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2022 Best Schools for STEM in California

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  1. #1 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    5-12,

    94 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 94 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  2. #2 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    The Nueva School

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    Private School,

    HILLSBOROUGH, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Nueva is an amazing school! There are so many opportunities all just waiting for anyone who is motivated. There is a 230+ page course catalog and a wide range of extracurriculars to take your....

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 967,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  3. #3 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    The Harker School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Overall Harker is a great school. Of course, the tuition is exorbitantly high, but the facilities, community, and academic opportunities are all pretty great. My favorite spots on campus are the...There is a (slightly un)healthy amount of academic competition. It's kind of exacerbated by the distinction between A and A+ on student transcripts.And of course, this review would be incomplete without mentioning the diverse options in terms of food..

    Read 152 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,951,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  4. #4 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Stanford Online High School

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    Online School,

    REDWOOD CITY, CA,

    7-12,

    155 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Stanford OHS is a rigorous academic environment that promotes curiosity through every academic subject. The courses offered at the school are fascinating and so unique, especially the Core track....

    Read 155 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 903,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  5. #5 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    The College Preparatory School

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    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've absolutely loved my time at College-Prep. It's the perfect place for students to be challenged intellectually, yet it's in a safe and welcoming environment. In my experience, there isn't really...We get a pretty bad rep for sports, but it's a great place to try out new sports! If you're not an athlete and you want to start a sport, everyone's super nice and there aren't many expectations....

    Read 84 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 373,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  6. #6 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Crystal Springs Uplands School

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    Private School,

    HILLSBOROUGH, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Crystal has been one of the best schools I've ever been to! They have excellent teachers that are always there to help you, the academics are advanced and are made to put you one step ahead of....

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 539,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  7. #7 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Castilleja School

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    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Read 57 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 416,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  8. #8 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Lynbrook High School

    Fremont Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Most of the teachers are friendly and are willing to help you outside of class time! They are also very understanding of other classes students take! The teachers are also very knowledgeable in their....

    Read 480 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,944,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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  9. #9 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    The Quarry Lane School

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    Private School,

    DUBLIN, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Our son attended Quarry Lane School (QLS) from kindergarten through high school. From the education that he received at QLS, we can confidently say that its is a top-notch K-12 educational...It was very comforting for us that throughout our son's education, we did not have to worry about the quality of the education that he was receiving and the treatment that he was getting at school.....

    Read 151 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 850,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  10. #10 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Harvard-Westlake School

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    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Throughout my five years at Harvard-Westlake, I have come to realize what a unique place it is. Anyone can find a path that suits them: regardless of whether you're a math superstar, a polyglot, or a....

    Read 155 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,620,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  11. #11 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Saratoga High School

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    Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says This school’s actually amazing academically, but when you take a look at the school beyond that, it’s a terrible environment. It’s no single individual’s fault- not the administration or the....

    Read 208 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,368,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  12. #12 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Menlo School

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    Private School,

    ATHERTON, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says As both an alum and a current parent of Menlo School, I can say that it is a very special place. Menlo provides so many wonderful things, but one that stands out the most is its teachers. I have....

    Read 76 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 795,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  13. #13 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    The Branson School

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    Private School,

    ROSS, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Branson is wonderful school. It's academically challenging, but the teachers and faculty go above and beyond to support the student's success. Our son had an amazing experience throughout his four...Great arts and music program, competitive sports, and a gorgeous campus!.

    Read 80 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 320,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  14. #14 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Mission San Jose High School

    Fremont Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    401 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Ever since covid has started, perhaps, the first thing on my mind was starting high school. And, now that I am in high school, I do have to mention that it is quite weird without being there in...Also, shoutout to all the leadership students, who keep us entertained and energetic throughout the day with fun concepts, events, and fundraisers!.

    Read 401 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,048,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  15. #15 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Henry M. Gunn High School

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    Palo Alto Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Honestly not terrible. Can at times be a bit hit and miss (i.e. got unlucky with teachers, but at what school is that not a thing), but for the most part you can get a pretty good experience out of....

    Read 320 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,996,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  16. #16 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    The Thacher School

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    Private School,

    OJAI, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My daughter graduated from Thacher last year and I must say that it was a truly transformational experience for her. While studying in a rigorous academic environment, she often spoke of how there....

    Read 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 259,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  17. #17 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    The Bishop's School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I loved my experience at Bishop’s. In terms of academics, I know that I was challenged every single day and taught to think critically. I feel more than prepared for my new college work.....

    Read 83 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  18. #18 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Monta Vista High School

    Fremont Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

    399 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Monta Vista is an awesome high school! It is known for its high academic standards, especially in STEM courses. Some students believe that the literature and history classes are a bit too difficult,....

    Read 399 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,193,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

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  19. #19 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Marlborough School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says As a parent, I can not say enough wonderful things about Marlborough. It is truly a top-notch school and affords students not only a superb education but a deep sense of community. The academics are....

    Read 158 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 533,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  20. #20 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Cate School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CARPINTERIA, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Faculties are good. This school is very hard to get the admission acceptance because lot of legacy students. Some employees’ working attitude not friendly, especially the workers in the health....

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 298,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  21. #21 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Westridge School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PASADENA, CA,

    4-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says When we were looking for private school, we were looking for a school not only offers robust academic curriculums, but also emphasizes on character and social-emotional learning. Our daughters have....

    Read 126 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 550,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  22. #22 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Head-Royce School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My daughter has had an outstanding high school experience at Head-Royce - I can't imagine a better school for her. I remember thinking, at my initial parent tour, what a remarkably smart, involved,....

    Read 64 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 900,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  23. #23 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Lick-Wilmerding High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says The community at Lick Wilmerding is so strong and beautiful. Everyone on campus is always very welcoming and kind. LWHS is an amazing learning environment, and I’ve loved every second of it!.

    Read 103 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 490,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  24. #24 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    California Academy of Mathematics & Science

    Long Beach Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says After sending our son for a year, we are happy to tell that the school is filled with wonderful people.CAMS students are kind, friendly, supporting each other across grades, and caring younger students very well. Parents are very nice and supportive, too.Most teachers have decent backgrounds/careers. It's easy to communicate with teachers and school staffs. Minimal donation/volunteer requests. The school is for students like Engineering, Computer Science, or Bio-technology. Required courses include manufacturing with CNC machines & industrial 3D printers, computer programming, CAD...Located on CSUDH campus, junior/senior students may take the college classes at reasonable cost.More than 50 clubs to choose from. 1/5 students join FRC or VEX Robotics teams. While sports teams are limited, good players compete at tournaments. Dancing teams actively perform at various school...A lot of fun and exciting opportunities at CAMS!.

    Read 465 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 659,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

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  25. #25 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Polytechnic School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PASADENA, CA,

    K-12,

    105 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 105 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 872,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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