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Pepper Tree After School Program

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The Pepper Tree School is Stanford's only after-school program. Located in Escondido Village, the program is for children in kindergarten through second grade.

Available To*

  • Stanford students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Postdocs
  • Families from the surrounding community

*Pepper Tree is open to all Stanford affiliates, but offers enrollment priority and a reduced tuition rate to Stanford graduate students who are residents of Escondido Village. The Palo Alto community may also enroll on a space-available basis.

Application Information

Program Schedule and Hours 

Pepper Tree is open Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. throughout the academic year. A 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule is offered on most school holidays. A four week summer program is also offered in late June/early July.

Additional Information

Tuition Rates

Pepper Tree offers enrollment priority and a reduced tuition rate to Stanford graduate students who are residents of Escondido Village.

Pepper Tree is open to all Stanford affiliates, and the Palo Alto community may also enroll on a space-available basis.  For families who are not graduate students living in Escondido Village, standard tuition rates apply.

Plan B Option

Based on Escondido Elementary School calendar and the Pepper Tree Program Schedule, we have nine “Plan B” days during the 2014-2015 school year. These are days that Escondido Elementary is closed and Pepper Tree will be open for modified hours to facilitate “full day” care of Pepper Tree children.  For more information please see our  Plan B Program Description.

Contact Information  

Location: 865 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305

Phone: (650) 723-3646

Director: Susan Steiner, ssteiner@stanford.edu

Head Teacher: Valcione Acevedo

Teacher: Carol Sinoben

Substitute Staff:  Tomoko Quinn, Jill Nakagawa