The City of Los Angeles is located in Los Angeles County, California. The population is estimated at 3.8 million. There are 889 private schools operating in or near the City of Los Angeles. Private Schools in California are regulated by the California Department of Education. There are 2983 private schools in the State of California that are listed in the directory of the California Department of Education.
In California, the definition of a private school is a private business or nonprofit entity that offers or conducts full-time instruction with a full compliment of subjects at the elementary, middle, or high school level.
Under California Education Code Section 33190, private schools in the State of California who offer or operate a full-time elementary or secondary level day school for students between the ages of 6 and 18 must file an affidavit with the California Department of Education.
The California Department of Education does not license, endorse or accredit any private school in California. In the 2006-2007 school year there were 584,983 students enrolled in private schools in California. This was 8.5% of the total amount of students in school in the state.