Palo Alto Prep

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, UC A-G College Prep School 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
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, ADD, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1984
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$1,500
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students70 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Palo Alto Prep Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(none)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$41,895
Tuition Notesincludes books, reg fees, some field trips
% on Financial Aid
1%
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLisa OHearn-Keck

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Recording Studio

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Aviation Program, International trip yearly, Monthly outdoor excursions and field trips

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, All Classes are UC A-G certified Palo Alto Prep helps students see and experience the best in themselves.

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