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2023 Best Schools in Palo Alto

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  1. #6 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Castilleja School

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    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently a senior at Castilleja, and I would never choose to attend another high school. When I first came, I was a little nervous as I had heard of Casti's reputation as rigorous and....

    Read 58 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 416,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  2. #9 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Harker School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended Harker from Kindergarten through High School. Harker's repute as a powerhouse of intense and thorough academics is well-earned– students are constantly challenged in the classroom.....

    Read 159 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,972,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  3. #28 Best Private High Schools in California.

    BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    5-12,

    95 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 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  4. #40 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Woodside Priory School

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    Private School,

    PORTOLA VALLEY, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Work Culture: Priory emphasizes balance. The people within this community care about your wellbeing and are more focused on creating great people than producing more robots who fuel Silicon Valley's...Social Life: Your social life is determined by who you hang out with and the general attitude of your class. Luckily, there were a lot of people in my class who loved to host parties or knew kids...Dating: Dating at Priory is pretty normal, but due to the small class sizes, it's pretty hard to keep your business private. Sports: Basketball, XC, and Girls Soccer are the strongest programs. Campus: Best in NorCal easily..

    Read 72 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 382,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  5. #48 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Pinewood School - Upper Campus

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    Private School,

    LOS ALTOS HILLS, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Pinewood School has changed me into the person I am today. This community has helped me open up more to get more out of the world instead of staying to my own all the time. I have learnt to be a....

    Read 29 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 297,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  6. #58 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Bellarmine College Preparatory

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I'm currently a rising senior at Bellarmine. So far my experience has had its ups and downs, but great nonetheless. My only complaint is the phone policy. Recently, as in start of 2021-2022, there...Other than my one complaint, Bellarmine is a great school. But it isn't for everyone due to occasional masses (once every few months) and it being all dudes. We have sister schools, but it ultimately....

    Read 212 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,643,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  7. #10 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Los Altos High School

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    Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I've moved to this school very recently, I used to attend Great Oak High school and moved recently. This school by far has been amazing. Everything from the Teachers to the schools facility are....

    Read 328 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,209,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  8. #64 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Notre Dame High School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My freshman year was better than I could have ever imagined it! Going to an all girls school may seem like a center for drama, but the community built there is wonderful. Everyone at the school is so....

    Read 250 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 650,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  9. #73 Best Private High Schools in California.

    St. Francis High School

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    Private School,

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says My experience at Saint Francis was very good. The academics, athletics, campus, religious aspect, and style of the Silicon Valley are what makes this school unique.Academics: the school offers plenty of honors and AP classes, and elective courses geared towards STEM, music, religion, and arts which are taught by nice and approachable teachers.Athletics: highly competitive sports led by very experienced coaches. For boys sports they are in the upper edge in WCAL division, rivaling BCP and AMHS, and girls are consistently extremely good, if...Campus: new and well maintained classrooms and athletic facilities, a high school that feels like a junior college.Religion: a Catholic school rooted in Holy Cross, students learn to bring hope, respect others, inspire integrity, and celebrate family.The student and faculty bodies are predominantly white but the school has welcomed and encouraged diversity through affinity groups (BSU, Fil-Am, Latinx, and Pride to name a few)..

    Read 298 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,755,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  10. #34 Best Public High Schools in California.

    University Preparatory Academy Charter School

    Public School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says UPA has been an excellent learning environment throughout my 5 years as a student. The small class sizes allows for teachers, counsellors and staff to truly connect with students and accommodate....

    Read 184 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 702,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  11. #103 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Silicon Valley International School

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    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says With two middle schoolers who started in the Nursery program (pre pre-k), we have experienced the entire program at International. Our children have received a top-notch education and are natively...The language immersion is excellent and the school has adapted teaching methods over the years, particularly in math and then moving into the IB program. The school has a vibrant community and...There have been times when we were mildly frustrated with obtuse communication from the administration, but we never questioned the quality of care of the teacher. Their focus is on the whole student....

    Read 43 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 675,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  12. #108 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The King's Academy

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    Private School,

    SUNNYVALE, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The King’s Academy is a Christ-centered school that motivates students to work hard for the glory of God. The administration and staff work tremendously hard to teach an engaging curriculum. If....

    Read 114 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 909,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  13. #117 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto

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    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    K-12,

    21 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says After two years of horrible public school experiences (bullying and lack of support from the school), we found Living Wisdom School. From the minute we met the staff we were convinced this was the....

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 82,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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