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Notes for Prospective Students
Maybeck is a co-educational, teacher run, independent, college
preparatory high school.
The school year begins with a whole-school
camping trip near Yosemite where workshops, projects, discussions,
and other activities are combined with cooking, swimming, hiking,
photography, and all-school projects.
This process of starting
school living and learning together, 24 hours a day for six days,
kick starts both academics and the supportive community that is
essential to Maybeck.
Regular classes are held in discussion format
with 8 to 15 students in a class.
The small classes and staff
focused on students' needs results in student success.
mid-spring, classes are halted for two weeks while students and
staff engage in local and travel Special Programs which vary from
year to year.
Recent local programs included: South Indian Culture,
History and Culture of California, Dual-line Kites, Skiing and
Snowboarding, Digital Photography, Mime, Steel Drums, International
Films, Zine-making, and Bay Area Theater.
Travel programs included
studying in France, Italy, Spain, India, Vietnam, The Philippines,
Japan, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Hawaii, Baja California and
A full range of student activities and physical
education opportunities are available.
Approximately 120 students
are enrolled in grades 9-12.
Maybeck High School offers a unique
opportunity in the East Bay for students to engage with an
academically challenging, college-preparatory curriculum in a
collaborative rather than competitive environment.