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Palo Alto Family YMCA inspires individuals and families to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.


In Just One Night

Sign up for a cooking class at least 14 days in advance and save 10%. Call 650-329-3752 to get your discount.


To enter our free ESL classes, new students are required to register for a placement test at the Adult School office (Greendell or Palo Alto High School location). To see testing dates and times, click here.

Key Dates

Winter Quarter 2019

Winter Quarter Dates:Jan. 14-Mar. 22, 2019

Registration Begins:Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

ESL Classes:Jan. 14-Mar. 8, 2019

No Classes:Jan. 21, Feb. 15 and Feb. 18, 2019

Spring Quarter 2019

Spring Quarter Dates:Mar. 25-Jun. 7, 2019

Registration Begins:Friday, Mar. 1, 2019

No Classes:Apr. 1-5, and May 27, 2019 (and May 30, only Palo Alto High School)

Message from the Principal

Dear Community Members,

Winter 2019 brings exciting new programs to Palo Alto. The Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, the best chamber orchestra on the peninsula, is now part of our Music Program. Learn how to fight off cancer in our new nutritional cooking class. Take our “New in the USA” English conversation class. Save money by registering early for any cooking class — you won’t leave hungry! Celebrate the new year by finding a course that is right for you!

See you in class!
Dave Hoshiwara, Principal