Phillips Brooks School offers a full-day preschool through 5th-grade learning community at the intersection of Menlo Park and Palo Alto, neighboring Stanford University.
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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 302 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,380
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 12

Top Rankings

Phillips Brooks School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded
1978

Student Body

Total Students
302 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Phillips Brooks School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 12
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Please note that the listed tuition is for the 2017-2018 school year. Prices are subject to change.
% on Financial Aid
11%
Admissions Director
Meeta Gaitonde
Admissions Associate
Jason Nunez

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

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.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 302 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,380
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 12

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The average private school tuition in San Mateo County, CA is $22,056 for elementary schools and $33,345 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Mateo County, CA is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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