A Leader in CREATIVE Education SINCE 1925

Peninsula School

"Here I am trusted. I can correct my

own tests and there is respect between students and teachers. Coming here

has given me courage in many areas."
—6th grader (age 11)

Teachers: The Core of Our School


Having one of the lowest teacher to student ratios on the Peninsula is the only way our emphasis on deep and authentic social and emotional learning is possible. Students are guided by caring and knowledgeable teachers and staff. Every staff member takes his or her responsibility for interacting with students seriously, and every staff member, no matter his or her role, holds equal importance in the lives of the students.

In addition to the low ratio in each classroom, Peninsula is fortunate to have a robust program that we call “Activities” which is primarily arts but also includes math, science and library and is staffed by accomplished specialists in their fields. Students enthusiastically participate in weaving, woodshop, library, music, rock band, ceramics, art, math and science as part of their choice each and every day.

Learn more about Activities and Choice

Peninsula's approach to progressive education requires rigorous intellectual questioning, analysis and thinking from teachers, students and even parents. Our teachers are dedicated to the development of children and are skillful practitioners of progressive education.

  • They are flexible, creative and attuned to student needs.
  • Our teachers place great emphasis on respect for individuals, for their similarities and for their differences, and on social consciousness.
  • They recognize individual learning styles and adapt lessons to provide multiple paths to learning.
  • They know how to engage students to be active participants in their learning and how to advocate for their needs.
  • They are practiced at asking questions that lead students to deeper understanding, to inquire, to experiment, to take a risk, to explore, and to think critically.
  • Peninsula teachers understand the essential role that joy and wonder play in learning.



Tel: 650-325-1584  •  info@peninsulaschool.org