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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.

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At PBS, you will find an unwavering commitment to…

  • 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
650-854-4545 x137

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From the PBS Blog

Meet the Team

Meeta Gaitonde

Director of Admission

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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 a PBS alum in the Class of 2017 and a 4th-grader. 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.




Michelle Fleming

Admission Manager

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Having worked in the Admission Office for a little over three years now I have had the privilege of witnessing first-hand the uniqueness of the community and each student within it. The values and love of learning have been infectious, and I am proud to have the opportunity to share this with incoming families as they take on this new journey for their children.

How to Apply


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


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


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


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


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

Read more about the Admission Process.