Convent & Stuart Hall Photo
Founding Date: 1887
Grades: K-12
2222 Broadway St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 563-2900
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Head Royce School
Founding Date: 1887
Grades: K-12
4315 Lincoln Ave
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 531-1300
Rank: #16 - 1916. - 19.
Marlborough School
All-girls
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: 7-12
250 S Rossmore Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 935-1147
Rank: #16 - 1916. - 19.
Ramona Convent Secondary School
Ramona Convent Secondary School Photo - Our 19+ acre campus is more like a college than a high school. Expansive facilities support a broad and engaging curriculum.
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: 9-12
1701 W Ramona Road
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 282-4151
Rank: #16 - 1916. - 19.
St. Mary's Academy
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: 9-12
701 Grace Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 674-8470
Rank: #16 - 1916. - 19.
The Thacher School
The Thacher School Photo - In courses designed for intellectual and creative expansion, students and teachers meet in seminar circles, studios, and laboratories to create a learning environment that is vigorous and supportive, galvanizing and nurturing.
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: 9-12
5025 Thacher Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 640-3210
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
The Harker School
The Harker School Photo
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: 1-9
4525 Union Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 553-5700
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: NS-12
500 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 249-2510
Rank: #2222.
Fresno Adventist Academy
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1897
Grades: K-12
5397 E Olive Ave
Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 251-5548
Rank: #2323.
Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton
Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton Photo - Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton sits one 64-acre campus housing the Preschool & Kindergarten, Lower & Middle Schools and Preparatory.
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1898
Grades: NS-12
150 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027
(650) 322-1866
Rank: #2424.
Santa Clara High School
Santa Clara High School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1901
Grades: 9-12
2121 Saviers Road
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 483-9502
Rank: #2525.
Armona Union Academy
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1904
Grades: K-12
14435 Locust St
Armona, CA 93202
(559) 582-4468
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School
Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School Photo
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: 6-12
5515 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 461-3651
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Lodi Academy
Lodi Academy Photo - Annual Senior class trip to Hawaii
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: 9-12
1230 S Central Ave
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 368-2781
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Loma Linda Academy
Loma Linda Academy Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: NS-12
10656 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354
(909) 796-0161
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Castilleja School
Castilleja School Photo - Swimming and water polo happen in our on-campus pool.
All-girls
Founding Date: 1907
Grades: 6-12
1310 Bryant St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 328-3160
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Glendale Adventist Academy
Glendale Adventist Academy Photo - Bell Tower & Auditorium
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1907
Grades: K-12
700 Kimlin Dr
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 244-8671
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Sacred Heart High School
Sacred Heart High School Photo
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1907
Grades: 9-12
2111 Griffin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 225-2209
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Drew School
Drew School Photo - Drew School believes in teenagers - their ideas, their dreams, their opinions, and their potential. That's why we've created a high school community that challenges the traditional definition of success and celebrates achievement one student at a time.
Founding Date: 1908
Grades: 9-12
2901 California St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 409-3739
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Paradise Adventist Academy
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1908
Grades: 9-12
1877 Hooker Oak Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 877-6540
Rank: #34 - 3634. - 36.
The Bishop's School
The Bishop's School Photo - At The Bishop's School, our faculty have developed a comprehensive curriculum that allows students to find their voice, inspire their passion and prepare them for their academic futures, while equipping them with foundational life skills.
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1909
Grades: 6-12
7607 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-4021
Rank: #34 - 3634. - 36.
Central Valley Christian Academy
Central Valley Christian Academy Photo - MAA is dedicated to a Christ-like atmosphere. This sculpture reminds us of the influence Christ.
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1909
Grades: NS-12
2020 Academy Pl
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 537-4521
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