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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: 370,

    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,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Stanford OHS is a rigorous academic environment that promotes curiosity through every academic subject. The courses offered at the school are fascinating and so unique, especially the Core track....

    Read 155 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 903,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  3. #5 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Castilleja School

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    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently a senior at Castilleja, and I would never choose to attend another high school. When I first came, I was a little nervous as I had heard of Casti's reputation as rigorous and....

    Read 57 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 416,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  4. #9 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Polytechnic School

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    Private School,

    PASADENA, CA,

    K-12,

    105 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 105 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 872,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  5. #12 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Westridge School

    Blue checkmark.

    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,

  6. #14 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Quarry Lane School

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    Private School,

    DUBLIN, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Our son attended Quarry Lane School (QLS) from kindergarten through high school. From the education that he received at QLS, we can confidently say that its is a top-notch K-12 educational...It was very comforting for us that throughout our son's education, we did not have to worry about the quality of the education that he was receiving and the treatment that he was getting at school.....

    Read 158 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 850,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  7. #17 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Harker School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Overall Harker is a great school. Of course, the tuition is exorbitantly high, but the facilities, community, and academic opportunities are all pretty great. My favorite spots on campus are the...There is a (slightly un)healthy amount of academic competition. It's kind of exacerbated by the distinction between A and A+ on student transcripts.And of course, this review would be incomplete without mentioning the diverse options in terms of food..

    Read 152 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,972,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 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: 404,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  9. #24 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Chadwick School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, CA,

    K-12,

    95 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 95 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

    Blue checkmark.

    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,

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