Wilkinson School

Wilkinson School is an independent school offering educational programs for children in Junior Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Providing an education for the whole child, Wilkinson leads students through their learning with an attentive eye to each child`s individual educational, social-emotional, and creative needs.
While pursuing a strong classroom curriculum, bolstered with empirical learning, students receive a broader education in their exposure to the world on Intensive Studies trips, interactions with professionals, outdoor education, cultural excursions and a well-rounded arts program.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 42 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,200
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1977
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Fun summer camp programs are available.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
42 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
54%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Wilkinson School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
11 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Dress code is simple and includes khaki pants/skirt and polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance available
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dunia Hamou

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Homework First- after school homework support, Science Classes

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Program, Extended Enrichment Program, Garden Science, International Travel, Music Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Physical Education

School Notes

  • Wilkinson School is an independent progressive school offering educational programs for children in Junior Kindergarten through 8th grade. Providing a tailored education for the whole child, Wilkinson leads students through their learning with an attentive eye to each child`s individual educational, social-emotional, and creative needs. Our culture nurtures a sense of community and student mentorship, with a small student-to-teacher ratio.  
  • While pursuing a strong classroom curriculum, bolstered with empirical learning, students receive a broader education in their exposure to the world on Intensive Studies trips, interactions with professionals, outdoor education, cultural excursions and a well-rounded arts program.
  • Please visit our website at : www.wilkinsonschool.org for more information about our school by the sea.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
The teachers are amazing, the class sizes are small, and the school takes a truly child-centered approach to learning. Most importantly for me, the teachers have done an amazing job of connecting with both of my kids, inspiring them to work hard, and tailoring the materials and teaching approach to each of their (very different) needs; challenging them in areas they excel and supporting them to grow in other areas means they're both thriving academically. I wasn't sure what to make of the social-emotional curriculum and intensive studies programs when we first arrived, but now having seen them in action, along with the garden program, I see that they set this school apart. My kids are not only getting a great education, but I see them growing as caring people who are curious about the world around them. Couldn't be happier with their experience at Wilkinson!
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5  
Wilkinson provides a very unique combination of truly excellent teachers, small class sizes and community support. Our two kids have been really supported there as individuals. The teachers have identified their strengths and challenges (academic and social) and tailored the school experience to fit them best. It really is a hidden gem on the coast.
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5  
Wilkinson School has the inclusive community feel and focus on both individual-paced academics and social development that our daughter needs. She thrives in being a part of a caring, yet still challenging environment and that is why we keep her enrolled year after year. We also appreciate the focus on the arts that so many schools have had to cut.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 42 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,200
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in San Mateo County, CA is $21,400 for elementary schools and $31,557 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Mateo County, CA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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