Peninsula School

920 Peninsula Way
Menlo Park, CA 94025-0940
Tel: (650)325-1584
Grades: PK-8 | 258 students
Since 1925, Peninsula's mission has been to provide a child-centered education community that promotes the development of the whole child.
Teachers and parents work together to foster creativity, independence, joy of learning, personal responsibility, and self-esteem as well as academic excellence.
The success of this mission has depended upon the creation of an "extended family" of children, faculty, and parents.
Teachers and parents provide the guidance, trust and unconditional support necessary for children to experiment and learn about themselves and their world.
The school's goals are to help children build a positive self-image; to help children grow in all areas: perceptually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically; and to nourish children's natural creativity and desire to learn through a wide variety of experiences.
Peninsula School is a member of the Progressive School Network.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1925

Student Body

Total Students 258 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Peninsula School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,860
Tuition Notes Nursery: $13620. Three tuition payment plans are offered.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,222
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mary Lou Lacina


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball

School Notes:

  • Scheduled meeting with Admissions Director is required.  Optional is attending a Thursday tour.
  • Submitting application - due January 15, 2016.
  • Evaluations, testing, school reports, confidential teacher reports due January 15, 2016.
  • Financial aid applications due January 31, 2030.  Tax forms due February 28, 2016.
  • Nursery applicants visit Saturday, January 23, 2016.  Kindergarten applicants visit Saturday, January 30, 2016.  1st - 8th grade students invited to visit classes in the month of February.
  • Parent Interviews begin February 29, 2016.
  • Decision letters mailed March 9, 2016.

Profile last updated: 09/21/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Mid-Peninsula High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is German - American International School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Roberts School (0.4 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Menlo Park
    Roberts School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 48 students
    0.4 miles
    641 Coleman Ave
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: PK-9 | 295 students
    0.6 miles
    475 Pope Street
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: K-8 | 160 students
    0.9 miles
    50 Terminal Ave
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Palo Alto
    Grades: K-1 | 50 students
    1.1 miles
    437 Webster St
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: 9-12 | 127 students
    1.1 miles
    1340 Willow Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

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