Peninsula School is a parent and staff-owned school for 252 children, aged 3 to 14 years, located in Menlo Park, California. Peninsula offers a non-competitive, non-authoritarian learning environment. In addition to teaching fundamental academic skills, there is a strong emphasis on the arts and hands-on experiential learning. This is supported by a foundation of social/emotional learning that includes conflict resolution, collaboration, and social justice.
Children are grouped in multi-age classes, typically with 16–21 children in a group. A teacher is expected to create an intimate, open and safe atmosphere which nurtures friendship, consideration and directness. Initiative, responsibility and a healthy respect for children characterize the teaching staff. The school is informal and relaxed. Play is considered to be one of the most important sources of learning.
Peninsula School does not discriminate in the enrollment of students or hiring of staff on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Any concerns relating to this matter should be directed to the head of school at (650) 325-1584.
We have no open positions at this time. Thank you for your interest!