Mid-Peninsula High School

1340 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025-0940
Tel: (650)321-1991
Grades: 9-12 | 127 students
Mid-Peninsula High School, a community for learning, offers students a stimulating, safe environment that empowers them to reach their full academic and social potential.
As a small, caring, educational community, we work to strengthen relationships between students, their families, and the school.
We recognize and understand unique learning styles and create academic programs designed to meet each student's needs.
Our expectation is that Mid-Peninsula High School students will become capable, self-directed individuals who care about themselves, their families, and their communities.
We serve students from communities on the Peninsula including the East Bay, San Jose, South Peninsula, and the city of San Francisco.
Our campus is BART, CalTrain, Dumbarton Express, and SAMTRANS accessible.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Classes are mainstream; mild learning differences can be supported; full-time learning specialist
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 127 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Mid-Peninsula High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No formal dress code.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $29,740
Tuition Notes Financial Aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Andrea Henderson
Admissions Associate Jamie Schiessler


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,

School Notes:

  • Mid-Pen has a recently remodeled campus in Menlo Park that offers a number of amenities including but not limited to:
  • BBQ Pits for school-wide BBQ's
  • An Outdoor Eating Area
  • Hammocks
  • Two Fully Equipped Laboratory Classrooms
  • An Art Studio With Pottery Kiln And A Silk-Screen Studio
  • A College-Rated Gymnasium With Male And Female Locker Rooms And Showers and a Weight-Lifting Room
  • A Sound Proof Room For Music Classes
  • An Open, Well-Lit Student Center
  • And More

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Eastside College Preparatory School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Creative Montessori Learning Center (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Creative Montessori Learning Center (0.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palo Alto
    Grades: PK-K | 50 students
    0.6 miles
    1421 Bay Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: K-8 | 160 students
    0.9 miles
    50 Terminal Ave
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: PK-9 | 295 students
    1.1 miles
    475 Pope Street
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Palo Alto
    Grades: K-8 | 21 students
    1.1 miles
    735 Green Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: PK-8 | 258 students
    1.1 miles
    920 Peninsula Way
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

School Reviews

This school has changed my son''s life! He was in PAUSD K-8 and hated school. I was frustrated as a parent because even though he had an IEP, he was not getting the help he needed. Now, becasue of Mid-Pen, he is THRIVING. I can not say enough about this school where every student is known and every student is cared for. If you want your child to have a great education in a true school COMMUNITY, Mid-Pen is the place!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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