Best Private Elementary Schools in the Bay Area

These schools were voted the Best Private Elementary 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: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.  The school’s mission is to offer an enriched curriculum within the tradition and values of the Episcopal Church. They aim to educate the whole student, developing as fully as possible each child’s intellectual, spiritual, physical and social capacities. Saratoga.

Silver: Canyon Heights Academy. Campbell.

Bronze:  Action Day Elementary. San Jose.


Gold: Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School. The school aims to develop students who are socially and academically prepared to meet their full potential as leaders committed to a life steeped in Jewish ethics and values. Foster City.

Silver: Silicon Valley International School.  Menlo Park.

Bronze: The Nueva School. Hillsborough and San Mateo.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: St. Finn Barr Catholic School. It’s dedicated to meeting the spiritual, academic, physical and emotional needs of every student. San Francisco.

Silver: Terra Marin School. Mill Valley.

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

East Bay

Gold: Redwood Christian Elementary School. This nondenominational Christian school emphasizes high academic standards, Christian truth, morals and a spirit of patriotism. Castro Valley.

Silver: East Bay German International School. Emeryville.               

Bronze: Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley. Berkeley.


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