San Mateo County Private School

Find San Mateo County California private schools, including independent, parochial, religious and non-religious affiliated charter schools, boarding schools, Christian schools, preparatory prep schools, and accredited private k-12, middle schools, and high schools. Private schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.


All Souls Catholic School 479 Miller Avenue South San Francisco CA 94080 650-583-3562


Alma Heights Christian Elementary School 1295 Seville Drive Pacifica CA 94044 650-359-0555

Alpha Beacon Christian School 644 Spar Drive Redwood CA 94065 650-212-4222

American Advanced Academy PO Box 655 Burlingame CA 94011 650-343-3088

Arbor Bay School 1017 Cedar Street San Carlos CA 94070 650-631-9999

Bay Meadows KinderCare 1350 Wayne Way San Mateo CA 94403 650-577-0257

Beechwood School 50 Terminal Avenue Menlo Park CA 94025 650-327-5052

Bridge School 545 Eucalyptus Avenue Burlingame CA 94010 650-696-7295

Bridgemont High School 444 East Market Street Daly CA 94014 650-991-1211

Bright Horizon Chinese School 902 Emerald Hill Road Redwood CA 94061 650-773-0917

Casa Dei Bambini School 1215 O'Brien Drive Menlo Park CA 94025 650-321-2773

Centennial Montessori School 27 10th Avenue San Mateo CA 94401 650-340-1230

Charles Armstrong School 1405 Solana Drive Belmont CA 94002 650-592-7570

Crystal Springs Uplands School 400 Uplands Drive Hillsborough CA 94010 650-342-4175

Eastside College Preparatory School 1041 Myrtle St East Palo Alto CA 94303 650-688-0850

German - American International School 275 Elliott Drive Menlo Park CA 94025 650-324-8617

Glen Oaks Montessori 797 Santa Margarita Avenue Millbrae CA 94030 650-872-1112

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and School 2600 Ralston Avenue Belmont CA 94002 650-593-3361

Good Shepherd Elementary School 909 Oceana Boulevard Pacifica CA 94044 650-359-4544

Grace Lutheran School 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo CA 94403 650-345-9082

About San Mateo County Private Schools

San Mateo County Private Schools are schools that provide all or some portion of Kindergarten through 12th grade education, but they do not operate as part of a public school district in San Mateo County, CA. Private Schools are largely funded through tuition and student fees, though they may also be supported by grants and private contributions. Some Private Schools may receive a small amount of public funding, such as California Department of Education grants for school building renovations. Private Schools have selective admissions and can choose who may enroll as a student. Public Schools, in contrast, are subject to compulsory education laws that requires California State to provide education to all children.

You may contact Private Schools for questions about:
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  • San Mateo County private school curriculum
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San Mateo County Private School Accreditation

Licensing or registration of Private Schools may be conducted by the California Department of Education. Likewise, teacher certification in San Mateo County Private Schools may or may not be required depending on the state. California may also regulate the length of the school year, health and safety requirements, transportation, special education, reporting requirements, textbooks, or testing. Private Schools in San Mateo County maintain substantial autonomy in establishing their own administrative systems, including personnel. Private Schools have the ability to hire and manage San Mateo County teachers and other school staff outside the confines of education bargaining units.

San Mateo County Religious Education

San Mateo County Religious Schools and Parochial Schools are Private Schools that incorporate religion into the curriculum. A Religious School may receive some funding from a religious institution, but the primary source of revenue comes from tuition. In a Parochial School, funding from a religious institution is the primary source of revenue.

Special Education Schools in San Mateo County, California

San Mateo County Special Education Schools provide education to students with specialized learning needs. These San Mateo County schools are equipped and staffed to accommodate students on the autism spectrum or with brain injuries, severe anxiety, and other neurological issues.

Other Types of Private Schools

San Mateo County Montessori Schools offer educational programming that emphasizes exploration and discovery experiences in the classroom. The classes are often structured to keep students and their teachers together for several years.

Other varieties of San Mateo County Private Schools include Boarding Schools, Language Immersion Schools, Waldorf Schools, and Military Schools.