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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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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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ENGAGE banner (Dec. 13, 2018) over a photo of Pre-K teacher Nicole Theriault and a student

Since classes finished last June, our faculty, staff, and administrators have been hard at work on a number of program initiatives. More on those at the end of this message. But in addition to these innovations, we have another important goal this year: Extend love of learning into the parent community by delivering high-quality family education to support a healthy school culture. My team and I want to make sure that PBS parent education is a love-of-learning opportunity: a way to strengthen our spirit of community, appropriately customized to address the concerns and challenges we're seeing. We want to pilot new approaches so we can better serve your needs and ensure strong school-home partnership. To do that, we need your help and input.

Read more » about New Family Connection Program • ENGAGE for Dec. 13, 2018