4575 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028
Phone: (650) 851-1777

At Ormondale School, we believe that students are naturally inquisitive. Investigative learning is a philosophy in which teachers and students work together to wonder, question, explore, research, and evaluate. Experiences are crafted to prompt students to investigate the world around them. IL compliments all aspects of the curriculum, transforming learning into an active and reflective process. Within the classroom, this approach can generate long term projects, exploratory introductions, brainstorming sessions, or impromptu research to answer a pertinent question. For students, this process fosters dynamic problem solving, a sense of responsibility, meaningful collaboration with peers, and many more skills essential for success.