Best High Schools in the Bay Area

These Private High Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2016 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

East Bay

Gold: Redwood Christian High School. Features rigorous college prep classes in an environment that fosters high academic standards and pure morals. 1000 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo. 510-317-8990.

Silver: Bishop O’Dowd High School. 9500 Stearns Ave., Oakland. 510-577-9100.

Bronze: Moreau Catholic High School. 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward. 510-881-4300.


Gold: Mercy High School, Burlingame. This all-girls Catholic college-preparatory high school  promotes compassionate leadership, dignity of the human being and values of the gospel. 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. 650-343-3631.

Silver: Crystal Springs Uplands School. 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough. 650-342-4175.

Bronze: Castilleja School. 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto. 650-328-3160.

Silicon Valley

Gold (tie): Archbishop Mitty High School. A Catholic, college preparatory school, Mitty promotes students’ moral development while providing a rigorous academic curriculum. 5000 Mitty Way, San Jose. 408-252-6610.

Gold (tie): The Harker School. Harker educates students from preschool through high school and boasts a 100 percent college acceptance rate. 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. 408-249-2510.

Silver: Bellarmine College Preparatory. 960 W. Hedding St., San Jose. 408-294-9224.

Bronze: Notre Dame High School. 596 S. Second St., San Jose. 408-294-1113.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold (tie): Drew School. This schools focuses on teenagers’ ideas, dreams, opinions and potential.  2901 California St., San Francisco. 415-409-3739.

Gold (tie): Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory. The school strives to provide the finest education grounded in faith and inspired by 21st century innovation. 1055 Ellis St., San Francisco. 415-775-6626.

Silver: St. Ignatius College Preparatory. 2001 37th Ave., San Francisco. 415-731-7500.

Bronze: The Urban School of San Francisco. 1563 Page St., San Francisco. 415-626-2919.




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