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2024 Best Private High Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area

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

    The Nueva School

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

    Castilleja School

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    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Over the recent years, some argue that our schools have been influenced by certain so called 'progressive' ideologies. I feel the current version is not the traditional progressive ideology but a...Supporters of these ideologies appear to question the traditional merit-based system and place a strong emphasis on discussing matters primarily through racial lens. Martin luther king spent his...Historically, societies have "only" thrived on systems that prioritize merit and fairness. It is essential to emphasize a bias-free, merit-based system that doesn't take race into account, ensuring...As a Hispanic immigrant parent, I am proud of Castilleja for championing the values of courage, truth, and equal opportunity for all members of our diverse society..

    Read 65 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 424,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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

    Crystal Springs Uplands School

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    Private School,

    HILLSBOROUGH, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Crystal is definitely a humanities-focused school. The English and history programs are very demanding, and the honors-level classes require significant time and effort to excel. It's small, so a...Poor administration in areas such as food (as they continually negotiate the contract down) and a commitment to wasting time with endeavors like DEI and various mandatory meetings detract from the....

    Read 51 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 565,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  4. #7 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    The Quarry Lane School

    Blue checkmark.

    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,

  5. #17 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    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,

  6. #18 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Bentley School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LAFAYETTE, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says I am in my 8th year at Bentley School. Across a 39-year career in education, I have worked in six different day schools; Bentley is far and away the happiest and most balanced of the bunch. The...Bentley pivoted smoothly to remote learning during the pandemic, far better than many area schools. That flexibility has continued to show itself in the return to the in-person experience. In...What pleases me most about Bentley is the lack of a cut-throat competitive culture: students support one another and genuinely celebrate each other's successes. It is a great place to work..

    Read 132 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 680,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  7. #21 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    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,

  8. #23 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    French American International School and International High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My son attended preK-12, a lifer as they say at FAIS. The bilingual education is a big advantage, most students pick up a third language in middle school. The teachers at FAIS and IHS are top level....

    Read 110 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,067,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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