Private Programs

Read about the Private School Affidavit First!

Private School Affidavit (previously known as an R4 Affadavit)
Registration website for parents who want to officially register with the state that they are privately homeschooling on their own, as well as for those private programs who offer independent homeschool programs and must register.

Ambleside Online
Free homeschooling curriculum and materials available online for downloading, in the manner of the Charlotte Mason Method of classical instruction.

Beach High School
5520 Old San Jose Road, Soquel, CA 95073
Individualized self-study and alternative high school program and diploma, consulting, and tutoring.
Offers teenagers an opportunity to pursue particular interests and develop their talents outside of a traditional high school.

Branson Academy K-12 Independent Study
Branson Academy, Inc., P. O. Box 326, Aromas, CA
Choose from DESIGN-IT-FOR-ME or DESIGN-IT-YOURSELF Home Study Program. Offers parents’ choice of any curriculum, online classes, or other educational resources; high school diploma; records maintenance/ transcripts; Year Round Enrollment; and support.

California Homeschool Network – List of Private School Satellite Programs (PSP’s)
“A PSP is a private school which has filed an affidavit. When you sign up, you become a teacher (of your own children) in that school. Your name and address do not appear on the affidavit, but the PSP is required to keep a listing of each teacher and his/her qualifications.”

California Private Homeschool or Independent Study ProgramsList by ‘Homefires’
Includes lists by county for Private School Homeschool Programs and Independent Study Programs.

California Private School Satellite Programs (PSP’s) – List by A-Z’s Homes Cool
List of independent homeschool organizations filed as R4 private schools.

Calvert School
Offers curriculum for pre-K through 8th grade level students.

Homeschool Bootcamp
Experienced homeschoolers Heddi Craft and Vaiva Bichnevicius offer a fun and educational weekend campout for new homeschooling families, at a private property in the Aptos mountains.  Families arrive Friday, attend Saturday morning and afternoon workshops for adults and children on a variety of topics, as well as enjoy informal activities.

Kindergarten at Home
Offering by parent (certified teacher) who is taking registration for her kindergarden homeschool program open to families in the Santa Cruz County Area

Laurel Springs School
Accredited private college preparatory distance learning program for K-12 students in the US and other countries.

Learning Success Independent Study / Homeschool Program
Programs for K-8, High School and Adult High School Diploma, for local and long distance students whose families wish to follow the Learning Styles philosophy.  Students take an online learning styles evaluation developed by the authors of the book ‘Discover Your Child’s Learning Style,’ a consultation with a specialist, monthly meetings, goal setting and curriculum support, and yearly curriculum plan.  Yearly registration and curriculum fees.

Merit Consulting: Home Schooling
2392 North Rodeo Gulch Road 831-462-5655
Provides individualized home schooling program, one-on-one teaching in home, or adapted program using Merit Academy’s Curriculum. Home School Coaching is available across the nation online or face-to-face sessions for residents in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara, and San Francisco Counties in California. All grades.

‘Not-Back-to-School’ Camp
For ‘unschooled’ children and their families, NBTSC offers week-long camp sessions in Oregon or Vermont.  Offers unschoolers the chance to meet others who want to build friendships and celebrate their unique talents and interests with fun life-learning activities.

Oak Meadow Curriculum and Homeschool Program
Choose their fee-based distance learning program as a complete homeschool program or purchase just their curriculum package by grade.

Solimar Academy
From well-known learning styles specialists, this homestudy high school program offers a means for students to focus on “their interests in fashion, cooking, engineering, drama, the arts, and many other areas. Their programs can include internships, work experience, volunteering, or even starting a business. Skills in areas such as writing or math are included as needed and in ways that work for their learning styles. Life skills, fitness, and financial literacy are also emphasized.  A big part of their program is exploring their career goals and figuring out how to get there, whether it be a vocational program, a business, a community college, or a university.”

Wilderness Skills Institute K-12 School
849 Almar Ave., Ste. C-243, Santa Cruz, CA
Phone 925.785.2946  or  831.431.6454
This is a K-12 “total immersion talent development school where the core of the school is about guiding the students to dive deep into what they are passionate about while outside, offering a full program, (math, science, English, social studies, art, technical education, woodshop, metal-shop, auto-shop, foreign language, music) leading to a high school diploma.”

Private Christian Programs

Almaden Valley Christian School, Sharon Hensley, M.A., Director
16465 Carlson Dr., Morgan Hill, CA
(408) 776-6691
Offers home education service for families of children with learning differences, difficulties and disabilities.  Provides information, consulting and resources to parents teaching their children at home.

Monte Vista Christian School, Homeschool Partnership Program
2 School Way, Watsonville
Monte Vista Christian School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 6-12 offering general, college preparatory or resource classes.

Sunland Christian Homeschool:
Sunland Christian School (SCS) is an accredited California private school offering homeschool (Preschool through 12th grade), independent study, correspondence homeschooling and online homeschool to families throughout California, the United States, and foreign countries.