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A listing of private schools in Orange County. Information on private elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and some private schools that offer preschool and kindergarten.

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Kindergarten Through 8th Grade
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Preschools & Kindergarten

Eldorado Emerson Private School
Preschool through 12th Grade
Located in the City of Orange ›

Founded in 1958, Eldorado Emerson is an independent, accredited, nonsectarian private school dedicated to excellence in education for highly intelligent students. Well-known for its positive, friendly environment, Eldorado Emerson provides small class sizes, exceptional teachers, and a well-rounded curriculum. Students develop a personal integrity, the ability to “think outside the box,” and a lifelong love of learning. Eldorado Emerson earned the highest accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and many of its graduates are accepted into top-ranked universities. Each June, students from preschool through high school engage in a five-week camp-style summer session, which is also available to outside students.

Fairmont Private Schools
Preschool - 12th grade. Six OC campuses in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills and Tustin

Founded in 1953, Fairmont is the oldest nonsectarian, coeducational private school in Orange County serving over 2,200 students. Our campuses are thriving, culturally diverse communities, where athletics, arts and extracurricular activities supplement academic coursework to help shape the entire student. Fairmont offers summer school and camp, extended day care, after-school academic assistance and reliable bus transportation. Boasting exceptional outcomes on test like the SAT and Stanford 9, Fairmont has set the standard for other OC schools to follow.

Fulbright Montessori Academy
Preschool through First Grade
Serving Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Irvine, and surrounding areas.

At Fulbright Montessori, they are committed to the education of the heart and mind of their children in an atmosphere of kindness, respect and intellectual discovery! Fulbright Montessori is a beautiful, must-see facility with a private and convenient location off of Bake Parkway in the Pacific Commercentre Business Park area. Fulbright Montessori offers a highly educated and caring staff, potty training, keyed entry, summer camp, extended care, Spanish, music, art, computers and much more!!!

Heritage Oak Private Education
Preschool - Middleschool
Located in Yorba Linda

Located for over 40 years in Orange County and over 12 years in the city of Yorba Linda, Heritage Oak Private School, accredited by NIPSA, is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School. At Heritage Oak, preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and elementary grades enjoy a calm, encouraging learning environment with a core curriculum that is one year ahead of the public school standards. Middle school students utilize their own personal laptop computers in class to enhance their studies and to prepare them for challenges in high school and college. All Heritage Oak students receive a well-rounded education that includes music, French or Spanish, art, physical education, computer skills and etiquette.

LePort Private Schools - Montessori Preschool
Campuses in Huntington Beach and Irvine. Ages 18 months-Kindergarten

Our Montessori program for Toddlers (ages 18 months-3 years) and Preschoolers / Kindergarteners (ages 3-6) equips your child with the personal skills, social competencies and academic preparation he needs to succeed in any school-and makes his first learning experiences outside of your home a fun, enjoyable experience. We also offer the convenience and peace-of-mind to help you manage your busy life: our teachers are highly qualified (all head teachers are fully trained by accredited Montessori training centers; they also have a bachelor's degree.) Our classrooms are safe, spacious and orderly environments, equipped with high-quality learning materials, and our convenient schedules-including part-day and extended day care-make selecting LePort an easy choice.

LePort Schools is now offering a new Spanish immersion Montessori preschool program in Huntington Beach. Children ages 18 months through kindergarten will be able to learn Spanish naturally, in a full immersion preschool environment.

Lycée International
Orange County campus located in Santa Ana - Preschool through 6th grade

An international, preschool through 6th grade school, providing a nurturing and intimate environment that encourages personal initiative, creativity and curiosity. Students are challenged through the rigorous and well-balanced bilingual curriculum promoted by the French and International Baccalaureate institutions. Their preschool through Kindergarten curriculum adapts the French Ministry of Education's official program to the bicultural context.

Marina View Preschool - Kindergarten
12 months-6years
Located in Laguna Niguel

Our school is a loving, supportive, and nurturing environment where children develop a lifelong love of learning. We offer a year round program for children ages 12 months-6years. Our educational philosophy provides a strong, child-centered learning environment that educates the whole child- intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Our educational programs along with our caring, dedicated and highly educated staff is clearly what sets us apart. Low teacher/child ratios, potty training provided, and introductions to Spanish and Mandarin are all offered. We also provide enrichment classes in Gymnastics and Soccer.

Orange Tree Christian Preschool
Preschool - Located in Lake Forest

Nurturing young children in the love of Jesus Christ and providing each child with a positive introduction to formal education, Orange Tree believes a child's first school experience is important because it lays the foundation for all future educational experiences. They provide an encouraging atmosphere conducive to individual growth and development with the belief that each child is a unique gift of God. Their approach involves the whole child with the recognition that each one develops at their own rate. They strive to provide and environment that is safe, loving and rich in opportunities for learning and growth through age appropriate, hand-on activities.

Page Private School
Infant - 8th grade
Campuses in Costa Mesa and Garden Grove

Founded in 1908, Page Private School is a nonsectarian, coeducational private school with six locations in the Orange County, Los Angeles and Florida area. Since our founding more than 100 years ago our mission has never wavered; Page offers preschool with potty training program, extended hours, summer program and advanced curriculum to provide the best student and family centered education to our communities. Page has an elite team of teachers and administrators, small class sizes, progressive curriculum and innovative resources to help young minds and imaginations thrive.

Presbyterian Church of the Master Preschool (PCOM)
Preschool in Mission Viejo
(ages 3 to 5 years)

At PCOM preschool our developmental program is designed to be rich in opportunities for your child to grow spiritually, emotionally, socially and intellectually. With our excellent teacher to child ratio, we offer activities in art, music, science, literature, dramatic play, and cooking.

Children are introduced to the love of God through daily Bible stories and songs. We foster self-confidence based on God's love for each child. Children leave PCOM thoroughly prepared for the high academic expectations of Kindergarten in South Orange County's reputable schools. We are conveniently located on the corner of Oso & Marguerite.

The Pegasus School
Preschool through 8th Grade
Located in Huntington Beach

The Pegasus School, where bright minds soar, is an independent co-educational school for pre-kindergarten through grade eight dedicated to academic excellence and the development of lifelong learners who are confident, caring, and courageous. Established in 1984, Pegasus has delivered on founder Dr. Laura Hathaway's vision of giving bright children a place to flourish, a community that is serious about academic life, diverse, collaborative and vibrant. We offer gifted educational programs, rich in opportunities, through which students develop their talents and passions. Extended day care, after school activities and summer camp programs are available. Pegasus is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and is a proud member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Spectrum Montessori
Infant program through Kindergarten

Located in Irvine

At Spectrum Montessori, our Christian based Montessori preschool offers high quality education lead by dedicated and caring Montessori trained teachers. Our prepared classrooms are equipped with materials for early learning which offer an exciting array of choices to inspire your child to reach his or her highest potential. To meet the needs of working parents, we offer full and part-time academic programs, as well as extended childcare services and summer camp.

8673 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

St. Anne School
Preschool through 8th Grade
Located in Laguna Niguel

St. Anne School in Laguna Niguel offers premier early childhood education for children beginning at 2 years 9 months of age. St. Anne School provides a warm, nurturing, and loving environment that focuses on educating the whole child. St. Anne preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten programs provide developmentally appropriate course learning addressing each child's individual needs, both academically and socially. With early phonics and math readiness programs to music and art exploration to computer labs and free play, St. Anne preschoolers prepare for a lifetime love of learning. St. Anne School offers 2, 3, and 5 day preschool options, full-day kindergarten, and extended daycare. Founded in 1992, St. Anne is a National Blue Ribbon School and WASC, WCEA, and NAEYC accredited. To learn more or schedule a tour, please click link above to visit our website or call us at (949) 276-6753.

St. Margaret's Episcopal School
Educating the hearts and minds of young people for lives of learning, leadership and service

Founded in 1979, St. Margaret's Episcopal School is the premier coeducational, independent, college-preparatory day school in Orange County serving 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12. The purpose of St. Margaret's Early Childhood Development Center (Preschool) is to provide opportunities for children to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually in a warm, loving, Christian environment. We want our children to build a positive self-image; explore their natural sense of wonder; discover their creative spirit; learn problem-solving skills; develop self-control and consideration of others; increase coordination, balance, and body image; and know that learning is fun!

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Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Armenta Learning Academy
Kindergarten through 12th grade
Located in Laguna Niguel

Armenta Learning Academy is an interactive, 6:1 ratio school in a non traditional environment. We will find an individualized program best for your child, whether they are gifted and moving at a faster pace, or behind and in need of extra help. We can help your child advance up to 2 years in grade levels while making a difference in their academic needs! At Amenta, we focus on the whole child approach, not only in academics but life skills for a successful outcome not only in school but home and the community. We have small specialized school environment to reach their highest potential. For more information please call 949-367-WISE (9473)

Carden Academy of Mission Viejo
Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
Located in Mission Viejo

At Carden Academy, knowledge and character qualities are united to inspire the children they teach. Their academically rigorous program is carried out in a wholesome, nurturing environment with highly effective and certified teachers striving to develop the individual talents of each unique child.

Selecting the best school for your child is an important responsibility. Carden Academy strives to offer one of the finest educations available today.

Eldorado Emerson Private School
Preschool through 12th Grade
Located in the City of Orange

Founded in 1958, Eldorado Emerson is an independent, accredited, nonsectarian private school dedicated to excellence in education for highly intelligent students. Well-known for its positive, friendly environment, Eldorado Emerson provides small class sizes, exceptional teachers, and a well-rounded curriculum. Students develop a personal integrity, the ability to “think outside the box,” and a lifelong love of learning. Eldorado Emerson earned the highest accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and many of its graduates are accepted into top-ranked universities. Each June, students from preschool through high school engage in a five-week camp-style summer session, which is also available to outside students.

Fairmont Private Schools
Preschool - 12th grade. Six OC campuses in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills and Tustin

Founded in 1953, Fairmont is the oldest nonsectarian, coeducational private school in Orange County serving over 2,200 students. Our campuses are thriving, culturally diverse communities, where athletics, arts and extracurricular activities supplement academic coursework to help shape the entire student. Fairmont offers summer school and camp, extended day care, after-school academic assistance and reliable bus transportation. Boasting exceptional outcomes on test like the SAT and Stanford 9, Fairmont has set the standard for other OC schools to follow.

Fusion Academy
Huntington Beach & Mission Viejo
Grades 6 - 12

Fusion Academy offers personalized, one-to-one learning in a full-time alternative school for students in grades 6-12. All of Fusion's classes are taught on a one-to-one basis. Each student's daily schedule is fully customized to his or her needs, with flexible hours and days. What's more, because of our unique one-to-one learning, if a student has to take extended time off of school - say for traveling or professional sports - the class is simply put on hold until he or she returns.

Heritage Oak Private Education
Preschool - Middleschool
Located in Yorba Linda

Located for over 40 years in Orange County and over 12 years in the city of Yorba Linda, Heritage Oak Private School, accredited by NIPSA, is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School. At Heritage Oak, preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and elementary grades enjoy a calm, encouraging learning environment with a core curriculum that is one year ahead of the public school standards. Middle school students utilize their own personal laptop computers in class to enhance their studies and to prepare them for challenges in high school and college. All Heritage Oak students receive a well-rounded education that includes music, French or Spanish, art, physical education, computer skills and etiquette.

LePort Private Schools
Located in Irvine & Huntington Beach, CA | Grades K-8

In our Elementary and Junior High program, we help our students acquire the essential knowledge, thinking skills, and strength of character required to flourish as joyous children today, and as successful adults tomorrow. Our unique program emphasizes the relationship between the academically challenging material presented in the classroom, and the breadth of experience children have in their lives outside of the classroom. With the knowledge they gain at LePort, students are able to understand and delight in both the wondrous world around them and their burgeoning personal identity within-and to succeed in the most challenging high school programs.

Lycée International
Orange County campus located in Santa Ana - Preschool through 6th grade

An international, preschool through 6th grade school, providing a nurturing and intimate environment that encourages personal initiative, creativity and curiosity. Students are challenged through the rigorous and well-balanced bilingual curriculum promoted by the French and International Baccalaureate institutions. The curriculum of the elementary school relies on the traditional essentials of reading, writing and mathematics. Because our children come from many nations, we stress social studies and the concept that we are all citizens of one world. We also emphasize traditional preparation for further education such as work and study habits, neatness, intellectual discipline and respect for the environment in general.

Page Private School
Infant - 8th grade
Campuses in Costa Mesa and Garden Grove

Founded in 1908, Page Private School is a nonsectarian, coeducational private school with six locations in the Orange County, Los Angeles and Florida area. Since our founding more than 100 years ago our mission has never wavered; Page offers preschool with potty training program, extended hours, summer program and advanced curriculum to provide the best student and family centered education to our communities. Page has an elite team of teachers and administrators, small class sizes, progressive curriculum and innovative resources to help young minds and imaginations thrive.

The Pegasus School
Preschool through 8th Grade
Located in Huntington Beach

The Pegasus School, where bright minds soar, is an independent co-educational school for pre-kindergarten through grade eight dedicated to academic excellence and the development of lifelong learners who are confident, caring, and courageous. Established in 1984, Pegasus has delivered on founder Dr. Laura Hathaway's vision of giving bright children a place to flourish, a community that is serious about academic life, diverse, collaborative and vibrant. We offer gifted educational programs, rich in opportunities, through which students develop their talents and passions. Extended day care, after school activities and summer camp programs are available. Pegasus is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and is a proud member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

St. Catherine's Academy
Kindergarten- 8th grade, all boys
Located in Anaheim

St. Catherine’s Academy is a Catholic school with a military tradition for boys in kindergarten – 8th grade. We provide young men with a faith-filled foundation for lifelong success. Our multifaceted program includes faith formation, all-boys academics, and a military tradition for leadership and self-motivation. We offer small classes, state-of-the-art technology, marching band, athletics, and much more. We welcome day and boarding students. As the only Catholic grade school with a military tradition in the US, our school is so unique you have to see it for yourself!

St. Anne School
Preschool through 8th Grade
Located in Laguna Niguel

St. Anne School in Laguna Niguel is an independent Catholic school that fosters the intellectual and character development of its students, preschool through eighth grade. St. Anne welcomes students of all faiths and provides unparalleled academics and broadening extracurricular activities designed to challenge, educate and nurture the whole child. St. Anne School is dedicated to providing its students with superior teachers, facilities, technology, and moral integrity to prepare them for a lifetime of success. Founded in 1992, St. Anne is a National Blue Ribbon School, WASC, WCEA, and NAEYC accredited, and offers 2, 3, and 5 day preschool options, full-day kindergarten, and extended daycare. To learn more or schedule a tour, please click link above to visit our website or call us at (949) 276-6753.

St. Margaret's Episcopal School
Preschool through 12th grade
Located in San Juan Capistrano

Founded in 1979, St. Margaret's Episcopal School is the premier coeducational, independent, college-preparatory day school in Orange County serving 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12. The mission at St. Margaret's Episcopal School is to educate the hearts and minds of young people for lives of learning, leadership and service. This mission drives all of our programs and creates the strong, positive school environment that is St. Margaret's. From early childhood to senior year we place special emphasis on maintaining a school environment dedicated to thoughtful, meaningful moral integrity and inspiring academic challenge.

The Whitworth School
Kindergarten through 8th grade
Located in the City of Orange

Our early kindergarten through 8th grade private school is unique in preparing your child for success. The Whitworth School classrooms are an ideal balance of personal academic instruction combined with an abundance of projects, field trips and outdoor activities. Our students become proficient in basic subjects while also learning to enjoy music, drama, poetry and the arts. Students are enabled with early reading and writing skills. They then learn study skills which empower them as lifelong learners. The key to The Whitworth School's success is our academically driven program which mirrors or strives to mirror the Delphian School which is the top Applied Scholastics school in the country.

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Private High Schools & College Prep Schools

Armenta Learning Academy
Kindergarten through 12th grade
Located in Laguna Niguel

Armenta Learning Academy is an interactive, hands-on, 6:1 ratio school in a non traditional environment with focus on accelerated studies, early graduation, classes for credit, college prep courses and SAT, ACT, GED test preparation. At Amenta, we will find a specialized and individualized program best for your child, whether they are gifted and moving at a faster pace, or behind and in need of extra help. We can help your child advance up to 2 years in grade level or classes while making a difference in their academic needs and assisting them to have a successful experience and outcome, not only in school but life! For more information please call
949-367-WISE (9473) OR 949-433-0898

Cornelia Connelly High School
9th - 12th grade
Located in Anaheim

Cornelia Connelly School is a Catholic, independent, fully accredited, college preparatory high school for girls. Guided by trust, reverence and respect, girls develop into self-confident, poised and articulate women, empowered to transform our global society. >>Honors and Advanced Placement courses are available, as are numerous co-curricular activities including music, athletics and clubs. Please join us for our Fall Open House on Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 1 – 4 p.m. where you will have the opportunity to tour campus, engage with teachers and students, and learn more about our unique and exciting school!

Eldorado Emerson Private School
Preschool through 12th Grade
Located in the City of Orange

Founded in 1958, Eldorado Emerson is an independent, accredited, nonsectarian private school dedicated to excellence in education for highly intelligent students. Well-known for its positive, friendly environment, Eldorado Emerson provides small class sizes, exceptional teachers, and a well-rounded curriculum. Students develop a personal integrity, the ability to “think outside the box,” and a lifelong love of learning. Eldorado Emerson earned the highest accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and many of its graduates are accepted into top-ranked universities. Each June, students from preschool through high school engage in a five-week camp-style summer session, which is also available to outside students.

Fairmont Private Schools
Preschool - 12th grade. Six OC campuses in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills and Tustin

Founded in 1953, Fairmont is the oldest nonsectarian, coeducational private school in Orange County serving over 2,200 students. Our campuses are thriving, culturally diverse communities, where athletics, arts and extracurricular activities supplement academic coursework to help shape the entire student. Fairmont offers summer school and camp, extended day care, after-school academic assistance and reliable bus transportation. Boasting exceptional outcomes on test like the SAT and Stanford 9, Fairmont has set the standard for other OC schools to follow.

Fusion Academy Huntington Beach
Grades 6 - 12
Located in Huntington Beach

Fusion Huntington Beach offers personalized, one-to-one learning in a full-time alternative school for students in grades 6-12. All of Fusion's classes are taught on a one-to-one basis. Each student's daily schedule is fully customized to his or her needs, with flexible hours and days. What's more, because of our unique one-to-one learning, if a student has to take extended time off of school - say for traveling or professional sports - the class is simply put on hold until he or she returns.

Halstrom Academy
6th - 12 grade
Three OC campuses & Online

Since 1985, Halstrom Academy has been the pioneer of the 1:1 instruction model where the individualized approach and flexible scheduling options allow you to learn your way on your schedule. Halstrom helps aspiring actors, athletes, those with unique learning styles, such as ADHD and high-functioning Autism, as well as students in grades 6-12 who want to supplement their traditional school curriculum. With over 150 college prep and AP courses, along with social activities and clubs you can truly build a school to fit your needs. Halstrom is WASC accredited, UC/CSU certified and NCAA approved.

Sage Hill School
9th - 12th grade
Located in Newport Coast

Sage Hill School provides opportunities to engage, to be yourself, to learn, and to find your passion.

Academic Excellence: Average class size of 15 students; deeply committed educators promote a love of learning; highest SAT scores in OC.
Engagement: Opportunities abound in athletics, fine arts, on-campus clubs and leadership opportunities.
College Counseling: Accessible, full-time counselors provide individualized guidance throughout the college selection and application process.
Ninth Grade Experience: Clarifies expectations, expands opportunities, builds relationships and nurtures confidence.
Service-Learning Program: An intentional focus on public purpose is woven into the curriculum, teaching students to be engaged citizens.

St. Margaret's Episcopal School
Preschool through 12th grade
Located in San Juan Capistrano

Founded in 1979, St. Margaret's Episcopal School is the premier coeducational, independent, college-preparatory day school in Orange County serving 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12. The faculty of the Upper School at St. Margaret's is committed to creating challenging learning environments and to supporting students in ways commensurate with those challenges. The Upper School also offers a college preparatory academic program which is appropriately rigorous and encourages students to become confident in their approaches to learning and to life.

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College Planning & College Preparatory

Chyten
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Founded in Boston among the country’s most prestigious and competitive universities, Chyten’s premier test preparation and tutoring services are now available in Orange County. Chyten students – more than 20,000 -- earn the highest scores and are accepted at the nation’s premier universities. Chyten is:

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We also offer private tutoring rooms, expert help with homework and more, and detailed online progress reports following every session. For a free consultation in our Irvine offices, call 949-242-0050, or visit our website. We are located at 4000 Barranca, Parkway Suite 220, Irvine CA 92604

Fairmont Private Schools

Rigorous standards, a diversified curriculum, personalized instruction and dedicated teachers create an environment of educational excellence at Fairmont Prep. This WASC accredited campus offers college bound students AP and IB courses, an advanced math track, an engineering magnet program and a medical magnet program. Students participate in thriving student life including varsity sports, the arts, clubs, community service and an annual travel week. The Prep campus features buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a gymnasium, multipurpose room, theatre, art studio, library and multiple science and computer labs. Graduates go on to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country.

The Princeton Review - Test Preperation

The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators achieve the best outcomes at all stages of their educational careers. It all starts with a single premise: Everyone is entitled to the best education.

Through years of research they've learned to use practice and preparation to help students improve their performance. The Review's Test Preparation Division helps a wide variety of students prepare and practice for major moments in their educational lives including the PSAT, SAT, ACT and Graduate School Exams.

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