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Welcome to Phillips Brooks School!


We are delighted that you are considering Phillips Brooks and look forward to the opportunity to work with you through the admission process.

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PBS is more than a school. It is a place of discovery, transformation, and reflection. At PBS we nurture and challenge our students to become their best selves. Each day at PBS is an opportunity for our students to shine in the best possible environment conducive to learning. We encourage our students to be courageous learners and remain curious in their journey. PBS respects each child’s learning, interests, family, and development.  Our warm, welcoming environment offers a low student-to-teacher ratio and provides students the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and to cultivate a community of kindness.

At PBS, you will find an unwavering commitment to…

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  • 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
  • A welcoming and inclusive community in which we encourage parent engagement and partnership to support all children

We value your desire to find the best educational home for your child and family. To learn more about us and our programs, we invite you to further explore our website and reach out if you have any questions. Please complete the online inquiry through Ravenna and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. We are here to support you through this process and look forward to learning more about your family. 


Vanessa Ortega
Director of Enrollment and Strategy

Jason Nunez
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

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From the PBS Blog

Meet the Team

Vanessa Ortega

Director of Enrollment Management & Strategy

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I am delighted to join the PBS community this year. I have worked in independent school admissions in the Bay Area for twenty years. My love of learning has motivated me to remain curious and seek opportunities that help expand my perspectives. On my visit to PBS, I witnessed, first hand, the curiosity that PBS students possess and the teachers that nurture them in and out of the classroom. I feel blessed to be in a community of learners committed and motivated to learn and push themselves outside their comfort zones. I look forward to partnering with you in support of your family's search process.

Jason Nunez

Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

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 I begin another 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


Inquire and schedule a virtual 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 virtual 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.

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

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

Read more about the Admission Process.