Phillips Brooks School

     Tel: (650)854-4545
        
   
Grades: PK - 5 | 284 students
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At Phillips Brooks, we believe that children learn best through a developmentally appropriate curriculum that builds on their natural curiosity about the world.
The teacher guides the student in that process: facilitating hands-on projects, promoting collaboration among students, and prompting even the youngest students to reflect deeply on their classroom work.
For teachers to fulfill that role, they must be attuned to students' individual needs and learning styles, and continually benefit from professional development opportunities.

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 Prekindergarten - 5

Student Body

Total Students 284 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Phillips Brooks School Students 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 ELC-B; and $19,875 for ELC-A.
% on Financial Aid 11%
Admissions Director Melanie Shaw
Admissions Associate Hira Khan

Sports

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. Class size ranges from 14-16 in the preschool and 18-20 in kindergarten through grade five. Core curriculum subjects are taught in self-contained classrooms, and the specialist teachers provide additional instruction in art, library, music, physical education, science, technology and Spanish.

At PBS, we believe that children learn best through a developmentally appropriate curriculum that builds on their natural curiosity about the world. The teacher guides the student in that process: facilitating hands-on projects, promoting collaboration among students, and prompting even the youngest students to reflect deeply on their classroom work. For teachers to fulfill that role, they must be attuned to students' individual needs and learning styles, and continually benefit from professional development opportunities.

While a solid foundation in core academic disciplines is essential, we also believe that students' long term well-being, and their capacity to contribute to our society and world, depend crucially on their social and emotional development as well. Students must learn how to interact with others: how to listen, how to be sensitive to others' needs and respectful of their perspectives, and how to express their own views, even when it is difficult to do so. Students must establish a healthy self-conception as well as a sense of connection to others and to the broader world. This developmental journey spans a lifetime, to be sure, but the foundation begins during the earliest school years. The Phillips Brooks School prepares students for lifelong learning and growth in our diverse and ever changing world.

Profile last updated: 02/02/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sacred Heart Schools Atherton (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is University Heights Montessori Childrens Center (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is University Heights Montessori Childrens Center (0.3 miles away)
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