Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, May 6, 2013.|
Private high schools
1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
All-girls, grades 6-12. Preparing students for the wider world, Castilleja infuses a challenging college-preparatory curriculum with a global program that fosters awareness, compassion and engagement. Uniforms.
Principal Head of School: Nanci Kauffman.
Admission: Upper School open houses Nov. 1 and Dec. 2, 2012. Applications due in January; standardized testing required..
Class Size: 15.
Crystal Springs Uplands School
400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough.
Coed. Grades: 6-12. An independent, college-preparatory school that promotes self-discovery and independent thinking. Emphasis on community building through mutual trust and respect and personal intellectual development.
Principal Head of School: Amy Richards.
Admission: Deadline Jan. 16, 2014. School visit, interview, recommendations, written application and standardized testing required. .
Class Size: Averages 14; student/teacher ratio is 9-to-1.
Harker School, The
500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose.
See Private Elementary and Middle Schools.
Principal Head of School: Chris Nikoloff.
Admission: Entrance exams, school records and character evaluations.
Class Size: Upper School: 16.
Call 408-249-2510 (9-12).
Kehillah Jewish High School
3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
A college-preparatory high school for boys and girls in grades 9-12 open to students and families from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds, including those with no prior Jewish education. Modern science and computer labs, art and music studios, drama room; regular, honors and AP classes; many sports teams and free membership in the Oshman Family JCC across the street.
Principal Head of School: Lillian Howard.
Tuition: $33,600; $400-$800 for books.
Admission: Admissions test, transcripts, teacher and administrator recommendations and a written personal statement..
Class Size: 12.
King's Academy, The
562 N. Britton Ave., Sunnyvale.
A Christ-centered college preparatory junior and senior high school, grades 6-12. Focus on spiritual life and relationship building, distinguished performing arts and athletics, annual retreats and missions trips, excellent individual college counseling. ACSI & WASC accredited.
Principal Bob Kellogg.
Tuition: Grades 9-12: $14,080; $900 student fee.
Class Size: 24.
Enrollment: Grades 9-12: 576.
Call 408-481-9900 .
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
High school for Orthodox Jewish girls. Both Judaic and general studies are covered. Judaic topics include studying Jewish texts, Hebrew, Jewish history, ethics and the role of women in Judaism. General studies cover math, science, history, language arts, computer science, visual and performing arts and gym.
Principal Penina Noy.
Admission: Application and personal interview.
Class Size: 15.
50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
An independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades 6-12.
Principal Head of School: Norman M. Colb.
Tuition: $36,400 for all grades. Financial aid is available.
Admission: Applications due in January; standardized testing required..
Class Size: 15.
Enrollment: Grades 9-12: 562.
Mid-Peninsula High School
1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park .
Coed for grades 9-12. A community for learning, the school is designed for students with academic potential who can benefit from a smaller environment and a flexible, individually focused academic program. Accredited by CAIS and WASC. College-prep curriculum approved by UC/state university systems.
Principal Head of School: Douglas C. Thompson.
Admission: Year-round enrollment. Contact the school to arrange an information interview and to receive an application packet.
Class Size: 12.
Mountain View Academy
360 S. Shoreline Blvd. , Mtn. View.
A coeducational, college-preparatory, Christian high school operated by the Seventh-day Adventist church, Mountain View Academy provides quality, personalized education in a contemporary Christian environment.
Principal Dan Meidinger.
Admission: Application form, transcript, recommendation letters, standardized test scores, interview required..
Class Size: 20.
Palo Alto Adult School
50 Embarcadero Road, Room 8, Palo Alto.
Variety of classes offered quarterly in this Palo Alto Unified School District program, from English as a Second Language to woodworking. Classes available across Palo Alto. Complete schedules are inserted in the Palo Alto Weekly in mid-August, November and March and are also available in area libraries and community centers. Office hours: Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Fri 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Principal Kara Rosenberg.
Tuition: Course fees range from free for English as a Second Language to $195 for woodworking and are the same for residents and nonresidents..
Class Size: 12-25.
Palo Alto Prep School
2462 Wyandotte St., Mtn. View .
Grades 8-12. The school's purpose is to provide a college-prep alternative for academic and social success. Summer school offered in all subjects. WASC accredited.
Principal Director: Christopher Keck.
Tuition: $25,000 includes registration, books and materials fee.
Admission: Open enrollment; interview and student shadow.
Class Size: 8-10.
Call 650-493-7071, ext. 102.
26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills.
This college preparatory school teaches grades 7-12. Dress code in place.
Principal Mark Gardner.
Tuition: Grades 7-8 $25,520; grades 9-12 $26,570. Annual supplemental fee of $900 (grades 7-12) for art supplies, workbooks, textbooks and field trips..
Admission: Applications accepted Oct-mid Jan. Waiting lists. Testing, academic records, and teacher recommendations are required. Student interviews and shadow days are required for grades 4-12. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis..
Class Size: 7-10.
Enrollment: 7-12: approximately 300.
Sacred Heart Schools/Preparatory
150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.
Grades 9-12. A private, independent Roman Catholic school, a division of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, and a part of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
Principal James Everitt.
Admission: Applications due in January; admissions tests required. Interview. Waiting list.
Class Size: 15.
Call 650-473-4006 for admissions.
Saint Francis High School
1885 Miramonte Ave., Mtn. View.
A diverse, coeducational, Catholic, college-preparatory school focused on educating the whole person in the Holy Cross tradition. Comprehensive academic and extracurricular programs promote spiritual, intellectual and social development.
Principal Patricia Tennant.
Class Size: 29.
Waldorf School of the Peninsula (High School)
180 N. Rensgstorff Ave. , Mtn. View.
Grades 9-12. Students explore complex issues across academic disciplines, conduct practical experiments, engage in abstract mathematical reasoning, gain proficiencies in a broad range of art forms and experience learning in the natural world. Teachers present challenges that encourage students to observe, compare, analyze, synthesize, create, question and imagine alternatives. This process builds confidence for setting and accomplishing goals in adult life.
Principal School Administrator: Stephanie Rynas .
Tuition: $24,400 + activity fees.
Admission: Application and interview required.
Class Size: 15.
Woodside Priory School
302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
High school grades 9-12; Coed Catholic/Benedictine school. College preparatory. Casual dress code.
Principal Head of school: Timothy Molak.
Tuition: Comprehensive tuition and fees: $36,500 for day students; $53,925 for boarders; financial aid available.
Admission: Application for 2013-14 school year due Jan. 17, 2013; entrance exam required..
Class Size: 15-18.