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2022 Best Private High Schools in California

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in California.

    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 California.

    Stanford Online High School

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    Online School,

    REDWOOD CITY, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Stanford Online has been a great experience for our son. The school is supportive, flexible, and motivating. It is a complete high school experience. Stanford is more of a community than we....

    Read 154 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 903,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  3. #6 Best Private High Schools in California.

    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,

  4. #8 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Bishop's School

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    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Bishop's is a good place for self-motivated people to take advantage of the variety of resources. With the Center for Creative Sciences, access to the Adobe suite, and other opportunities, it is easy....

    Read 82 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  5. #9 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Polytechnic School

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    Private School,

    PASADENA, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says As a parent of current poly students, I can attest to the quality of the teachers, faculty, student body and facilities. Poly is academically rigorous and sets high expectations for its students...inclusion, tolerance and integrity are all modeled and reinforced throughout the campus at every grade level. Poly can of course continue to work on its diversity by reaching out to the larger Los....

    Read 104 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 872,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  6. #12 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Westridge School

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    Private School,

    PASADENA, CA,

    4-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says When we were looking for private school, we were looking for a school not only offers robust academic curriculums, but also emphasizes on character and social-emotional learning. Our daughters have....

    Read 126 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 550,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  7. #17 Best Private High Schools in California.

    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,

  8. #23 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Webb Schools

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    Private School,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Recent alum here, fantastic school for academic development. The teachers here are top notch and the relationships they foster with students is extremely unique at the high school level. We were...The ONLY negative gripe I have with Webb is the college admissions staff and their deceiving system that is inherently unequal. They claim to use a system based on "fit," but instead cater to a....

    Read 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 399,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  9. #24 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Chadwick School

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    Private School,

    PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Chadwick is a great school. It is challenging, welcoming, supportive, and so much more. I feel at home at Chadwick, I have many friends and great relationships with my teachers. Chadwick has SO MANY....

    Read 93 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 867,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  10. #25 Best Private High Schools in California.

    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,