Living Classroom Sites

img planterboxLiving Classroom Program schools have both edible and native habitat gardens which are used for lessons as well as other school activities such as lunchtime nature or garden clubs run by parent volunteers and unstructured creative play. The gardens attract wildlife, particularly pollinators, to the school campus.These gardens also provide a place for unstructured creative play and weekly nature or ecology programs for students during lunch recess where students plant, harvest, and maintain the gardens. Please click on the photos below to see a slide show of each of the Living Classroom gardens.

Active Living Classroom Locations


Fairmeadow Elementary

pausd fairmeadowFairmeadow Elementary
500 E. Meadow Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 (650) 856-0845

Fairmeadow is a large neighborhood elementary school located between JLS Middle School and the Mitchell Park Library. Fairmeadow's dedicated staff provides oustanding standards-aligned curriculum which the active PTA supplements with many student and family activities.

Herbert Hoover Elementary

pausd hooverHerbert Hoover Elementary
445 E. Charleston Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 (650) 320-8106

Herbert Hoover Elementary School places primary emphasis on a core curriculum, stressing basic academic skills and good study habits. Through a wide variety of programs, students are supported in developing all areas of their potential.

Walter Hays Elementary

pausd haysWalter Hays Elementary
1525 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
+1 (650) 322-5956

Walter Hays is focused on various school wide initiatives that support students and families in experiencing high expectations academically, socially, and emotionally.

Lucille M. Nixon Elementary

pausd hooverLucille M. Nixon Elementary
1711 Stanford Avenue
Stanford, CA 94305
+1 (650) 856-1622

Nixon Elementary strives to instill in all students a love of learning, academic excellence, and an understanding that effort, perseverance, and resiliency will lead to success throughout life.