Open Mind School

Open Mind School pairs evidence based practices with project-based experiences to provide a personalized learning approach that is flexible, trusting, and meaningful.

Our Vision

Open Mind School is built on the firm belief that learning should transcend the classroom walls into the community. Students should actively participate in their own learning and experience meaningful learning based on inquiry, community outreach, testing new materials and products. 

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Open Mind School is a highly sought after private inclusive Pre-K to 12th grade year round school in the SF Bay Area. We seek forward-thinking families who want their children to attend school together in an inclusive and innovative environment focused on academics, sensory-motor programs, and passion projects. The campus is 21,000 square feet and has fully furnished class, art, music, and sensory rooms. The gym is outfitted with a ninja warrior course, rock climbing wall, zipline, and workout weights and rig. The outdoor space includes a newly renovated deck, sports turf, playground structure, and open tables, chairs, and benches. Our teachers practice Universal Design for Learning, supplemented with accommodations and additional push-in support services. Content specialists guest teach many core subjects and educational specialists support students full time in the classrooms. We take students to cafes, parks, libraries, community colleges, and museums, taking every opportunity to explore the many wonders of the SF Bay Area community.


Students must be between the ages of 18 months old 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 a discovery call, online application, school observation, home visit, on campus shadow day(s), parent interview, current teacher interview, and a comprehensive file review.


K-8 tuition: $35,000/year, year round school program 8:45AM-2:30PM

Early learning center tuition: $2300/month, year round school program 8AM-5PM

Additional support services can be added to the basic tuition cost such as classroom support staff, speech therapy, gifted student tutor, social skills coach, etc. OMS has comprehensive financial aid and scholarship packages available for qualifying families. Some school districts cover the cost and some insurance companies and/or regional centers cover support services.


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