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2023 Best Schools Offering AP Courses in California

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Harvard-Westlake School

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    Private School,

    CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Joyful pursuit of excellence! My two daughters are attending Harvard-Westlake. One is in lower school and the other is a junior in the upper school. For the past several years they have been evolving...Applying historical-cultural insights to contemporary moments, have a richer appreciation for the need to be an engaged active glocal and global citizen and are more than ready for college!.

    Read 163 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,620,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The College Preparatory School

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    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,

  3. #4 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Stanford Online High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Online School,

    REDWOOD CITY, CA,

    7-12,

    159 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 159 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 923,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  4. #9 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Harker School

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    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,

  5. #10 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Polytechnic School

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    Private School,

    PASADENA, CA,

    K-12,

    107 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 107 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 872,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  6. #13 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Quarry Lane School

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    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,

  7. #18 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Westridge School

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    Private School,

    PASADENA, CA,

    4-12,

    128 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 128 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 550,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  8. #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,

  9. #23 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Webb Schools

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    Private School,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Recent alum here, fantastic school for academic development. The teachers here are top notch and the relationships they foster with students is extremely unique at the high school level. We were...The ONLY negative gripe I have with Webb is the college admissions staff and their deceiving system that is inherently unequal. They claim to use a system based on "fit," but instead cater to a....

    Read 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 404,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  10. #28 Best 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 3.8 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,

  11. #29 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Athenian School

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    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,

  12. #30 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Oakwood School

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    Private School,

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Oakwood School provides an excellent education that shapes the entire student. The teacher-student relationships at Oakwood are incredible, as teachers prioritize their students' educational....

    Read 53 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 824,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  13. #31 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Sierra Canyon School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHATSWORTH, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We have had an amazing experience at Sierra Canyon. Our son is a student-athlete. Academics are very important to him. He finished his senior year with a 4.4 GPA while playing on one of the top....

    Read 102 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,154,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  14. #32 Best Private High Schools in California.

    TVT Community Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    IRVINE, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Under the difficult period of Covid-19, everyone is struggling to adapt to rapid changes. When times like this extend, individual strength slowly fades away. Where shall we draw strength from? The...TVT as the forerunner, gave us some very good examples of smart decision making. We draw strength from it and we‘re very proud to be a part of TVT!.

    Read 171 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 802,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  15. #35 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Marymount High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My daughter has completed her Freshman year at Marymount and I can't express enough how incredible the year was for her. Socially she made many new friends, who all have different interests,....

    Read 120 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 322,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  16. #36 Best Private High Schools in California.

    La Jolla Country Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says LJCDS is an amazing school! I highly recommend it for any families who are looking for a wonderful community, nurturing environment for your child, and top notch faculty and staff. My daughter loves...During COVID, LJCDS handled the pandemic with such care- leading with science- and doing the best they could to provide safe in person learning for all students. I feel grateful to have found a....

    Read 152 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,147,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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