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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    The College Preparatory School

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    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've absolutely loved my time at College-Prep. It's the perfect place for students to be challenged intellectually, yet it's in a safe and welcoming environment. In my experience, there isn't really...We get a pretty bad rep for sports, but it's a great place to try out new sports! If you're not an athlete and you want to start a sport, everyone's super nice and there aren't many expectations....

    Read 84 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 373,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  2. #4 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Crystal Springs Uplands School

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    Private School,

    HILLSBOROUGH, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Crystal prepares students for college! The only major downside is that I wish that there was more racial/ethnic diversity. There are only a few African-American students, roughly 5% of the entire school population, and it can be extremely...With that said, the academics are world-class. It definitely gives (and gave) me an advantage in testing, access to higher-level education, study skills, and essay writing. To those who are looking to apply, the biggest advice I would give is: Don't be afraid of the cost. The school gives excellent financial aid to those who truly need it..

    Read 44 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 539,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  3. #7 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    The Harker School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Harker has provided me with fantastic preparation for college. The facilities are state of the art, especially the athletics dept/trainers. The food is amazing and the students are all incredibly....

    Read 149 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,951,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  4. #12 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Urban School of San Francisco

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    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Urban teaches you what it means to interact thoughtfully with the Bay area and the world! The resources at Urban (trips, community engagement, teachers, clubs, etcetera) empower students to take...Note: Urban also lets students interview teachers, be on the board of trustees, help with strategic planning, etcetera! There is a huge amount of trust between the students and administration that....

    Read 58 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 420,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  5. #13 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    5-12,

    89 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We are a first year family and we are so glad that we joined Basis SV. Our daughter is in middle school and even after just one year we have seen her grow into a more strong, confident, out-going,....

    Read 89 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  6. #14 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Marin Academy

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    Private School,

    SAN RAFAEL, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I have loved my experience at MA! The teachers are all super friendly and they all love teaching so much that it rubs off on the students. Their passion for the subject that they teach does not go....

    Read 101 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 440,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  7. #15 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    The Athenian School

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    Private School,

    DANVILLE, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The Middle School was a terrific fit for my son. The teachers "got" him. He thrived academically and socially. The administration was transparent -- just about everything worked well.The High School didn't seem quite as well run, but was still a very positive experience, overall. Most of the classes were well-taught, but there were enough exceptions that I considered going to...Expectations for academic performance and involvement in extracurriculars can make it more than a full time job. Frankly, it's hard to understand how some kids managed their time, with multiple hours...And yet, the school was such a welcoming and supportive environment that it worked..

    Read 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 533,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  8. #16 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Woodside Priory School

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    Private School,

    PORTOLA VALLEY, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Work Culture: Priory emphasizes balance. The people within this community care about your wellbeing and are more focused on creating great people than producing more robots who fuel Silicon Valley's...Social Life: Your social life is determined by who you hang out with and the general attitude of your class. Luckily, there were a lot of people in my class who loved to host parties or knew kids...Dating: Dating at Priory is pretty normal, but due to the small class sizes, it's pretty hard to keep your business private. Sports: Basketball, XC, and Girls Soccer are the strongest programs. Campus: Best in NorCal easily..

    Read 71 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 382,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  9. #19 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    San Domenico School

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    Private School,

    SAN ANSELMO, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says A purpose-driven education drew us to SD for our kids in 3rd and 9th grades in 2021. 3rd grade encourages kids to connect with passions and the needs of the world. High school seeks purpose in...Faculty have consistently kind and respectful communication, an expectation of inclusivity, and positivity. Our 3rd grader who can be shy loves school and riding the bus. Our high schooler is...Academics are excellent. Our 3rd grader's learning differences are supported by teachers, a counselor, and tutoring onsite. Our high schooler was given the tools to step up to the challenging...Care and consideration goes into every detail. Students benefit from the school's maturity and quest for improvement and innovation.We are delighted with SD!.

    Read 105 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 680,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  10. #22 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Convent & Stuart Hall

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    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I started last year as a freshman. I think as someone who did not go to the lower school and who is on financial aid that I was really nervous to go, but I have made some amazing friends and I have....

    Read 79 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,100,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  11. #24 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    French American International School and International High School

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    100 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I have been going to French American since I was four years old and I've had an amazing experience. There are great teachers who are always there to help you learn and provide external resources. The...The school is also so focused on academics that it forgets about school culture which has become rather weak.But in general, it is a wonderful school that is really strong academically and cares for its students and their needs, always looking out for the students..

    Read 100 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,067,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  12. #25 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    St. Ignatius College Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love this school so much! Coming from a public middle school not as much funding, the teachers and education overall were not as great. The support from faculty here is amazing, and so is the....

    Read 360 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,476,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,