Palo Alto Prep

Tel: (650)493-7071
  • A tightly knit school community, Palo Alto Prep operates on two assumptions: Teenagers want to feel good about themselves and they want to enjoy school.
  • In response to that, both staff and students strive to understand and appreciate individual differences, and they build fun and variety into learning.
  • Palo Alto Prep ensures that every student "fits in," because teachers adapt to the student`s learning style and they develop a foundation for self-esteem and personal responsibility.
  • Students are taught to think, to solve problems and to operate creatively, and 95 percent of graduates go directly to college.
  • State certified and accredited by WASC, Palo Alto Prep helps students see and experience the best in themselves.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, ADD, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1987

Student Body

Total Students64 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradePalo Alto Prep Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,000
Tuition Notesincludes books, reg fees, some field trips
Admissions DirectorLisa OHearn-Keck

School Notes

  • A tightly knit school community, Palo Alto Prep operates on two assumptions: Teenagers want to feel good about themselves and they want to enjoy school. In response to that, both staff and students strive to understand and appreciate individual differences, and they build fun and variety into learning. Palo Alto Prep ensures that every student "fits in," because teachers adapt to the student`s learning style and they develop a foundation for self-esteem and personal responsibility. Students are taught to think, to solve problems and to operate creatively, and 95 percent of graduates go directly to college. State certified and accredited by WASC, Palo Alto Prep helps students see and experience the best in themselves.
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