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Private School Data

Data about California’s private schools, including directory information, as well as information filed through the annual Private School Affidavit.

Although private schools of any size can file an Private School Affidavit (PSA), annual California budget language in Assembly Bill 1464 (Chapter 21, Statutes 2012, Item 6110-001-0001, Provision 1) limits the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) compiling and sorting of data to schools with six or more students. Therefore, the Private School Directory and Affidavit information contained on this page only includes private schools with enrollments of six or more students reported on their PSA.

Private School Directory Information

List of Private Schools
Obtain a list of active private schools from the California School Directory. This list may be downloaded in Excel or text formats with options to include school contact information.

List of Nonpublic Nonsectarian Schools
Obtain a list of active nonpublic nonsectarian schools from the California School Directory. This list may be downloaded in Excel or text formats with options to include school contact information.

California School Directory
To obtain other lists of private schools such as elementary or high schools or closed schools, use the California School Directory’s advanced search feature. Search results from the School Director may be downloaded in Excel or text formats with options to include school contact information.

Private School Affidavit Information

Private Schools - CalEdFacts

CalEdFacts: Private Schools
CalEdFacts is a compilation of statistics and information on a variety of issues concerning education in California.

Disclaimer

California law (California Education Code Section 33190External link opens in new window or tab.)requires private schools offering or conducting instruction at the elementary or secondary level to annually file an affidavit with the CDE.

Inclusion of a school in the above data reports and files should not be interpreted as meaning that the State of California, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI), the State Board of Education, CDE, or any other agency has made any evaluation, approval, or endorsement of any school listed.

Questions:   Private School Data | privateschools@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0317
Last Reviewed: Friday, November 15, 2019