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25 of The Best Private Elementary Schools in Los Angeles

Many Los Angeles parents are interested in sending their children to Private Elementary Schools, as they are often seen as a direct route to an Ivy League education, and in fact, most are known as Prep Schools. Take a look at our list of Private Schools in Los Angeles as you make your choice about where to send your kids.

We’ve got an article about why one Los Angeles Mom chose Private elementary school for her child. And here’s an article about paying for Private Elementary School vs. Saving for College.

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Private Elemetary Schools in Los Angeles

Berkley Hall School
16000 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-476-6421
PreK-8th
Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens – gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.

Brawerman East: Elementary School of Wilshire Blvd Temple
3663 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90010
213-835-2170
Brawerman West: Elementary School of Wilshire Blvd Temple
11661 West Olympic Boulevard LosAngeles, CA 90064
424-208-8934
K-6th
Brawerman Elementary School is a co-educational, K-6 institution with two campuses in Los Angeles, employing the highest academic standards in a nurturing environment with a deep understanding of Jewish values.

Brentwood School West Campus
12001 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-889-2812
K-6th
Brentwood School is an independent K-12 coed day school with two campuses, located four blocks apart, in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The Buckley School
3900 Stansbury Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818-783-1610
K-12th
The Buckley School is a dynamic, nurturing learning community committed to equity and inclusion. Our innovative teachers and challenging programs inspire creativity, courage, and collaboration. By promoting a balanced development of mind, body, and character, we encourage each student to find joy and meaning in life and make an impact in the world.

Campbell Hall
4533 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City, CA 91607
818-980-7280
K-12th
Campbell Hall is an independent coeducational day school for grades K-12, located in Studio City, CA. We are affiliated with the Episcopal Church and its 500-year history of academic excellence, and are also one of the most religiously and racially diverse schools in southern California.

Chadwick School
26800 South Academy Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274
310-377-1543
K-12th
At Chadwick, we develop our curriculum with the whole child in mind. Our faculty work together to create enriching, challenging classroom experiences while also providing office hours and mentorship to ensure that students maintain a healthy life balance. That means Upper School students are comfortable taking a challenging course on multivariable calculus, performing in the school musical and enjoying time with their friends — all while gaining the academic foundation they need to succeed in college and beyond.

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences: Elementary School – Norton Campus
1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-828-1196
K-5th
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education.

Curtis School
15871 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles CA 90049
310-476-1251
PreK – 6th
Curtis School is an independent, co-educational day school for students in Developmental Kindergarten (age 4 1/2) through Grade 6. Located on a 27-acre campus in Los Angeles.

Echo Horizon School
3430 McManus Avenue, Culver City, CA 90232
310-838-2442
PreK-6th
The goal of this independent pre-K through 6th grade school was to educate deaf and hard of hearing children (DHH) alongside their hearing peers. The ratio of DHH students to hearing students was set at approximately 10% of the student population to ensure an ideal educational experience for the entire student body—a ratio that remains the same today.

International School of Los Angeles: Los Feliz Campus
4155 Russell Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-665-4526
PreK-5th
International School of Los Angeles: Pasadena Campus
30 N. Marion Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
626-793-0943
PreK-5th
International School of Los Angeles: West Valley Campus
5933 Lindley Ave, Tarzana, CA 91356
818-345-0155
PreK-5th
International School of Los Angeles: Orange County Campus
1838 N. Shaffer Street, Orange, CA 92865
714-771-4710
PreK-8th
The International School of Los Angeles was established in 1978 by visionaries of varied cultural backgrounds who felt that the Los Angeles community needed a school which would prepare children for life in an increasingly international environment. Multiple Campuses.

John Thomas Dye School
11414 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-476-2811
K-6th
Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.

Kadima Day School
7011 Shoup Ave, West Hills, CA 91307
818-346-0849
PreK-8th
Kadima is a private Jewish day school in Los Angeles rooted in academic excellence and Jewish learning. The learning environment we provide encourages independence, confidence, critical thinking and a love of learning. Come see what a Kadima educational experience has to offer.

Laurence School
13639 Victory Blvd., Valley Glen, CA 91401
818-782-4001
K-6th
Laurence School is located on a five-acre campus in Valley Glen, just north of Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley.

Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles: Campus 55
3055 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034
310-839-1055
PreK-K1
Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles Pacific Palisades Campus
16720 Marquez Avenue, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
310-454-9395
PreK-2nd
Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles: Century City Campus
10361 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90064
310-836-3464, ext. 303
K2-1st
Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles: Main Campus on Overland Hill
3261 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
310-836-3464, ext. 315
2nd-5th
Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles is a private bilingual education school founded in 1964. Multiple Campuses.

Mirman School
16180 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-476-2868
K-8th
Mirman School is an independent, co-educational school for gifted children located at 16180 Mulholland Drive in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, United States,[1] with 330 pupils aged 5 to 14.

New Covenant Academy
3119 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
213-487-5437
K-12th
New Covenant Academy is a K-12th college prep school located in the heart of Koreatown, Los Angeles.

New Horizons School
651 N. Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103
626-795-5186
PreK-8th
New Horizon School is committed to providing students with an excellent academic education and firm grounding in moral and ethical values. The school fosters a dedication to God through virtuous living in a balanced Islamic environment.

Notre Dame Academy Elementary
2911 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
310-287-3895
TK-8th
Notre Dame Academy Elementary School, in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, is committed to providing a thoroughly Catholic, 21st century academic education, designed to nurture socially responsible citizens and challenge students to think strategically, act independently, and lead by example.

Pilgrim School
540 South Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020
213-385-7351
PreK-12th
Pilgrim School is a private day school for students in preschool through grade 12, and a boarding school for grades 9 through 12, located in Los Angeles, CA.

St. Monica Catholic Elementary School
1039 7th St.Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-451-9801
TK-8th
SMCES is a vibrant parish school that educates diverse learners from TK – 8th grade. Founded in 1930 by the Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary we believe in continuing the service and love of Jesus Christ, guided by the Holy Spirit and Gospel values.

Stratford Schools: Altadena Allen
2046 Allen Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
626-794-1000
PreK-1st
Stratford Schools: Los Angeles Melrose
1200 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90038
323-962-3075
PreK-5th
Stratford Schools: West Los Angeles
2000 Stoner Avenue, Los Angeles, 90025
PreK-K
Stratford Schools: Mission Viejo
24741 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo, 92691
949-458-1776
PreK-8th
Where tradition meets 21st century learning. We are committed to connecting students with their unique futures. We offer an unparalleled education that inspires children to be creative problem-solvers, innovators, and leaders. We approach the learning experience by infusing a strong liberal arts curriculum with STEAM inspired learning. Multiple Campuses.

The Oaks School
6817 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-850-3755
K-6th
The Oaks School is a progressive, independent K-6 school located in the heart of Hollywood. Since its establishment in 1986, the school has grown into a thriving K-6 school with integrated art, music, drama, Maker, and P.E. programs.

The Willows Community School
8509 Higuera Street, Culver City, CA 90232
310-815-0411
DK-8th
The Willows School is a DK-8 independent school serving greater Los Angeles.

UCLA Lab School
330 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1619
310-825-1801
PreK-6th
Part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, we are an innovative school for children ages 4-12.

Westland School
16200 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-472-5544
K-6th
Westland is an Independent elementary school in Los Angeles.

Westridge School for Girls
324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, California 91105
626-799-1153
4th-12th
At Westridge, girls gain the confidence and courage to stand up and speak for the ideals of responsibility and integrity as they take their places in an ever-changing world.

Westside Neighborhood School
5401 Beethoven St, Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-574-8650
PreK-8th
WNS believes community is the foundation for nurturing innovative and creative thinking. Every day, we create meaningful opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds to collaborate and learn from each other. Our shared future benefits from their informed compassion.

Wildwood School Elementary
12201 Washington Place, Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-397-3134
K-5th
Wildwood School cultivates reflective scholars, bold innovators and compassionate leaders equipped with the skills, ethics and inspiration to transform their world.

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