About Main Street Scholars

Our history

Our Founder, Jamie Weintraub, a life-long learner herself, started MSS to provide a customized program for a single student who “simply needed more.” By the time the school opened in fall 2014, the one student had become three—all ready to connect in a safe, trusting environment, bond with a teacher-mentor, and thrive in a whole new way.

Seven years later, we have provided education and educational support to more than 200 families in our school and coaching center. Conveniently located in downtown HMB, we are proud to work alongside our public and private schools to support students and families from the coastside and beyond.

Our vision

Connect. Bond. Thrive.

Our school vision is that each student connects with their learning in a safe and trusting environment, where each student bonds with his or her academic expert, building the confidence needed to thrive throughout their academic careers and into life.

Our mission

We build confidence.

Our mission is to provide a rigorous curriculum while allowing each student to learn and develop at his or her individual pace. Together with the parents, students, and instructors every child will find and develop their academic curiosity and develop a confident, lifelong love of learning.

Fully accredited

WASC certified through June 2028

We acknowledge the importance of continuous self-improvement and academic excellence in demonstrating our viability and validity.

A-G approved by UC and CSU

Student focused

At MSS, we offer an alternative to traditional educational philosophies that focus primarily on the textbook, subject, and teacher.

In comparison, our school is student focused and transforms classes into places of cooperative learning, characterized by interaction and collaboration.

What we offer

  • Smaller student body (10–15 students)
  • Student-to-teacher ratio of 1:1 to 1:3
  • Concurrent enrollment for grades 10–12
  • 6-period day with time to pursue an independent interest
  • Shorter grading periods (8–10 weeks)
  • Routine days (8:45 am–3:00 pm)
  • Mentor teachers
  • One-to-one support
  • Family atmosphere

Who we serve

Our families are looking for a personalized approach that fits their student’s learning style, has flexible scheduling, and offers a social and physical environment conducive to authentic learning.

MSS has a wide variety of students, including:


An MSS education is centered around the essence of a college preparatory experience. Because they play a greater role in their own academic success than they would in most traditional schools, our students learn to manage multiple assignments, help create their own schedule of lessons and study plans and, as a result, are uniquely prepared to succeed in their post-secondary education.

Accelerated learners

Academically talented and highly motivated students thrive with the opportunity to move at their own pace and regularly challenged to realize their full potential. This sense of ownership helps accelerated learners gain valuable experience in taking responsibility and creating their own goals.

Collaborative learners

Academic coaches and teachers work with students in all kinds of situations, not just with students who need more focused attention. Some highly motivated, high-achieving students will work with a coach-teacher to improve their learning efficiency and efficacy.


Homeschool parents can enrich the curriculum and incorporate local resources, but do not themselves have to be experts on every subject. Our unique flexibility supports your homeschool program as your child grows intellectually, emotionally, and developmentally.

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“One of the most important factors to working with Main Street Scholars is they treat the kids as individuals and not just a statistic of improved test scores.”

—Jaime D.

coaching at main street scholars

60 Stone Pine Road, Suite 201
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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