Self-Discovery • Excellence  • Adventure • Service • Joy
  • A school with both academic excellence & personal well-being

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  • LWHS provides students with a true education for life

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  • LWHS creates an engaging environment for learning

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  • Adventures in learning abroad

    Immersive experiences

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  • A public program for teens to learn tools for success and happiness

    Meditation for Teens

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Our unique approach to education

Living Wisdom High School provides students with a true education for life, uniquely structured around a balanced approach to each student's growth and development. It offers personalized learning experiences designed to help students achieve academic excellence, build meaningful connections with others, and prepare for the challenges of  life through creativity, service to others, dynamic adventure, and self-discovery.

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Come for an Open House

Meet the director of Living Wisdom High School of Palo Alto, learn what we do, and how we support teenagers to find their strengths and thrive. Living Wisdom High School provides students with a true education for life, uniquely structured around a balanced approach to each student's growth and development. It offers personalized learning experiences designed to help students achieve academic excellence, build meaningful connections with others, and prepare for the challenges of life through creativity, service to others, dynamic adventure, and self-discovery.
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Open Enrollment for grades 9-12, year-round

Begin the enrollment process to see if Living Wisdom High School is a fit for your child. The process begins with a visit to the school followed by a three-part application to be filled out by both the parents and the student. In addition to high academic standing, we also look for teens who are passionate about making a difference in the world, who are curious about who they are, and who want a balanced education that prepares them for all aspects of life.
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LWHS 2019-20 Academic Year Events

Whether you are a student, parent, teacher, friend, or someone interested in LWHS, visit the events page to find ways to get involved. Our 2019/20 school year event highlights include a two-week service adventure trip (location still to be announced), fundraising events, and open houses.
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Learn about our program

The fundamental characteristic of the LWHS program is that each student is appreciated as a unique, special individual on a unique, life-long journey of learning and development. School staff and peers, family and friends, are all a part of this journey, along with the individual’s unique set of strengths, weaknesses, interests and life ambitions.


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Students & Parents Say

“As a 2016 graduate of a Living Wisdom High School, I am eternally grateful for the gifts and opportunities I received. I was given the support and freedom to pursue my interests, travel the world, and truly engage with my learning. The small class sizes created a safe space to dive deep into everything and ended up being a second family for me. My teachers were the best role models I could have asked for and supported me not only academically but in my own personal growth and goals. 


Living with high ideals and with love and dedication to their students, the teachers are the gold in the Living Wisdom School system. I now work at Living Wisdom High School of Palo Alto, and I sincerely recommend it as a transformative and joy-filled experience that will set an incredible foundation for the rest of life.”


-Shanti Pollacek, alumna and LWHS staff member

TESTIMONIALS

Annual Travel

Service Adventure Trip of 2019: Scotland


Climate Change & Consciousness: Our Legacy for the Earth, April 2019


2020 Adventure TBA

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Questions?

Many parents and students that we've worked with may have had similar questions to yours. We're sure you'll find, as they did, that Living Wisdom High School creates an exceptional learning environment and prepares students for a full life.
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4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California 94303
(send snail mail to: Box 29)
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