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By passionately pursuing core teaching beliefs 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 and reflecting together. In the process they discover their best selves – they flourish.

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By passionately pursuing core teaching beliefs 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 and reflecting together. In the process they discover their best selves – they flourish.

Bringing together inspiring colleagues and an amazing parent community

Being a part of the PBS team means learning something new every day from your colleagues. It means putting our students first in all our decision-making. It means partnering with parents who care deeply about the school – not just their child, but the whole community. It means having the room to try new things, having support when you falter, and having colleagues who’ll cheer when you succeed. If these are the qualities you’re looking for in your next work environment, we want to hear from you.

Investing in professional growth and development for every employee

The faculty and staff at PBS are our most valuable asset, so PBS offers a top-notch compensation package: salaries that are regularly benchmarked against other Bay Area schools and generous insurance and other benefits. Key among these investments in our people power is our ongoing support for professional development. PBS supports its employees by bringing in outside experts and by helping them seek advanced degrees, attend conferences, and pursue leadership opportunities in their disciplines.

Building a diverse and inclusive community

There’s no single PBS story. Our teachers and staff are from all over: some grew up down the road here in Menlo Park; others are transplants from the Midwest or East Coast; still others came to PBS from jobs in Saudi Arabia or South America. We represent a wide variety of cultures, ethnicities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds, just as our students and families do. We value and celebrate this diversity and see it as one of the many aspects of PBS that make it an amazing place to work.

“In my twenty years of working in education, the six years I’ve spent at PBS have given me by far the best experience in both workplace culture and in professional development opportunities. I’m about to complete my Harvard Graduate School Certificate in Early Education Leadership, and PBS has supported me every step of the way.”

Stephanie Hall-Koester
Lead Preschool Teacher
(at PBS since 2014)

Dave Jackson, Physical Education Teacher

“For me, the experience of working at PBS is an authentic definition of the word collegiality: Companionship and cooperation between colleagues who share responsibility. This is the first and only teaching job I’ve ever held, and coming into the position many years ago, I was met with colleagues who were so supportive in training and helping me grow. I now send my own kids to PBS; it’s a community I truly believe in.”

Dave Jackson
Physical Education Teacher
(at PBS since 2001)

“PBS is a workplace I walk into every day feeling encouraged and empowered by the people around me - the faculty, the children, and the parent community. It’s a safe place to express individuality, and a strong community of colleagues that I consider as my personal friends.”

Ashtyn Avella
Music Teacher
(at PBS since 2018)

Ariel Petersen, 1st-grade Lead Teacher

“I have found PBS to be uniquely supportive of my strengths as a teacher and of my interests outside of the classroom. There is a genuine ‘open door’ policy with the administrative team, and the school has directly facilitated my growth as an educator. During my time in the Associate Teacher Program, I earned and then cleared my California teaching credential in just two years, made possible by unwavering support from PBS. I’m thrilled to be leading my own classroom now, alongside so many inspiring colleagues.”

Ariel Petersen
1st-grade Lead Teacher
(at PBS since 2015)

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Phillips Brooks School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.