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The average private preschool in California was founded around 1976 (2021).
The oldest private preschool in California is San Domenico School, founded in 1850.
The oldest private preschools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Preschools in California (2021)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    San Domenico School
    San Domenico School Photo - Located on 515 acres in San Anselmo, Caifornia, our campus features state-of-the art academic facilities, a music conservatory, riding stables, swimming pool, gymnasium, one-acre organic garden, 2,358 solar panels, and six tennis courts.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1850
    Grades: NS-121500 Butterfield Road
    San Anselmo, CA 94960
    (415) 258-1900

  • Rank: #22.
    St. Clare School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1856
    Grades: NS-8725 Washington St
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
    (408) 246-6797

  • Rank: #33.
    Holy Cross School
    Holy Cross School Photo - Holy Cross School ~ 2019 Preschool -8th grade
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1862
    Grades: PK-8150 Emmet
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 423-4447

  • Rank: #44.
    Old Mission School
    Old Mission School Photo - Welcome to Old Mission School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1876
    Grades: PK-8761 Broad Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    (805) 543-6019

  • Rank: #55.
    St. John's Lutheran School
    St. John's Lutheran School Photo
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: PK-8154 S Shaffer St
    Orange, CA 92866
    (714) 288-4400

  • Rank: #66.
    Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School
    Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School Photo - Established in 1885 by the sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the historic school building in nestled in a residential neighborhood close to downtown Redwood City.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: PK-8301 Grand St
    Redwood City, CA 94062
    (650) 366-6127

  • Rank: #77.
    Holy Rosary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: PK-8505 California Street
    Woodland, CA 95695
    (530) 662-3494

  • Rank: #88.
    St. Brigid School
    St. Brigid School Photo - Ist grade students enjoying the play system in our school yard.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1888
    Grades: NS-82250 Franklin St
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    (415) 673-4523

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    St. Catherine's Academy
    St. Catherine's Academy Photo - Our outstanding music department provides classroom instruction in music theory, music history, and musical experiences. Students are also welcome to play in the marching band and take private piano or guitar lessons.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: PK-8215 N Harbor Blvd
    Anaheim, CA 92805
    (714) 772-1363

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    St. Raphael School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: PK-81100 5th Ave
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 454-4455

  • Rank: #1111.
    Our Lady Of Lourdes School
    Our Lady Of Lourdes School Photo - Our 8th grade students hard at work.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1891
    Grades: PK-8741 Ware Avenue
    Colusa, CA 95932
    (530) 458-8208

  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13. Founding Date: 1893
    Grades: NS-54300 Bucknall Road
    San Jose, CA 95130
    (408) 871-4600

  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13. Founding Date: 1893
    Grades: NS-12500 Saratoga Ave
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 249-2510

  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Sacred Heart Academy
    Sacred Heart Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1897
    Grades: PK-8215 S Eureka St
    Redlands, CA 92373
    (909) 792-3958

  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    St. Andrew Catholic School
    St. Andrew Catholic School Photo - St. Andrew Catholic School is a diverse, nurturing community that fosters faith development, intellectual curiosity, respect for others, and lifelong learning. St. Andrew
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1897
    Grades: PK-842 Chestnut Street
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    (626) 796-7697

  • Rank: #1616.
    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-12150 Valparaiso Avenue
    Atherton, CA 94027
    (650) 322-1866

  • Rank: #1717.
    St. Michael Elementary School
    St. Michael Elementary School Photo - St. Michael's is a small school with a family feel where students grow academically, socially, and spiritually.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1903
    Grades: PK-81027 W 87th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90044
    (323) 752-6101

  • Rank: #1818.
    St. Peter Lutheran School
    St. Peter Lutheran School Photo - St. Peter Lutheran School Lodi CA
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1904
    Grades: NS-850 S. Lower Sacramento Rd.
    Lodi, CA 95242
    (209) 333-2225

  • Rank: #19-2119.- 21. Founding Date: 1906
    Grades: PK-813514 Olive Drive
    Whittier, CA 90601
    (562) 907-4200

  • Rank: #19-2119.- 21.
    Loma Linda Academy
    Loma Linda Academy Photo
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1906
    Grades: NS-1210656 Anderson Street
    Loma Linda, CA 92354
    (909) 796-0161

  • Rank: #19-2119.- 21.
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1906
    Grades: PK-8123 W Market St
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 771-1310

  • Rank: #2222.
    St. Paul's Lutheran School
    St. Paul's Lutheran School Photo
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1907
    Grades: NS-8901 E Heim Avenue
    Orange, CA 92865
    (714) 921-3188

  • Rank: #23-2623.- 26.
    Page Academy
    Page Academy Photo - Page provides student and family centered education offering resources to studetns such as on-campus library, on-campus pool, computer lab and athletic field.
    Founding Date: 1908
    Grades: PK-8657 Victoria Street
    Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 642-0411

  • Rank: #23-2623.- 26. Founding Date: 1908
    Grades: PK-2565 N. Larchmont Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90004
    (323) 272-3429

  • Rank: #23-2623.- 26.
    Saint Anne School
    Saint Anne School Photo - Class engaged in blended learning. Half of the class in direct instruction with the teacher, half engaged in personal digital learning on individual learning profiles on chromebooks.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1908
    Grades: PK-82015 Colorado Avenue
    Santa Monica, CA 90404
    (310) 829-2775

  • Rank: #23-2623.- 26.
    St. Thomas The Apostle Elementary School
    St. Thomas The Apostle Elementary School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1908
    Grades: PK-82632 W 15th St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90006
    (323) 737-4730

  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    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-122020 Academy Pl
    Ceres, CA 95307
    (209) 537-4521

  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    Star Of The Sea School
    Star Of The Sea School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1909
    Grades: NS-8360-9th Ave.
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    (415) 221-8558

  • Rank: #2929.
    Berkeley Hall School
    Berkeley Hall School Photo - Nursery, Early Kindergartners and Kindergartners enjoy daily music class.
    Founding Date: 1911
    Grades: NS-816000 Mulholland Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    (310) 476-6421

  • Rank: #30-3230.- 32. Founding Date: 1912
    Grades: NS-126501 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    (858) 596-7900

  • Rank: #30-3230.- 32.
    The Howard School
    The Howard School Photo
    Founding Date: 1912
    Grades: PK-85315 Foothill Rd
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    (805) 745-8448

  • Rank: #30-3230.- 32.
    Our Ladys School
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1912
    Grades: NS650 24th St
    San Diego, CA 92102
    (619) 233-8888

  • Rank: #3333.
    Our Lady Of Lourdes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1914
    Grades: PK-8315 S Eastman Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90063
    (323) 526-3813

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Blessed Sacrament School
    Blessed Sacrament School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1915
    Grades: PK-86641 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    (323) 467-4177

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    St. Leo The Great School
    St. Leo The Great School Photo - Living Rosary
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1915
    Grades: NS-81051 W San Fernando St
    San Jose, CA 95126
    (408) 293-4846

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