Upcoming Events


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Back to School Nights
Lower School: September 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Middle School: September 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

We are excited to see everyone at our upcoming back to school nights! Leadership will begin the night in the Building 2 Playspace with an overview of the school year and what makes Synapse, well, Synapse. Then parents/guardians will spend time with your classroom teachers for more detail on curriculum, assessments, upcoming events, and more. We look forward to a community-oriented and informative evening!


Synapse Runners Club
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Greene Middle School, Palo Alto

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Open to Lower School or Middle School students, and parents and siblings are welcome!

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Instead of Girls on the Run, this year we will be hosting a weekly Synapse Runners Club on Saturdays from 10:30-11:30 at Greene Middle School in Palo Alto, starting on Saturday, September 14. Anyone can come and run with us, Lower School or Middle School, and parents and siblings are welcome!

This is being coached by Melissa Gordon, the mother of a LIII student and a former track athlete at Stanford. Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions at melissaf@stanfordalumni.org or 650-468-6686. 

The focus will be having fun, getting in shape, working on running form, and trying to run for longer (without stopping or faster than before). For those that are interested in training for a race (not required), we'll participate in two youth cross country races, with age groups staring at under 8 yrs and going up through middle school. 

If interested, please sign up here

Common Ground Speaker Series: Navigating the Tides of Adolescence
Featuring Julie Lythcott-Haims, moderated by KQED’s Rachael Myrow
Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 pm   
Junipero Serra High School, 451 W. 20th Avenue

Registration on Eventbrite is strongly encouraged.

Common Ground Speaker Series

Common Ground Speaker Series opens the season with a productive discussion of research trends in adolescent mental health – focusing on anxiety, academic stress, teen decision-making, depression, suicide, peer pressure and living a balanced life. Star Vista’s panel of clinicians will prepare parents for effective conversations with their middle and high schoolers about these crucial issues. Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Stanford Dean and author of How to Raise an Adult, headlines this important collaborative event, with KQED’s Rachael Myrow moderating. Middle- and high school-aged children are welcome to attend.

Introduction to EQ Model for Parents/Guardians
Middle School: September 19, 8:45am - 10:00am


Open to all interested parents/guardians, new and returning.


Town Hall with Jim
Monday, October 7, 8:45am - 10:45am

Jim will focus this Town Hall on Synapse Giving

Each Coffee and Conversation will be held in BLDG 4. All coffees will start at 8:45am and end by 10:00am. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fall Family Camp
October 11-13

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SynC reserves Little Basin Campground in the fall and the spring for all Synapse families and teachers to unplug and connect with one another for a weekend of fun, relaxation and exploration in the redwoods. You need not be an experienced camper in order to enjoy. If you have questions or would like to help, please contact SynC at sync-up@synapseschool.org.