Phillips Brooks School

Tel: (650)854-4545
Grades: NS-5 | 278 students
By passionately pursuing core teaching beliefs that set us apart, we create the extraordinary every day at PBS. We guide children to cultivate their individual talents, explore and dig deep while working and reflecting together.
In the process they discover their best selves – they flourish.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 278 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Phillips Brooks School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 16 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $29,910
Tuition Notes Fees for the 2015-2016 school year are: Tuition amounts for the 2015-2016 school year are: $29,910 for K-5; $24,750 for PreK; and $19,875 for Preschool
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Melanie Shaw


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • The Phillips Brooks School, founded in 1978, is an independent, coeducational day school located in Menlo Park, California. We enroll 280 students in preschool through fifth grade. By passionately pursuing core teaching beliefs that set us apart, we create the extraordinary every day at PBS. We guide children to cultivate their individual talents, explore and dig deep while working and reflecting together. In the process they discover their best selves – they flourish.
  • You can feel it the moment you step on campus: this is a place that’s open and vibrant, energized by students who are truly known by each adult and peer around them. Here you’ll find engaged children who are fulfilled as they probe meaningful interests and challenged as they apply academic and social learning strategies customized for their developmental trajectory. They emerge as skilled, independent thinkers and empowered community builders who thrive intellectually as well as socially. PBS students know how to be learners, how to relate to one another and who they are.
  • Together with our inclusive, multi-cultural family community we create a dynamic atmosphere of collaboration and support. With an impressive roster of core and specialist teachers dedicated to pre-school through fifth grade, and no more than two classrooms per grade, every child and family is an integral partner in our community. There’s an excitement here, a liberating, exhilarating awareness that every day our students are journeying purposefully to become all they are meant to be. Inspired learners. Inspiring life. This is PBS.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Sacred Heart Schools Atherton (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is University Heights Montessori Children's Center (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is University Heights Montessori Children's Center (0.3 miles away)
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  • Menlo Park
    Grades: NS-K | 60 students
    0.3 miles
    2066 Avy Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Menlo Park
    Trinity School
    Grades: NS-5 | 160 students
    0.6 miles
    2650 Sand Hill Rd
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Atherton
    Grades: PK-12 | 1002 students
    1.3 miles
    150 Valparaiso Ave
    Atherton, CA 94027
  • Atherton
    Grades: NS-12
    1.4 miles
    150 Valparaiso Avenue
    Atherton, CA 94027
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: PK-8 | 281 students
    1.5 miles
    1211 Arbor Rd
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

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