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. 

Our Helios alumni students attend a variety of schools: 

  • Public high schools
  • Selective independent day schools
  • Non-traditional private day schools 
  • Selective independent boarding schools 
  • Charter schools 
  • College


Helios graduates were accepted to the following independent schools:

Archbishop Mitty
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
Crystal Springs
Futures Academy
Interlochen School of the Arts 
Jewish Community High School 
Khan Lab School
Kirby School
Mentoring Academy
Mid-Peninsula High School
Philips Exeter Academy
Sacred Heart
San Domenico
Simon's Rock 
Stanford OHS
Stevenson School 
The King's Academy
The Marin School
The Nueva School
Woodside Priory

Helios graduates attend the following public schools:

Fremont HS
Homestead HS
Lake Oswego HS
Mountain View High School
Palo Alto HS
Prospect HS
Summit Denali
Summit Shasta

“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