Best High Schools in the Bay Area



These Private High Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2018 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

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

Silver: Learning Curve High School at Hope Technology School. 2525 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. 650-565-8391. hopetechschool.org.

Bronze: Notre Dame San Jose. 596 S. Second St., San Jose. 408-610-4725. ndsj.org.

SF and Marin

Gold: French American International School.  This is the only Bay Area high school offering both international baccalaureate and French baccalaureate. 150 Oak St., San Francisco. 415-558-2000. frenchamericansf.org.

Silver: Sacred Heart Catholic Preparatory. 1055 Ellis St., San Francisco. 415-775-6626. shcp.edu.

Bronze: St. Ignatious College Prep. 2001 37th Ave., San Francisco. 415-731-7500. siprep.org.

Peninsula

Gold: Alto International School. This International Baccalaureate school offers instruction in English and German through 10th grade. 475 Pope St., Menlo Park. 650-324-8617. altoschool.org.

Silver: The Nueva School. 131 E. 28th Ave., San Mateo. 650-235-7100. nuevaschool.org.

Bronze: Peninsula School. 920 Peninsula Way, Menlo Park. 650-325-1584. peninsulaschool.org.

East Bay

Gold: Redwood Christian High School. This Christ-centered school has a rigorous college prep program designed to help students meet requirements for California State Universities and colleges. 1000 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo. 510-317-8990. rcs.edu.

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

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

Bronze: Squaw Valley Academy Bay Area. 3090 Independence Drive, Livermore. 925-278-6355. svabay.org.

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