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 (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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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
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded
2002

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
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
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 11 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Financial aid available - do not let the tuition deter you from applying.
Admissions Director
Marily Lerner

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Art, Ceramics, Chamber Ensemble, Choir, Drama, Hiking, Hiking Club, Israel Club, Photography, Rock/Jazz Band, S.T.A.N.D. (Darfur relief group), Speech & Debate, Speech & Debate Team, Stand-Up Improv, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Wildlife Club, Wildlife Rescue Club, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Gay Student Alliance, Improvisational Comedy Troupe, Israel Activist Club

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

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.
Source: Verified school update

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 (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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