Hausner at a Glance

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School is a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 8th grade (ages 4–14) community day school that brings together children from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the school draws in students from the San Francisco South Bay Area, the Peninsula and beyond.

At Hausner, an enriching education opens the door to limitless opportunity. In a vibrant, encouraging environment that cultivates personal and academic achievement, our students learn actively, ask big questions, and find meaning in repairing the world. From TK through 8th grade, we guide our students’ growth into curious and considerate young people who are more than ready for what’s next.

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Facts & Figures

Location: Palo Alto, California

Grade Levels: TK–8th Grade

Schedules

  • School day:
    • TK–3rd: 8:45 am–3:15 pm 
    • 4th–5th: 8:45 am–3:25 pm
    • 6th–8th: 8:45 am–3:35 pm
  • After-school programs available. Learn more here.

Average yearly enrollment: 300 Students

Student-Teacher Ratio in Lower School: 12:1

Maximum Class Size in Middle School: 20 students

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Our Curriculum

The Hausner curriculum fosters independent thinking in a supportive environment. Our students dive deeper and climb higher as they explore STEM, the arts, Jewish history, language, and culture. They develop the skills they need for the modern world, including problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.

Our students benefit from:

  • Distinguished faculty and dedicated staff
  • Personalized attention and support
  • Project-based learning and community service opportunities 
  • Robust co-curriculars and enrichment programs
  • Joyful Jewish learning and comprehensive Hebrew instruction
  • A smart device for every student 
  • Standardized test scores that exceed those of other independent and public schools in the Palo Alto community

Learn more about Hausner’s academics here.

The Hausner Campus

The four-acre campus features three buildings housed with an excellent library, Beit Tefillah, science laboratories, design lab and design studio, art studio, music studio and a state-of-the-art gym; several expansive outdoor play areas and sports fields; an outdoor dining area; a garden; three parking lots and a ring road around the perimeter.

Access to campus is restricted to staff, students, and approved family and community members. 

Our campus is nut-free and follows kashrut guidelines. We provide our students and staff with well-balanced and healthy meals and snacks that give them the energy and focus they need – in the classroom and beyond.

Learn more about food at Hausner here.

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Non-discrimination policy

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national and ethnic origin and ensures that they have access to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, or other school-administered programs.

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Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School is a beneficiary of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

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