Guide to Private Schools in the South Bay
Are you looking for a private schools in the South Bay? There are many of great options for you to choose from. Starting as early as infants through TK & Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School and High School, there are lots of great choices for Private Schools in the South Bay.
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Private Schools in El Segundo
Vistamar High School
Our mission is grounded in the idea that Vistamar students will embrace lives of learning, integrity, and purpose. We strive to meet students where they are rather than who we think they should be, honoring each individual’s dignity and value in a way that simply no other school can. At Vistamar, we prepare each student with the knowledge and character necessary to pursue a life of purpose and fulfillment.
With our curriculum inspired by the finest programs in the world and a strong and intentionally diverse community—we’re a place to discover who you are and what you can do.
Private Schools in Manhattan Beach
American Martyrs School – Grades K-8
Private Catholic School
American Martyrs School is one of the jewels in the crown of American Martyrs Parish. It sparkles with the laughter of children, the joy of learning, and the light of loving parents and teachers. When our school began its first fall term on September 15,1947, eight teaching Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet were there to greet 235 new students. The little brick schoolhouse had been built on sandy “wilderness;” it accommodated just six grades. Over the last half century, American Martyrs School has mushroomed into an expansive academic complex-complete with a state-of-the-art science lab, library, extended care center, media lab, and dedicated rooms of instruction for music, art, and Spanish. Adjoining the elementary school campus are the parish Gymnasium and the AMS pre-school.
More than 700 children attend Pre-K through eighth grade at American Martyrs School today. A dedicated staff of 75 lay professionals works in partnership with parents to provide our school children with a faith-based education that focuses on academic excellence and the development of Catholic values. Though we are a parochial school, our young students have strong links to Manhattan Beach and the surrounding communities. Our children are actively engaged in public service from the time they enter kindergarten. They graduate as young Disciple of Christ — a shining reflection of His loving light.
Del Sol School – Grades Preschool – Grade 6
The del Sol Difference is based on the assumption that children are important people who have a right to be nurtured by teachers who honor them for who they are–unique, creative individuals, rich in being & potential, capable & powerful, loving & giving, possessing a natural sense of wonder, curiosity, desire, excitement, and joy in living & learning. We know, from our own experience and from child development theorists, that children are impelled to learn, most effectively by doing and reflecting upon it. Knowledge is not something that is given to children, but is actually constructed by the individual child through playful and purposeful interactions with materials, ideas, and others. Intentional teachers are the critical catalyst for the lighting and sustaining of the child’s passion for learning, living by our axiom, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
Manhattan Academy – Infant – Grade 5
Manhattan Academy’s mission is to develop the unique abilities and potential of each child by offering an individualized, developmentally appropriate, and enriched educational program. Our focus is on “The Whole Child”. We strive for excellence in all disciplines through a hands-on approach. Manhattan Academy’s comprehensive design takes our students on a journey of cognitive, social, creative, physical, technological, and moral achievement. Rich traditions rooted in the Montessori philosophy and our innovative curriculum grows productive, caring, and intellectually curious citizens.
Private Schools in Hermosa Beach
Fusion Academy – Grades 6-12
The campus opened in 2011 as Fusion’s 7th campus nationwide. Fusion South Bay in Hermosa Beach is a private school where classes are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. Our Teacher/Mentors can personalize curriculum and pacing for their students’ strengths, interests, and learning style. Students may attend full-time for middle and high school or part-time with classes for credit, tutoring and mentoring, post-secondary counseling, and more.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School – Preschool through Grade 8
Nestled in the hills of Hermosa Beach, in Los Angeles County, California, Our Lady of Guadalupe School is an inclusive learning community with faculty dedicated to meeting the needs of the individual student.
We respond to the various learning styles of our students with respect and creativity and see every student as a precious blessing to our school. Together, with parents as partners, we are committed to providing a faith-based education, rich with tradition and academic rigor.
Private Schools in Redondo Beach
St Lawrence Martyr School – Grades TK-8
We are a close-knit, faith-filled community dedicated to teaching Catholic principles, fostering Christian living and providing excellence in academic formation. Prayer is integral to the school day and students learn to recognize Christ’s presence in every moment. In building the foundation for sacramental living, our students attend Mass weekly, participate in Stations of the Cross, the Living Rosary, May Crowning, St. Francis’ Blessing of the Animals Mass and many other prayer services and events. The SLM faculty and staff also strive to help our students understand the importance of serving others and, thus, provide many volunteer opportunities, such as collecting and distributing goods for food drives, writing letters to service men and women overseas, and providing support at liturgies as altar servers, lectors and greeters.
Valor Christian Academy – Preschool through Grade 8
Valor Christian Academy is the South Bay’s premier, independent, private school, providing a solid academic Christian foundation for preschool, elementary and middle school since 1977.
Offering preschool for infants through four year-olds and a rigorous, WASC accredited academic program in our elementary and middle school, serving students in transitional kindergarten through 8th grade.
We maintain small class sizes, with one classroom per grade level, and provide a standards-based academic program to a diverse student body from a Christian worldview.
Valor Christian Academy serves approximately 100 preschoolers and 200 elementary and middle school students on our single campus, nestled in the Golden Hills section of Redondo Beach, California.
Private Schools in Torrance
Bishop Montgomery High School – Grades 9-12
Catholic, college-preparatory secondary school
Bishop Montgomery High School is a four year co-educational Archdiocesan high school serving the South Bay area. Bishop Montgomery is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and co-accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school is named for the first American-born Bishop of Los Angeles, the Most Reverend George T. Montgomery. Bishop Montgomery High School is proud to bear his name and fulfill his vision of Catholic Education. Located one mile from the Pacific Ocean, Bishop Montgomery is situated on a 24 acre campus. Three primary buildings hold 43 classrooms, a computer lab, robotics lab, engineering lab, digital arts lab, and a media center. Athletic fields, a chapel, performing arts theater, gymnasium, weight room, lunch area with dining tables, stadium, student activity center and retreat center, complete the property.
Private Schools in Palos Verdes & Rolling Hills
Chadwick School – Grades K-12
Private Co-Ed College Preparatory
At Chadwick School, we’re like family. We care deeply about your child’s growth, happiness and success. For more than 80 years, parents have trusted us to help their children develop academic excellence, exemplary character and a lifelong passion for learning. They know that each day their sons and daughters are here on campus, the values they honor at home are strengthened.
Rolling Hills Country Day School –Grades K-8
Rolling Hills Country Day School, founded in 1961, offers an educational environment that pursues excellence in the intellectual, moral, physical, and social development of our students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. While we present a forward-thinking curriculum, we are steeped in traditional educational values that foster ethical and independent work habits, community involvement, and strong interpersonal skills.
St. John Fisher School –Grades K-8
At SJF, we aim to create an orderly, welcoming environment where each student can experience first-hand the Gospel values of love, peace, and justice, in all members of our School family. Prayer and worship are part of our daily life. Through getting to know Jesus, our students learn the importance of love and respect for all.
We are a caring school with high expectations. We encourage our students to develop their full potential in all areas, through a challenging curriculum, extra-curricular learning experiences, and service to the School, our parish, and our surrounding community. While we emphasize individual growth and achievement, we highly value the bond between home, school, and parish, which we constantly strive to bolster.
Private Schools in Gardena
Individualized attention is crucial for our teachers to develop each of our students to define their educational plan for each child’s interests. In the future, this individualized attention will help your son or daughter determine their career goals and post-secondary planning.
This process starts in elementary school with an assessment of a student’s strengths and weaknesses, along with determining how to build a strong academic foundation for future success. This is followed in middle school with a more comprehensive plan, which develops and incorporates the long-term goals of each student.
Limai Academy provides our students with a solid beginning in kindergarten to build upon the core curriculum of our school and expand on each student’s strengths. This helps them achieve a higher level of academic achievement and assists them in discovering their path for the future.
Private Schools in Playa Vista
Portal Schools – High School
At Portal Schools, we are committed to equity and access for all students. We prioritize small learning communities, flexible schedules, student-centered instruction, and intentional career-focused programming aligned with academics.
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