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2023 Best Schools in San Francisco

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  1. #2 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The College Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    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: 370,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  2. #19 Best Private High Schools in California.

    San Francisco University High School

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says UHS has a lot to offer as a school. It has amazing academics, great athletics/arts programs, and fantastic teachers. The students are driven and it's easy to bond over shared stress of finals, Civ,....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 410,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  3. #27 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Urban School of San Francisco

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Urban teaches you what it means to interact thoughtfully with the Bay area and the world! The resources at Urban (trips, community engagement, teachers, clubs, etcetera) empower students to take...Note: Urban also lets students interview teachers, be on the board of trustees, help with strategic planning, etcetera! There is a huge amount of trust between the students and administration that....

    Read 59 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 420,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  4. #62 Best Private High Schools in California.

    French American International School and International High School

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    103 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 103 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,067,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  5. #68 Best Private High Schools in California.

    St. Ignatius College Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love this school so much! Coming from a public middle school not as much funding, the teachers and education overall were not as great. The support from faculty here is amazing, and so is the....

    Read 362 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,476,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  6. #19 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Lowell High School

    San Francisco Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    1060 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Lowell overall is a great high school for those looking to take competitive, rigorous courses. With the rigorous and challenging courses (29 APs, 11 honors), however, it is not uncommon for students....

    Read 1060 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,786,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  7. #107 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Bishop O'Dowd High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

    204 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 204 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,243,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  8. #121 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Pacific Bay Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PACIFICA, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says An excellent Christian private school. For a small school, it offers an amazing diversity of challenging academics/APs for college prep but also student support. The motto is that students come....

    Read 61 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 173,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  9. #126 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Maybeck High School

    Blue checkmark.

    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,

  10. #131 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

    173 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 173 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,325,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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