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2023 Best NCEA Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area

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  1. #1 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    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,

  2. #4 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    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,

  3. #5 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    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,

  4. #6 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    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,

  5. #7 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    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,

  6. #9 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Bishop O'Dowd High School

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    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,

  7. #11 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    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,

  8. #13 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

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    Private School,

    ALAMEDA, CA,

    9-12,

    115 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 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 115 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 457,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  9. #15 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    St. Mary's College High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Saint Mary's College High School is an excellent school that has helped me to progress as a person. Ever since touring the school in 8th grade, I fell in love with the campus because it really does....

    Read 230 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 630,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  10. #17 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Moreau Catholic High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    HAYWARD, CA,

    9-12,

    208 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 208 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 825,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  11. #20 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Holy Names High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I really liked the diverse student population, the supportive nature of the students and faculty, and the small classroom environment. Holy Names offers a stellar experience for women in the Bay Area...I would say that my only criticism of the school is that the administration should try to build a connection with a local all-boys school. Girls here don't have a lot of social connections outside of....

    Read 94 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 152,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  12. #22 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Mercy High School, Burlingame

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BURLINGAME, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from Mercy a few years back and have nothing but great memories from my time there. The friendships I made and still have, the teachers that helped me find the best path for me, and the....

    Read 115 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 425,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  13. #25 Best Catholic High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    ICA Cristo Rey Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

    269 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I am a senior currently in ICA and have been applying to colleges that I would like to attend. ICA has there super helpful college counselors that guide us in the right direction for what, how,....

    Read 269 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 355,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  14. Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I chose Cristo Rey because my sister already attended the school. I was initially miserable because of my acceptance letter. Yes, I had one of my closest friends also attending the school, but it....

    Read 20 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Students: 453,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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