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Phillips Brooks School

2245 Avy Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025

(650) 854-4545


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Phillips Brooks School prepares each student to live a creative, humane, and compassionate life and to be a contributing member of society. The School believes in blending the academic, physical and social aspects of its program with spiritual awareness and understanding. This balance provides an environment that celebrates individuality, promotes problem solving through critical thinking, and encourages students to fulfill their potential.

The curriculum emphasizes the basic academic disciplines and their integration into everyday life, while developing the foundation for individual scholastic excellence and inspiring an enthusiasm for life-long learning. The study of foreign languages and the exploration of world cultures encourage and strengthen global awareness. Programs in physical education, fine arts, and performing arts complement the curriculum. Participation and cooperation in these programs nurture self-discipline and confidence.

The Phillips Brooks School integrates the spiritual growth of the child into every aspect of the educational process. The formal curriculum and the community service program teach spirituality and moral values. Students learn to show respect for themselves, others, and their environment and to solve problems through open communication. The School encourages children to reach beyond themselves to value and embrace cultural, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic diversity, and to respond to the needs and rights of everyone. Because an essential part of the child's learning experience is the family, the School fosters close cooperation with parents and open, honest communication between home and school.

The total school program weaves the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical areas of growth into the fabric that is the Phillips Brooks School community. This community provides the base upon which students will continue to grow and succeed both as individuals and citizens of the world.
Excerpted from the preschool's website