The mid-century campus, built on orchard land in 1955, was extensively renovated with publicly approved bond money to modernize the technological and infrastructural capacities of the school.
These improvements include a library media center, teacher media center and classrooms capable of handling high-tech instruction.
The school serves students from Los Altos Hills on the west side to Mountain View to the east, and represents a wide cross-section of the area's population.
The school's Main Street Singers have been one of the school's most visible ambassadors, garnering international attention and traveling to 54 countries, performing in 24 languages. It celebrated its 25th anniversary in the 2009-2010 season.
The school holds Writers Week, an annual program that brings in novelists, short story writers, poets, journalists and technical writers to speak about their lives, the work they do and the process of writing itself. It was founded more than 25 years ago by the family of Tracey Cullinan and is supported by the Parent Teacher Student Association.
School policies spell out expectations on everything from dress code to cheating.