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Private High Schools: Best in Los Angeles

Some Los Angeles parents are interested in finding the best private high schools as they are often seen as a direct route to an Ivy League education. In fact, many are known as Prep Schools for that reason. Take a look at our list of private schools in Los Angeles as you make your choice about where to send your kids to receive an education.

We’ve got an article about why one Los Angeles Mom chose a private elementary school for her child. And this article talks about whether there’s an advantage in college admissions when coming from a private high school.

Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles

Bridges Academy

Type: Featured Private Elementary Schools, Private Elementary School, Private High School, Private Middle School

Description:

Bridges Academy (Grades 4-12) is a school serving the twice-exceptional (2e) – students with learning differences who are amazingly bright, outside-the-box thinkers, capable of developing expertise at a very young age in wide-ranging fields, from robotics to religion, string theory to Sanskrit, politics to poetry. The school prepares students for the 21st century and its many opportunities, including university studies and artistic and entrepreneurial endeavors. The school, which opened a second campus in Seattle in fall 2022 and an online high school in 2021, is a testament to the power of strengths-based 2e educational philosophy.

Bridges empowers its students to thrive academically and socially through small classes and differentiated instruction, creating an environment in which gifts are recognized and developed, and learning differences and disabilities are accepted. Many students come to Bridges defined by their challenges but graduate defined by their strengths and talents.

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International School of Los Angeles – High School

Type: International, Private High School

Description:

The International School of Los Angeles is a non-profit, independent, international school committed to bilingual education and academic excellence in a nurturing environment. The International School of Los Angeles offers a curriculum that culminates in the French baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate®’s Diploma Programme.

With over 65 nationalities and 40 spoken languages represented across its multiple Los Angeles-area campuses (Burbank, Los Feliz, Pasadena, and West Valley), the School invites its students to study and live in a diverse global community every day.

The International School of Los Angeles is committed to the values of respect, excellence, and diversity, and to preparing students of all backgrounds to excel in and contribute to a global world. Since 1978, the School has been instilling the love of learning in all its students through small classes and low student-to-teacher ratios.

If you envision your child studying and learning in an intimate setting and growing up to be a confident, caring, and open-minded critical thinker who will thrive in a diverse, competitive world, book a tour today.

Four Additional Locations in Los Angeles, from Preschool- 12th grade:

Burbank Campus (6th – 12th grade)
1105 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506

Los Feliz Early Learning Center (preschool & pre-K)
2714 St George Street, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Los Feliz Campus (pre-K – 5th grade)
4155 Russell Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Pasadena Campus (preschool – 5th grade)
30 N. Marion Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

West Valley Campus (preschool – 5th grade)
5933 Lindley Avenue, Tarzana, CA 91356

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Alphabetical List of Private High Schools

The Archer School for Girls
11725 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-873-7000
6th–12th

Founded by three bold and visionary women, The Archer School for Girls was always intended to be an innovative school. It’s a place where every programmatic decision is based on the current research about how girls learn, develop, and thrive.

Brentwood School East Campus
100 S. Barrington Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-476-9633
6th–12th

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. Their innovative teachers and challenging programs inspire creativity, courage, and collaboration. By promoting a balanced development of mind, body, and character, they 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, California. They 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 S. Academy Dr., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274
310-377-1543
K–12th

At Chadwick, the curriculum is developed with the whole child in mind. The 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.

Upper school students are comfortable taking challenging courses on multivariable calculus, performing in school musicals, and enjoying time with their friends — all while gaining the academic foundation they need to succeed in college and beyond.

 

Crespi Carmelite High School
5031 Alonzo Ave., Encino, CA 91316-3611
818-345-1672
9th–12th

Crespi Carmelite High School strives to offer each young man the opportunity to experience success and achieve academic excellence. The academic achievements of present and past students indicate the quality of the school’s programs. Crespi Carmelite High School is, by its nature, a college-preparatory school.

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
Middle and Upper School — 21st Street Campus
1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-829-7391
6th–12th at this Campus

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
440 St. Katherine Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
626-685-8300
9th–12th

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all-girls, Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory, day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge.

Harvard-Westlake School
Middle School
700 N. Faring Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90077
310-274-7281
7th–9th


Harvard-Westlake School
Upper School
3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City, CA 91604
818-980-6692
10th–12th

“Harvard-Westlake is an independent, coeducational and college preparatory school for grades 7-12, located in Los Angeles, California. Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community united by the joyful pursuit of educational excellence, living and learning with integrity, and purpose beyond ourselves.”

Immaculate Heart Middle & High School
5515 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-461-3651
6th–12th

“A Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12, Immaculate Heart has been located on a beautiful hillside property in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles since our founding by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1906.”

International School of Los Angeles
Burbank Campus
1105 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91506
818-900-1895
6th–12th

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 that would prepare children for life in an increasingly international environment.

 

Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles: Raymond & Esther Kabbaz High School
10309 National Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90034
310-836-3464, ext. 331
9th–12th

Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles is a private bilingual education school founded in 1964.

Louisville High School
22300 Mulholland Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91364
818-346-8812
9th–12th

Louisville High School is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Woodland Hills, CA.

Loyola High School
1901 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006
213-381-5121
9th–12th

Loyola High School of Los Angeles, founded in 1865, is an all-male, four-year, academically rigorous, Catholic, college-preparatory school run by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Nearly one hundred percent of Loyola’s graduates go on to either college or university.

Marlborough School
250 S. Rossmore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004
323-935-1147
7th–12th

Marlborough School is an independent college-preparatory secondary school for Girls in grades 7 through 12.

Marymount High School
10643 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90077
310-472-1205
9th–12th

“Marymount High School is an independent, Catholic, all-girls school with the core purpose of educating and empowering young women to live lives of consequence as ethical leaders with a global perspective and an unshakable commitment to the common good.”

 

Mayfield Senior School
500 Bellefontaine St., Pasadena, CA 91105
626-799-9121
9th–12th

Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, California is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for young women in grades 9-12.

Milken Community Schools
Saperstein Middle School Campus
15900 Mulholland Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-903-4800
7th–8th

Milken Community Schools
Upper School Campus
15800 Zeldin’s Way, Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-440-3500
9th–12th

Milken School is a college prep, private, day school in Los Angeles established on the foundation of the highest academic standards and Jewish values. This Jewish Day School serves students in grades 7-12.

New Covenant Academy
3119 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90020
213-487-5437
K–12th

New Covenant Academy is a K-12th, Christian, college prep school located in the heart of Koreatown, Los Angeles.

Notre Dame Academy
2851 Overland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064
310-839-5289
9th–12th

Notre Dame Academy, founded in 1949 by the Sisters of Notre Dame, is a Catholic, college-preparatory, four-year, private high school accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and Western Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.

Pilgrim School
540 S. Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020
213-385-7351
PreK–12th

Pilgrim School is a private day school located in Los Angeles, California for students in preschool through grade 12, and a boarding school for grades 9 through 12.

 

St. Francis High School
200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, CA 91011
818-790-0325
9th–12th

Founded in 1946, St. Francis High School is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory school for boys.

St. Monica Catholic High School
1030 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-394-3701
9th–12th

St. Monica Catholic High School is a college-preparatory, coeducational, parish high school whose mission is to graduate students who embody the Gospel message by the example of their lives, demonstrate intellectual curiosity and academic preparedness for college, cultivate their personal talents, and transform the world as responsible citizens and stewards.

Westridge School
324 Madeline Dr., 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.

Westview School of Arts
12101 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-478-5544
6th–12th

Westview School of Arts and Technology promotes student engagement through a guided, innovative curriculum in a therapeutic, inclusive atmosphere.

Wildwood School Middle & Upper
11811 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
310-478-7189
6th–12th

Wildwood School cultivates reflective scholars, bold innovator,s and compassionate leaders equipped with the skills, ethics, and inspiration to transform their world.

Windward School
11350 Palms Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-391-7127
7th–12th

Windward School is a 7-12, coeducational, independent, day school in Los Angeles, California.

Yeshiva University Girls
1619 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
310-203-0755
9th–12th

YULA Girls High School is an Orthodox student-centered, college-preparatory Yeshiva high school, where students are encouraged to find their unique and individual strengths.

Yeshiva University High School
9760 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
310-203-3180
9th–12th

A non-profit independent Orthodox Jewish Yeshiva high school for boys, grades 9-12 with a dual curriculum of both general and Judaic studies.
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