How to get started


Application process overview

We accept applications year round. Print the checklist and submit your online OR print a paper application and send it by mail.

When your application is complete, including all supporting documents, you may be contacted in order to schedule an informal interview depending on classroom openings and availability. All applications for admission will be kept on file for two years. After two years, re-application is necessary to remain in the applicant pool.

Virtual Tour

Submit HTS application and $25 application fee. (See Important Documents)


If an opening is available, one of our directors will call to schedule a 30 minute informal interview with you and your child.


Student shadows for a day or two in the classroom.


Decision by Admissions Committee will be sent out. An official letter of acceptance will be sent from HTS if this is an appropriate placement for your child.

Current Tuition

Preschool annual tuition:
Full-time (M-F): $14,300
Part-time (M, W, F): $9,515
Part-time (T, TH): $6,875

Elementary and middle school annual tuition:

High school annual tuition:

Life Skills Pathways:
Per Day/month: $200
Per course/month: $100

After school annual tuition:
Full-time (M-F): $6,300
Part-time (3 days): $5,040
Part-time (2 days): $3,780
Drop-in rate: $70/day

Social groups:
8 sessions $160 (offered Fall and Spring)

$40/unit (15 minutes) (2 units per session)

Step one

Review application checklist

The application checklist is a comprehensive list of all the documents you will need to submit as part of your application process. It includes your application form and all supporting documents necessary for us to process your application.

View checklist
Step two

Submit application

You may submit your application form online, or download, print, and mail the form to our office.

Apply onlineDownload application
Step three

Mail supporting documents

You must mail all supporting documents to:

Hope Technology School

2525 E. Bayshore Rd.

Palo Alto, CA 94303

ATTN: Application Committee

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