The English program at Gunn High School focuses on the traditional concerns of the discipline—literature, composition, language, and grammar.  Literature serves as a resource for both the study of ideas, culture, and values, and the development of composition skills. The study of composition and writing emphasizes the art and the craft, the organization and the support, and the clear and effective use of language in its written forms. Vocabulary, language, and grammar studies are integrated with the study of literature and composition.

The Gunn English program consists of a four-year required sequence of both required and elective semester-long courses designed to meet students’ needs in literature, composition, and language study at levels appropriate to their individual skills and abilities in English. The complete sequence includes required courses in American, World, Contemporary, and Western Literatures, as well as in communication skills and literary genres.

Gunn High School is able to offer PLTW students real-world applications and ignite their imaginative spirit with a hands-on approach. As of January 2011, Gunn High is a Nationally Certified Engineering (PLTW) school.

Gunn students learn about automotive technology in a hands on classroom experience.  Lead by industry ace Mike Camicia, students enguage in advanced automotive diagnostic, repair, and theory.

The Titan Broadcast Network (TBN) is a student-run broadcasting organization.  Visit our homepage to find out about morning announcements, and the latest in campus happenings.

Inspired by a sincere love of music and commitment to excellence, the Gunn High School Concert Choir, Treble Choir and Chamber Singers perform a wide variety of choral literature including Renaissance music, Baroque, Classical, Jazz, Gospel and music from countries around the world.

Welcome to Gunn Theatre! We take great pride in producing wonderful shows and exploring the richness to be found in theatrical expression, whether in the form of performance, writing, designing, singing, or any of the other myriad modes of communication that theatre affords. Glad you’re here!

The Gunn Music Program has a long and proud tradition of excellence, achieving outstanding group results while rewarding individual competence and dedication. Our student musicians have the opportunity to master a wide range of music from traditions ranging from Broadway to Bach.

Focus on Success is an award winning study and life skills elective, designed to support students in their core academic classes through lessons in organization, time management, study skills, goal setting, and healthy lifestyles and by providing homework time and support from tutors.

The Gunn Robotics Team from Gunn High School (Palo Alto, CA) is a robotics team that participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition as Team 192. The team is mainly student-centered, and it is the students who lead and push the team forward. Each of our members has different skills, from machining and 3D design to programming and animation. We are the only team to have won the national animation award three times, in 1997, 2006, and 2012. We have consistently been one of the strongest teams in FRC and we plan to keep it that way!

Telephone: (650) 354-8200
Attendance Office: (650) 354-8210

Kathleen Laurence

Assistant Principal
Tara Keith

Assistant Principal
Mike Heffner

Assistant Principal
Pier Angeli La Place

Assistant Principal
Jack Ballard

Athletic Director
Curtis Johansen

Student Activities Director
Lisa Hall

Technology Coordinator
Chris Bell 

Tracy Douglas

School Secretary
Martha Elderon

School Secretary, Facilities, Rentals
Bridget Johnson

School Secretary
Carole Main

Budget Secretary
Hindi Hipp