The Synapse School in Menlo Park, CA, is an innovative K-8 independent school located in the heart of Silicon Valley dedicated to rethinking and reimagining education.
Synapse, a Lab school of Six Seconds, educates changemakers by combining social-emotional learning, leading-edge academics, and the practice of innovation. We have an unwavering belief in the capacity of children, and our teachers work alongside our students to unlock their powers of curiosity, discovery, and creativity. Synapse’s program provides a deep and unique range of integrated academic, social, and creative experiences to help children use their hearts and hands to unleash their passion for learning. Synapse draws students from around the San Francisco Bay Area. In its ninth year, the School is in a dynamic growth mode, and is expanding its reach in all areas including facilities, program, research, outreach, and enrollment.
SETTING AND LOCATION South of San Francisco, Synapse School resides in the city of Menlo Park. Because of Synapse's unique and exciting location, our school is influenced by the dynamic cultural, intellectual and ethnic diversity that permeates the region. Stanford University is minutes away, and provides an unparalleled intellectual community in neighboring Palo Alto. Synapse is a close neighbor to several high-tech and high profile companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle. We are conveniently located between freeways 101 and 280 and along Caltrain, a commuter railway system that services thousands of people each day from San Jose to San Francisco.