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  • Welcome to Mid-Peninsula High School! We are a college prep, coed, non-profit independent high school where students are the center of all that we do. We believe that college is an important part of an education plan and we know the path to get there is different for every student. In our close-knit and collaborative community, our extraordinary teachers inspire academic confidence by empowering diverse learners to reach their individual potential. After four years at Mid-Peninsula, our graduates are prepared for smooth and successful transitions into colleges, careers, and communities.

    We take a “small school, big benefits” approach as an alternative to the one-size-fits-all proposition at larger schools. Our students are afforded close relationships with their teachers and with each other in a receptive and supportive environment. Our program is designed to give students individualized attention so they will grow as learners and realize their full potential.

    We see our school as an adolescent world infused with the knowledge, experience, and maturity of our adults. Adolescents thrive when adults truly understand and value their world. Our priority is to thoughtfully inhabit the adolescent world while leading students to discover their unique path to success.

In the News

  • Mid-Pen Visits Hillbrook School to Support Service Learning

    Our American Sign Language (ASL) Teacher, Francis Phiri, travelled to Los Gatos with one of his students, Naomi Orta ‘19, to share an ASL lesson with 3rd graders taking part in an ongoing service learning project.

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  • Welcome Head of School Phil Gutierrez

    The Mid-Pen community came together last Wednesday evening, October 4, to officially welcome new Head of School Phil Gutierrez. The evening, sponsored by the Parents Association, featured student speakers and performances, as well as remarks from trustees, a former colleague of Phil’s, and, of course, Phil himself.

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Featured Videos


    David Wilson's student film, Where Individuality Fits In, grants an inside view into our close-knit learning community at Mid-Pen