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Welcome to Addison!

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Our school community hums with energy and a passion for learning. Addison supports the whole child – academically, socially and emotionally. The students at Addison not only learn, they have fun as well, supported by a dedicated staff and a caring community that puts the welfare and achievement of its students at the center of everything it does.

One of the most distinctive features of Addison is its community. The school anchors friendships and social activities year-round. About 70% of our students (and their families) walk or ride their bikes to Addison. You’re sure to see your neighbors and community members regularly on the way to and from school.

Addison is Palo Alto’s “downtown school”, projecting a distinctive urban and cosmopolitan vibe. We speak dozens of languages and hail from all continents. There is one common theme, though: we love learning and we all come together at Addison School!

Our goal at Addison School is for each child to learn and grow academically, socially, emotionally and physically so that they will be better prepared to be citizens of the 21st century. While the staff shoulders a big part of that responsibility, we relish the partnership with you, our students’ families. It’s what makes Addison work so well!