Hausner is an independent K-8 Jewish day school, located in Palo Alto, California. Our curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and hands-on learning in a warm, values-based, and dynamic environment where each child can flourish.

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Bruchim Ha-ba’im! Welcome!

I am delighted, on behalf of everyone at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, to extend to you a virtual welcome to our school community, just as I will be delighted to greet you in person on our lovely campus. We invite you to peruse the materials on our website. We also invite you to visit, so that you can see, hear, and feel all that makes our school an extraordinary place for children to learn, grow, and establish connections to their community and to the timeless energies of our great intellectual heritage.

From its inception as Mid-Peninsula Jewish Community Day School, Hausner has provided children with an engaging, values-based, and joyful context for learning. Here – weaving together the intertwined strands of our mission “to promote academic, excellence, community responsibility, and vibrant Jewish living” – we advance a legacy of keen questioning, of active exploration, and of sustained faith that this world can be a better place and that our children, prepared and stirred by their learning and by their formative experiences, can help to make it such.

We welcome the opportunity to share with you all that Hausner uniquely has to offer.

David Zimand
Head of School