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8-12|Private
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School leader:  Dr. Richard Gowers
909 North San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

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(650) 941-4350
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BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    None
  • Dress policy
    None
  • Transportation
    None, Accessible via public transportation
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Arts (all), World languages, Mathematics, Science...
  • Arts
    None, Theory, Rock band...
  • World languages
    American Sign Language (ASL), French, German, Italian...
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Submitted by a parent · October 08, 2013
This school was the best ever. My daughter had previously been at one of those smaller schools, meant to help those kids who are bullied, different, or in some way just didn't fit in. Let me tell you, that was a disaster and it was with great... more

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Submitted by a parent · June 28, 2012
Our daughter needed some individual instruction during the junior and senior years in several classes. SIL was great -- she really learned the material and she was very comfortable with and enjoyed the teachers. The instructors have mostly been... more

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Submitted by a parent · May 30, 2012
Have found the school to be a great resource for a sick child. Teachers are adept at the material they teach, engaging and inspiring for the student. The focus is on MASTERY of the material - not busy work. My child has enjoyed the experience. ... more

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Submitted by a parent · August 15, 2010
My daughter dropped AP at the local high school because it was rote learning. At SIL she had intense intellectual discussions, more reading, less busy work and developed mentor relationships with caring, intelligent and demanding teachers, and... more

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About this school

School for Independent Learners (SIL) is a small, nurturing, non-public high school for grades 6-12. SIL has been granted full accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and all courses have been approved by the University of California. We offer college prep, honors, and AP coursework, as well as standardized test preparation and academic tutoring. Full-time and part-time programs are offered. Many students graduate from SIL, while other students take only one or two classes at SIL and transfer credit to their high school of record. Most of our courses are taught in a one-to-one setting - one teacher, one student. This format provides a tremendous opportunity for fast-paced growth and niche learning. Teachers tailor course content with respect to each student's goals, interests, aptitude, and motivation. A personalized academic program can be created for a student who wants a greater intellectual challenge, for an athlete who needs flexible scheduling, or for a student who feels lost and overlooked in group environments. From start to finish, a course progresses at each student's optimal pace. Despite the flexibility of our courses, we ensure that each personalized course meets (and often exceeds) California educational standards.

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Last modified: October 28, 2014
Last modified School For Independent Learners is a Private school that serves grades 8-12
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