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Why the Phillips Brooks School Is Right For You

No school is the right fit for every child and while Phillips Brooks School is no different, we offer some of the best educational programs from early learning to 5th Grade. We take a holistic approach to education that provides children with the best of both worlds by combining academics with the development of emotional intelligence. Here are a few of the reasons you should attend our next early learning or elementary school open house. 

Going Beyond the Book

A lot of school programs focus on teaching children what they need to know with few embellishments. They stick to the basics and believe they can hammer in knowledge through repetition or rote learning. In time, children lose interest in school and feel bogged down by homework.

We take a different approach. Our curriculum goes beyond teaching children the right answer in a classroom. Children also learn why one answer is correct and another is not. This allows them to make connections that they can apply to other areas of academics going forward. They may even bring that knowledge into playtime and other aspects of their personal lives.

Student Life at Our School

Classes begin at 8:10 a.m., but parents may drop their children off as early as 7:30 a.m. for complimentary before-school care. At our school open house, you will learn about our rotating six-day schedule. This allows continued learning without interruptions caused by holidays. During all six days, students cover core courses, such as writing and math.

We also provide many opportunities for extra-curricular activities. Children can pick up a moneymaking skill for the future or just have fun. The people who host our after-school programs include not only teachers but even third-party companies and a few dedicated parents. Here are the programs students can enroll in:
    • Cuisines Around the World
    • Fine Art Fundamentals
    • Build Cool Stuff!
    • Woodworking
    • Mathletes

Schedule Your Visit Today

At Phillips Brooks School, we believe children learn best when they feel inspired. We help children to develop a genuine love for lifelong learning. This goes outside of academics to include empathy, kindness, and respect for others. If this sounds like the kind of learning environment you want your children to spend their weekdays in, come see us on one of our open house days.

Open House tours typically begin at our community GATHER assembly, followed by remarks from our Head of School, a walk-through of the campus and classrooms, and a brief question-and-answer session featuring 5th-grade volunteers and available faculty. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and are for adults only.

Do you plan to visit our school soon? Click the banner below to find out when our next school tour dates are for 2019 and early 2020. If you have questions, we’re only a phone call away at 650-854-4545.

We invite you to visit our campus and see our students in action! The Admission Office organizes regular Open House campus tours by reservation from September through the beginning of February. To register, log into the Application Portal with the email address and password you used when you submitted your inquiry form.

Haven’t inquired yet? Inquire online. Then you’ll be able to schedule a tour. The inquiry form is not a commitment to apply. Having trouble logging in to the Application Portal? Use the forgot password link on the login page. If you’re still having trouble, contact Michelle Fleming in the Admission Office at 650-854-4545 x137 or email us at