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 a virtual welcome to our school community, just as I will be delighted to greet you in person on our beautiful campus. We invite you to peruse the material on our website. We also invite you to visit in person so that you can see, hear, and feel all that makes our school an extraordinary place for children to learn and grow, to establish deep connections to their community and the timeless wisdom of our great intellectual heritage, and to set themselves on paths to meet both the opportunities and the challenges of our complex times, with a commitment to making a positive difference. (Click here to schedule your personal tour.)

From its inception as Mid-Peninsula Jewish Community Day School, Hausner has immersed children in an engaging, values-based, and joyful context for learning. Here, we nurture metaphoric roots, grounding our students in a sense of identity and of responsibility, along with a sense of belonging and of being loved. We also foster metaphoric wings, preparing them to pursue their own journeys, with intrinsic motivation, in a world evolving rapidly before us all. We welcome the opportunity to share with your children and your entire family all that Hausner uniquely has to offer.

David Zimand
Head of School