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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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The E.L.C. and Kindergarten

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

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…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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PBS News & Events

INSIGHTS banner (Aug. 15, 2019) over a stock photo of school supplies featuring the text "Behavior Management"

The primary goal for our time together was to create documentation, common language, visuals, and tools to enhance the clarity and consistency around all parts of the school day related to behavior. This is the eighth in a multi-part series examining the work accomplished by various faculty teams over the summer.

Read more » about INSIGHTS • Behavior Management • Phillips Brooks Summer Institute 2019
INSIGHTS banner (Aug. 13, 2019) over a photo of 5th-grade boys greeting each other at Morning Meeting

As we prepared, earlier this year, to launch the process for the Class of 2020, we analyzed performance, key indicators, and parental feedback to make adjustments to our expectations and to our strategies for engaging and supporting the families of 5th-graders in a thoughtful, positive process of research and application. This is the sixth in a multi-part series examining the work accomplished by various faculty teams over the summer.

Read more » about INSIGHTS • Middle school application process improvements