Tour Introduction

   Welcome to the Palo Alto High School Campus Tour! The campus map lists tour locations. Move to a location and click on the corresponding information on the map to learn more about Paly’s past, present, and future. But first, a little history. Palo Alto was incorporated in 1894 and owes its existence to Stanford University, so it’s no surprise that its earliest residents sought the best education for their children. Palo Alto High School marched to the new school at its current location on December 24, 1918. Watch the video for some history!

Stop #1: Tower Building

   The Tower Building and Haymarket Theater are the only original buildings on campus. New and remodeled buildings reflect their distinctive architectural details. Learn more about Paly's past present and future by listening to this history of the Tower Building.