In the News

  • Summer Session Week 3

    Here at Mid-Pen, we’re entering the third week of our Summer Session, which means we’re right about at the midpoint of our program.

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  • Graduation 2018

    Congratulations to the 22 members of the Class of 2018, who graduated on June 2 at Mid-Pen’s 38th Commencement Exercises.

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  • Mid-Pen attends Student Diversity Leadership Conference

    Mid-Pen sent 4 students and two faculty members to attend the NAIS 30th People of Color Conference (PoCC) and the 24th Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in Anaheim, California.

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  • Thanksgiving Feast and Talent Show, ‘17

    Eat, sing, and shred guitar leads – that’s how Mid-Pen celebrates Thanksgiving the day before taking off for the holiday weekend.

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  • Mid-Pen Debuts 37 Plays!

    That’s right, our Drama Department is so awesome that our student actors performed 37 plays in one night – and 37 Shakespeare plays, at that. Alright, some might say it was actually just one play, but the real deal is that ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare…Abridged!’ does run through, albeit quickly, all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays.

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  • Mid-Pen Visits Hillbrook School to Support Service Learning

    Our American Sign Language (ASL) Teacher, Francis Phiri, travelled to Los Gatos with one of his students, Naomi Orta ‘19, to share an ASL lesson with 3rd graders taking part in an ongoing service learning project.

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  • Welcome Head of School Phil Gutierrez

    The Mid-Pen community came together last Wednesday evening, October 4, to officially welcome new Head of School Phil Gutierrez. The evening, sponsored by the Parents Association, featured student speakers and performances, as well as remarks from trustees, a former colleague of Phil’s, and, of course, Phil himself.

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  • First Day of School, 2017-18

    Our campus was bursting with energy as our students returned from their summer break this morning.

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  • Students Tell Their Stories: Graduation, 2017

    Malcolm Willig began his senior graduation speech by saying, “Mid-Pen. Ain’t nothing like it.” Thanks, Malcolm. And there is nobody like you, either. In fact, Mid-Pen is unique because our student body is diverse in so many ways, a truth that was on display in Saturday’s graduation ceremony.

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  • Mid-Pen Awards, 2017

    Mid-Pen is all about students discovering their own, unique form of success. So, when it comes time for our end-of-year award ceremony, we strive to acknowledge all the diverse ways that our kids achieve victories.

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  • A Weekend of Arts and Gratitude for Doug!

    Last weekend really was a Mid-Pen Weekend. On Friday night, our community gathered on campus to celebrate the dedication and creativity of our students at our annual Night of the Arts. And on Sunday afternoon, we all came back to celebrate Doug’s 15 year tenure as our Head of School.

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  • Spring Service: and the Future of Service at Mid-Pen

    Service is such a longstanding tradition at Mid-Pen that you could say it’s in our DNA.

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  • Mid-Pen’s Island Classroom

    Every year, Julia’s Advanced Biology class travels to Catalina Island for a learning adventure that transforms classroom topics into vivid, firsthand experiences.

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  • Mid-Pen Basketball Makes CCS Tournament

    The Boys Varsity Basketball team had a clear goal at the beginning of their 2016-17 season—qualify for the CCS tournament and send notice that Mid-Pen basketball was on the rise.

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  • Valentines, Talent, and Pasta

    Could there be a better trio than Valentine’s Day, Mid-Pen talent, and a big pasta lunch?

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  • DragonFest Goes to Playland at the Beach

    Mid-Pen transformed the Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel in Redwood City into an old-timey carnival boardwalk on Saturday night.

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  • Chinese New Year at Mid-Pen

    Having a diverse school community means that our students have myriad opportunities to connect with and learn from students who come from backgrounds different from their own.

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  • Mid-Pen Alumnus Gives Inspiring Performance

    Since graduating from Mid-Pen last year, Emmett Rodriguez has been immersed in ballet study at Atlantic City Ballet in New Jersey.

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  • 5th Annual Winter Concert!

    A welcome harbinger of winter vacation, our annual Winter Concert once again brought our community together for a fantastic evening of music supplied by our talented students.

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  • Giving Thanks to Larry Johnston

    Thanksgiving is always a special day on our calendar. Yesterday’s celebration, however, was undoubtedly the most special Thanksgiving event in Mid-Pen history; yesterday was the day our community came together to dedicate a bench to Larry in honor and celebration of his remarkable life and 35 years of service to our school.

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