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Welcome!

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For families applying for the 21-22 school year:

In order to maintain the health and safety of our community and to ensure that you have an informative and inspiring introduction to PBS, we are reimagining our admission process for the 2021-22 admission season. We want to be sure that your family receives the same highly personalized attention that we have always prioritized for our applicant families. We ask for your understanding while we take on this challenging endeavor.

While we understand that finding the right school for your child can be overwhelming and living in this uncertainty is an added layer of stress, we want to assure you that we are committed to partnering with you as you begin the independent school application process.

As you wait for the application season to officially open on August 1, 2021, we suggest you spend some time learning about our program and school through our website, in particular:

Please complete the online inquiry through Ravenna and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions along your journey.

Warmly,
Meeta

 

Every day at Phillips Brooks School, I am truly fortunate to witness our distinctive approach to the joyful and meaningful development of children’s cognitive and social learning. My hope is that you will explore PBS and soon discover what all of us here know and love about our school.

 

PBS is a place of inspiration. We create the extraordinary every day by passionately pursuing core teaching beliefs that set us apart. We guide children to cultivate their individual talents, explore, and dig deep while working and reflecting together. In the process, children at PBS discover their best selves. They flourish.

Every day at Phillips Brooks School, I am truly fortunate to witness our distinctive approach to the joyful and meaningful development of children’s cognitive and social learning. My hope is that you will explore PBS and soon discover what all of us here know and love about our school.

Students singing, sharing, and playing instruments

PBS is a place of inspiration. We create the extraordinary every day by passionately pursuing core teaching beliefs that set us apart. We guide children to cultivate their individual talents, explore, and dig deep while working and reflecting together. In the process, children at PBS discover their best selves. They flourish.

At PBS, you will find an unwavering commitment to…

Image of teacher with student learning how to write.
  • A supportive and collaborative learning environment
  • Experienced and passionately committed faculty devoted to understanding each child
  • A challenging and inherently differentiated academic program
  • A uniquely comprehensive emotional intelligence curriculum

I invite you to explore our site! Here, you’ll find a wealth of information about PBS – from what inspires us about education to the nuts-and-bolts of the admission process.

Complete our inquiry form or contact us by phone or email to get started. We look forward to getting to know you as you get to know us.


With warmest regards,

Meeta Gaitonde
Director of Admission
mgaitonde@phillipsbrooks.org
650-854-4545 x137


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From the PBS Blog

Meet the Team

Meeta Gaitonde

Director of Admission

[photo of Meeta Gaitonde]

I’ve worn almost every hat at PBS except Head of School – so far, anyway ;). PBS has been my second home since 2002, when I started as a 3rd-grade assistant teacher. Since then, I’ve been a lead in 3rd and 4th grades, a substitute teacher, a learning specialist, a long-term librarian substitute, the educational technology and innovation specialist, and now the Director of Admission. Most importantly, I’m a parent of two PBS alums in the Class of 2017 and 2020. It’s obvious that this place has become part of who I am, and I am thrilled that I get to share my love of PBS with so many prospective families.

 

 

 

Jason Nunez

Admission Manager

Jason Nunez - Admission Manager

I look forward to fulfilling my passion for connecting students and families to a place they can feel supported, loved, and encouraged throughout their journey at PBS. As it will be my first year at PBS, I am most excited about witnessing the joyful experiences students share and the school's unique focus on student's character and emotional development.

How to Apply

1

Inquire and schedule a virtual Open House tour. This will create your Application Portal login credentials but is not a commitment to apply.

2

Complete the application. There are forms for parents, teachers, and school administrators to complete.

3

Set up a virtual parent interview. This exchange of information is a vital part of the application process.

4

Set up applicant visits. Depending on the age of the applicant, a shadow day or one-on-one visit and playgroup may be required.

As we continue to focus on the health of our community, in-person tours have been postponed until further notice.
5

Learn about financial aid. We offer need-based aid to families who qualify – up to 100% of tuition.

Read more about the Admission Process.