Upcoming highlights at Living Wisdom


Living Wisdom High School

Attend an Open House
Schedule a Consultation

October 16th • November 20th • February 5th ~ @ 1 PM

There are spaces still available for the 2021/22 school year for incoming 9th graders and transfer students. Join us for one of our upcoming open houses to hear what it's like to be a part of the Living Wisdom learning community.  You can also view a recording of a past open house. In it, you will hear perspectives from parents, students, teachers, and our director, Kshama Kellogg.

You may also schedule a consultation to explore whether Living Wisdom High School is a good fit for your teen, ask questions about the program, and begin the application process.

Register for an Open House

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Living Wisdom Karate Camp

Karate • Sports & Games • Math & Science  • Literature • Critical Thinking • Discussions • Fun!

2022 Dates TBA

This five-day day camp hosted by Hazemach will be a joyful blend of fitness and games, mathematical and scientific exploration, and historical and language discovery. At LWHS, students love Haze's classes and find themselves swept up in a love of learning, a curiosity for exploring big questions, and an appreciation for the beauty of literature and language. The camps will be tech-free, outdoors, and full of meaningful (homework-free) academic explorations.

Hazemach is an English, Mathematics, and PE teacher at Living Wisdom High School. With a lifelong passion for math, he chose at an early age to become a mathematician and enrolled in a Ph.D. program by the time he was 19. However, as a world traveler, athlete, musician, and avid reader with limitless curiosity, he discovered that his favorite subject was English because it encompassed and drew on all aspects of life. Hazemach is also a karate master and enjoys sharing this art with others. Hazemach loves his job at Living Wisdom and seeks to support students in developing life skills, curiosity, critical thinking, engaging in meaningful conversations, and ultimately, learning more about themselves and the world.

LWHS Adventure Week

2022 Dates TBA

Living Wisdom Adventure Week includes 6 days spent in the beautiful hills of the Ananda Valley Farm, located outside Half Moon Bay and just two miles from the beach. The program is welcome to all teens, though especially current and prospective Living Wisdom High School students. Focusing on community building, adventure, self-discovery, creativity, and fun, participants will spend the week:

• Adventuring in nature
• Playing at the beach
• Building and gardening on the farm
• Storytelling
• Stargazing
• Playing games & sports
• Making music & art
• Practicing yoga & meditation
• Learning about themselves
• Forming deep and meaningful friendships
• & Having fun together


Program Leaders

Annual Travel

Service • Adventure • Self-Discovery

Every year, Living Wisdom High School students embark on a two-week journey of service projects and dynamic adventures. As part of the curriculum, students engage in the planning and fundraising, learning key life skills such as initiative, team-work, finances, and organization. Additionally, the curriculum throughout the year ties into preparing the students for the trip, covering topics of culture, language, geography, and the chosen service project.

Travel opens doors outwardly and inwardly, expanding one's perspective, knowledge of the world, and inner self. For teens, experiencing new cultures can ignite a spark for service to others, exploration, and taking charge of one's life. Living Wisdom High School alumni all emphasize the life-changing impact made through their experiences of travel and service. 

Not only do these adventure offer a way to explore new possibilities, but they are a time for developing existing interests and qualities. Students may discover a deep enthusiasm or inspiration that could direct their life’s focus. They might also achieve inner success by overcoming a long-held limitation or by cultivating a new quality. Whatever the specifics, growth happens both outwardly and inwardly on these amazing trips. Comfort zones expand to encompass more than could previously be imagined. Old selves are inspired to embrace more fully one’s highest potentials. These trips are jewels in the LWHS experience.  

Students — prepare for and experience a journey that is transformative, joyful, adventurous, heart-opening, eye-opening, and priceless.

Due to COVID-19, our trip will be smaller in scale this year, though it will still be full of adventures, meaningful service projects, and community building. Our plan is to camp in the Santa Cruz redwoods, relax at the beach, visit UC Santa Cruz, do some ecological restoration, and enjoy some quality time in nature with true friends.

In the past, students have traveled to...

Scotland • Nepal • South Africa • Hong Kong • India • Peru • Panamá • México • Hawaii • US National Parks • Italy • Slovenia • Quebec • Costa Rica

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Students & Parents Say

“I have watched as my own child, several grandchildren, and the children of friends have gone through the experience of attending Living Wisdom High School, and I am still in awe of what happens for children there. It's not just that they get a good education and are equipped to take on whatever their dreams may be, but that they learn the skills involved in learning to be happy with themselves and others. 

The teachers never cease to amaze me as they constantly think outside the box helping each child, as an individual, learn how to live and navigate the rocky road of youth. Wish I'd been in such a school as a kid.” 

- Ken Atwell, former LWHS parent and grandparent

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California 94303
(send snail mail to: Box 29)
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