Best High Schools in the Bay Area



These Private High Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Oakwood School. Small class sizes and an emphasis on values like citizenship, respect and compassion among students and teachers. 105 John Wilson Way, Morgan Hill. 408-782-7177. oakwoodway.org.

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

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

SF and Marin

Gold: French American International School. This is the only school in the Bay Area to offer both the international baccalaureate and the 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: Pacific Preparatory. 2443 Fillmore St., San Francisco. 314-722-7737. pacificpreparatory.com.

Peninsula

Gold: The Nueva School. Nueva’s upper school is four years of inquiry-based learning, collaboration and self-discovery. 131 E. 28th Ave., San Mateo. 650-235-7100. nuevaschool.org.

Silver: Alto International School. 475 Pope St., Menlo Park. 650-324-8617. altoschool.org.

Bronze: Menlo School. 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. 650-330-2000. menloschool.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: Valley Christian High School. 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin. 925-560-6262. valleychristianschools.org.

Bronze: Carondelet High School. 1133 Winton Drive, Concord. 925-686-5353. carondeleths.org.

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