These Private Elementary Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2021 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.
San Francisco & Marin
Gold: La Scuola International School. This school has students from a wide range of backgrounds and hosts an International Baccalaureate program. 735 Fell St., San Francisco. 415-551-0000. lascuolasf.org.
Silver: Pacific Preparatory. 2443 Fillmore St., #380-7575, San Francisco. 314-722-7737. pacificpreparatory.com.
Bronze: St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School. 3801 Balboa St., San Francisco. 415-221-2711. sfsta.org.
Gold: Primary Plus. Teachers make learning fun, maintain high expectations and make strong connections with their students. The curriculum consists of hands-on learning opportunities, field trips and extracurricular activities. Multiple locations. 408-244-1968. actiondayprimaryplus.com.
Silver: Canyon Heights Academy. 775 Waldo Road, Campbell. 408-370-6727. canyonheightsacademy.com.
Bronze: Almaden Country Day School. 6835 Trinidad Drive, San Jose. 408-997-0424. almadencountrydayschool.org.
Gold: Redwood Day. This independent K-8 school aims to keep every child engaged and growing, with a world-class curriculum, excellent teachers and a focus on the individual student. 3245 Sheffield Ave., Oakland. 510-534-0800. rdschool.org.
Silver: East Bay German International School. 1070 41st St., Emeryville. 510-679-2199. ebgis.org.
Bronze: The Renaissance International School. 3650 Dimond Ave., Oakland. 510-531-8566; 5201 Park Blvd., Piedmont. 510-328-1127. therenaissanceschool.org.
Gold: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School (New name: Episcopal Day School of St. Matthew). Grounded in the Episcopal tradition, the school’s core values are academic excellence, service to others, respect for diversity and fostering a compassionate community. 16 Baldwin Ave., San Mateo. 650-274-0700. stmatthewsday.org.
Silver: The Nueva School. 6565 Skyline Blvd., Hillsborough. 650-350-4600; 131 E. 28th Ave., San Mateo. 650-235-7100. nuevaschool.org.
Bronze: The Carey School. One Carey School Lane, San Mateo. 650-345-8205. careyschool.org.