Peninsula School

920 Peninsula Way,
Menlo Park, CA, 94025-0940
Tel: (650)325-1584
Grades: PK - 8 | 254 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

School Type Alternative School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported Learning Differences Supported
Year Founded 1925

Student Body

Total Students 254 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 38%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Peninsula School Students 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 24%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,222
Acceptance Rate 32%
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 17, 2014.
    • Evaluations, testing, school reports, confidential teacher reports due January 17, 2014.
    • Financial aid applications due January 31, 2014.  Tax forms due February 28, 2014.
    • Nursery applicants visit Saturday, January 25, 2014.  Kindergarten applicants visit Saturday, February 1, 2014.  1st - 8th grade students invited to visit classes in the month of February.
    • Parent Interviews begin February 28, 2014.
    • Decision letters mailed March 15, 2014.

    Profile last updated: 06/06/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mid-Peninsula High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Roberts School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is German - American International School (1 miles away)
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  • Menlo Park Roberts School    
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    641 Coleman Ave
    Menlo Park , CA , 94025
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.4  mi  |  48  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Menlo Park
    Beechwood School
    50 Terminal Ave
    Menlo Park , CA , 94025
    0.9  mi  |  167  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Menlo Park
    German - American International School
    275 Elliott Dr
    Menlo Park , CA , 94025
    1  mi  |  221  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Menlo Park
    Nativity Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1250 Laurel Street
    Menlo Park , CA , 94025
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.1  mi  |  277  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Menlo Park
    Mid-Peninsula High School
    1340 Willow Road
    Menlo Park , CA , 94025
    1.1  mi  |  127  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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