Best Private High Schools in the Bay Area

Best High Schools in the Bay Area

These Private High Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2023 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Hope Technology School. Its small class size, technology-rich classrooms and individualized teaching methods help students learn 21st century skills through project-based learning. Palo Alto.

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

Bronze: Archbishop Mitty High School. San Jose.

Bronze: Saint Francis High School. Mountain View.


Gold: Silicon Valley International School. The school offers the full continuum of the International Baccalaureate, aiming to develop high school students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge and who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. Menlo Park and Palo Alto.

Silver: Crystal Springs Upland School. Hillsborough.

Bronze: The Menlo School. Atherton.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory. This Catholic high school is known for its strength in academics, diverse array of extracurricular activities and inclusive and nurturing community. San Francisco.

Silver: Archbishop Riordan High School. San Francisco.

Bronze: St. Ignatius College Preparatory. San Francisco.

East Bay

Gold: Redwood Christian High School. This interdenominational Christian school offers a college-prep academic program with project-based learning, built on the foundation of a Biblical world view, and also has competitive athletics and a comprehensive fine arts program. San Lorenzo.

Silver: East Bay German International School. Emeryville.

Bronze: Bishop O’Dowd. Oakland.




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