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2023 Best Schools Offering AP Courses in the San Francisco Bay Area

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

    The College Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

    86 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 86 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 370,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  2. #5 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    The Harker School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    K-12,

    160 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 160 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,972,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  3. #7 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    The Quarry Lane School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DUBLIN, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Quarry Lane has been a great school experience for my children and family. We've been with the school since preschool and Kindergarten and I've always felt that my children were genuinely cared for....

    Read 162 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 850,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  4. #8 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    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,

  5. #14 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

    Blue checkmark.

    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,

  6. #15 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    The Athenian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DANVILLE, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The Middle School was a terrific fit for my son. The teachers "got" him. He thrived academically and socially. The administration was transparent -- just about everything worked well.The High School didn't seem quite as well run, but was still a very positive experience, overall. Most of the classes were well-taught, but there were enough exceptions that I considered going to...Expectations for academic performance and involvement in extracurriculars can make it more than a full time job. Frankly, it's hard to understand how some kids managed their time, with multiple hours...And yet, the school was such a welcoming and supportive environment that it worked..

    Read 76 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 536,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  7. #16 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Woodside Priory School

    Blue checkmark.

    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: 426,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  8. #3 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Saratoga High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says This school’s actually amazing academically, but when you take a look at the school beyond that, it’s a terrible environment. It’s no single individual’s fault- not the administration or the....

    Read 210 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,159,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  9. #20 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    San Domenico School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN ANSELMO, CA,

    K-12,

    108 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says As educators, my husband and I know what to look for in terms of "style versus substance" of schools that claim to be able to focus on academics, social emotional learning, diversity, inclusion,....

    Read 108 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 680,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  10. #24 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Kehillah Jewish High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Kehillah is a GREAT school with incredible academics and a focus on community values!Because it's a relatively small school, the and teachers really know each student. My son shadowed at quite a few Bay Area high schools, and after his Shadow Day at Kehillah he was absolutely beaming...Our family is so thankful to have found Kehillah Jewish High School..

    Read 27 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 218,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  11. #4 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Los Altos High School

    Blue checkmark.

    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,

  12. #27 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Notre Dame High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

    251 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 251 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 650,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  13. #28 Best Private High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    St. Ignatius College Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

    365 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 365 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,476,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  14. #6 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Campolindo High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Acalanes Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently a senior at Campolindo (class of 22) and, for the most part, I’ve enjoyed my time here! Some of my favorite parts of high school have been:-stellar teachers (especially Mark Roberts and Jake Donohoe)-great sports programs-challenging but rewarding classes that are good preparation for college-absolutely incredible performing arts programs! the annual musical is one of the best aspects of the school and something I have thoroughly enjoyed-for the most part, students are kind and accepting As with everything, I do have my criticisms of the school.-the political culture here is EXTREMELY toxic. everyone is expected (and borderline forced) to fall in line with far-left radical beliefs especially surrounding CRT. The school preaches “diversity...Campolindo is a great, but flawed, school..

    Read 285 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,400,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  15. #7 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Lowell High School

    San Francisco Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    1062 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 1062 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,786,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  16. #8 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Mountain View High School

    Blue checkmark.

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

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I'm very happy with the wide variety of academic and extracurricular opportunities at my school. There are many AP and elective courses in STEM, helping prepare one for further study in college, but....

    Read 289 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,257,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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

    Amador Valley High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Pleasanton Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, throughout my high school career at Amador Valley High School, I have had nothing but good experiences. The majority of my teachers I have absolutely adored, and always have my best interest....

    Read 537 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,744,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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