Our Philosophy

Starts with a vision

Living Wisdom High School provides students with a true education for life, uniquely structured around a balanced approach to each student’s individual growth and development. Personalized learning experiences prepare students for the various challenges and opportunities found in life by helping them to attain true happiness, positive values, academic excellence, meaningful connections, creative expression, and inner strength throughout their journey of self-discovery.

Preparing Young People for a Life of Outward Success and Inner Fulfillment

Living Wisdom High School is a learning community that is rooted in respect, friendship, & cooperation. Learning is a process of self-discovery, cultivation of meaning, mastery of skill, and application of understanding. An education for life prepares young people to meet life’s challenges by cultivating deep purpose, lasting happiness, lifelong learning, and skills for true success.

Our Roots: Education for Life

Education for Life, our guiding philosophy, was first put into practice in India in 1917 by the educator and yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. His “How to Live” approach to balanced education addresses the need for balanced development of the physical body, feeling nature, faculty of willpower, and intellectual aspects of human life.  In the early 1970s, the first school in the United States based on this philosophy was established in Northern California. Education for Life schools and educational programs are now established along the West Coast of the US, as well as in Europe, Asia, and South America. 

The True Meaning of Success

We help students realize that a successful life is more than just a successful career. A happy marriage, loving friendships, meaningful influence on the lives of others…these rare skills bring immeasurable happiness and depth to life.

Along with academic excellence, we coach and cultivate students in personal qualities that prepare them to meet challenges and new realities in creative, positive ways. We directly address the root causes of anxiety and depression that many teens experience through our educational approach and one-on-one support through the high school experience.

Life is made up of relationships with others, health and physical well-being, our interactions with the world around us, our challenges and pleasures, the attitudes with which we guide ourselves, and our abilities to strive for that which will bring us success, lasting happiness, and fulfillment.

These attitudes are best developed when we are young, and will greatly enhance the quality of our lives as adults. An education that addresses all of those realities is one that will positively prepare students for the future. This is why we call this the “Education for Life” approach.  

Fostering the expansion of uplifting qualities, positive attitudes, practical skills, and academic mastery is done through an evolved curricula comprised of six different areas, each of which leads to the development of essential knowledge, skills, qualities, and attitudes that are inherent in happy, fulfilled, successful people. Particular emphasis is given to self-awareness and skills in self-mastery — gifts that bring a lifetime of success, inside and out. 

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Students & Parents Say

“There are few things I can recommend without any reservation. Living Wisdom School is one of them. It is the best-kept secret in Palo Alto. I cannot say enough good things about this school. The teachers know every child and their need in a deep way. Our son is consistently 1-2 years ahead of grade level. At the same time, in areas he needs help, he gets intensive and dedicated support. They teach a philosophy of kindness, love, and emotional honesty that is rare today. 

The children are taught yoga, meditation, and kindness. The teachers practice what they preach and live this approach in the classroom. If you want to raise an independent, kind, self-aware child – you owe it to yourself to look at Living Wisdom.” 

— Ben R., Palo Alto, CA


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