Peninsula School

920 Peninsula Way
Menlo Park, CA 94025-0940
Tel: (650)325-1584
Grades: PK-8 | 258 students
Since 1925, Peninsula's mission has been to provide a child-centered education community that promotes the development of the whole child.
Teachers and parents work together to foster creativity, independence, joy of learning, personal responsibility, and self-esteem as well as academic excellence.
The success of this mission has depended upon the creation of an "extended family" of children, faculty, and parents.
Teachers and parents provide the guidance, trust and unconditional support necessary for children to experiment and learn about themselves and their world.
The school's goals are to help children build a positive self-image; to help children grow in all areas: perceptually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically; and to nourish children's natural creativity and desire to learn through a wide variety of experiences.
Peninsula School is a member of the Progressive School Network.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1925

Student Body

Total Students 258 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Peninsula School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,660
Tuition Notes Nursery: $14980. Three tuition payment plans are offered.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mary Lou Lacina


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Track and Field, Winter TrackBasketballTrack and Field,
Winter Track

School Notes

  • Scheduled meeting with Admissions Director is required.  Optional is attending a Thursday tour and/or Kindergart and Nursery Open House.
  • Submitting application - due January 17, 2017.
  • Evaluations, testing, school reports, confidential teacher reports due January 17, 2017
  • Financial aid applications due January 31, 2017.  Tax forms due February 28, 2017.
  • Nursery applicants visit Saturday, January 28, 2017.  Kindergarten applicants visit Saturday, February 4, 2017.  1st - 8th grade students invited to visit classes in the month of February.
  • Interviews for selected parents begin the end of February 2017.
  • Decision letters mailed March 9, 2016.
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The average private school tuition in San Mateo County, CA is $14,030 for elementary schools and $28,044 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Mateo County, CA is 67% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).