These Private Middle 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 International Baccalaureate school “inspires brave learners to shape the future.” 735 Fell St., San FraGold: 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: West Valley Middle School. A balanced education combines core fundamentals, small class size, dedicated teachers and enrichment opportunities. 801 Hibiscus Lane, San Jose. 408-985-2138. wvmiddleschool.com.
Silver: Almaden Country Day School. 6835 Trinidad Drive, San Jose. 408-997-0424. almadencountryschool.org.
Bronze: Old Orchard School. 400 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell. 408-378-5935. oldorchardschool.com.
Gold: Redwood Day. Visual arts, performing arts, athletics, outdoor education, service learning and community service are at the heart of the middle school program at this independent K-8 school. 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: Menlo School. 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. 650-330-2000. menloschool.org.
Bronze: Crystal Springs Uplands School. 10 Davis Drive, Belmont. 650-645-1000. csus.org.