Comparing the Best Schools in San Diego

Jacob GoodwilerResource, Tips


In this age of information, it is often our first instinct to go to resources like Google, Yelp, or Amazon to conduct research on a product before purchase. The search for a private school, or any school for that matter, usually starts in a similar way. You might reach out to friends for their opinions or school rating sites like GreatSchools, but it can be difficult to keep track of the information and easily compare schools.

Determining what school is best suited for your child can be a daunting task. Choosing a school is an important decision that will impact your child and your family. Elementary, Middle, and High School are foundational in shaping your child’s development in their studies, relationships, and character.




In your search for the best private school in San Diego, consider these factors when comparing schools:

Learning Environment

  • Location (Proximity to Home and Work)
  • School Culture
  • Teacher Accessibility (Class Sizes)
  • Opportunities for Parent Involvement
  • Strength of Mission and Vision
  • Religious Affiliation


  • Strength of Math, Science, Humanities, and Language Arts Programs
  • Visual & Performing Arts Programs


  • Athletic Programs
  • Other Extracurricular and Electives

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This is an imperfect and nuanced process, but we hope that this weighted chart will give you guidelines and help you think through what is important to you.

We wish you the best on your search for the best school in San Diego (for you)!