Middle School Matriculation
PBS students' overall acceptances to independent schools are exceedingly high. Each year, more than 60% of our students are admitted to a “first choice” school, and more than 85% are admitted to one of their top three choices.
PBS students' 10-year acceptance rate at the five most commonly applied to independent schools (Menlo, Sacred Heart, Castilleja, Woodside Priory, Crystal Springs) is 80%, the highest among elementary schools in our area.
The PBS program is designed to prepare students well for challenging middle school learning environments; admission results bear out the excellence of our program and the high desirability of PBS students among schools throughout the region. So do standardized test scores and, most important, the successful educational and life experiences of PBS alumni.
PBS teachers and administrative leadership are committed to helping guide your family through the middle school application process and advocating for your child with each school. A large part of our value in the process comes from the fact that PBS truly knows your child as a learner and a community member. Our goal is to keep your child's prospects for long-term success and confidence at the center of our priorities by aligning with your family to focus on a relatively small list of schools with learning environments best suited to their unique attributes.
In middle school, PBS graduates...
- ...demonstrate strong academic preparation
- ...are collaborative learners
- ...are effective communicators
- ...exchibit confidence
- ...are known for quality teamwork
- ...take on leadership roles
- ...are motivated learners
- ...are problem-solvers
- ...show high engagement in their learning
|Crystal Springs Uplands School||18|
|Girls Middle School||2|
|Los Altos Christian School||1|
|Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton||22|
|St. Andrew's Episcopal||1|
|St. Matthew's Episcopal||1|
|St. Raymond School||2|
|Public Middle Schools||22|
Crystal Springs Uplands School
Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton