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Tr is a private, progressive elementary school near downtown Palo Alto serving students K 5 that makes learning a transformative experience.
Academics are supported by direct, extended research and experimentation by students.
Encounters with the outside world provide real life experience. Social emotional learning is embedded in every activity, by teachers with personal understanding of each child.
The program is carefully designed to develop a mindset of growth and opportunity that will lead children to deeper, richer, and more meaningful lives.
Come explore what we do; this is what school was meant to be.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded2011

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size9 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,990
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500

School Notes

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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Tru is Castilleja School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is St. Elizabeth Seton School (0.3 miles away)
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The average private school tuition in Palo Alto, CA is $24,865 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).