Founded in 1957 and connected to a 1,500-year Benedictine tradition, Woodside Priory School serves students from grades six through twelve (6-12) and houses Silicon Valley's only boarding school. Woodside Priory's mission is to assist all students in creating meaningful and balanced lives, developing as lifelong learners and stewards, and productively serving a world in need of their gifts. 

Surrounded by the innovation and excitement of Silicon Valley, our students attend–and even reside on–a campus that fosters a sense of meaning and balance. Nothing captures this spirit of balance better than standing in Schilling Square, surrounded by rolling hills and trees, and realizing that some of the world's most transformative communities are minutes away.
The search for a school is one of the most meaningful activities we manage as parents, guardians, and young people alike. Understanding our version of academic rigor is important, but the spirit of a community and the environment in which we learn are invaluable. I hope that the collection of our online materials and future conversations will highlight how a Priory education can help you thrive. My colleagues and I look forward to helping you discover what a Priory experience can do for you.
With warm welcome,
David Lazo
Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of David Lazo

    David Lazo 

    Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
    (650) 851-6158
  • Photo of Cherie Baylis

    Cherie Baylis 

    Associate Director of Admissions
    (650) 851-6124
  • Photo of Buck Matthews

    Buck Matthews 

    Assistant Director of Admissions, Basketball/Flag Football/Tennis Coach
    (650) 851-8223

Priory at a Glance

  • Grades 6-12 with 375 students
  • 13 Students in an average class
  • 7:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
  • 80% of faculty have advanced degrees
  • 51% of students identify as students of color
  • 25% of students identify as Catholic
  • 20% of upper school students are boarding students
  • 20% of students receive financial aid

Statement on Non-Discrimination Regarding School Policies and Procedures

Woodside Priory School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Priory does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies and requirements, admissions and financial aid programs, or athletic and student life activities on the basis of any characteristic protected by law.

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