Palo Alto Prep is located in Mountain View, CA. It is a private school that serves 53 students in grades 8-12. Palo Alto Prep is coed (school has male and female students) and is nonsectarian in orientation. The school belongs to the Other school association(s).
In 2012, Palo Alto Prep had 5 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
The administration will promise you the world, tell you all the reasons why this school is ideal for your poor child, then..... after enrollment and payment of full tuition you will find out the rest of the story. With a few exceptions, these children are troubled. I sent my son here because he was bullied and this is where he was introduced to drugs. The administrators will take your tuition and then kick your child out of the school and keep the remaining tuition all the while driving their overtly, expensive cars that are paid for with your tuition. There are other alternatives, don't send your child here.
Palo Alto Prep was a wonderful, life-changing experience that has given me an opportunity I would not have found anywhere else. Next week I am graduating and in the fall I will be attending Cal Poly SLO. If it weren't for the unique and eclectic learning environment Palo Alto Prep provided me, where I was able to thrive and succeed in a multitude of ways, I would not be the person I am today.
I agree with the previous post. This school is terrible. The administration is ill-equiped to run a school. This is a school where students are sent when they are either one-step away from jail, or were just released. I was told that this was an alternative for students who didn't fit into their other schools. The Palo Alto police make this school their first stop when a local crime has been comitted. The school requests tuition in full and if there is a problem keeps the entire tuition.
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My daughter went to this school for two years. I wish I had never sent daughter here. The administration misrepresented the school, their qualifications, the teacher's qualifications, the make-up of the study body, and are more interesting in making a profit than running an outstanding school