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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
Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, and Tustin

Fairmont preschoolers thrive in a safe and secure learning environment, where passionate educators are committed to students’ academic, social, and character development. Students benefit from a program that blends advanced academics, purposeful play, and developmentally appropriate activities. Children who go through Fairmont’s early childhood program will master key literacy and math skills by the time they enter kindergarten. They will also have been exposed to enriching activities like dramatic play, technology, music appreciation, and art. These experiences and learning opportunities give them a competitive edge when entering Fairmont’s academically accelerated elementary school program. For more information, click link above or call (714) 765-6300.

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 Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Irvine. Infants - Kindergarten

Our Montessori program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers equips children with the personal skills, social competencies and academic preparation they need to succeed in elementary school and beyond. At LePort, we know how important it is for students to have a fun and enjoyable experience at school so they stay motivated to learn for years to come. Our teachers are highly qualified and nurturing (all head teachers are AMI-trained, possess bachelors degrees, and truly love teaching children). Our classrooms are safe, spacious and orderly environments, equipped with high-quality learning materials. Our range of scheduling options also make LePort a convenient choice. Schedule a tour today.

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 Newport Beach

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

Orange County serving 1,250 students in preschool through grade 12. The St. Margaret's Early Childhood Development Center (Preschool) plans curriculum to support all areas of a child's development: cognitive, social, emotional, physical and creative. Our curriculum meets or exceeds the California Preschool Learning Foundations, aligns with goals for young children's learning from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Our designated Outdoor Classroom sets a foundation for outdoor exploration and sustainability where learning is everywhere and supported by teachers skilled at creating moments of discovery and learning based on children's needs and interests.

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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 Four OC campuses in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, and Tustin

At Fairmont, our individualized approach to education gives students the opportunity they need to reach their full potential. Our passionate educators successfully blend technology and traditional instruction to provide an accelerated curriculum that is second to none. Low student to teacher ratio sustains a close-knit learning community where students receive individualized care and guidance to ensure academic success. Students also benefit from award winning fine arts, debate, sports, and leadership building programs. Established in 1953, Fairmont is the oldest, largest, nonsectarian private school in Orange County with four campuses serving students preschool through the 12th grade. Fairmont campuses are WASC accredited and provide a culturally diverse setting for students to become engaged, global citizens. For more information, click link above or call (714) 765-6300.

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 Fountain Valley & Irvine, CA | Preschool - 8th Grade

At LePort Private Schools 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 Knowledge for Life curriculum helps students connect the academically advanced material presented in the classroom with real-life applications and experiences. Our specialized educational approach also challenges each child to achieve his personal best, usually far exceeding public school standards. Students at LePort enjoy the process of learning and honing their academic and personal skills as they prepare to succeed in the most challenging high school programs. See our website for more information about the successes of our students.

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
Transitional Kindergarten - 8th grade, all boys
Located in Anaheim

St. Catherine's Academy is a Catholic school with a military tradition for boys in transitional 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

St. Margaret's provides students current and complex subject matter and dynamic, technological learning environments, resources and tools to experience, engage, broaden their mindset, discover, experiment, create, challenge, develop their own ideas and solutions and learn. Whether it is an evolving STEM curriculum merging the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math, or a new Global Education initiative that provides students opportunities to interact and work with other cultures and communities, St. Margaret's continues to innovate the classroom so students can innovate the world.

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

The Whitworth School’s purpose is to empower young minds with effective study skills, give them certainty on academic basics and a strong sense of personal ethics and integrity. We work on giving students one on one attention to ensure their success in each subject. We concentrate on the student’s ability to demonstrate competence in what they learn rather than the memorization of facts.

Give us a call us at 714-289-8400 if you think any of the following:
• If you feel your child needs more mental stimulation.
• If your child is exhibiting signs of being bored with school.
• If you feel your child is being held back by traditional methods.

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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. Established in 1961, Cornelia Connelly School inspires young women to achieve academic excellence and develop into confident, articulate leaders who are guided by Catholic principles to serve our global society. The mission, philosophy and foundation of the school remain constant - empowering young women leaders through academic excellence, faith development, and service. Connelly emphasizes academics (including Honors and Advanced Placement courses), fine arts, and athletics. Students utilize technology, such as iPads, daily in classes. Recently, a new Visual Arts Center, science labs, and beautiful Chapel were opened. Numerous clubs and a distinctive international and national exchange program are also offered.

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 Preparatory Academy
9th – 12th grade. Anaheim

Fairmont Preparatory Academy provides a unique high school education that enables students to shine as leaders, thinkers, and innovators. More than 87 percent of our graduates are accepted to top 100 colleges and universities as defined by US News & World Report. Fairmont Prep offers an International Business Program, Advanced Science and Engineering Program, Advanced Math, and International Baccalaureate Program. Similar to Fairmont’s other campuses, Fairmont Prep is WASC accredited. Students thrive in a close-knit learning environment rich with community service opportunities, fine arts, traveling, debate, and sports. In the words of one of our students, “Fairmont Prep is the epitome of an adventure, where intellectual, social, and emotional enrichment develop naturally.” For more information, click link above or call (714) 999-5055.

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
Four OC campuses & Online

Students learn differently, and Halstrom Academy understands that. Since 1985, Halstrom Academy has helped more than 16,000 students achieve educational success with the 1:1 instruction model it pioneered. For students who struggle in the traditional classroom such as those with ADHD, Dyslexia, or social anxiety, or students with special scheduling needs such as athletes and artists, Halstrom’s personalized approach to teaching and flexible scheduling options helps students in grades 6-12 succeed in school. Halstrom offers open enrollment for full-time students, as well as part-time students who want to remediate or accelerate their traditional school curriculum. Halstrom offers more than 150 college prep and 18 AP courses, as well as a variety of social activities and clubs. At Halstrom, you will find a school that fits your needs. Visit us at our monthly open houses held every third Wednesday from 5 to 7:30pm. 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.

Semita School
9th-12th Grade
Located in La Palma

Semita School is a nonsectarian, private, college-preparatory high school located in La Palma. At Semita, we understand that each student learns differently. We offer UC-approved courses, small group and/or one-on-one instruction, and a flexible course schedule to best fit the needs of each student. Through technology-based, customized learning models, Semita students have opportunities to succeed in high school and prepare for college. Additionally, we offer individual AP courses as well as credit recovery for students enrolled at other high schools. Discover the difference with Semita School.

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 1,250 students in preschool through grade 12. Our mission is to educate the hearts and minds of young people for lives of learning, leadership and service. St. Margaret's is a diverse community dedicated to developing the whole child. We nurture spiritual growth, an appreciation for life-long learning, the courage to lead and a responsibility to give to others. Our graduates are independent thinkers of integrity and compassion who reveal their resilience and collaborative nature in the face of challenge and opportunity.

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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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- Qualified-Employs only tutors with Masters degrees and teaching experience.
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 Preparatory Academy
9th – 12th grade. Anaheim

Fairmont Preparatory Academy provides a unique high school education that enables students to shine as leaders, thinkers, and innovators. More than 87 percent of our graduates are accepted to top 100 colleges and universities as defined by US News & World Report. Fairmont Prep offers an International Business Program, Advanced Science and Engineering Program, Advanced Math, and International Baccalaureate Program. Similar to Fairmont’s other campuses, Fairmont Prep is WASC accredited. Students thrive in a close-knit learning environment rich with community service opportunities, fine arts, traveling, debate, and sports. In the words of one of our students, “Fairmont Prep is the epitome of an adventure, where intellectual, social, and emotional enrichment develop naturally.”

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