Kehillah Jewish High School

Kehillah Jewish High School is distinguished by an exceptional academic program and a supportive environment that pairs rich traditions with the best of the Silicon Valley mindset.
At Kehillah, students embark on a journey of self-discovery guided by a community of passionate educators.
They graduate with the knowledge, values, and community that enable them to create extraordinary futures.
Kehillah welcomes students of all backgrounds. Kehillah does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admissions policies.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $57,475
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 12 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Kehillah Jewish High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded
1999

Student Body

Total Students
220 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Kehillah Jewish High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP French Language and Culture, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Design Studio, AP English Literature, AP Language and Composition, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C: Electromagnetism, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics
Average SAT score
1341
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
32
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 12 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial aid available; do not let the tuition deter you from applying.
% on Financial Aid
44%
Admissions Director
David Weiner

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Architecture Club, Art, Astronomy Club, Biology Club, Chess Club, Creative Coding Club, Drama, Fun and Games Club, Gardening Club, Gay Student Alliance, Hiking Club, Improvisational Comedy Troupe, Israel Club, Jewish Life Club, Kindness Club, Photography, Rock/Jazz Band, Screenplay to Screenwriting, Speech & Debate, Student Ambassadors Club, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Succulent Club, Women in Science Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Drama, Photography, Rock/Jazz Band, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Hiking

School Notes

  • Kehillah Jewish High School is an independent Jewish highschool that welcomes a diversity of students from both public and private schools. Located in the heart of SiliconValley, our Palo Alto location allows us to welcome students from as far north as Burlingame, as far south as MorganHill, and as far east as Fremont. Our campus offers state of-the-art physics, chemistry and biology labs, a laboratory for engineering arts, music and art studios, a "black-box" theatre, and an exceptional gym and athletic facility. Average classroom size is 15 students. Kehillah is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and by the California Association of Independent Schools.
  • Kehillah Jewish High School is distinguished by an exceptional academic program and a supportive environment that pairs rich traditions with the best of the Silicon Valley mindset. At Kehillah, students embark on a journey of self-discovery guided by a community of passionate educators. They graduate with the knowledge, values, and community that enable them to create extraordinary futures.
  • Kehillah welcomes students of all backgrounds. Kehillah does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admissions policies.
  • New in the Fall of 2023, Kehillah is opening its own MakerSpace that will contain a number of 3D printers, laser printers, and more. Additional electives including Engineering will be available.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Kehillah Jewish High School cost?
Kehillah Jewish High School's tuition is approximately $57,475 for private students.
What sports does Kehillah Jewish High School offer?
Kehillah Jewish High School offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Weightlifting.
What is Kehillah Jewish High School's ranking?
Kehillah Jewish High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Highest average ACT score and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Kehillah Jewish High School?
The application deadline for Kehillah Jewish High School is Jan. 12 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 12 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

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I am SO THANKFUL to have found this school! Kehillah means "community," and the sense of community and the academic, social, and emotional learning are outstanding. The educators amazing and school organized trips, group activities, sports, and clubs add to classroom learning.My son went on quite a few high school Shadow Visits and tours, and after his Shadow Day at Kehillah he was beaming because the inclusive, engaging teaching style was so awesome!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $57,475
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 12 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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