Dana Hall School — grades 5 – 12
45 Dana Road
Wellesley, MA 02482-9010
An independent boarding and day school for girls in grades 5-12 (boarding begins grade 9). Placing emphasis upon sound academic education and the preparation of each individual for college and for life, the School balances exposure to new ideas and the challenge of analytic and creative thinking with concentration on the development of self-esteem, leadership, and respect for others.
St. John School — up to grade 6
9 Ledyard Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Pre-school through grade 6. Built on the cornerstones of Academic Excellence, Faith Development, and Community, the mission of Saint John School is to provide each student with an education that promotes the development of the whole person within an atmosphere of Christian concern, commitment, and dedication to service.
Tenacre Country Day School — K – grade 6
A private, coed school for pre-kindergarten to grade 6. Tenacre offers a dynamic and exciting environment in which children progressively develop critical thinking skills, become confident and joyful learners, and move forward into higher education and life as caring citizens.
NATICK PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Riverbend School — up to grade 8
39 Eliot St., South Natick, MA 01760
Riverbend School in South Natick hosts a true community of learners. Every member of the Riverbend community, from teachers and students to parents and other family members, is actively engaged in improving how teaching and learning.
St. Benedict School — up to grade 8
2 Pleasant St., Natick, MA 01760
St. Benedict Classical Academy offers a classical Catholic education for the whole child, fostering academic, moral and spiritual excellence. In uniting the Catholic tradition with classically inspired academics, students gain knowledge and an appreciation of education as a noble pursuit.
Walnut Hill School for the Arts— day and boarding school for grades 9 – 12
12 Highland Street, Natick, MA 01760
Walnut Hill School for the Arts is an independent boarding and day high school offering a transformational educational experience purposefully designed for student artists in grades 9–12, with a postgraduate year also available. Training is offered in dance; music; theater; visual art; and writing, film & media arts, complemented by a robust academic curriculum.
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BOSTON PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Boston Trinity Academy—grades 6-12
17 Hale St., Boston, MA 02136
DEDHAM PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Dedham Country Day School — up to grade 8
90 Sandy Valley Rd, Dedham, MA 02026
At Dedham Country Day School (DCD) balance matters—in learning and life. DCD combines academic challenge with support; pedagogical tradition with innovation. Strong scholastics combined with outstanding arts and athletics create a program that is balanced and whole.
Noble and Greenough School — co-ed day and 5-day boarding school, grades 7 -12
10 Campus Drive
Dedham, MA 02026
Noble and Greenough School is a rigorous academic community dedicated to inspiring leadership for the public good. Through mentoring relationships, students are motivated to achieve their highest potential and to lead lives characterized by service to others.
Rashi School — K-8 Reform Jewish Independent School
8000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026
Rashi focuses on excellent academics that integrate secular and Jewish studies and differentiated instruction for every student. Social Justice as part of daily life. At Rashi, children are understood and appreciated for who they are as they learn, grow, and develop their identities.
Ursuline Academy — grades 7 – 12
85 Lowder Street, Dedham, MA 02026
Ursuline Academy, an independent Catholic school founded in Boston in 1946, inspires students to grow in faith, explore their academic potential, lead with confidence, and help those in need. Ursuline students flourish in an environment that encourages them to become women who make a difference.
Charles River School — up to grade 8
6 Old Meadow Rd.
Dover, MA 02030
Charles River School (CRS) honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. CRS nurtures each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. CRS graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.
NEEDHAM PRIVATE SCHOOLS
The Mission of Monsignor James J. Haddad Middle School is to educate the whole person while challenging students to accept moral and communal responsibility inspired by our Catholic value system and informed through a rigorous academic and co-curricular program.
St. Joseph’s Elementary School — up to grade 5
90 Pickering Street, Needham, MA 02492
Seek God first, strive for academic excellence, share gifts and talents, and serve each other and the world.
St. Sebastian’s School— grades 7 – 12
1191 Greendale Avenue, Needham, MA 02492
Committed to the pursuit of truth through faith and reason, St. Sebastian’s is a Catholic independent day school for 375 young men in grades seven through twelve. With an average class size of 11 and a student/faculty ratio of 7:1, St. Sebastian’s offers a program of academic rigor and spiritual depth with excellence in the arts and athletics.
1968 Central Ave, Needham, MA 02492
Walker is a non-profit special education and behavioral health organization that offers educational and clinical services for children, youth, and their families in nearly 100 communities across the Commonwealth. Walker’s comprehensive evidence-based practices enable children and youth to overcome obstacles.
NEWTON PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Brimmer and May School — up to grade 12
69 Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Brimmer and May is a pre-K – 12 coeducational day school that upholdshigh academic standards while implementing innovative ideas in a supportive and student-centered community. Brimmer develops lifelong learners who are informed, engaged, and ethical citizens and leaders in a diverse world.
The Chestnut Hill School — up to grade 6
428 Hammond St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
The Chestnut Hill School inspires exuberant learning, intellectual curiosity, and each child’s unique leadership style. It’s where children of all cultures, colors and affinities sit side-by-side, deciphering math equations, designing robots, playing violin, and more.
Clearway School — grades 7 -12
61 Chestnut Street, West Newton, MA 02465
Clearway School is a small, private, non-profit day school for students in grades 7 to 12 with language-based learning disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, dyslexia, and other similar special needs. Clearway accommodates a wide range of students who typically share a common theme of having difficult school experiences.
Dearborn Academy— grades 3 -12
575 Washington St., Newton, MA 02458
Dearborn Academy is a state-approved, special needs elementary/middle/high school. Dearborn helps students who learn differently gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to achieve academic and social success.
The Fessenden School — up to grade 4, day school; grades 5 – 9, day and boarding
250 Waltham St, Newton, MA 02465
The education and support of boys’ development is encompassed by academics, the arts, physical education, and character education. Boys achieve, grow, and develop in mind, body, and heart where they’re fully seen, supported, and encouraged.
Jackson Walnut Park — up to grade 6
Admin offices: 71 Walnut Park, Newton MA 02458
Walnut Park helps children learn to love God, love themselves, and love one another. Inspired for more than 50 years by the values and charism of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, the robust learning environments at Jackson Walnut Park prepare and empower students for lives of peace and service to others.
Learning Prep School — ages 8 -21
1507 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465
Learning Prep School provides an individualized language-based program to students with complex learning profiles including dyslexia, expressive/receptive language issues, autism spectrum disorder, and social communication disorder.
Mount Alvernia High School — grades 7 – 12
790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
Mount Alvernia accepts students based on their potential: the potential quality of their character and the potential breadth of their future accomplishments. Each part of the application, from the student essay to teacher recommendations to the interview, are of major importance in determining a candidate’s potential for success at Mount Alvernia High School.
Newton Country Day School — grades 5 -12
785 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
Founded in 1880, Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is an independent, college preparatory school for girls. Rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, Newton is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, which spans 41 countries and 22 cities in the United States.
Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston — up to grade 8
60 Stein Circle location educates up to grade 3
Newton, MA 02459
Shoolman Campus location educates grades 4 – 8
125 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Solomon Schechter is a premier Jewish independent school in the Boston area. Schechter’s rigorous academic program, dual language curriculum, Jewish values and vibrant community foster critical thinking and a strong sense of Jewish identity. At Schechter, every child is known and understood.
Wellan Montessori School — up to grade 8
80 Crescent Avenue, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Wellan Montessori School is an independent, coeducational school serving more than 175 families and 250 children ages 15 months through grade 8. Rooted in Montessori philosophy and supported by experiential learning, with a deep respect for the individuality of each child and a strong belief in their potential.
SOUTHBOROUGH PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Fay School— K – grade 9
48 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772
Fay School is an independent, coeducational day and boarding school, located on a 66-acre campus, and is the oldest junior boarding school in the United States. The mission of Fay School is to educate each child to his or her full potential through a broad, balanced, and challenging program that establishes a solid foundation for a productive and fulfilling life.
New England Center for Children
33 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772
Provides effective, evidence-based educational services to children with autism. NECC relies on the science of applied behavior analysis to help children with autism reach their greatest potential.
St. Mark’s School — grades 9 – 12
25 Marlboro Road Southborough, MA, 01772
St. Mark’s School is a coeducational, Episcopal, preparatory school, situated on 250 acres in Southborough, Massachusetts. St. Mark’s is one of the oldest private boarding schools in New England. Boarding and day students are led through a rigorous curriculum and a full program of co-curricular activities.
Gann Academy — grades 9 – 12
333 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452
Gann Academy focuses on excellent academics that integrate secular and Jewish studies. Students combine academic challenges, athletic and artistic pursuits, social experiences, and opportunities for personal development. A Gann student graduates with the skills to help shape the future with confidence and compassion.
Veritas Christian Academy — up to grade 8
6 Loker Street, Wayland, MA 01778
Veritas works to equip children with a foundation of knowledge, love, and scripture, through a Christian worldview, so they may successfully enter high school with the ability to succeed academically, while retaining and growing their faith in God and His active love in the world.
WESTON PRIVATE SCHOOLS
The Cambridge School of Weston — grades 9 -12
45 Georgian Road, Weston, MA 02493
The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. Its mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.
The Gifford School — grades 4 through high school
177 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA 02493
The Gifford School provides educational services in a clinical milieu to students with special academic, behavioral, and emotional needs so that they may achieve their full potential. The entire school community is committed to helping students increase their self-esteem, gain academic knowledge and develop social skills.
Rivers School — grades 6 -12
333 Winter Street Weston, MA 02493
Rivers challenges students to attain their highest levels of excellence in academics, arts, and athletics. Rivers sets high standards and expect students to participate actively in their learning. Rivers is dedicated to preparing its students for leadership in a world that needs their talents, imagination, intellect, and compassion.
The Meadowbrook School — grades jr. kindergarten – 8
10 Farm Rd., Weston, 02493
Located on a beautiful 30-acre campus, the Meadowbrook School of Weston is a co-educational independent day school for students in grades junior kindergarten through eight. At Meadowbrook, the mission is to know, love, and challenge every child.
Private High Schools: Best in Los Angeles
Some Los Angeles parents are interested in finding the best Private High Schools, as they are often seen as a direct route to an Ivy League education, and in fact, many are known as Prep Schools. Take a look at our list of Private Schools in Los Angeles as you make your choice about where to send your kids.
We’ve got an article about why one Los Angeles Mom chose Private elementary school for her child. And this article talks about whether there’s an advantage in college admissions when coming from a Private High School.
Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles
The International School of Los Angeles is a non-profit, independent, international school committed to bilingual education and academic excellence in a nurturing environment. The International School of Los Angeles offers a curriculum that culminates in the French baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate®’s Diploma Programme.
With over 65 nationalities and 40 spoken languages represented across its multiple Los Angeles-area campuses (Burbank, Los Feliz, Pasadena, and West Valley), the School invites its students to study and live in a diverse global community every day.
The International School of Los Angeles is committed to the values of respect, excellence, and diversity, and to preparing students of all backgrounds to excel in and contribute to a global world. Since 1978, the School has been instilling the love of learning in all its students through small classes and low student-to-teacher ratios.
If you envision your child studying and learning in an intimate setting and growing up to be a confident, caring, and open-minded critical thinker who will thrive in a diverse, competitive world, book a tour today.
Four Additional Locations in Los Angeles, from Preschool- 12th grade:
Burbank Campus (6th – 12th grade)
1105 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506
Los Feliz Early Learning Center (preschool & pre-K)
2714 St George Street, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Los Feliz Campus (pre-K – 5th grade)
4155 Russell Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Pasadena Campus (preschool – 5th grade)
30 N. Marion Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
West Valley Campus (preschool – 5th grade)
5933 Lindley Avenue, Tarzana, CA 91356
Alphabetical List of Private High Schools
Archer School for Girls
11725 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Founded by three bold and visionary women, The Archer School for Girls was always intended to be an innovative school, a place where every programmatic decision is based on the current research about how girls learn, develop, and thrive.
Brentwood School East Campus
100 S Barrington Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Brentwood School is an independent K-12 coed day school with two campuses, located four blocks apart, in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The Buckley School
3900 Stansbury Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
The Buckley School is a dynamic, nurturing learning community committed to equity and inclusion. Our innovative teachers and challenging programs inspire creativity, courage, and collaboration. By promoting a balanced development of mind, body, and character, we encourage each student to find joy and meaning in life and make an impact in the world.
4533 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City, CA 91607
Campbell Hall is an independent coeducational day school for grades K-12, located in Studio City, CA. We are affiliated with the Episcopal Church and its 500-year history of academic excellence, and are also one of the most religiously and racially diverse schools in southern California.
26800 South Academy Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274
At Chadwick, we develop our curriculum with the whole child in mind. Our faculty work together to create enriching, challenging classroom experiences while also providing office hours and mentorship to ensure that students maintain a healthy life balance. That means Upper School students are comfortable taking a challenging course on multivariable calculus, performing in the school musical and enjoying time with their friends — all while gaining the academic foundation they need to succeed in college and beyond.
Crespi Carmelite High School
5031 Alonzo Avenue, Encino, California 91316-3611
Crespi Carmelite High School strives to offer each young man the opportunity to experience success and to achieve academic excellence. The academic achievements of present and past students indicate the quality of the school’s program. Crespi Carmelite High School is by its nature a college preparatory school.
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences: Middle and Upper School – 21st Street Campus
1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
6th-12th at this Campus
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
440 St. Katherine Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls’ Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge.
Harvard-Westlake School: Middle School
700 North Faring Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Harvard-Westlake School: Upper School
3700 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604
Harvard-Westlake is an independent, coeducational and college preparatory school for grades 7-12, located in Los Angeles, California. Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community united by the joyful pursuit of educational excellence, living and learning with integrity, and purpose beyond ourselves.
Immaculate Heart Middle & High School
5515 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
An independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12, Immaculate Heart has been located on a beautiful hillside property in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles since our founding by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1906.
International School of Los Angeles: Burbank Campus
1105 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506
The International School of Los Angeles was established in 1978 by visionaries of varied cultural backgrounds who felt that the Los Angeles community needed a school which would prepare children for life in an increasingly international environment.
Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles: Raymond & Esther Kabbaz High School
10309 W. National Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90034
310-836-3464, ext. 331
Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles is a private bilingual education school founded in 1964.
Louisville High School
22300 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Louisville High School is a private, Catholic college-preparatory school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Woodland Hills, CA.
Loyola High School
1901 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006
Loyola High School of Los Angeles, founded in 1865, is an all-male, four-year, academically rigorous, Catholic college preparatory school run by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). One hundred percent of Loyola’s graduates go on to either college or university.
250 S Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Marlborough School is an independent college-preparatory secondary school for Girls in grades 7 through 12.
Marymount High School
10643 Sunset Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90077
Marymount is an independent, Catholic all-girls school with the core purpose of educating and empowering young women to live lives of consequence as ethical leaders with a global perspective and an unshakable commitment to the common good.
Mayfield Senior School
500 Bellefontaine St, Pasadena, CA 91105
Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12.
Milken Community Schools: Saperstein Middle School Campus
15900 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Milken Community Schools: Upper School Campus
15800 Zeldin’s Way, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Milken School is a college prep private day school in Los Angeles established on the foundation of the highest academic standards and Jewish values. This Jewish Day School serves students in grades 7-12.
New Covenant Academy
3119 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
New Covenant Academy is a K-12th Christian college prep school located in the heart of Koreatown, Los Angeles.
Notre Dame Academy
2851 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Notre Dame Academy, founded in 1949 by the Sisters of Notre Dame, is a Catholic, college preparatory, four-year private high school accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and Western Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.
540 South Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Pilgrim School is a private day school for students in preschool through grade 12, and a boarding school for grades 9 through 12, located in Los Angeles, CA.
St. Francis High School
200 Foothill Boulevard , La Cañada, CA 91011
Founded in 1946, St. Francis High School is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for boys.
St. Monica Catholic High School
1030 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
St. Monica Catholic High School is a college-preparatory, coeducational, parish high school whose mission is to graduate students who embody the Gospel message by the example of their lives, demonstrate intellectual curiosity and academic preparedness for college, cultivate their personal talents and transform the world as responsible citizens and stewards.
Westridge School for Girls
324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, California 91105
At Westridge, girls gain the confidence and courage to stand up and speak for the ideals of responsibility and integrity as they take their places in an ever-changing world.
Westview School of Arts and Technology
12101 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
Westview School of Arts and Technology promotes student engagement through a guided, innovative curriculum in a therapeutic, inclusive atmosphere.
Wildwood School Middle & Upper
11811 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Wildwood School cultivates reflective scholars, bold innovators and compassionate leaders equipped with the skills, ethics and inspiration to transform their world.
11350 Palms Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90066
Windward School is a 7-12, co-educational, independent day school in Los Angeles, California.
Yeshiva University Girls
1619 South Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
YULA Girls High School is an Orthodox student centered, college preparatory Yeshiva high school, where students are encouraged to find their unique and individual strengths.
Yeshiva University High School
9760 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
A non-profit independent Orthodox Jewish yeshiva high school for boys, grades 9-12 with a dual curriculum of both general and Judaic studies.
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