A consortium of pre-collegiate, independent, and religious school organizations striving to promote excellence in education and to preserve philosophical and religious values as well as the spiritual dimensions of life. Learn more…
The California Association of Private School Organizations is the voice of K-12 private education in California. Its primary mission is to preserve the independence of California’s private schools and to uphold parental choice in education.
CAPSO members exemplify the great diversity of private education in the United States. The organizations represent schools, both sectarian and non-sectarian, serving approximately 80% of California’s children from preschool through twelfth grade who are enrolled in the state’s private schools. Learn about our members…
Legislative Action Center
Learn about the issues, current legislation, judicial proceedings and administrative actions that impact California’s K-12 private schools. Go there…
CAPSO's ESSA Guide for Private School Educators (in progress)
Looking for a user-friendly, easy-to-understand introduction to the provisions of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that are most relevant to private schools? You’ve come to the right place! Check out CAPSO’s online ESSA guide.
CAPSO publishes a monthly newsletter during the course of the school year containing timely information, links to resources, and commentary from a private school perspective.
You can help protect and champion the independence, diversity, and excellence that are hallmarks of California’s K-12 private schools.
Your tax-deductible contribution supports California’s oldest, largest, most respected and most inclusive consortium of private school organizations. Maintaining a strong and vital statewide coalition is in the best interest of every private school. Donate now…
ESSER: What Your Private School Needs to Know
The federal CARES Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund provides an array of emergency relief benefits to private schools. (Learn more.)