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  • The average private school tuition in California is approximately $13,773 per year (2018-19).
  • The private elementary school average is $10,916 per year and the private high school average is $18,887 per year.
  • The private school with the highest tuition in California is Jara Ruiz Anchia, with a tuition of $64,090.
  • The private school with the lowest tuition is SAGE Academy, with a tuition of $1,075.

California Private Schools By Tuition Cost (2018-19)

  • School Tuition Cost Grades Location
  • 1.
    Jara Ruiz Anchia
    Jara Ruiz Anchia Photo - The Film & Digital Media program offers pre-professional training in film, television and new media production. As the industry is undergoing constant change, in both production technology and business practices, the program gives special attention to preparing students for a career that is not entirely predictable. Applying traditional skills to new digital environments and global platforms is the key. The
    Special Program Emphasis
    Tuition: $64,090
    Grades: 9-1252500 Temecula Rd
    Idyllwild, CA 92549

  • 2.
    The Webb Schools
    The Webb Schools Photo - Webb offers a broad-based liberal arts education where learning happens through authentic discovery and challenging coursework. We strive to develop students' abilities to think and learn independently, collaborate productively with peers, and communicate effectively.
    Tuition: $63,585
    Grades: 9-121175 West Baseline Road
    Claremont, CA 91711

  • 3.
    Dunn School
    Dunn School Photo - The Nancy Luton Jackson Barn is the site of many school plays, dances and indoor assemblies on the Dunn School campus.
    Tuition: $61,000
    Grades: 6-12Po Box 98 2555 W Highway 154
    Los Olivos, CA 93441

  • 4.
    Cate School
    Cate School Photo - The Harkness method is used in the majority of classes
    Tuition: $60,400
    Grades: 9-121960 Cate Mesa Road
    Carpinteria, CA 93013

  • 5.
    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.
    Tuition: $57,200
    Grades: 9-125025 Thacher Road
    Ojai, CA 93023

  • 6.
    The Helix School
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $55,000
    Grades: 1-12145 Lomita Drive
    Mill Valley, CA 94941

  • 7.
    Squaw Valley Academy
    Squaw Valley Academy Photo - Small classes allow students to take advantage of individual instruction. Classes average 8 students and are divided if they reach 14 students.
    Tuition: $52,950
    Grades: 9-12235 Squaw Valley Rd
    Olympic Valley, CA 96146

  • 8.
    Midland School
    Midland School Photo - Our students backpacking into the Los Padres Wilderness.
    Tuition: $52,900
    Grades: 9-12Po Box 8
    Los Olivos, CA 93441

  • 9.
    Besant Hill School
    Besant Hill School Photo - The picturesque Topa Topa mountains can be seen from anywhere in Ojai and as far away as the Ventura coastline. Besant Hill School has a front row seat to the Topa Topa mountains as they turn bright pink and purple during sunsets, for what has become known to those who live and visit Ojai as the "pink moment."
    Special Program Emphasis
    Tuition: $50,500
    Grades: 9-128585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd or PO Box 850
    Ojai, CA 93023

  • 10.
    Pyramid Autism Center
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $49,500
    Grades: K-122830 N Glassell Street
    Orange, CA 92865

  • 11.
    Castilleja School
    Castilleja School Photo - Casti is...
    Tuition: $47,970
    Grades: 6-121310 Bryant St
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

  • 12.
    Crystal Springs
    Crystal Springs Photo
    Tuition: $47,780
    Grades: 6-12400 Uplands Drive
    Burlingame, CA 94010

  • 13.
    Westmark School
    Westmark School Photo
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $47,304
    Grades: 2-125461 Louise Ave
    Encino, CA 91316

  • 14. Tuition: $47,095
    Grades: 9-121835 Ellis Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115

  • 15.
    Menlo School
    Menlo School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Tuition: $46,995
    Grades: 6-1250 Valparaiso Ave
    Atherton, CA 94027

  • 16.
    Esther B Clark School-childrens Health Council
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $46,800
    Grades: 2-10650 Clark Way
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

  • 17.
    The Marin School
    The Marin School Photo - There's no back row at The Marin School. Small, seminar-style classes and mentor relationships with faculty ensure every student's voice is heard.
    Alternative School
    Tuition: $45,840
    Grades: 9-12150 N. San Pedro Road
    San Rafael, CA 94903

  • 18.
    Marin Academy
    Marin Academy Photo
    Tuition: $45,755
    Grades: 9-121600 Mission Avenue
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • 19.-20. Tuition: $45,500
    Grades: PK-12723 El Paseo Road
    Ojai, CA 93023

  • 19.-20.
    Woodside Priory School - The Priory
    Woodside Priory School - The Priory Photo - The Priory is a Benedictine Catholic, independent college preparatory school for grades 6-12.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Tuition: $45,500
    Grades: 6-12302 Portola Road
    Portola Valley, CA 94028

  • 21. Tuition: $44,750
    Grades: 9-123065 Jackson St
    San Francisco, CA 94115

  • 22. Tuition: $44,400
    Grades: 9-1235 Keyes Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94129

  • 23.
    Sonoma Academy
    Sonoma Academy Photo - Our students volunteer weekly to work with neighboring elementary school students and offer a free camp for them each summer.
    Tuition: $44,350
    Grades: 9-122500 Farmers Lane
    Santa Rosa, CA 95404

  • 24.
    Charles Armstrong School
    Charles Armstrong School Photo
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $43,239
    Grades: 2-81405 Solana Drive
    Belmont, CA 94002

  • 25.
    Windward School
    Windward School Photo
    Tuition: $42,580
    Grades: 7-1211350 Palms Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

  • 26.
    Brentwood School
    Brentwood School Photo
    Tuition: $42,390
    Grades: K-12100 South Barrington Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90049

  • 27. Tuition: $42,020
    Grades: 9-126100 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94618

  • 28.
    Irine M Hunt School Of Marin
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $42,000
    Grades: 1-12300 Sunny Hills Dr
    San Anselmo, CA 94960

  • 29.
    Stanbridge Academy
    Stanbridge Academy Photo - Stanbridge offers a comprehensive school experience complete with a variety of electives--including woodworking, broadcast, and art--for high schoolers.
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $41,800
    Grades: K-12515 E. Poplar Ave.
    San Mateo, CA 94401

  • 30.
    Army and Navy Academy
    Army and Navy Academy Photo - A military boarding school education prepares a student for college and life beyond in a way that other types of schools are unable to match. Graduates are equipped with the skills to be leaders in their community, with strong abilities in self-discipline, organization, teamwork, and good citizenship. They are truly equipped with the tools for success.
    Tuition: $41,500
    Grades: 7-122605 Carlsbad Boulevard
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

  • 31.
    Milken Community High School
    Tuition: $40,500
    Grades: 7-1215800 Zeldins Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90049

  • 32.
    Pinewood School
    Tuition: $39,700
    Grades: 7-1226800 Fremont Rd
    Los Altos, CA 94022

  • 33.
    Sage Hill School
    Sage Hill School Photo - The Sage Hill Aquatics Center
    Tuition: $39,130
    Grades: 9-1220402 Newport Coast Drive
    Newport Coast, CA 92657

  • 34.-35.
    de Toldedo High School
    Tuition: $39,000
    Grades: 9-1222622 Vanowen St.
    West Hills, CA 91307

  • 34.-35.
    Merit Academy
    Merit Academy Photo - In regular classes, not all students receive detailed instruction and individualized guidance. Sometimes it seems remarkable that students are prepared for college by the time they get their diploma. At Merit Academy, we don't have this problem, because there is one student per class. Teachers teach directly to that one student, so there's no way to slip through the cracks.
    Tuition: $39,000
    Grades: 1-122392 North Rodeo Gulch Road
    Soquel, CA 95073

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