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  • The average private school tuition in California is approximately $13,838 per year (2018-19).
  • The private elementary school average is $11,005 per year and the private high school average is $18,861 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 - Krone Library is home to countless resources and study spaces for IAA students as well as the College Counseling Office. Our College Counseling staff work with our students throughout their time at the Academy, helping them prepare for the next step in their artistic journey.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Tuition: $64,090
    Grades: 9-1252500 Temecula Rd
    Idyllwild, CA 92549

  • 2.
    The Webb Schools
    The Webb Schools Photo - Webb offers introductory and advanced level courses in art, music and theater. Along with our recently constructed Copeland-Donahue Theater and Digital Media Studio, our campus is home to a newly-renovated Susan A. Nelson Performing Arts Center.
    Tuition: $63,585
    Grades: 9-121175 West Baseline Road
    Claremont, CA 91711

  • 3.
    Dunn School
    Dunn School Photo - Small classroom sizes and continuous contact with personal advisors help Dunn School faculty forge a relationship that supports students in their intellectual growth.
    Tuition: $61,000
    Grades: 6-12Po Box 98 2555 W Highway 154
    Los Olivos, CA 93441

  • 4.
    Cate School
    Cate School Photo - Sunset Bench
    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 - Students meet on the SVA courtyard between classes. The courtyard provides a quiet separation between the campus buildings.
    Tuition: $52,950
    Grades: 9-12235 Squaw Valley Rd
    Olympic Valley, CA 96146

  • 8.
    Midland School
    Midland School Photo - Small class sizes, a student body under 100, and rigorous curricula make for a compelling academic experience. Students connect with their teachers, their peers, and the world.
    Tuition: $52,900
    Grades: 9-12Po Box 8
    Los Olivos, CA 93441

  • 9.
    Besant Hill School
    Besant Hill School Photo - Front of EOS dorm.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Tuition: $51,510
    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 - Our multi-story athletics center includes spinning, a yoga studio, rock climbing wall, cardio room, and dance studio in addition to two full-size gymnasiums.
    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 - The Marin School's mission is to provide a collaborative learning community that inspires confidence, creativity, integrity, and academic excellence through a deep belief in each student’s potential.
    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 - Our classes are intentionally small and last between an hour and an hour and fifteen minutes, allowing students and teachers to engage deeply in intellectual discourse, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
    (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
    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 - Junior High students create books about the Bill of Rights.
    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 - Participation in physical activity is an integral part of a healthy day. At 3:15 each day, our campus is transformed into an Olympic Village. Every one of our Cadets is involved in some form of physical activity every day.
    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 Brett Connor Jordan & Family Tennis Center at Sage Hill
    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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