Odyssey School

  • Odyssey School is an independent, co-ed, middle school for gifted and talented students.
  • Its unique and innovative curriculum, including on-site and off-site learning, takes our students up mountains, out on the ocean, and culminates in an 8th grade, 3-week trip to Japan.
  • Odyssey develops scholars and artists from the most promising young students.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
California Association for the Gifted
Educational Records Bureau
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedmild
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students48 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeOdyssey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$33,000

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsDance, Fencing, SwimmingDanceFencing,
Swimming

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Ashland OR Shakespeare Festival, Community Service, Outdoor Education, Student Council

School Notes

  • Specialists in middle school gifted education
  • Emphasis on the development of emotional intelligence through the Self-Science curriculum
  • Challenging and academically rigorous curriculum created specifically for the unique learning needs of gifted and talented students
  • Non-traditional physical education program including tai chi, yoga, karate, dance, aerobics, stage compat, fencing, swimming and hiking.
  • Integrated creative arts program as part of the core curriculum
  • Annual expeditions to Mt. Whitney, Lassen, Shasta or Diablo, alternating with the Channel Islands; Ashland Shakespeare Festival bi-annually, and Japan (8th graders only)
  • Student self-discipline, self-knowledge and responsibility is a major focus of the educational approach at Odyssey
  • Japanese foreign language education
  • Effects smooth transitions between entrance to middle school and 6th grade and exit to high school from middle school.
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    12.9 miles
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    Portola Valley, CA 94028
    (650)851-8223
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