Palo Alto Prep

2462 Wyandotte Street
Mountain View, CA 94043-0943
Tel: (650)493-7071
Grades: 8-12 | 64 students
A tightly knit school community, Palo Alto Prep operates on two assumptions: Teenagers want to feel good about themselves and they want to enjoy school.
In response to that, both staff and students strive to understand and appreciate individual differences, and they build fun and variety into learning.
Palo Alto Prep ensures that every student “fits in,” because teachers adapt to the student’s learning style and they develop a foundation for self-esteem and personal responsibility.
Students are taught to think, to solve problems and to operate creatively, and 95 percent of graduates go directly to college.
State certified and accredited by WASC, Palo Alto Prep helps students see and experience the best in themselves.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, ADD, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1987

Student Body

Total Students 64 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Palo Alto Prep Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,000
Tuition Notes includes books, reg fees, some field trips
Admissions Director Lisa OHearn-Keck

School Notes

  • A tightly knit school community, Palo Alto Prep operates on two assumptions: Teenagers want to feel good about themselves and they want to enjoy school. In response to that, both staff and students strive to understand and appreciate individual differences, and they build fun and variety into learning. Palo Alto Prep ensures that every student “fits in,” because teachers adapt to the student’s learning style and they develop a foundation for self-esteem and personal responsibility. Students are taught to think, to solve problems and to operate creatively, and 95 percent of graduates go directly to college. State certified and accredited by WASC, Palo Alto Prep helps students see and experience the best in themselves.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

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