Helios School

  • Helios School's mission is to provide an engaging and imaginative education that serves the unique intellectual, social and emotional needs of gifted students and their families.
  • The school is known for its Ability-grouped Math classes, Expeditionary Learning Model of Integrated Project-based learning, Mandarin and Spanish World Language programs, Mindfulness and SEL focus.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded2007
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students154 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Helios School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 18 / Feb. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,300
Tuition NotesFinancial aid available. K-4: $29,300 5-8: $30,800
Admissions DirectorSusan Stanat

Extracurriculars

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

School Notes

  • Private, progressive secular school based on a constructivist model of education
  • K - 8 curriculum designed specifically for gifted students
  • Second language program for Chinese and Spanish.
  • Rigorous academic curriculum in project-based, collaborative environment
  • Multi-dimensional learning, including social and emotional development
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1
  • Full school day 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
  • Aftercare available until 6:00 p.m.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Burlingame
     The Nueva School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 889 students
    23.7 miles
    6565 Skyline Blvd
    Burlingame, CA 94010
    (650)350-4528
    23.7 PK-12
    889
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: PK-8
    10.6 miles
    1211 Arbor Rd
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    (650)322-2312
    10.6 PK-8
    n/a
  • Palo Alto
    Bowman School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-8 | 236 students
    6.1 miles
    4000 Terman Drive
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (650)813-9131
    6.1 NS-8
    236

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