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2022 Best Private High Schools in Santa Cruz County

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

    Kirby School

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    Private School,

    SANTA CRUZ, CA,

    6-12,

    40 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Kirby School was a great experience for me. I have been there since 7th grade. The academics are challenging, but I felt like it really prepared me for college life. When I attended Kirby, I always....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 210,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

    Mount Madonna School

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    Private School,

    WATSONVILLE, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our daughter and son are now in 1st and 3rd grade. Four years in, they are thoroughly in love with their school and so are we. Not only are the children thriving with kind and stimulating....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 164,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  3. #3 Best Private High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

    St. Francis High School - Salesian College Preparatory

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    Private School,

    WATSONVILLE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended St. Francis all four years of high school and couldn’t have had a greater experience. From the start, I felt welcomed and supported by all of my teachers. I received an amazing education,....

    Read 78 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 225,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  4. #4 Best Private High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

    Monte Vista Christian School

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    Private School,

    WATSONVILLE, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Since becoming an IB certified school, Monte Vista’s attitude towards college prep has been more streamlined. Academics wise, the school excels in the fields of Science and Math, with the choices....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 854,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  5. #5 Best Private High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

    Monterey Bay Academy

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    Private School,

    LA SELVA BEACH, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says I have found Monterey Bay Academy to be a very beautiful place with welcoming people. The staff are as always willing to do what they can to help, and the students are friendly and kind. I have...They truly love the students and try to encourage and guide students toward success in both their academics and their character development. Monterey Bay Academy has been a great blessing!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 215,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  6. Green Valley Christian School

    Private School,

    WATSONVILLE, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    Students: 239,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  7. Central Christian School

    Private School,

    WATSONVILLE, CA,

    2-12,

    Students: 37,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  8. Merit Academy

    Private School,

    SOQUEL, CA,

    9-12,

    Students: 24,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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