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2022 Best Schools in Los Angeles

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  1. #3 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Harvard-Westlake School

    Blue checkmark.

    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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  2. #7 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Flintridge Preparatory School

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    Private School,

    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says So far, so good. Son chose this school over other top schools because he liked the community there. Happy to report that he is loving school and the food and getting acclimated very well. The HS....

    Read 103 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 530,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  3. #9 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Polytechnic School

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    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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  4. #12 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Westridge School

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    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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  5. #15 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Windward School

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    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Windward excelled my expectations in every possible way. Their sports teams are intense and insane going against the best competition in the country. And the offer and endless stream of activities....

    Read 78 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 625,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  6. #16 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Marlborough School

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    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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  7. #24 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Chadwick School

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    Private School,

    PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Chadwick is a great school. It is challenging, welcoming, supportive, and so much more. I feel at home at Chadwick, I have many friends and great relationships with my teachers. Chadwick has SO MANY....

    Read 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 867,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  8. #29 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Oakwood School

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    Private School,

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says This school has been magical for my family. My son just started Kinder here and he has flourished tremendously. They create such a fun, safe and empowering space for our kids. The teachers and....

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 831,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  9. #30 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,

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  10. #32 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Sierra Canyon School

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    Private School,

    CHATSWORTH, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We have had an amazing experience at Sierra Canyon. Our son is a student-athlete. Academics are very important to him. He finished his senior year with a 4.4 GPA while playing on one of the top....

    Read 101 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,030,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  11. #36 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Brentwood School

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love Brentwood! It has opportunities to thrive in whatever way works for you. If you are an athlete, you can play your sport. If you are an artist, you can create masterpieces. If you’re a debater,....

    Read 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 996,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  12. #38 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Loyola High School of Los Angeles

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Loyola High School is an exceptional college-preparatory high school that truly supports its students in every way! It offers a rigorous education that will not only prepare you for college, but also....

    Read 208 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,270,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  13. #43 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Mayfield Senior School

    Private School,

    PASADENA, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Mayfield Senior School provides a rigorous college preparatory education in a Catholic environment. Faculty are top quality professionals with impressive backgrounds who balance academic rigor with ....

    Read 113 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 333,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  14. #44 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Archer School for Girls

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    6-12,

    125 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 125 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 496,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  15. #45 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Vistamar School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    EL SEGUNDO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says There is something for everyone at this school! There is an expansive list of clubs for every student's interest. The academics are very strong but the school also caters equally to kids who have....

    Read 109 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 272,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  16. #46 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Marymount High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from Marymount Highschool two years ago, and the girls at this school will be your friends for life. The administration and teachers are very welcoming and always available to you. I....

    Read 112 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 369,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  17. #51 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Flintridge Sacred Heart

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I love Flintridge Sacred Heart because of the community. Everyone is so supportive and encouraging. I can be friends with anyone and I feel comfortable being myself. Everyone has so much school....

    Read 167 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 367,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  18. #52 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Viewpoint School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CALABASAS, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Viewpoint School is an amazing school! During my Freshman year, they made workshops and took us on field trips which helped me create friendships. The curriculum is massive, so it really allows....

    Read 117 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,215,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  19. #54 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Buckley School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SHERMAN OAKS, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Excellent school! Top-notch academics, warm community, wonderful teachers. I had some concerns about haves vs have-nots before coming to Buckley, but have been very happily surprised by the warmth, the inclusive attitude, and the dedication to diversity. The approach to teaching is depth and strength. They do not gloss over material, and the demand for (near) perfection is stringent. The dedication to teaching how to LEARN, how to be INDEPENDENT,....

    Read 42 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 830,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  20. #60 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Oaks Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA,

    5-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Oaks Christian School is a great school with excellent and extremely rigorous academics. The work is hard, but the classes are small and the teachers are available and willing to put in extra time to....

    Read 261 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,487,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  21. #66 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Campbell Hall

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    STUDIO CITY, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Campbell Hall put lightly, has been life-changing. The school fosters a supportive, enriching community full of people with multiple talents and interests who are ready and excited....

    Read 136 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,136,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  22. #68 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Episcopal School of Los Angeles

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We have two boys in 6th and 8th. They both love going to school and enjoy after-school activities. There are clubs like cross country, volleyball, and flag football if your child is into sports. The....

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 211,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  23. #69 Best Private High Schools in California.

    YULA High School - Boys Division

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says YULA is a great modern-orthodox school. They have wonderful teachers and really support student growth. Despite this, I feel as though they could improve their dedication to extracurriculars that are....

    Read 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 170,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  24. #71 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Southwestern Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN MARINO, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The campus is beautiful with green trees and mist in the distance. Each meal is delicious and well-planned, with meatloaf and tilapia being my favorite dishes. The faculty and staff are all caring....

    Read 42 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 70,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  25. #72 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Milken Community School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We are very happy with our kids’ experience at Milken. Teachers and the administrators really care about the kids, and our kids feel it. My daughter found her passion at a young age because Milken....

    Read 54 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 768,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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