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Synapse Admissions Team
Marsha Rideout
Director of Admissions
Dana Story
Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
Lena Chane
Director of Advancement
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After Synapse


We work closely with families on high school placement beginning in seventh grade. In close partnership with our High School Search Consultant and with support from our Head of School, eighth graders articulate their passions, reflect upon their challenges, and hone a list of schools that are a match for their criteria. Synapse students enroll at a wide range of high schools throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

Synapse graduates are:

• Innovative problem-solvers who are not afraid to take risks.
• Ethical leaders with the courage to do what is right.
• Critical thinkers who are prepared to meet intellectual challenges.
• Thoughtful collaborators who strive to improve the community.


Synapse graduates were accepted by the following high schools.

  • Crystal Springs Upland School
  • Drew School
  • The Harker School
  • Junipero Serra High School 
  • Kehillah Jewish High School
  • Lick-Wilmerding High School
  • Menlo School 
  • Mid-Peninsula High School
  • Notre Dame San Jose
  • The Nueva School
  • The Urban High School of San Francisco
  • St. Francis High School
  • St. Ignatius College Preparatory
  • Stanford Online
  • Woodside Priory


  • Design Tech High School
  • Everest High School
  • Summit Preparatory Charter High School


  • Carlmont High School
  • Gunn High School
  • Los Altos High School
  • Menlo-Atherton High School
  • Palo Alto High School
  • Sequoia High School
  • Woodside High School


Synapse graduates were accepted by the following boarding schools.

  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Dunn School
  • Midland School
  • Sequoyah School
  • Stevenson School
  • St. Paul's School
  • Tabor Academy