Helios New School

Tel: (650)223-8690
Grades: K - 5 | 56 students
Helios is the only school on the Mid-Peninsula that is exclusively focused on the education and well being of gifted students and their families.  Based on best practices from the Roeper School, the Rocky Mountain School for the Gifted and Creative, and the Nueva School, Helios delivers a rigorous, experiential, project-based curriculum with an emphasis on social-emotional learning and foreign language acquisition.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 5

Student Body

Total Students 56 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 2%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Helios New School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(conservative wear)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $23,500
Tuition Notes Currently there is no financial aid available.
Acceptance Rate 25%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Anne Beneventi

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Robotics, Art, and Music Chess, Robotics, Art, and Music,

School Notes:

    • Private, progressive secular school based on a constructivist model of education
    • K - 5 curriculum designed specifically for gifted students
    • Second language program for Chinese
    • Rigorous academic curriculum in project-based, collaborative environment
    • Multi-dimensional learning, including social and emotional development
    • Low student-to-teacher ratio of 8:1
    • Full school day 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
    • Aftercare available until 6:30 p.m.

    Profile last updated: 08/03/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Kehillah Jewish High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Challenger School - Middlefield (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is International School Of The Peninsula (2.2 miles away)
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