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2024 Best Elementary Schools in California

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  1. #1 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    The Nueva School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    HILLSBOROUGH, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    73 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle school student says Nueva is one of the best schools I have ever been to. My first year attending was in 6th grade, and I am currently a middle school student at the Hillsborough campus. Nueva offers a multitude of....

    Read 73 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 853,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  2. #6 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    The Quarry Lane School

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    Private School,

    DUBLIN, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    198 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Our child has been attending The Quarry Lane School since 6th grade and is now a Junior, pursuing the IB diploma program. We specifically chose Quarry Lane for our child, because of the utmost....

    Read 198 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 975,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #8 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Elite Open School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA,

    3-12,

    86 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently enrolled at Elite Open School, and so far my entire experience has been very supportive. The faculty members and counselors, with their unwavering dedication, have consistently....

    Read 86 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 185,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  4. #10 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    La Jolla Country Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    162 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I transferred to LJCDS for my junior year of high school from a large public school, and it was the best decision I have ever made. I never knew school could be so inclusive, rigorous, friendly and...My teachers not only know me as a student, but know about me outside of class; they value me as a volleyball player, a community service organizer and a shy, but fun loving person.I am thankful to have had the experience at LJCD, as I know I will carry my new found confidence and eagerness to expand my friendships and academic peer groups in college!.

    Read 162 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,157,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  5. #12 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    TVT Community Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    IRVINE, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    195 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My overall experience with TVT Community Day School has been exceptionally positive. This institution stands out not just for its rigorous academic curriculum but also for its deep commitment to....

    Read 195 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 830,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  6. #14 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Oakwood School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA,

    K-12,

    67 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Oakwood clicked for our family from first blush, and our daughter is thriving there. Oakwood's warmth and close-knit community makes it feel like a neighborhood school, but it offers the top-notch....

    Read 67 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 828,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  7. #17 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Convent & Stuart Hall

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    K-12,

    87 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Stuart Hall: Where Hearts and Minds BloomIf you're seeking a school that fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and a vibrant community, look no further than Stuart Hall. This esteemed institution has won my heart with its:Exceptional Academics: Rigorous coursework, small class sizes, and dedicated teachers ensure students are challenged and supported. The diverse curriculum caters to various learning styles and...I hope this review provides a helpful overview of Stuart Hall's potential. Remember, visiting the school and speaking with its community is the best way to truly understand if it's the perfect fit....

    Read 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,100,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  8. #20 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Bentley School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LAFAYETTE, CA,

    K-12,

    131 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I am a parent of a Bentley Elementary and Middle schooler. My kids have been attending since Kindergarten. Bentley has a great community: The teachers are absolutely phenomenal! The students....

    Read 131 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 680,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  9. #24 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    The Cambridge School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    49 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says As a student who has experienced Cambridge from the beginning of Kindergarten Prep to throwing up my cap at graduation, I can firmly say that Cambridge as a community of faith, living, and learning....

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 392,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  10. #26 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Laguna Blanca School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SANTA BARBARA, CA,

    K-12,

    41 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says If you want to be surrounded by brilliant, caring, perceptive, encouraging teachers, go to Laguna Blanca. You will be welcomed with open arms. They tirelessly help students understand concepts and...The campus is beautiful, classes are in individual buildings so you get to walk outside going from class to class, and the general atmosphere will make you feel quite at home..

    Read 41 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 348,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  11. #27 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    San Domenico School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN ANSELMO, CA,

    K-12,

    119 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says San Domenico is an amazing school! Every day as I arrive on ourgorgeous campus, I am so grateful to be attending SD and for theeducation I am receiving here. When people ask me what makes SD stick out among other independent schools, I always say our international student body, with studentsfrom more than 20 countries from all corners of the world. Frommy international friends and classmates, I have learned about thediscrimination against Romanians in Eastern Europe, how China’s BeltRoad Initiative is impacting countries such as Zimbabwe, and howTürkiye and the United States’ political atmospheres are similar. Watching the leaves change color and the goats grazing on the green hillsides in spring always uplifts my spirits, and I believe ourcampus helps us receive an enriched educational experience. The education and experiences that I am experiencing at SD are unmatched, and I am so glad that I chose to spend my high school years at....

    Read 119 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 680,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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