an MSx student with his wife and two daughters

Daycare, Schools & Camps

Stanford MSx kids will form friendships, learn at some of the best schools in the U.S., and build memories they will never forget.


There are several daycare facilities nearby that are available to Stanford students. There are both part-time and full-time options.


There are many excellent elementary, middle, and high schools near Stanford’s campus — all part of the public Palo Alto Unified School District. These schools are free to attend, offer a world-class education for students, and will offer a place for your child is desired. In addition, there are a myriad of private and parochial schools in the area that your student may apply to.

Summer Camps

Avoid hearing “I’m bored” during the summer. Stanford University and the surrounding areas host hundreds of day and overnight camps for kids of all ages. Take a peek at the Stanford resource for summer activities and camps.

After-School Activities

There are hundreds of parks, museums, and other cultural activities in Palo Alto, and the Parks and Recreation Department is a great resource for all kinds of kid-friendly events.

Family Experience in the MSx Program

Family Experience in the MSx Program

Sam Hagerbaumer, MS '19, Brett Wilson, MS '19, and Lyndall Wilson share the joy children bring to the MSx Program.
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Spouse of an MSx student

“Moving to a new country can be difficult, especially for young children. Stanford has been such a positive experience for my family that when strangers ask my kids where they’re from, they say, ‘Stanford.’ That’s their country.”