Odyssey School

201 Polhemus Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402-0944
Tel: (650)548-1500
Grades: 6-8 | 33 students
Odyssey School is an independent, co-ed, middle school for gifted and talented students.
Its unique and innovative curriculum, including on-site and off-site learning, culminates in an 8th grade, 3-week trip to Japan.
Odyssey develops scholars and artists from the most promising young students.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 33 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Odyssey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $24,500


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Dance, Fencing, SwimmingDanceFencing,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ashland OR Shakespeare Festival, Community Service, Outdoor Education, Student Council Ashland OR Shakespeare Festival,
Community Service,
Outdoor Education,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • Specialists in middle school gifted education
  • Emphasis on the development of emotional intelligence through the Self-Science curriculum
  • Challenging and academically rigorous curriculum created specifically for the unique learning needs of gifted and talented students
  • Non-traditional physical education program including tai chi, yoga, karate, dance, aerobics, stage compat, fencing, swimming and hiking.
  • Integrated creative arts program as part of the core curriculum
  • Annual trips to Ranch Camp, Ashland Shakespeare Festival, Outdoor Education sites (varies each year) and Japan (8th graders only)
  • Student self-discipline, self-knowledge and responsibility is a major focus of the educational approach at Odyssey
  • Japanese foreign language education
  • Effects smooth transitions between entrance to middle school and 6th grade and exit to high school from middle school.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Crystal Springs Uplands School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is La Petite Montessori (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is La Petite Montessori (1.1 miles away)
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  • Hillsborough
    La Petite Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-KG | 14 students
    1.1 miles
    1450 Tartan Trail Rd
    Hillsborough, CA 94010
  • San Mateo
    Grades: PK-5 | 220 students
    1.8 miles
    1 Carey School Ln
    San Mateo, CA 94403
  • San Mateo
    Grades: PK-K | 94 students
    1.8 miles
    315 Tulane Rd
    San Mateo, CA 94402
  • Burlingame
    Grades: 6-12 | 348 students
    2 miles
    400 Uplands Drive
    Burlingame, CA 94010
  • San Mateo
    Grace Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 60 students
    2 miles
    2825 Alameda De Las Pulgas
    San Mateo, CA 94403

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