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2022 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California

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  1. #1 Best College Prep Private High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1470,

    Average ACT: 34,

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  2. #2 Best College Prep Private High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1480,

    Average ACT: 33,

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  3. #3 Best College Prep Private High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1460,

    Average ACT: 33,

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  4. #4 Best College Prep Private High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1470,

    Average ACT: 33,

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  5. #5 Best College Prep Private High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1480,

    Average ACT: 33,

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  6. #6 Best College Prep Private High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1490,

    Average ACT: 33,

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  7. #7 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    The Bishop's School

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    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+,

    Average SAT: 1410,

    Average ACT: 33,

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  8. #8 Best College Prep 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+,

    Average SAT: 1420,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  9. #9 Best College Prep 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+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  10. #10 Best College Prep Private High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1420,

    Average ACT: 33,

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  11. #11 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    Head-Royce School

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    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+,

    Average SAT: 1420,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  12. #12 Best College Prep Private High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1420,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  13. #13 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    The Thacher School

    Blue checkmark.

    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+,

    Average SAT: 1420,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  14. #14 Best College Prep Private High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1410,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  15. #15 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    5-12,

    95 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 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+,

    Average SAT: 1510,

    Average ACT: 34,

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  16. #16 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    San Francisco University High School

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says At San Francisco University Highscool, SFUHS, I had an amazing experience. I made friends quickly through the student of color clubs. The social dynamic of UHS is inclusive, anyone can be anyone they....

    Read 62 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1420,

    Average ACT: 33,

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  17. #17 Best College Prep Private High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  18. #18 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    Sage Hill School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NEWPORT COAST, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Sage offers a Socratic style of learning. I often converse with my peers and I am never afraid to ask questions if I do not understand. Most of my peers are brilliant. If I ever need to know....

    Read 93 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1380,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  19. #19 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    Lick-Wilmerding High School

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    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+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  20. #20 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    Windward School

    Blue checkmark.

    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+,

    Average SAT: 1370,

    Average ACT: 31,

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  21. #21 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    The Branson School

    Blue checkmark.

    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+,

    Average SAT: 1440,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  22. #22 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    Chadwick School

    Blue checkmark.

    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+,

    Average SAT: 1360,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  23. #23 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    Menlo School

    Blue checkmark.

    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+,

    Average SAT: 1410,

    Average ACT: 33,

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  24. #24 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    Woodside Priory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PORTOLA VALLEY, CA,

    6-12,

    71 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 71 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1370,

    Average ACT: 31,

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  25. #25 Best College Prep Private High Schools in California.

    Francis Parker School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says As someone who has taught in different and good school environments in the past (public and charter), I can genuinely say that Parker is the best school that I have worked at. The community is....

    Read 88 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1370,

    Average ACT: 32,

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