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The Top Private High Schools 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.

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Type: Private High School


EF Academy is a private boarding and day high school in Pasadena, California, committed to empowering high school students to become confident, resilient and responsible global citizens. Our mission is to help students become successful – and happy. We use a competency-based learning focus and a holistic educational approach to ensure that every student discovers their true potential while prioritizing their well-being.

EF Academy Pasadena offers a diverse school education in a global community of leaders. Our programs and 1-to-1 guidance equip students with the tools and skills to lead bright, impactful futures.


Alphabetical List of Private High Schools

The Archer School for Girls
11725 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

Harvard-Westlake School
Upper School
3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City, CA 91604

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

Milken Community Schools
Upper School Campus
15800 Zeldin’s Way, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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