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2023 Best Private Schools in Santa Clara County

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    Castilleja School

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    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    6-12,

    57 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 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,

  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    The Harker School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    K-12,

    160 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 160 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,972,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  3. #3 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    5-12,

    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: 800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  4. #5 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    Pinewood School - Upper Campus

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    Private School,

    LOS ALTOS HILLS, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Pinewood School has changed me into the person I am today. This community has helped me open up more to get more out of the world instead of staying to my own all the time. I have learnt to be a....

    Read 29 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 297,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  5. #6 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    Kehillah Jewish High School

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    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Kehillah is a GREAT school with incredible academics and a focus on community values!Because it's a relatively small school, the and teachers really know each student. My son shadowed at quite a few Bay Area high schools, and after his Shadow Day at Kehillah he was absolutely beaming...Our family is so thankful to have found Kehillah Jewish High School..

    Read 27 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 218,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  6. #7 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    Bellarmine College Preparatory

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I'm currently a rising senior at Bellarmine. So far my experience has had its ups and downs, but great nonetheless. My only complaint is the phone policy. Recently, as in start of 2021-2022, there...Other than my one complaint, Bellarmine is a great school. But it isn't for everyone due to occasional masses (once every few months) and it being all dudes. We have sister schools, but it ultimately....

    Read 213 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,643,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  7. #8 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    Notre Dame High School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My freshman year was better than I could have ever imagined it! Going to an all girls school may seem like a center for drama, but the community built there is wonderful. Everyone at the school is so....

    Read 251 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 650,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  8. #9 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    St. Francis High School

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    Private School,

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says My experience at Saint Francis was very good. The academics, athletics, campus, religious aspect, and style of the Silicon Valley are what makes this school unique.Academics: the school offers plenty of honors and AP classes, and elective courses geared towards STEM, music, religion, and arts which are taught by nice and approachable teachers.Athletics: highly competitive sports led by very experienced coaches. For boys sports they are in the upper edge in WCAL division, rivaling BCP and AMHS, and girls are consistently extremely good, if...Campus: new and well maintained classrooms and athletic facilities, a high school that feels like a junior college.Religion: a Catholic school rooted in Holy Cross, students learn to bring hope, respect others, inspire integrity, and celebrate family.The student and faculty bodies are predominantly white but the school has welcomed and encouraged diversity through affinity groups (BSU, Fil-Am, Latinx, and Pride to name a few)..

    Read 299 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,755,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  9. #11 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    Valley Christian High School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've been at Valley Christian since 7th grade in middle school up until now where I am a senior in high school. To say that this school's education is good would be a bit of an understatement. The....

    Read 297 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,625,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  10. #12 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    Silicon Valley International School

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    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says With two middle schoolers who started in the Nursery program (pre pre-k), we have experienced the entire program at International. Our children have received a top-notch education and are natively...The language immersion is excellent and the school has adapted teaching methods over the years, particularly in math and then moving into the IB program. The school has a vibrant community and...There have been times when we were mildly frustrated with obtuse communication from the administration, but we never questioned the quality of care of the teacher. Their focus is on the whole student....

    Read 43 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 675,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  11. #13 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    The King's Academy

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    Private School,

    SUNNYVALE, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The King’s Academy is a Christ-centered school that motivates students to work hard for the glory of God. The administration and staff work tremendously hard to teach an engaging curriculum. If....

    Read 118 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 954,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  12. #16 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    Cambrian Academy

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Cambrian International Academy is one, if not the best K12 school that ready students for College. With an interactive faculty group, small facility but up to date with great equipment, Cambrian....

    Read 27 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 79,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  13. #17 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto

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    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    K-12,

    21 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says After two years of horrible public school experiences (bullying and lack of support from the school), we found Living Wisdom School. From the minute we met the staff we were convinced this was the....

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 82,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  14. #18 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    Waldorf School of the Peninsula - Mountain View Campus

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    Private School,

    CA,

    6-12,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The unique learning style is great for creative thinking. The school is small so it’s easy to get to know everyone and make friends. It also makes the academics better as the teachers can focus more....

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 142,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  15. #21 Best Private High Schools in Santa Clara County.

    Apostles Lutheran School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Absolutely love Apostles Lutheran School! The school has been so supportive, caring and loving towards my children. Since we've been a part of the Apostles family we've experienced the following:1. Love for our kids.2. Focus on our kids.3. Great teachers that go above and beyond4. Family activities5. Safe environment6. Small classes7. Great communication and easy access to assignments, grades, and enrollment8. Enhancements to the campus (fence, turf, church & fellowship hall)Above all these things, Apostles has taught our children to put God first in everything. So thankful for all the blessings we have received over the years..

    Read 40 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 221,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  16. Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I chose Cristo Rey because my sister already attended the school. I was initially miserable because of my acceptance letter. Yes, I had one of my closest friends also attending the school, but it....

    Read 20 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Students: 453,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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