Odyssey School

201 Polhemus Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402-0944
Tel: (650)548-1500
Grades: 6-8 | 33 students
Odyssey School is an independent, co-ed, middle school for gifted and talented students.
Its unique and innovative curriculum, including on-site and off-site learning, culminates in an 8th grade, 3-week trip to Japan.
Odyssey develops scholars and artists from the most promising young students.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 33 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
97%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $24,500

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Dance, Fencing, SwimmingDanceFencing,
Swimming

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ashland OR Shakespeare Festival, Community Service, Outdoor Education, Student Council Ashland OR Shakespeare Festival,
Community Service,
Outdoor Education,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • Specialists in middle school gifted education
  • Emphasis on the development of emotional intelligence through the Self-Science curriculum
  • Challenging and academically rigorous curriculum created specifically for the unique learning needs of gifted and talented students
  • Non-traditional physical education program including tai chi, yoga, karate, dance, aerobics, stage compat, fencing, swimming and hiking.
  • Integrated creative arts program as part of the core curriculum
  • Annual trips to Ranch Camp, Ashland Shakespeare Festival, Outdoor Education sites (varies each year) and Japan (8th graders only)
  • Student self-discipline, self-knowledge and responsibility is a major focus of the educational approach at Odyssey
  • Japanese foreign language education
  • Effects smooth transitions between entrance to middle school and 6th grade and exit to high school from middle school.
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