Empowering Young Women For More Than a Century
“In 1907, Mary Lockey opened the doors to Castilleja School to pursue a revolutionary idea—to provide young women with the educational opportunities needed to seek a college education. Now, a century later, Castilleja's mission expands beyond Mary Lockey's founding principle by educating young women to become compassionate leaders and global citizens.”
Nanci Kauffman, Head of School
Castilleja has called its campus home for over 110 years. While much has changed since that time, the fundamental mission of the school has remained the same: to prepare girls to become confident thinkers and compassionate leaders throughout the world. Our century-long history highlights the many ways in which education has evolved, drastic changes in how our students and faculty live their daily lives, as well as the difficult times our community has overcome. Please join us in exploring the school’s history, which includes navigating pandemics, partnering with the Palo Alto community, and providing critical educational, community service, and athletic opportunities to girls.