Oldest Private Preschools in California

The average private preschool in California was founded around 1976 (2021-22).
The oldest private preschool in California is St. Clare School, founded in 1856.

Oldest Private Preschools in California (2021-22)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
St. Clare School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1856
Grades: NS-8
725 Washington St
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 246-6797
Rank: #22.
Holy Cross School
Holy Cross School Photo - Holy Cross School ~ 2019 Preschool -8th grade
(Roman Catholic)
(4)
Founding Date: 1862
Grades: PK-8
150 Emmet
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-4447
Rank: #33.
St. Mary School
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1871
Grades: PK-8
7900 Church St
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 842-2827
Rank: #44.
Old Mission School
Old Mission School Photo - Welcome to Old Mission School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: PK-8
761 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-6019
Rank: #55.
St. Joseph Elementary School
St. Joseph Elementary School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1881
Grades: PK-8
1910 San Antonio Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-4456
Rank: #66.
St. John's Lutheran School
St. John's Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(1)
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: PK-8
154 S Shaffer St
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 288-4400
Rank: #77.
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-8
301 Grand St
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 366-6127
Rank: #88.
Holy Rosary School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1886
Grades: PK-8
505 California Street
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 662-3494
Rank: #99.
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-8
2250 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-4523
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
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)
(2)
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: PK-8
215 N Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 772-1363
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
St. Raphael School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: PK-8
1100 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 454-4455
Rank: #1212.
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School Photo - Monthly family liturgy at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church.
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1891
Grades: PK-8
741 Ware Avenue
Colusa, CA 95932
(530) 458-8208
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: NS-5
4300 Bucknall Road
San Jose, CA 95130
(408) 871-4600
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: NS-12
500 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 249-2510
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Sacred Heart Academy
Sacred Heart Academy Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1897
Grades: PK-8
215 S Eureka St
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 792-3958
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
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)
(2)
Founding Date: 1897
Grades: PK-8
42 Chestnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 796-7697
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
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: #17 - 1817. - 18.
San Carlos School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1898
Grades: PK-8
450 Church St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-1324
Rank: #1919.
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-8
1027 W 87th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 752-6101
Rank: #2020.
St. Peter Lutheran School
St. Peter Lutheran School Photo - St. Peter Lutheran School Lodi CA
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(2)
Founding Date: 1904
Grades: NS-8
50 S. Lower Sacramento Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 333-2225
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: PK-8
13514 Olive Drive
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 907-4200
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Loma Linda Academy
Loma Linda Academy Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(1)
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: NS-12
10656 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354
(909) 796-0161
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Sacred Heart School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: PK-8
123 W Market St
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 771-1310
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
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-8
657 Victoria Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 642-0411
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
Founding Date: 1908
Grades: PK-2
565 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 272-3429
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
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-8
2015 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-2775
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
St. Paul's Lutheran School
St. Paul's Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(4)
Founding Date: 1908
Grades: NS-8
901 E Heim Avenue
Orange, CA 92865
(714) 921-3188
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
St. Thomas The Apostle Elementary School
St. Thomas The Apostle Elementary School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1908
Grades: PK-8
2632 W 15th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(323) 737-4730
Rank: #2929.
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)
(1)
Founding Date: 1909
Grades: NS-12
2020 Academy Pl
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 537-4521
Rank: #3030.
Berkeley Hall School
Berkeley Hall School Photo - Nursery, Early Kindergartners and Kindergartners enjoy daily music class.
Founding Date: 1911
Grades: NS-8
16000 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-6421
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Francis Parker School
(2)
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: NS-12
6501 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 596-7900
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
The Howard School
The Howard School Photo
(1)
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: PK-8
5315 Foothill Rd
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 745-8448
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Our Ladys School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: PK-8
650 24th St
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 233-8888
Rank: #3434.
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1914
Grades: PK-8
315 S Eastman Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 526-3813
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Blessed Sacrament School
Blessed Sacrament School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1915
Grades: PK-8
6641 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 467-4177
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