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Who We Are

Phillips Brooks School is an independent, co-educational day school offering a truly child-centered learning program for preschool through 5th grade, located in Menlo Park – neighboring Stanford University.

  • PBS is a diverse community of families and educators committed to partnering in support of student learning.
  • We offer intimate student-to-teacher ratios, ensuring that each child is known and loved by their teachers.
  • Our Early Learning Center program engages our youngest students in creative, play-based, hands-on projects to teach early literacy, math, and problem-solving skills.
  • Our innovative, rigorous, and research-based K–5 program blends literacy and math curricula with deep, experiential learning in world languages, visual art, music, and STEM.
  • PBS's unmatched Emotional Intelligence program, integrated throughout the curriculum, ensures that PBS students are set up for a lifetime of being eager learners and great people.

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Where We Begin

The E.L.C. and Kindergarten

Our learning environment features a spacious, leafy campus with several classroom buildings, multi-use structures, and play spaces…

10 Things…

…We Know and Love About PBS

By passionately pursuing core teaching beliefs in ways that set us apart, we create the extraordinary every day at Phillips Brooks School. We guide children to cultivate their individual talents, explore, and dig deep, while working together. In the process, they discover their best selves and truly flourish. We invite you to take a closer look at what we know and love about inspiring young learners.


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Spring Ahead 2020 • A Message to the Classes of 2013, 2017, and 2020

If this were a typical year, we would have gathered this afternoon with you and your parents to celebrate your milestone year. Each of you is starting a new chapter in your journey. Each of you has so much to look forward to in the months and years ahead. And we are so proud of all you’ve already accomplished – and all you will accomplish as you tread the path ahead of you

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