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Welcome to Mid-Peninsula High School! We are a college prep, coed, non-profit independent high school where students are the center of all that we do. We believe that college is an important part of an education plan and we know the path to get there is different for every student. In our close-knit and collaborative community, our extraordinary teachers inspire academic confidence by empowering diverse learners to reach their individual potential. After four years at Mid-Peninsula, our graduates are prepared for smooth and successful transitions into colleges, careers, and communities.

We take a “small school, big benefits” approach as an alternative to the one-size-fits-all proposition at larger schools. Our students are afforded close relationships with their teachers and with each other in a receptive and supportive environment. Our program is designed to give students individualized attention so they will grow as learners and realize their full potential.

We see our school as an adolescent world infused with the knowledge, experience, and maturity of our adults. Adolescents thrive when adults truly understand and value their world. Our priority is to thoughtfully inhabit the adolescent world while leading students to discover their unique path to success.

In the News

  •  Hanna Art

    Night of the Arts

    The week leading up to Night of the Arts is always electric. As the night approaches, the school is abuzz with students carefully mounting their works in the hallways, musicians perfecting their songs in every corner of the school, and a host of helping hands moving stage and lighting equipment to the gym

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  •  Kiwanis 2016

    Mid-Pen Students Honored by Kiwanis Club

    Each year, the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto presents the Andy Anderson Award to local students with the most improved GPA between their freshman and sophomore years.

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Featured Video

David Wilson’s student film, Where Individuality Fits In, grants an inside view into our close-knit learning community at Mid-Pen.