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Welcome to AltSchool Palo Alto!
We are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year for Transitional Kindergarten - 8th grade. Please submit an application by January 8, 2017 to receive an admissions decision by mid-March 2017.

We are also accepting transfer applications for the 2016-2017 school year, and admit students on a rolling basis.
Schools
AltSchool is a network of small, independent Transitional Kindergarten - 8th grade schools. Each school fosters personalized learning in small environments while benefiting from the larger AltSchool community of students, parents, and educators across the country.
Being in the heart of Silicon Valley affords our students incredible experiential learning opportunities: whether that’s working with Stanford’s Brain Development Project or taking a field trip to The Tech Museum of Innovation.


Palo Alto
930 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Lower School
Middle School
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Tuition
AltSchool’s tuition covers the cost of the regular school day program, including field trips and 1:1 devices. Our after school programming includes Extended Day, World Languages, and Community Enrichment offerings for additional fees. Learn more about our after school offerings.

Palo Alto: 2016-2017 monthly tuition for Lower School is $2760 and Middle School is $2835, with a 10-month minimum per year. 2017-2018 tuition rates will be shared later this year.
Optional tuition assistance application: If you are interested in tuition assistance, you will receive instructions after you submit the AltSchool online application.
Application Process
We are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year for Transitional Kindergarten - 8th grade. Please submit your application by January 8, 2017 to receive an admissions decision by mid-March 2017.

We are also accepting transfer applications for the 2016-2017 school year, and admit students on a rolling basis.
  1. Schedule an optional visit

    We host a variety of events, such as Open Houses, for prospective families to learn about our educational approach, meet educators, and tour the school. Register today.
  2. Apply online

    Our application is an opportunity for us to get to know your child and family. There is no fee to apply.
  3. Attend student and guardian interview

    After reviewing applications, we invite families in for an interview. Your child will spend time with our educators in a classroom setting. Guardians will also have the opportunity to meet with school and admissions team members, and tour the school.
  4. Receive admissions decision*

    Families who submit an application by January 8, 2017 will receive an admissions decision by mid-March 2017.

    For families who would like to be considered for tuition assistance, you will receive instructions to complete your tuition assistance application after you submit the AltSchool online application. Please apply before January 8, 2017 to be considered for tuition assistance.
* Please note that we require an evaluation from your child’s current teacher for an application to be considered complete.


Children must be 5 years old by December 1, 2017 to begin school in fall 2017. If a child is close to the cut-off, we are happy to discuss flexible options with families.

Wait List: Qualified applicants whom AltSchool cannot immediately accept are placed on a wait list. Wait lists are active throughout the admissions period, and candidates are considered for acceptance if a space becomes available.

Mid-Year Transfers: AltSchool accepts mid-year transfers based on the availability at each school location. Please indicate in your application if you are interested in a mid-year transfer.

Questions?
Call 1-866-664-2070 or send an email to admissions@altschool.com
2016-2017 School Calendar
First Day of School
August 30
Labor Day
September 5
Professional Development Day
October 10
Veterans Day
November 11
Thanksgiving Break
November 23-25
Winter Break
December 19 - January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 16
Presidents Day
February 20
Professional Development Day
February 21
Spring Break
March 27-31
Professional Development Day
April 28
Memorial Day
May 29
End of 10-month Academic Year
June 9