Stanford Online High School

A selective independent school for grades 7–12 within Stanford University, where dedicated instructors help academically advanced students worldwide learn in live, online classes.

Essential Fast Facts

Stanford Online High School courses meet in live, online discussion seminars on a college-style schedule. Each course makes use of a highly interactive virtual classroom platform.

Stanford OHS is a school that draws strength from its students, its instructors, and its online nature. Our students are passionate about learning, ready to take intellectual risks, and engaged in significant pursuits beyond the classroom.
Global Student Body
Our students come from 48 U.S. states and 42 countries around the world, and interact with each other and their teachers through our live seminar-style discussion classes.
Placement by Ability
Through careful assessment, students are placed into courses by their readiness, not solely by their age or grade level.
Challenging Curriculum
From advanced middle-school classes through 32 post-AP and university-level courses, our curriculum challenges students at every level.
Scholarly Instructors
Stanford OHS instructors, 65% holding Ph.D.'s in their fields, work closely with students to help them reach their full academic potential.
Individualized Student Support
Our dedicated student-support program includes specifically trained SEL and wellness counselors, academic advisors, and college counselors.
Vibrant Community
Our Student Life staff makes online and in-person community-building events a key part of the student experience at Stanford OHS.

Our Virtual Campus


Beyond the Ordinary

How can you get a feel for our extraordinary online school? Hear what some of our students and instructors have to say about our school's strengths.



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Stanford OHS has established a truly amazing community of learners, educators and supporters. The school provides a unique hybrid space with online flipped classrooms enriched by in-person opportunities through regional meetups and residential programs.

Tomohiro Hoshi, Ph.D.

Head of School

Middle School

At Stanford Online High school, high-achieving middle school students can pursue advanced coursework that challenges and prepares them for the rigors of our high school. The middle school curriculum extends the core values and components of our school’s academic program to grades 7 and 8.
Middle Schoolers
8th Grade Promotion
OHS Middle School students throwing hats into air

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