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Choosing A Campus : A Guide To the Largest Private Schools in the Valley

The San Fernando Valley is home to more than 200 private schools--from religious to secular to college prepatory--some costing more than many universities. About 1 in 5 students in the Valley attend private schools-about 45,000 (compared to 180,000 enrolled at Los Angeles Unified School District campuses in the Valley). Statewide, more than 574,000 students attend private schools compared to more than 5.2 million in public schools. Here’s a look at some of the largest local private schools ranked in order of enrollment:

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Tuition is per year unless noted. Pinecrest Schools

11 campus total; five locations in the San Fernando Valley

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(818) 986-2470

Grades: preschool, K-8

Enrollment: 4,775 total; 2,521 in the San Fernando Valley

Tuition: $5,520 (preschool 5 days/week); $4,150 to 4,350 (K-8)

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Village Christian Schools

Sun Valley

(818) 767-8382

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Grades: K-12

Enrollment: 1,900

Tuition: $3,029 (K-5); $3,307 (6-8); $3,630 (9-12), depending on number of children enrolled

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Chaminade College Preparatory (Catholic)

Chatsworth & West Hills

818-363-8127; 818-347-8300

Grades: 6-12

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Enrollment: 1,600

Tuition: $4,800

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Alemany High School (Catholic)

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Mission Hills

818-365-3925

Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 1,540

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Tuition: $3,300

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Harvard-Westlake School

Studio City and Bel-Air

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818-980-6692

Grades: 7-12

Enrollment: 1,538

Tuition: $11,550

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St. Genevieve Elementary/High School (Catholic) Panorama City

(818) 892-3802, (818) 894-6417

Grades: K-8, 9-12

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Enrollment: 1,187

Tuition: $1,450 to $1,950 (elementary); $2,600 (high school), depending on number of children in family. *

Notre Dame High School (Catholic)

Sherman Oaks

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(818) 501-2300

Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 1,064

Tuition: $4,800

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Armenian General Benevolent Union Manoogian-Demirdjian School Canoga Park

818-883-2428

Grades: preschool, K-12

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Enrollment: 865

Tuition: $3,500 (preschool); $3,000 (K-5); $3,200 (6-12)

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Campbell Hall (Episcopal) North Hollywood

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818-980-7280

Grades: K-12

Enrollment: 800

Tuition: $8,450 (K-6); $11,550 (7-12)

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Los Angeles Baptist High School

North Hills

818-894-5742

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Grades: 7-12

Enrollment: 797

Tuition: $3,800

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Glendale Adventist Academy/Glendale Adventist Elementary (Seventh-day Adventist)

Glendale

818-244-8671

Grades: K-12

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Enrollment: 795

Tuition: Adventists: $1,900 to $3,400; non-Adventists: $3,000 to $5,000, depending on grade level

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The Buckley School

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Sherman Oaks 818-783-1610

Grades: preschool, K-12

Enrollment: 750

Tuition: $8,200 (preschool); $10,400 (K-5); $11,850 (6-12)

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Holy Martyrs Ferrahian Armenian School

North Hills and Encino

818-784-6228

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Grades: preschool, K-12

Enrollment: 640

Tuition: $3,000

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Oakwood School

North Hollywood

(818) 752-4444, 752-4400

Grades: K-12

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Enrollment: 635

Tuition: $10,250 (K-6), $11,300 (7-12)

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Bellarmine-Jefferson High School (Catholic)

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Burbank

818-972-1400

Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 600

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Tuition: $3,155

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Viewpoint School

Calabasas

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(818) 340-2901

Grades: preschool, K-12

Enrollment: 585

Tuition: $8,000 (preschool-4); $8,600 (5-6); $9,300 (7-12)

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St. Mel Elementary School (Catholic)

Woodland Hills

(818) 340-1924

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Grades: K-8

Enrollment: 570

Tuition: $1,900 for parish members and $2,500 for non-parish members, depending on the number of children enrolled

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Meadow Oaks School

Calabasas

(818) 591-9153

Grades: Preschool, K-8

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Enrollment: 560 Tuition: $6,900 (preschool 5 days/week); $7,625 (K-6), $9,450 (7-8)

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St. John Baptist De La Salle School

Granada Hills

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(818) 363-2270

Grades: 1-8

Enrollment: 560

Tutition: $1,700 for parish members and $3,000 for non-parish members, depending on the number of children enrolled

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Emek Hebrew Academy (Jewish)

North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys

818-980-0155

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Grades: preschool, K-8

Enrollment: 545

Tuition: $485 per month (preschool 5 days/week); $5,900 per year (K-8)

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Hillcrest Christian School Granada Hills

818-368-7071

Grades: K-8

Enrollment: 525

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Tuition: $2,750, depending on the number of children enrolled

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Sierra Canyon School

Chatsworth

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(818) 882-8121

Grades: Preschool, K-8

Enrollment: 575

Tuition: $7,350 (preschool), $7,550 (K-5), $7,750 (6-8)

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Chamlian Armenian School

Glendale

818-957-3399

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Grades: 1-8

Enrollment: 487

Tuition: $2,650

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Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School (Jewish)

Northridge

818-368-2735

Grades: K-9

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Enrollment: 470

Tuition: $7,700 (K-5); $8,900 (6-9)

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Crespi Carmelite High School (all boys Catholic)

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Encino

818-345-1672

Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 454

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Tuition: $4,325

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Louisville High School (all girls Catholic)

Woodland Hills

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818-346-8812

Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 430

Tuition: $4,350

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Providence High School (Catholic)

Burbank

(818) 846-8141

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Grades: 9-12

Enrollment: 414

Tuition: $4,400

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Valley Beth Shalom Day School (Jewish)

Encino

(818) 788-2199

Grades: K-6

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Enrollment: 386

Tuition: $6,500

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St. Nicholas School (Greek Orthodox)

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Northridge

(818) 886-6751

Grades: pre-K, K-8

Enrollment: 370

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Tuition: starting at $245 per month for a single child of church members

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First Lutheran School

San Fernando and Sylmar

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818-361-4800; 818-362-9223

Grades: K-6; 7-12

Enrollment: 355 total

Tuition: $2,550 (K-6); $2,900 (7-8); $3,050 (9-12)

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The Valley School

Van Nuys

(818) 786-4720

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Grades: preschool, K-8

Enrollment: 348

Tuition: $4,300 (K-5); $4,800 (6-8)

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Holy Family Girls High School (Catholic)

Glendale

818-241-3178

Grades: 9-12

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Enrollment: 347

Tuition: $2,500 Catholic students; $2,800 for non-Catholic students

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Chatsworth Hills Academy

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Chatsworth

818-998-4037

Grades: pre-K, K-6

Enrollment: 342

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Tuition: $5,785

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St. Jane Frances Catholic School

North Hollywood

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(818) 766-1714

Grades: preschool, K-8

Enrollment: 340

Tuition: $165 per month for one child; $220 per month for two children

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St. Joseph the Worker Elementary School (Catholic)

Canoga Park

(818) 341-6616

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Grades: K-8

Enrollment: 338

Tuition: $1,900 to $4,300, depending on the number of children enrolled; $200 more for non-parishoners

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Kadima Hebrew Academy (Jewish)

Woodland Hills

818-346-0869

Grades: preschool, K-6

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Enrollment: 328

Tuition: $4,600 (preschool); $6,300 (K-6)

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St. Charles Borromeo School (Catholic)

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North Hollywood

(818) 508-5359

Grades: K-8

Enrollment: 325

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Tuition: beginning at $1,850 for one child; cost varies depending on number of children enrolled and parish membership

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St. Bernardine of Siena Elementary School (Catholic)

Woodland Hills

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(818) 340-2130

Grades: K-8

Enrollment: 325

Tuition: $115 (K); $185 to $410 per month (1-8) depending on the number of children enrolled and parish membership

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St. Francis de Sales School (Catholic)

Sherman Oaks

(818) 784-9573

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Grades: K-8

Enrollment: 324

Tuition: $2,010 to 3,410 for one student, depending on parish membership

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St. Catherine of Siena School (Catholic)

Reseda

(818) 343-9880

Grades: K-8

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Enrollment: 321

Tuition: $195 per month (K); starting at $180 per month for grades 1-8 depending on number of children enrolled

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Holy Family Grade School (Catholic)

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Glendale

818-243-9239

Grades: pre-K, K-8

Enrollment: 320

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Tuition: $1,600 to $1,900 depending on parish involvement

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St. Ferdinand Elementary School (Catholic)

San Fernando

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(818) 361-3264

Grades: K-8

Enrollment: 320

Tuition: $2,000 to $2,500, depending on the number of children enrolled and parish membership

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St. Didacus Elementary School (Catholic)

Sylmar

(818) 367-5886

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Grades: K-8

Enrollment: 319

Tuition: $1,960 to $3,263 depending on number of children enrolled

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St. Elisabeth School

Van Nuys

(818) 779-1766

Grades: K-8

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Enrollment: 315

Tuition: $1,700 to $2,800 depending on number of children enrolled

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Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School (Catholic)

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Northridge

(818) 349-0245

Grades: K-8

Enrollment: 315

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Tuition: $1,680 to $2,280

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St. Francis Xavier Elementary School (Catholic)

Burbank

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(818) 767-2071

Grades: K-8

Enrollment: 310

Tuition: $1,790 to $3,380 depending on number of children (in parish fees)

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West Valley Christian Academy

Canoga Park

(818) 882-3242

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Grades: Preschool,K-6

Enrollment: 375

Tuition: $2,250 (Preschool 5 days/week);$2,300 (K-5)

Sources: individual schools; Researched by STEPHANIE STASSEL and DAVID BRADY/Los Angeles Times

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