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Peninsula Bridge

  • Peninsula Bridge
  • 457 Kingsley Avenue
    Westminster House, Second Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • 650-473-9461
  • 1994

Program Description

Peninsula Bridge has a very clear scope: helping motivated middle school students from select schools in the Ravenswood, Redwood City and San Mateo-Foster City districts perform their best academically and personally. Each year we welcome a new cohort of motivated students to our tuition-free program. Once we accept a student into the program, we embrace his or her family by offering three distinct support services: our Summer Program, our Academic Year Program and our Parent Program.

Peninsula Bridge connects our students with the resources for them to successfully pass Algebra I in 8th grade and enroll in a college-prep English course in 9th grade, thereby getting students onto a rigorous academic track in high school that opens the door to new opportunities and options beyond high school. We also act as a bridge for our students to participate in enrichment activities such as art, music and sports--programs most often cut in under-resourced schools--during the summer and the school year.

Success Stories

"The three summers I've spent at Bridge have been astonishingly amazing. Not only did my grades improve, but I had a blast being here."--Sara

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 60
  • Middle School: 45
  • Elementary School: 15
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Denison University
  • Humboldt State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • University of California-Merced
  • University of San Francisco
  • Whittier College

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%