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.

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Mid-peninsula High School places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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 Students107 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeMid-peninsula High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
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
    Menlo School
    Menlo School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 6-12 | 795 students
    2.7 miles
    50 Valparaiso Ave
    Atherton, CA 94027
    (650)330-2000
    2.7 6-12
    795
  • East Palo Alto
    Grades: 9-12 | 253 students
    1.5 miles
    1041 Myrtle St
    East 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
  • San Mateo
    Grades: 9-12 | 880 students
    10.2 miles
    451 W 20th Ave
    San Mateo, CA 94403
    (650)345-8207
    10.2 9-12
    880
  • Burlingame
    Grades: 6-12 | 534 students
    11.6 miles
    400 Uplands Drive
    Burlingame, CA 94010
    (650)342-4175
    11.6 6-12
    534

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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