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Palo Alto

Distinctive in every way, Palo Alto offers its business community a diverse and exciting environment in which to work and live.



Welcome to Palo Alto


The community is highly walkable and offers charming residential streets and leafy boulevards.  Whether strolling one of the downtowns or enjoying the natural beauty of a local park, Palo Alto has something for everyone. With an international reputation as a leader in technological development, educational expertise, and outstanding climate, Palo Alto is quite an extraordinary place.

Complementing its exciting and innovative business community, Palo Alto’s residents are highly educated, politically aware and culturally sophisticated. An abundance of local pride and numerous neighborhood organizations contribute to Palo Alto’s charming historic and upscale commercial and residential areas. A unique characteristic of Palo Alto is the care taken to protect open space and parkland. Palo Alto has a remarkable number of City-owned parks for its size (36 at last count) and nearly one-third of its 26 square miles is open space. Palo Alto’s San Francisco Bay location and natural environment offer the opportunity to enjoy bird and aquatic life in a natural habitat. Proximity to Stanford University with its cultural and educational offerings add to the vibrance, innate charm and beauty of Palo Alto.

Distinctive in every way, Palo Alto offers its business community a diverse and exciting environment in which to work and live.

Things to Do:
  • Shop at over 100 shops at Stanford Shopping Center
  • Take a quick 30 minute drive over to the beaches at Half Moon Bay
  • Stroll downtown
  • Hike or bike Monte Bello Open Preserve
  • Attend a Stanford sports event
  • Golf, San Francisco

Median Price: $3,010,700

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Palo Alto School Info


Top Public Elementary/MIDDLE Schools




Palo Verde Elementary School
(9/10 - GreatSchools Rating)
Public
Grade Span:  KG - 5
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  404
Student/Teacher Ratio:  20:1
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Juana Briones Elementary School
(9/10 - GreatSchools Rating)
Public
Grade Span:  KG - 5
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  348
Student/Teacher Ratio:  19:1
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Fairmeadow Elementary School
(9/10 - GreatSchools Rating)
Public
Grade Span:  KG - 5
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  548
Student/Teacher Ratio:  20:1
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Ohlone Elementary School
(9/10 - GreatSchools Rating)
Public
Grade Span:  KG - 5
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  605
Student/Teacher Ratio:  18:1
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Addison Elementary School
(9/10 - GreatSchools Rating)
Public
Grade Span:  KG - 5
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  473
Student/Teacher Ratio:  19:1
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El Carmelo Elementary School
(9/10 - GreatSchools Rating)
Public
Grade Span:  KG - 5
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  407
Student/Teacher Ratio:  19:1
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Herbert Hoover Elementary School
(9/10 - GreatSchools Rating)
Public
Grade Span:  KG - 5
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  406
Student/Teacher Ratio:  20:1
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Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School
(9/10 - GreatSchools Rating)
Public
Grade Span:  6 - 8
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  1,199
Student/Teacher Ratio:  16:1
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Nearby Top Private Elementary/Middle Schools




Bowman International School
Private
Grade Span:  K - 8
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  243
Student/Teacher Ratio:  5:1

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Challenger
Private
Grade Span:  K - 8
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  328
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AltSchool Palo Alto
Private
Grade Span:  Pre-K - 8
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  26,250
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Imagination School
Private
Grade Span:  K - 8
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  14
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Stratford School
Private
Grade Span:  Pre-K - 5
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  369
Student/Teacher Ratio:  21:1
Approx. Tuition:  $18,200 (for the highest grade offered)
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Pinewood School
Private 
Grade Span:  7 - 12
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  297
Student/Teacher Ratio:  7:1
Approx. Tuition:  $34,170 (for the highest grade offered)
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Heritage Academy
Private
Grade Span:  K - 6
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  140
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Top Public High School




Palo Alto High School School
(10/10 - GreatSchools Rating)
Public
Grade Span:  9 - 12
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  1,943
Student/Teacher Ratio:  17:1
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Henry M. Gunn High School School
(9/10 - GreatSchools Rating)
Public
Grade Span:  9 - 12
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  1,897
Student/Teacher Ratio:  18:1
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Top Private High Schools




St. Francis
Private
Affiliation:  Holy Cross
Student Body:  Co-ed


Stanford Online High School
Private
Affiliation:  
Grade Span:  7 - 12
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  650
Student/Teacher Ratio:  
Approx. Tuition:  $21,350 (annual tuition)
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Woodside Priory
Private
Grade Span:  6 - 12
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  375
Student/Teacher Ratio:  7:1
Approx. Tuition:  $66,675 (for the highest grade offered)
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Pinewood School
Private 
Grade Span:  7 - 12
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  297
Student/Teacher Ratio:  7:1
Approx. Tuition:  $34,170 (for the highest grade offered)
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Castilleja School
Private
Grade Span:  6 - 12
Student Body:  All-girls
Total Students:  438
Student/Teacher Ratio:  9:1
Approx. Tuition:  $44,580 (for the highest grade offered)
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Palo Alto Preparatory School
Private
Grade Span:  8 - 12
Student Body:  Co-ed
Total Students:  63
Student/Teacher Ratio:  6:1
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