Tru is a progressive independent school near downtown Palo Alto serving students K – 6, with unique approaches to support the love of learning. Students practice mindfulness, engage in stage performance, and learn through in-depth projects with cross-disciplinary themes. Teachers form personal relationships with each child based on developmental research and make strong connections with families.


Find out what Tru is all about, including our mission and philosophy.

Tours and information events are available for parents on this fall.

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“For success in middle school, high school, college, and life, the critical element is knowing oneself and presenting oneself comfortably to other adults. Having a conversation about ideas. Pursuing something one loves. Speaking up. Not being afraid to be wrong”