Connecting Across the Globe
We long recognized that the kind of signature Stanford OHS community we want—mutually supportive in ways that may transcend divisions of instructors, students, parents, and staff—required opportunities for our people to work together online and in-person around common interests and for common goals.
That’s why we created organizations, events, and administrative structures that link our community globally by promoting among students a sense that as part of an amazing peer group, they can accomplish the extraordinary; among instructors, a valued spirit of continuing intellectual inquiry; among parents, a foundation for friendships and occasions to volunteer.
Events—Online & In-Person
Events include: meetups, events hosted by Stanford OHS families to bring together the school community in their area; weekly homeroom meetings; all-school assemblies; guest speaker series; research colloquia where instructors present; service projects where students work for the common good; 40 student-proposed, student-run clubs; an elected student government; cultural immersion trips to places such as Panama; a Summer @ Stanford residential program; a Parent Association; a staff-parent book club; and, of course, graduation.
These opportunities occur online (Skype, Facebook, FaceTime, chats, and in the virtual classroom), in-person, and sometimes in a combination of the two.