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2024 Best Private Schools in San Francisco

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  1. #3 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Nueva School

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    Private School,

    HILLSBOROUGH, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Middle school student says Nueva is one of the best schools I have ever been to. My first year attending was in 6th grade, and I am currently a middle school student at the Hillsborough campus. Nueva offers a multitude of....

    Read 73 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 853,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  2. #42 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Convent & Stuart Hall

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    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    K-12,

    87 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 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,100,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  3. #47 Best Private High 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,

  4. #69 Best Private High Schools in California.

    French American International School and International High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My son attended preK-12, a lifer as they say at FAIS. The bilingual education is a big advantage, most students pick up a third language in middle school. The teachers at FAIS and IHS are top level....

    Read 110 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,067,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  5. #105 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Bishop O'Dowd High School

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    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says In my opinion, Bishop O'Dowd is a great high school. Most of the teachers understand the subject you can tell that they enjoy teaching it. They also offer a lot of AP's and honors courses so it is....

    Read 216 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,259,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  6. #119 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory

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    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Had an overall good experience there as an alumni, but it is sadly not the same school that I had so wanted to go to as an incoming freshman. If you want a good education and not much else, by all....

    Read 192 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,411,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  7. #145 Best Private High Schools in California.

    San Francisco Waldorf High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We are a new Waldorf family and my son's a 9th grader. What an amazing experience WaldorfHS has been for us. When we visited last year, I felt the curriculum and opportunities(foreign exchange, class...However- the school's been fantastic on all fronts- including the social aspect. Though smaller, there's a welcoming & friendly vibe between all students. I think my kid has MORE friends than he...Teachers care about the kids and "see" my kid for who he is. The academics are amazing & yet the workload isn't overwhelming. Meaningful project assignments & plenty of available support from...HW load comparable to most privates- but not excessive. He has plenty of downtime & isn't staying up until 11pm doing HW.I'd absolutely recommend this school & SF Waldorf HS school has surpassed expectations..

    Read 38 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 160,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  8. #153 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Holy Names High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I really liked the diverse student population, the supportive nature of the students and faculty, and the small classroom environment. Holy Names offers a stellar experience for women in the Bay Area...I would say that my only criticism of the school is that the administration should try to build a connection with a local all-boys school. Girls here don't have a lot of social connections outside of....

    Read 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 121,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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