Private School DataData 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 Directory may be downloaded in Excel or text formats with options to include school contact information.
Private School Summary Statistics
Private School Counts & Enrollment by Year
Statewide summary of counts of private schools and enrollment in private schools by year.
Private School Enrollment by Grade
Statewide summary of private school enrollment totals by grade for the previous four years.
Private School Counts & Enrollment by County
County-level summary of counts of private schools and enrollment in private schools for the previous four years.
Private School Enrollment by County & Grade
Statewide summary of counts of private schools and enrollment by county for the previous school year.
CalEdFacts: Private Schools
CalEdFacts is a compilation of statistics and information on a variety of issues concerning education in California.
Private School Detailed Affidavit Information
Information on PSAs for the most recent five years are available below. Files for previous years, dating back to 1999-2000, are available upon request.
- 2021-2022 (XLSX; 1MB; Revised 01-Jul-2022)
- 2020-2021 (XLSX; 1MB; Revised 02-Aug-2021)
- 2019-2020 (XLSX; 1MB; Revised 29-Oct-2020)
- 2018-2019 (XLSX; 1MB; Revised 18-Sep-2019)
- 2017-2018 (XLSX; 1MB; Revised 03-Jul-2018)
California law (California Education Code Section 33190) 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.