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.
|Academic Orientation||College Preparatory|
|Grade Range||Day — Girls Grades 6-12|
|Coed, Boys, or Girls||Girls|
|Full Address||1310 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301|
|Administrator||Nanci Z. Kauffman|