Mid-peninsula High School

Mid-Peninsula High School, a community for learning, offers students a stimulating, safe environment that empowers them to reach their full academic and social potential.
As a small, caring, educational community, we work to strengthen relationships between students, their families, and the school.
We recognize and understand unique learning styles and create academic programs designed to meet each student's needs.
Our expectation is that Mid-Peninsula High School students will become capable, self-directed individuals who care about themselves, their families, and their communities.
We serve students from communities on the Peninsula including the East Bay, San Jose, South Peninsula, and the city of San Francisco.
Our campus is BART, CalTrain, Dumbarton Express, and SAMTRANS accessible.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedClasses are mainstream; mild learning differences can be supported; full-time learning specialist
Year Founded1979
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students110 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Mid-peninsula High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No formal dress code.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,740
Tuition NotesFinancial Aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
36%
Admissions DirectorAndrea Henderson
Admissions AssociateJamie Schiessler

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballVolleyball,
Weightlifting

School Notes

  • Mid-Pen has a recently remodeled campus in Menlo Park that offers a number of amenities including but not limited to:
  • BBQ Pits for school-wide BBQ's
  • An Outdoor Eating Area
  • Hammocks
  • Two Fully Equipped Laboratory Classrooms
  • An Art Studio With Pottery Kiln And A Silk-Screen Studio
  • A College-Rated Gymnasium With Male And Female Locker Rooms And Showers and a Weight-Lifting Room
  • A Sound Proof Room For Music Classes
  • An Open, Well-Lit Student Center
  • And More
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Atherton
    Grades: 6-12 | 807 students
    2.7 miles
    50 Valparaiso Ave
    Atherton, CA 94027
    (650) 330-2000
    2.7 6-12
    807
  • Palo Alto
    Grades: 9-12 | 253 students
    1.5 miles
    1041 Myrtle St
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
    (650) 688-0850
    1.5 9-12
    253
  • Portola Valley
    Grades: 6-12 | 375 students
    7.8 miles
    302 Portola Road
    Portola Valley, CA 94028
    (650) 851-8223
    7.8 6-12
    375
  • Mountain View
    St. Francis High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 1760 students
    8.3 miles
    1885 Miramonte Ave
    Mountain View, CA 94040
    (650) 968-1213
    8.3 9-12
    1760
  • San Mateo
    Junipero Serra High School
    Junipero Serra High School Photo - Four members of Serra's mock trial team
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 833 students
    10.2 miles
    451 W 20th Ave
    San Mateo, CA 94403
    (650) 345-8207
    10.2 9-12
    833

School Reviews

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This school has changed my son's life! He was in PAUSD K-8 and hated school. I was frustrated as a parent because even though he had an IEP, he was not getting the help he needed. Now, becasue of Mid-Pen, he is THRIVING. I can not say enough about this school where every student is known and every student is cared for. If you want your child to have a great education in a true school COMMUNITY, Mid-Pen is the place!
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