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  • The average private school tuition in California is approximately $14,249 per year (2019-20).
  • The private elementary school average is $11,360 per year and the private high school average is $19,235 per year.
  • The private school with the highest tuition in California is A+ World Academy, with a tuition of $70,000.
  • The private school with the lowest tuition is SAGE Academy, with a tuition of $1,075.

California Private Schools By Tuition Cost (2019-20)

  • School Tuition Cost Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    A+ World Academy
    A+ World Academy Photo - A+ World Academy students at the helm steering our ship to a new port!
    Tuition: $70,000
    Grades: 11-12International (Swiss and Norwegian Headquarters).
    San Diego, CA 03007

  • Rank: #22.
    The Webb Schools
    The Webb Schools Photo - Webb is a school community that lives and learns together. You will make friends from across the country and around the world. This year we have students from 12 states and 19 countries.
    Tuition: $66,130
    Grades: 9-121175 West Baseline Road
    Claremont, CA 91711

  • Rank: #33.
    Cate School
    Cate School Photo - Sunset Bench
    Tuition: $65,500
    Grades: 9-121960 Cate Mesa Road
    Carpinteria, CA 93013

  • Rank: #44.
    The Thacher School
    The Thacher School Photo - "Education is not merely the making of scholars. It is the making of men and women. It is the training of the younger generation in the art of living for their own greatest good and the greatest good of their fellow citizens." -Sherman Day Thacher
    Tuition: $62,810
    Grades: 9-125025 Thacher Road
    Ojai, CA 93023

  • Rank: #55.
    Dunn School
    Dunn School Photo - Dunn School students are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills through an inspired curriculum that provides the individual attention needed to achieve personal goals while engaging the student as a member of the larger Dunn community.
    Tuition: $61,000
    Grades: 6-122555 West Highway 154
    Los Olivos, CA 93441

  • Rank: #66.
    The Helix School
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $55,000
    Grades: 1-12145 Lomita Drive
    Mill Valley, CA 94941

  • Rank: #77.
    Squaw Valley Academy
    Squaw Valley Academy Photo - Lake Tahoe is a world renown resort destination, offering spectacular beauty and seemingly endless outdoor adventures.
    Tuition: $52,950
    Grades: 9-12235 Squaw Valley Rd
    Olympic Valley, CA 96146

  • Rank: #88.
    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: 9-125100 Figueroa Mountain Rd,
    Los Olivos, CA 93441

  • Rank: #99.
    Besant Hill School
    Besant Hill School Photo - Besant Hill School is located in picturesque Ojai Valley, California. This unique location, on 520 acres of private land, with breathtaking views in all directions, provides students with serenity as well as amazing local hikes.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Tuition: $51,510
    Grades: 9-128585 N Ojai Rd
    Ojai, CA 93023

  • Rank: #1010.
    Westmark School
    Westmark School Photo
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $50,148
    Grades: 2-125461 Louise Ave
    Encino, CA 91316

  • Rank: #1111.
    Castilleja School
    Castilleja School Photo - Casti is...
    Tuition: $49,900
    Grades: 6-121310 Bryant St
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

  • Rank: #12-1312.-13.
    Crystal Springs
    Crystal Springs Photo
    Tuition: $49,110
    Grades: 6-12400 Uplands Drive
    San Mateo, CA 94010

  • Rank: #12-1312.-13.
    Menlo School
    Menlo School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Tuition: $49,110
    Grades: 6-1250 Valparaiso Ave
    Atherton, CA 94027

  • Rank: #1414. Tuition: $48,100
    Grades: 9-1235 Keyes Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94129

  • Rank: #1515. Tuition: $47,095
    Grades: 9-121835 Ellis Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115

  • Rank: #1616.
    Esther B Clark School-childrens Health Council
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $46,800
    Grades: 2-10650 Clark Way
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

  • Rank: #1717.
    Sonoma Academy
    Sonoma Academy Photo
    Tuition: $46,230
    Grades: 9-122500 Farmers Lane
    Santa Rosa, CA 95404

  • Rank: #1818. Tuition: $46,000
    Grades: 9-126100 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94618

  • Rank: #1919.
    The Marin School
    The Marin School Photo - The Marin School provides an experiential education with interactive classes, creative projects, and curriculum-related field trips.
    Alternative School
    Tuition: $45,840
    Grades: 9-12150 N. San Pedro Road
    San Rafael, CA 94903

  • Rank: #2020.
    Marin Academy
    Marin Academy Photo
    Tuition: $45,755
    Grades: 9-121600 Mission Avenue
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Rank: #21-2221.-22. Tuition: $45,500
    Grades: PK-12723 El Paseo Road
    Ojai, CA 93023

  • Rank: #21-2221.-22.
    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

  • Rank: #2323. Tuition: $44,750
    Grades: 9-123065 Jackson St
    San Francisco, CA 94115

  • Rank: #2424.
    Brentwood School
    Tuition: $44,085
    Grades: K-12100 South Barrington Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90049

  • Rank: #2525.
    Stanbridge Academy
    Stanbridge Academy Photo - Stanbridge Academy is a caring, inclusive K-12 school for students with mild to moderate learning differences and social communication disorders. We use an individualized, whole student approach so that students thrive and develop their academic, social, and emotional capabilities to their fullest potential.
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $43,950
    Grades: K-12515 E. Poplar Ave.
    San Mateo, CA 94401

  • Rank: #2626.
    Charles Armstrong School
    Charles Armstrong School Photo
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $43,239
    Grades: 2-81405 Solana Drive
    Belmont, CA 94002

  • Rank: #2727.
    Windward School
    Windward School Photo
    Tuition: $42,580
    Grades: 7-1211350 Palms Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

  • Rank: #28-2928.-29.
    Compass High School
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $42,000
    Grades: 9-122040 Pioneer Ct
    San Mateo, CA 94401

  • Rank: #28-2928.-29.
    Irine M Hunt School Of Marin
    Special Education School
    Tuition: $42,000
    Grades: 1-12300 Sunny Hills Dr
    San Anselmo, CA 94960

  • Rank: #3030. Tuition: $41,700
    Grades: 9-12470 West Portal Ave.
    San Francisco, CA 94127

  • Rank: #3131.
    Army and Navy Academy
    Tuition: $41,500
    Grades: 7-122605 Carlsbad Boulevard
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

  • Rank: #3232.
    The Quarry Lane School
    The Quarry Lane School Photo - Our state-of-the-art gymnasium is used for Physical Education classes, as well as hosting a variety of sports, including Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton and Futsal.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Tuition: $41,200
    Grades: PK-126363 Tassajara Rd.
    Dublin, CA 94568

  • Rank: #3333.
    Sage Hill School
    Sage Hill School Photo - Sage Hill School Values
    Tuition: $40,680
    Grades: 9-1220402 Newport Coast Drive
    Newport Coast, CA 92657

  • Rank: #3434.
    Milken Community High School
    Tuition: $40,500
    Grades: 7-1215800 Zeldins Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90049

  • Rank: #3535.
    Pinewood School
    Tuition: $39,700
    Grades: K-1226800 Fremont Rd
    Los Altos, CA 94022

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