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2023 Best Private K-12 Schools in California

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  1. #2 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    The Harker School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended Harker from Kindergarten through High School. Harker's repute as a powerhouse of intense and thorough academics is well-earned– students are constantly challenged in the classroom.....

    Read 162 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,972,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  2. #3 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Polytechnic School

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    Private School,

    PASADENA, CA,

    K-12,

    107 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 107 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 872,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #5 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    The Quarry Lane School

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    Private School,

    DUBLIN, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says QLS has been a unique place for my kids to grow academically. We have been at the school since QLS Pre-school. QLS admin and teachers did a stellar job during the pandemic closures by coordinating to...Our oldest graduated and is attending an Ivy League school and younger one in middle school. I feel confident that QLS is preparing students to be successful young adults academically, teaching them....

    Read 167 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 850,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  4. #28 Best Private High Schools in California.

    BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    K-12,

    95 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 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,190,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  5. #8 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Oakwood School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Oakwood School provides an excellent education that shapes the entire student. The teacher-student relationships at Oakwood are incredible, as teachers prioritize their students' educational....

    Read 54 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 824,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  6. #9 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Sierra Canyon School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHATSWORTH, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We have had an amazing experience at Sierra Canyon. Our son is a student-athlete. Academics are very important to him. He finished his senior year with a 4.4 GPA while playing on one of the top....

    Read 102 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,154,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  7. #10 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    TVT Community Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    IRVINE, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Under the difficult period of Covid-19, everyone is struggling to adapt to rapid changes. When times like this extend, individual strength slowly fades away. Where shall we draw strength from? The...TVT as the forerunner, gave us some very good examples of smart decision making. We draw strength from it and we‘re very proud to be a part of TVT!.

    Read 172 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 802,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  8. #12 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    La Jolla Country Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says LJCDS is an amazing school! I highly recommend it for any families who are looking for a wonderful community, nurturing environment for your child, and top notch faculty and staff. My daughter loves...During COVID, LJCDS handled the pandemic with such care- leading with science- and doing the best they could to provide safe in person learning for all students. I feel grateful to have found a....

    Read 153 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,147,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  9. #14 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    St. Margaret's Episcopal School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    56 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I have 2 children at St. Margaret's and I can't say enough good things about the school and the environment. They really do try to develop the whole child. It isn't just a factory trying to turn...If you want your child to develop into a great adult with compassion and drive, then SMES is an excellent place to go..

    Read 56 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,250,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  10. #15 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    The Buckley School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SHERMAN OAKS, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says Buckley has an incredible community of faculty, students, alumni, and parents. I've worked at the school for several years now and have been so impressed by the caliber of my colleagues and students. In particular, I appreciate how our smaller size encourages students to take on more challenges; my students take rigorous courses while also participating in sports, playing an instrument, writing...The campus is also beautiful, situated in the mountains -- there is even a nature trail off the field! The school has incredible, state-of-the-art facilities for arts, tech, athletics, and more..

    Read 47 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 830,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  11. #18 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    San Domenico School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN ANSELMO, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says As educators, my husband and I know what to look for in terms of "style versus substance" of schools that claim to be able to focus on academics, social emotional learning, diversity, inclusion,....

    Read 108 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 680,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  12. #19 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Campbell Hall

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CA,

    K-12,

    140 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Campbell Hall Episcopal is the greatest school in the world!I had the privilege to attend for all 13 years and would not have it any other way. What sets Campbell Hall apart is its traditions of close-knit community, caring faculty, where kids grow & make life-long friendships; its 4 R's, & students from loving, nurturing families. Where it...Overall, my time at CH was the greatest of my life, receiving a world-class education unmatched anywhere. I am happy to call it my home forever. I look forward to continuing my life-long relationship....

    Read 140 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,148,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  13. #24 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    French American International School and International High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Overall, International is a very rigorous school that prepares you to be a great person and undergraduate. Coming from an African American household, I feel this school lacks a lot of diversity not....

    Read 105 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,067,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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