Synapse Admissions Team
Mishel Gantz
Director of Enrollment
Dana Story
Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
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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.


High Schools

Synapse graduates have been accepted by the following high schools. 

Independent 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 High School
  • Pinewood School
  • The Nueva School
  • The Urban High School of San Francisco
  • St. Francis High School
  • St. Ignatius College Preparatory
  • Stanford Online
  • Woodside Priory

Public Schools

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

Charter Schools

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

Boarding Schools

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