Self-Discovery • Excellence  • Adventure • Service • Joy

Our unique approach to education

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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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Congratulations to the Living Wisdom graduates of 2020! 

At Living Wisdom High School, each student is supported in pursuing their own unique life journey. Our 2020 graduates have begun their next adventure in learning at UC San Diego, Santa Clara University, San Jose State University, Chapman University, and Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Their interests and academic pursuits include Psychology, Marine Biology, Cyber Security, Social Justice, Political Science, and Law. We are grateful for their participation and contributions to LWHS and wish them well in their next chapter!

In-Person & Online Program Offerings

Rolling Admissions Available for Grades 9-12

View our open house recording & schedule a consultation.

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Choose a deep learning experience that is grounded in access to mastery learning, self-discovery, personal mentorship, and collaboration within community. 

LWHS is uniquely positioned to provide students with dynamic, personalized, and empowering learning opportunities whether in-person or online

Attend an online open house or contact the school office to learn more. 


A Place for Change Makers

Teenagers are among the most dynamic, idealistic, and driven members of our society. Supporting them to take charge of their learning and become positive change makers in their lives and community is what we are here to do. 

“I came to this school because I saw things that were inspirational and because the people here are very bright and very happy… I built relationships that I will carry for my whole life.” - I.H., alumna and current student at UCSD

"I am a senior now at UC Davis, graduating with honors this June in Genetics and minoring in French… I certainly attribute my love of learning and confidence in myself towards my foundation in Living Wisdom. I was also taught that, as people, we really do have the autonomy to choose our own happiness, and I try to remind myself of this every day.” - H.S., alumna


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"Our son graduated from Living Wisdom High in June (2020). After starting in a large, public high school, we were so grateful to transition to a small, personalized school environment where so many strong connections and meaningful relationships were made. He will start college with greater self-confidence, a passion for learning, an ability to connect easily with both students and faculty, and a desire to make a difference in his community. A special thank you to the amazing staff who have been such strong role-models and who are truly changing the world, one student at a time!" –A.R., parent of alumni


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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


Annual Travel

Service Adventure Trip of 2019: Scotland

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

2021 Adventure TBA



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.
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California 94303
(send snail mail to: Box 29)
© 2021 Living Wisdom High School in Palo Alto, an alternative, holistic, private high school serving the Peninsula, Silicon Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area (Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Atherton, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, East Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Milbrae, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos), and online virtual learning high school students from across the United States (California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, New York, New Jersey, Massachusets, Texas, Virginia, Florida, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Montana, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Utah, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maine, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Nebraska)

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