Best High Schools in the Bay Area

These Private High Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2020 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Hope Technology School. With inclusive classes, this school provides opportunities for every student to thrive academically, physically and socially in order to develop into globally responsible citizens. 2525 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. 650-565-8391.

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

Bronze: The Harker School. 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. 408-249-2510.

San Francisco and Marin

Gold: Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory. This Catholic high school strives to develop students’ unique talents and passions. 1055 Ellis St., San Francisco. 415-775-6626. 

Silver: St. Ignatius College Preparatory. 2001 37th Ave., San Francisco. 415-731-7500.

Bronze: Lick-Wilmerding High School. 755 Ocean Ave., San Francisco. 415-333-4021.


Gold: Menlo School. Students learn from an array of perspectives, experiences and cultures. Staff helps students discover their interests and find their voice. 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. 650-330-2000.

Silver: Notre Dame High School. 1540 Ralston Ave., Belmont. 650-595-1913.

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

East Bay

Gold: Redwood Christian High School. This interdenominational Christ-centered school emphasizes academics and faith, and also offers competitive athletics and comprehensive arts programs.1000 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo. 510-317-8990.

Silver: Valley Christian High School. 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin. 925-560-6250.

Bronze: Carondelet High School. 

De La Salle High School. 1130 Winton Drive, Concord. 925-288-8100.