About Us

Creator School was founded by two Gunn High School teachers who had a vision: to provide Bay Area teens the opportunity to learn in a rigorous, positive, creative, grade-free environment. We wanted to offer small courses taught only by highly qualified teachers who are experts in their craft.


The summer of 2015, we opened with eleven students. Three years later, seventy-five students joined us for our two weeks in July. We soon expanded to add popular middle school creative writing classes. We are excited to open our new spring and summer novel-writing courses to adults, as well as teens.

Currently, our programs are designed for students with an interest in creative writing and rising seniors who want support with their college essays. For reluctant writers, or for those who want support in academic writing, Creator School recommends Palo Alto Writing Academy.