Best Private Middle Schools in the Bay Area

These schools were voted the Best Private Middle Schools in the Bay Area in Bay Area Parent’s 2023 Best of the Best reader poll. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold:  Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School. This school offers an enriched curriculum within the tradition and values of the Episcopal Church. The aim is to educate the whole student, developing as fully as possible each child’s intellectual, spiritual, physical and social capacities.

Silver: Canyon Heights Academy. Campbell.

Bronze: St. John Vianney Catholic School. San Jose.


Gold: Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School. The integrated curriculum emphasizes connections across academic subjects and among students, families and community. Foster City.

Silver: Silicon Valley International School. Menlo Park and Palo Alto.

Bronze: Menlo School. Atherton.

 San Francisco/Marin

Gold: St. Finn Barr Catholic School. Focuses on helping students become independent thinkers, life-long learners and valuable members of the community who follow Gospel values in the Catholic faith. San Francisco.

Silver: Terra Marin School. Mill Valley.

Bronze: St. Thomas the Apostle School. San Francisco.

East Bay

Gold: East Bay German International School. The middle school program, for grades 5-8, incorporates hands-on exposure to concepts and subjects inside and outside the classroom as well as longer term projects to help students become independent learners. Emeryville.

Silver: Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley. Berkeley.

Bronze: The Renaissance International School. Oakland and Piedmont.


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