Castilleja School

     Tel: (650)328-3160
        
   
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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Year Founded 1907

Student Body

Total Students 448 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 45%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Castilleja School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 85%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 2128
Average ACT score 31
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 16
Yearly Tuition Cost $38,200
Tuition Notes $2.2 million in Tuition Assistance per year to 20% of student body.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Admissions Director Jill Lee
Admissions Associate traffel@castilleja.org

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bear Hollow School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is AltSchool Palo Alto (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is AltSchool Palo Alto (0.3 miles away)
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