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2023 Best Private Schools in Santa Monica

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Harvard-Westlake School

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    Private School,

    CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Joyful pursuit of excellence! My two daughters are attending Harvard-Westlake. One is in lower school and the other is a junior in the upper school. For the past several years they have been evolving...Applying historical-cultural insights to contemporary moments, have a richer appreciation for the need to be an engaged active glocal and global citizen and are more than ready for college!.

    Read 157 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,620,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #35 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Marymount High School

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    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My daughter has completed her Freshman year at Marymount and I can't express enough how incredible the year was for her. Socially she made many new friends, who all have different interests,....

    Read 118 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 322,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #37 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

    Private School,

    SANTA MONICA, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says At Crossroads School, students thrive as learners, artists, and people. Rigorous coursework, paired with high level discussions of society's major problems, push students to become active global....

    Read 47 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,174,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  4. #51 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Archer School for Girls

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I loved my six years at Archer and would recommend it to any girl who is invested in their education and loves learning. The teachers are amazing; I have never felt bored by the classes. You are....

    Read 126 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 496,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  5. #92 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Wildwood School

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    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says This is an incredible private school. I attended public school for two years and then my sister and I were accepted into Wildwood. From second to twelfth grade I had an amazing experience here. There....

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 733,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  6. #101 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Pacifica Christian High School

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    Private School,

    SANTA MONICA, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Absolutely amazing! Some may be concerned with the size of the student body, but not to worry! Class sizes are small enough that you get to have a very personal and supportive relationship with your....

    Read 145 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 261,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  7. #118 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Jean and Jerry Friedman Shalhevet High School

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says This school is a community of Jewish individuals who are committed to Jewish values, strong academics and the desire to express their opinions in an accepting and open environment.The teachers and administration are welcoming, friendly and an essential part of the overall community. At times, the decision-makers can be inconsistant and outcomes can be challenging to...But, overall this is a fantastic environment, with a committed group of students and faculty..

    Read 22 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 245,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  8. #235 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Saint Monica Preparatory | Upper School

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    Private School,

    SANTA MONICA, CA,

    9-12,

    164 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says St. Monica Catholic High School is a very great school the teacher are excellent and listen to your concerns if you have them as a student. The students are also nice there as well. There is a strict....

    Read 164 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 409,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  9. #366 Best Private High Schools in California.

    St. Bernard High School

    Private School,

    PLAYA DEL REY, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at St. Bernard High School. My goals entering my freshman year was to be actively involved socially, academically, and athletically, making the varisty....

    Read 68 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 259,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  10. Geffen Academy

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We were looking for a school with a rigorous academic program, but one that didn't have the cut-throat competitiveness of Harvard Westlake, the financial snobbery of Brentwood, etc. So when we heard about Geffen, it seemed like the "best of all worlds": super-strong academics with a supportive culture. The school has certainly delivered on academics -- all teachers so far are fantastic.However, it has not at all lived up to its own admissions marketing hype on the culture. Instead of financial snobbery, I'm hearing stories of intellectual snobbery. The children of UCLA professors, in particular, are often condescending to the kids who are "mere mortals" who might be...I'm hearing stories of cruelty / mocking if a kid asks a "dumb question", answers a question wrong, gets a poor grade on a test, etc.Recommended for academically-intense kids with a thick skin. UCLA profs: teach your kids more kindness, please..

    Read 19 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 160,

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