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2024 Best Private K-12 Schools in California

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

    Head-Royce School

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    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Head-Royce is an excellent school for our son in the Lower School. We were accepted to all the top Bay Area private K-12 schools & HRS was our first choice for Kindergarten. It’s amazing how well all....

    Read 83 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 900,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  2. #5 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Polytechnic School

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    Private School,

    PASADENA, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says As a parent of a sophomore who entered Poly for high school, I've been thoroughly impressed with the upper school and the experience my child has has so far both academically and socially. From the....

    Read 111 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 872,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #6 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    The Quarry Lane School

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    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,

  4. #8 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Elite Open School

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    Private School,

    ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA,

    3-12,

    86 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently enrolled at Elite Open School, and so far my entire experience has been very supportive. The faculty members and counselors, with their unwavering dedication, have consistently....

    Read 86 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 185,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  5. #10 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    La Jolla Country Day School

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    Private School,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says My time at La Jolla Country Day School has been a journey filled with growth, learning, and a deep sppreciation for the diverse and supportive community that defines this institution. The school's....

    Read 164 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,157,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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

    TVT Community Day School

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    Private School,

    IRVINE, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My overall experience with TVT Community Day School has been exceptionally positive. This institution stands out not just for its rigorous academic curriculum but also for its deep commitment to....

    Read 195 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 830,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  7. #14 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Oakwood School

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    Private School,

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Oakwood clicked for our family from first blush, and our daughter is thriving there. Oakwood's warmth and close-knit community makes it feel like a neighborhood school, but it offers the top-notch....

    Read 67 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 828,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  8. #17 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Convent & Stuart Hall

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    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    K-12,

    86 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 86 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,100,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  9. #20 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Bentley School

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    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,

  10. #24 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    The Cambridge School

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    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    49 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says As a student who has experienced Cambridge from the beginning of Kindergarten Prep to throwing up my cap at graduation, I can firmly say that Cambridge as a community of faith, living, and learning....

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 392,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  11. #26 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    Laguna Blanca School

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    Private School,

    SANTA BARBARA, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says If you want to be surrounded by brilliant, caring, perceptive, encouraging teachers, go to Laguna Blanca. You will be welcomed with open arms. They tirelessly help students understand concepts and...The campus is beautiful, classes are in individual buildings so you get to walk outside going from class to class, and the general atmosphere will make you feel quite at home..

    Read 41 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 348,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  12. #27 Best Private K-12 Schools in California.

    San Domenico School

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    Private School,

    SAN ANSELMO, CA,

    K-12,

    121 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 121 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 680,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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