Helios Graduates

The high school search process at Helios is a family journey of growth, discovery and excitement.

Helios provides information about the high school search process starting in 5th grade. Additionally, each family works one-on-one with our Director of High School Placement to identify family priorities and to understand the independent high school landscape. 

Of Helios’ 18 alumni students (Classes of 2017 and 2018): 

  • 7 attend their local public high school
  • 4 attend selective independent day schools
  • 3 attend non-traditional private day schools 
  • 2 attend selective independent boarding schools 
  • 2 attend charter schools 


Helios graduates were accepted to the following independent schools (asterisk indicates matriculation):

Bellarmine Catholic HS
Woodside Priory *
Stevenson School (Boarding) *
Proof School
Interlochen School of the Arts (Boarding) *
Halstrom Academy * 
Mentoring Academy *
The Marin School
The Nueva School *
Crystal Springs Uplands School
Kehillah Jewish High School 
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
Archbishop Mitty High School
Sacred Heart School *
The King's Academy
Jewish Community High School (SF)*

Helios graduates attend the following public schools:

Woodside HS 
Prospect HS
Fremont HS
Mountain View HS
Sacred Heart School
Summit Denali (Charter)
Summit Shasta (Charter)
Palo Alto HS
Homestead HS

“From what I’m seeing here [after viewing a math circle], Helios kids would be set up for a very smooth transition into our entering class.  The culture, values, and level of rigor here remind me of those on our campus.”  

- Davion Fleming, Asst. Director of Admissions, Nueva Upper School

“I would adore Helios kids--they’ll be successful here [at our high school] because they’ll be skilled in design thinking, SEL, collaboration, and accountable for excellence in their work.” -Julie Abraham, Director of Enrollment, Design Tech HS, Burlingame