Peninsula School

  • Since 1925, Peninsula's mission has been to provide a child-centered education community that promotes the development of the whole child.
  • Teachers and parents work together to foster creativity, independence, joy of learning, personal responsibility, and self-esteem as well as academic excellence.
  • The success of this mission has depended upon the creation of an "extended family" of children, faculty, and parents.
  • Teachers and parents provide the guidance, trust and unconditional support necessary for children to experiment and learn about themselves and their world.
  • The school's goals are to help children build a positive self-image; to help children grow in all areas: perceptually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically; and to nourish children's natural creativity and desire to learn through a wide variety of experiences.
  • Peninsula School is a member of the Progressive School Network.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1925

Student Body

Total Students258 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradePeninsula School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(n/a)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,660
Tuition NotesNursery: $14980. Three tuition payment plans are offered.
% on Financial Aid
24%
Acceptance Rate
21%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMary Lou Lacina

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Track and Field, Winter TrackBasketballTrack and Field,
Winter Track

School Notes

  • Scheduled meeting with Admissions Director is required.  Optional is attending a Thursday tour , 11/2, 9, 30, 12/7, 11-12:12:30pm and/or Kg and Nursery Open House 10/28 & 1/6, 10-11:30am.
  • Submitting application - due January 16, 2018.
  • Evaluations, testing, school reports, confidential teacher reports due January 23, 2018
  • Financial aid applications due January 31, 2018.  Tax forms due February 28, 2018.
  • Nursery applicants visit Saturday, January 28, 2018.  Kindergarten applicants visit Saturday, February 4, 2018.  1st - 8th grade students invited to visit classes in the month of February.
  • Interviews for selected parents begin the end of February 2017.
  • Decision letters mailed March 16, 2016.
        
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