Castilleja School

1310 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Castilleja was founded by Stanford graduate Mary Ishbel Lockey, who was encouraged by David Starr Jordan, the university's first president, to establish a school that would provide girls with a comprehensive educational program. The college preparatory curriculum combines individual and collaborative learning opportunities. Girls have access to a varied course selection that includes advanced classes and independent study options. Students fulfill course requirements in a strong visual and performing arts department. A global perspective permeates the curriculum throughout the year, and each January the school devotes a week to an in-depth examination of global issues through speakers, workshops, readings, films and panel discussions. An array of clubs and activities complements academics. Competitive athletics begin in the middle school, which follows a no-cut policy. Community service is an integral part of school life, with Castilleja strongly encouraging all girls to participate in service projects.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Girls Grades 6-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsGirls
Full Address1310 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Year Established1907
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorNanci Z. Kauffman
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment425
Day Students425
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