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2023 Best Schools in Oakland

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  1. #2 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The College Preparatory School

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    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

    87 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 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 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 370,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  2. #13 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Quarry Lane School

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    Private School,

    DUBLIN, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says QLS has been a unique place for my kids to grow academically. We have been at the school since QLS Pre-school. QLS admin and teachers did a stellar job during the pandemic closures by coordinating to...Our oldest graduated and is attending an Ivy League school and younger one in middle school. I feel confident that QLS is preparing students to be successful young adults academically, teaching them....

    Read 167 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 850,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #62 Best Private High Schools in California.

    French American International School and International High School

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    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Overall, International is a very rigorous school that prepares you to be a great person and undergraduate. Coming from an African American household, I feel this school lacks a lot of diversity not....

    Read 105 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,067,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  4. #107 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Bishop O'Dowd High School

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    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Bishop O'Dowd is very good. Their emphasis on school pride, mental health, and the success of their students is very apparent. They have lots of resources in order for the students to be successful....

    Read 206 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,243,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  5. #126 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Maybeck High School

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    Private School,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The teachers are incredible here! Their enthusiasm and dedication makes you love what they teach even more. I like the small class size I think it is much easier to learn and go to office hours if....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 110,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  6. #131 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory

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    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says AP classes are rigorous and set you up for success in college-- there are test-ins meant to make sure that those who take it are ready, but can punish kids who aren't good at testing. STEM classes...The VPA dpt is full of wonderful human beings (kids, but especially teachers). Though it's not competitive by any means, it's a great place that feels like family and can't recommend it enough!...College advising dpt does a great job at guiding kids through the college app process. Teachers are hit or miss, but most genuinely care about students as people and aim to help kids succeed. Very white and affluent, then Asian 2nd most. I never saw a real fight in all 4 years there, and freshmen aren't physically bullied unlike elsewhere (taunted a little though, but never brutally). Admin tries, but often stopped by the Archbishop, esp in regard to LGBTQ issues. Atmosphere non-hostile though..

    Read 176 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,325,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  7. #148 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

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    Private School,

    ALAMEDA, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Over my four years at Saint Joseph Notre Dame, I felt that the school was a top tier high school in comparison to others. SJND has well prepped me for college academically and as a an overall person.....

    Read 116 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 457,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  8. #168 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Moreau Catholic High School

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    Private School,

    HAYWARD, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Because the campus is so large, maintaining it is more important than ever. Although the façade is lovely, the courtyard can get overrun with rubbish when classes are in session. The school may not...With security patrolling the campus around-the-clock, it is extremely secure. Police are frequently checking things out on the drive. That's all, you won't be sorry for bringing your kid here..

    Read 210 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 825,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  9. #191 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Orinda Academy

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    Private School,

    ORINDA, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We moved to the East Bay from NYC during the pandemic to be close to grandparents. It was challenging for everyone, particularly our children, 16 and 12. We found Orinda Academy, the lovely and...Our daughter is now 18 and in college and our younger one, now 14, just entered 9th grade at OA. So far so good! They are making friends and love their teachers. Our second time around and we could....

    Read 9 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 76,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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