Grades: 6 - 12 | 448 students
Castilleja School, established in 1907, is dedicated to providing a rigorous college preparatory education for young women in grades six through twelve. Castilleja School educates women by fostering their intellectual, physical, creative, and emotional growth through an exemplary college preparatory experience within a diverse and supportive community. By blending tradition with thoughtful innovation, the curriculum encourages both individual achievement and collaborative learning. Castilleja's comprehensive program promotes the development of character, compassion, curiosity, and the capacity for effective leadership. Castilleja's philosophy is shaped by both tradition and current research that affirm the academic and personal advantages of girls' schools. We demonstrate this conviction in the conscious attention we pay to the needs, issues, pedagogies, and opportunities particular to girls. While our emphasis is on the development of the intellect, Castilleja is committed to the education of the whole person: heart, body, and spirit as well as mind.