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Open Mind School

Open Mind School pairs evidence based practices, sensory-motor programs, and passion projects to provide a personalized learning experience.

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Open Mind School is a highly sought after private inclusive PreK to 12th grade year round school in the SF Bay Area. We seek forward-thinking families desiring an inclusive and innovative environment. The campus is 21,000 square feet, furnished with class, art, music, and sensory rooms. The gym includes a ninja warrior course, rock climbing wall, zipline, workout weights, and rig. The outdoor space includes a renovated deck, sports turf, playground structure, and open tables, chairs, and benches. Our teachers practice Universal Design supplemented with accommodations and push-in support services. Educational and content specialists collaborate to support students in core subjects. Students explore cafes, parks, libraries, community colleges, and museums in the bay area.


Students must be between the ages of 3.5 and 21 years old to apply to OMS. We accept and review applications for new students on a rolling basis throughout the year. September, December, and May are common entry start dates for new students. The number of openings varies depending on the number of students enrolled in the classroom. To get started please visit the age-appropriate enrollment tab under School.


The application process includes:

  • discovery call

  • online application

  • school observation

  • home visit/or virtual observation 

  • on campus shadow day(s)

  • parent interview

  • current teacher interview

  • comprehensive file review


Standard tuition: $45,000/year, year round school program

PreK-5th grade: 8:30am-2:15pm, early dismissal Fridays at 12:15pm

6-8th grade: 8:45am-2:30pm, early dismissal Fridays at 12:30pm

9-12th grade: 9:40am-3:10pm, early dismissal Fridays, at 12:45pm

Additional support services can be added to the basic tuition cost such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavior and regulation supports, counseling, and more. OMS has comprehensive financial aid and scholarship packages available for qualifying families, including full scholarship for a sibling when children enroll together. School districts, insurance companies, and regional centers may cover the cost of services.


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