Archdiocese of Los Angeles

The Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles strive to be communities of faith in which the Christian experience of community, worship, and social concern are integrated into a total experience of students, their parents, and the members of the school faculty and staff. In partnership with parents, we prepare our students to become full and active members of the Catholic Church, to serve others, and to make a difference in the world. We commit our schools to provide a quality education so that a Catholic Education is truly an advantage for life.
Area Served: Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties
Phone: (213) 637-7300


Archdiocese of San Francisco

The Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Catholic Schools in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties contribute to the fabric of the San Francisco Bay Area. Grounded in the Catholic faith and committed to academic excellence, the 70 schools of the Archdiocese cultivate the virtuous life, nurture Christian community, and nourish a Catholic world view to the over 24,000 students we serve.
Area Served: San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties
Phone: (415) 614-5500


Association of Christian Schools International

The Association of Christian Schools International serves more than 5.5 million students in nearly 24,000 schools worldwide. Programs and services are designed to assist Protestant Christian schools in offering effective Christian school education. In California, ACSI serves approximately 300 member schools with a total enrollment of more than 90,000 students, preschool through higher education.
Area Served: All of California
Phone: (714) 256-1287

Association of Waldorf Schools of North America – California Division

The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) is a non-profit membership organization of independent Waldorf schools and institutes in Canada, the United States and Mexico.  AWSNA’s mission is to support schools through collaborative regional work, professional and resource development, accreditation, community outreach and advocacy.  AWSNA’s California Division includes 21 schools.
Area Served: All of California
Phone: (612) 424-8536


BJE—Builders of Jewish Education

BJE helps 155 affiliated schools and over 2,500 educators provide high-quality education to 31,000 students. The programs, services, and scholarships provided by BJE enhance educational quality and make Jewish education accessible to ever increasing numbers of students.
Area Served: Greater Los Angeles
Phone: 323-761-8605


California Association of Independent Schools

CAIS is an association of more than 200 schools statewide that value engaging college preparation, social responsibility, and ethnic, racial, and socio-economic diversity. The Association maintains a demanding accreditation process and offers a broad array of professional development programs. Members schools vary widely, ranging in size from 45 to 2,026; providing campuses that are urban, suburban, or rural; enrolling student bodies that are coeducational or single sex; and offering boarding and day facilities. While the majority of member schools are secular in orientation, one-third are religious and include institutions that draw upon the Catholic, Christian Science, Episcopal, Islamic, Jewish, non-denominational Christian, and Quaker faith traditions.
Area Served: All of California
Phone: (818) 845-0800

California Catholic Conference

The California Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in California. We advocate – as a matter of justice – for the high quality education of every child, especially for those most in need. We affirm each parent’s right, and the responsibility, to direct their children’s education. We support an exceptional K-12 teaching force serving all California’s students. We believe educational reforms are best realized closest to actual teaching and learning experiences.
Area Served: All of California
Phone: (916) 313-4000


California Association of Private Special Education Schools

CAPSES primary mission is to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities by advocating for them in public policy, and promoting high quality instruction, guidance, therapy and staff development.  CAPSES is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the leadership role of the private sector in offering alternative quality services to individuals with disabilities.  By providing the highest quality instruction, therapy and guidance and advocacy to their clients, CAPSES members strive to help special education students maximize their potential and lead independent and dignified lives.  We are able to build that potential by working together to ensure appropriate services to all eligible students and their families.
Area Served: All of California
Phone: (916) 447-7061


Christian Schools International, Southwest Region

Christian Schools International represents over 500 membr schools serving over 125,000 students across the U.S. and Canada. The mission of CSI is to advance Christian education and to support schools in their task of teaching students to know God and his world and to glorify him through obedient service. In California, CSI serves over 15 member schools with a total enrollment of over 7,000 students.
Area Served: All of California
Phone: (562) 860-0556


Diocese of Fresno Education Corporation

DOFEC is responsible to the Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno to lead, support, and supervise the 18 elementary and 2 secondary Catholic schools in the diocese. Each school is also a community of academic excellence that focuses on developing and nurturing the whole person.
Area Served: Central Valley (see map)
Phone: (559) 488-7420

The Diocese of Monterey

The Diocese of Monterey includes eleven parish schools, two Diocesan high schools, three religious order schools, one independent school, and one school co-sponsored by a religious order and the Diocese.  The Diocese of Monterey serves approximately 5,000 students in preschool through twelfth grade.  The Department of Catholic Schools is committed to providing the necessary resources to its Catholic Schools to ensure strong Catholic identity, academic excellence, and service to the community.
Area Served: Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, and San Luis Obispo Counties
Phone: (831) 373-1608


The Diocese of Oakland

The mission of the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Oakland is to educate children in the Catholic faith and nurture their minds, bodies, and souls, inspiring them to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, achieve their highest academic and creative potential and actively serve and enrich the community. The Diocese of Oakland has 39 elementary, nine high schools, and almost 15,000 students in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
Area Served: Oakland and Greater East Bay (see map)
Phone: (510) 628-2151


The Diocese of Orange

The Diocese of Orange Department of Catholic comprises of 30 elementary schools – 27 diocesan / parish schools and 3 private schools, as well as 5 high schools – 3 diocesan and 2 private Catholic Schools. All schools are accredited by WCEA (Western Catholic Education Association) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges).
Area Served: Orange County
Phone: (714) 282-3056


The Diocese of Sacramento

The Diocese of Sacramento’s Catholic School Department is responsible for the overall supervision, administration, and organization of 43 diocesan elementary schools and 9 high schools. It is the mission of the Catholic School Department, through a model of centralized collaboration and communication, to support pastors and principals in their pastoral and educational administrative mission and to provide an effective Catholic educational environment for the spiritual and academic formation of each student.
Area Served: Sacramento and additional counties (see map)
Phone: (714) 282-3056


Diocese of San Bernardino

The Diocese of San Bernardino’s Office of Catholic Schools serves twenty-four elementary schools, four high schools, and two parish pre-schools. The mission of the Office of Catholic Schools is to assist and support the schools of the diocese in implementing the common mission of the Church and the Vision of the diocese while promoting academically strong programs in an environment that is sensitive to the multicultural reality and which provides a safe faith-filled place for youth.
Area Served: San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
Phone: (909) 475-5437

Diocese of San Diego

The mission of the Office for Schools in the Diocese of San Diego is to educate in the image of Christ for our Church and for our world. The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego is home to 40 elementary schools and 5 high schools serving over 14,000 students in San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Office for Schools accomplishes its educational mission by fostering a collaborative culture that is Christ-centered, student-focused and forward-thinking.
Area Served: San Diego and Imperial Counties
Phone: (858) 490-8240


Diocese of San Jose

The Diocese of San Jose proudly serves 28 Catholic elementary schools, 6 Catholic high schools, and over 14,000 students within Santa Clara County. We believe that Catholic schools transform the lives of children and their communities, and we are excited about the opportunity that the future holds. Our school leaders and all those who carry out the mission and ministry of Catholic schools are committed to ensuring the future of Catholic education in the Diocese through a focus on:

Communion – nurturing a personal relationship with Christ and an encounter with one another; cultivating a strong Catholic culture; calling us together into one community as we leverage strengths, build shared knowledge, and collaboratively seek opportunities to further the mission of Catholic education

Formation – recognizing that forming our children requires a commitment to the ongoing formation of all those who serve within our ministry; fostering leadership at every level; pursuing intentional, engaging, responsive instruction that ensures that every child is able to thrive

Stewardship – embracing our responsibility to ensure that vibrant Catholic schools positively impact present and future generations; addressing issues of equity and accessibility; engaging in critical reflection and transparent, responsible use of data to support ongoing growth
Area Served: Santa Clara County
Phone: (408) 983-0100


Diocese of Santa Rosa

The Diocese of Santa Rosa Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Santa Rosa serve in partnership with parents who desire to form and educate their children for a Christ-centered life through rigorous instruction focused on building intellectual, emotional, moral, physical, social, and spiritual competencies.  The Diocese of Santa Rosa serves over 3,000 students from the four counties.
Area Served: Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt 
Phone: (707) 566-3393


Diocese of Stockton

The Diocese of Stockton serves the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mono and Alpine. The Catholic Schools Office oversees 8 preschools, 11 elementary schools and 2 high schools with a combined enrollment of approximately 4,300 students.
Area Served: (see listing)
Phone: (209) 466-0636


Episcopal Diocese of California

The Episcopal Diocese of California supports congregations and schools in their educational activities, and equips them by providing materials, expertise and resources, in cooperation with other diocesan and ecumenical organizations.
Area Served: San Francisco, East Bay and the Peninsula
Phone: (415) 673-5015


Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles

The community of Episcopal schools in the Diocese of Los Angeles consists of some 38 schools ranging from preschool through high school, serving some 9,600 students whose racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds reflect the exciting diversity of Southern California.
Area Served: Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
Phone: (213) 482-2040 (ext. 215)


Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, California, Nevada, Hawaii District

The CNH District is one of 35 districts of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Our district covers Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii and serves children from preschool through high school in 75 different locations. The California-Nevada-Hawaii District works collaboratively with schools of the District to provide quality Christian education and serve and bear witness to Jesus Christ.
Area Served: Northern California to Bakersfield
Phone: (925) 245-4000


Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Pacific Southwest District

Our mission involves serving, enabling, equipping, and supporting Lutheran school educators, administrators, and congregational pastors and leaders so that through them children and families may be equipped as disciples of Christ. The District provides service to over 18,000 students enrolled in 157 schools, preschool through high school.
Area Served: Southern California
Phone: (949) 854-3232


Seventh-Day Adventists Pacific Union Conference

The Adventist network of schools is made up of more than 76,041 students in nearly 901 schools and universities worldwide. The Pacific Union Conference serves the territories of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. Pacific Union has 8,768 students in 88 elementary and secondary schools as well as 26 early childhood programs with 966 students. The Seventh-day Adventist educational program is predicated on the belief that each student is unique and of inestimable value, and emphasizes the development of the whole person.
Area Served: All of California
Phone: (805) 413-7316



CAPSO is an affiliate of the Council for American Private Education, a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates serving private elementary and secondary schools.