Odyssey School

201 Polhemus Road,
San Mateo, CA, 94402-0944
Tel: (650)548-1500
Grades: 6 - 8 | 28 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

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 8
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 28 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 37%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students

Finances and Admission

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

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports DanceFencingSwimmingDanceFencing,
Swimming

Extracurriculars

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 Schools:

The nearest high school is Junipero Serra High School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tulane Montessori Children's House (1.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Grace Lutheran School (2 miles away)
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  • San Mateo Tulane Montessori Children's House
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    315 Tulane Rd
    San Mateo , CA , 94402
    (650)342-0447
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    1.8  mi  |  75  students  |  Gr.  K-1
  • San Mateo
    The Carey School
    1 Carey School Ln
    San Mateo , CA , 94403
    (650)345-8205
    1.8  mi  |  217  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • San Mateo
    Junipero Serra High School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    451 W 20th Ave
    San Mateo , CA , 94403
    (650)345-8207
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    2  mi  |  890  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • San Mateo
    Grace Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    2825 Alameda De Las Pulgas
    San Mateo , CA , 94403
    (650)345-9082
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    2  mi  |  60  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
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    Burlingame , CA , 94010
    (650)342-4175
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