Best Middle Schools in the Bay Area



These Private Middle Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2017 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

East Bay

Gold: Redwood Christian Middle School. The mission of this middle school is to provide a Christ-centered education that helps students throughout their lives. 1000 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo.510-317-8990. www.rcs.edu.

Silver: Saklan School. 1678 School St., Moraga. 925-376-7900. www.saklan.org.

Bronze: Valley Montessori School. 1273 N. Livermore Ave, Livermore. 925-455-8021. www.valleymontessorischool.com.

Peninsula

Gold: Alto International School. Self-driven inquiry and discovery, instruction in both German and English and a wide range of extracurriculars make this International Baccalaureate school unique. 475 Pope St., Menlo Park. 650-324-8617. altoschool.org.

Silver: St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School. 16 Baldwin Ave., San Mateo. 650-274-0700. www.stmatthewsday.org.

Bronze (tie): San Carlos Charter Learning Center. 750 Dartmouth Ave., San Carlos. 650-508-7343. scclc.net.

Bronze (tie): Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School. 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 650-378-2600. www.wornickjds.org.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Oakwood School. Offering preschool through high school, Oakwood cultivates values like citizenship, respect and compassion among students and teachers. 105 John Wilson Way, Morgan Hill. 408-782-7177. www.oakwoodway.org.

Silver: Almaden Country School. 6835 Trinidad Drive, San Jose. 408-997-0424. www.almadencountryschool.org.

Bronze: West Valley Middle School (Primary Plus). 801 Hibiscus Lane, San Jose. 408-985-2138. www.wvmiddleschool.com.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold (tie): St. Thomas the Apostle Middle School. This school is dedicated to providing a strong Catholic/Christian community, a solid doctrinal foundation in the Catholic tradition, academic excellence and an environment in which each child is encouraged to achieve full potential. 3801 Balboa St., San Francisco. 415-221-2711. www.sfsta.org.

Gold (tie): San Francisco Waldorf School. Students are immersed in a multi-year study of geometry, history, chemistry and physics. They explore modern political revolutions, master algebraic equations and perform in annual class plays. 2938 Washington St. 415-931-2750. www.sfwaldorf.org.

Silver: French American International School. 150 Oak St., San Francisco. 415-558-2000. www.frenchamericansf.org.

Bronze: German International School of Silicon Valley. 4 & 8 Funston Ave., San Francisco (other locations in Mountain View and Berkeley). 650-254-0748. www.gissv.org

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