Best Middle Schools in the Bay Area

These Private Middle Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2018 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.

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

Bronze: The Renaissance International School. 5201 Park Blvd., Piedmont. 510-328-1127; 3650 Dimond Ave., Oakland. 510-531-8566.

SF and Marin

St. Finn Barr Catholic School. This school is dedicated to meeting the spiritual, academic, physical and emotional needs of its students. 419 Hearst Ave., San Francisco. 415-333-1800.

Silver: St. Thomas the Apostle Middle School. 3801 Balboa St., San Francisco. 415-221-2711.

Bronze: French American International School. 150 Oak St., San Francisco. 415-558-2000.


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.

Silver: The Nueva School. 6565 Skyline Blvd., Hillsborough. 650-350-4600.

Bronze: Menlo School. 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. 650-330-2001.

Bronze: Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School. 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 650-378-2600.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Almaden Country School. This pre-K through middle school offers small class sizes, a safe environment and well-rounded education. 6835 Trinidad Drive, San Jose. 408-997-0424.

Silver: Oakwood School. 105 John Wilson Way, Morgan Hill. 408-782-7177.

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

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

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