Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School

450 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tel: (650)494-8200
  • Our Mission: To promote academic excellence, community responsibiliy and vibrant jewish living.
  • We are a community day school, providing an exceptional education in science, math, history, literature, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, music, art, sports, and technology to nearly 400 students.
  • The academic excellence of our program is built on rigorous standards, exceptional faculty, and small student to teacher ratios.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Hausner Students Win Grand Prize at Synopsys Science & Technology Championship Event - 04/27/2017 - Palo Alto, CA, April 27, 2017 Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School students took home many accolades at this year`s Synopsys Science & Technology Championships awards ceremony this month. Additionally, Hausner science teacher, Liat Baranoff, received a Grand Priz...more

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1990

Student Body

Total Students 405 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 24 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director Aileen Mitchner

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Flag FootballGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Our enriching program encompasses general studies, Hebrew, Jewish studies, art, music, and physical education, balancing academic achievement with students` social, emotional, and physical well-being. Our curriculum teaches students important 21st century learning skills, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creative use of technology providing a dynamic environment that encourages independent thinking. At Hausner, we support the idea that true learning comes from experience. As a result, our project-based learning approach helps students develop practical life skills through investigation, complex research, and decision making. These skills lead to deeper learning, greater retention, and increased student engagement. We integrate technology into our core curriculum in general studies (including math, science, social studies, and English), as well as Jewish studies and various levels of Hebrew to enhance project-based learning. Our STEM curriculum a hallmark of our education process is an interdisciplinary and applied-teaching approach that integrates hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering, and math for real-world, problem-based learning.

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