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PK-8|Private
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Since 1935, Hillbrook has provided an extraordinary educational experience for students in junior kindergarten-8th grade. At Hillbrook, corridors give way to rustic trails and students cross a rustic bridge and a bubbling creek to travel from foreign languages to state-of-the-art science labs. With a 1:7 teacher-to-student ratio, our world-renowned teachers and passionate resident teachers know and value each student, providing individualized learning opportunities, and fostering a community in which each child is known and valued. Through project-based learning experiences, intertwined with a robust social-emotional learning curriculum that span the entire Hillbrook experience, our students are inspired everyday to reach their highest individual potential and reach beyond themselves and make a difference in the world. Our graduates are well-prepared for a future we cannot yet imagine and are valued members of top high school and university communities across the country and around the world.
March 09, 2017

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Since 1935, Hillbrook has provided an extraordinary educational experience for students in junior kindergarten-8th grade. At Hillbrook, corridors give way to rustic trails and students cross a rustic bridge and a bubbling creek to travel from foreign languages to state-of-the-art science labs. With a 1:7 teacher-to-student ratio, our world-renowned teachers and passionate resident teachers know and value each student, providing individualized learning opportunities, and fostering a community in which each child is known and valued. Through project-based learning experiences, intertwined with a robust social-emotional learning curriculum that span the entire Hillbrook experience, our students are inspired everyday to reach their highest individual potential and reach beyond themselves and make a difference in the world. Our graduates are well-prepared for a future we cannot yet imagine and are valued members of top high school and university communities across the country and around the world.
Posted March 09, 2017



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This is our second year for our daughter. She transitioned in from the local public school which was a good experience. But Hillbrook has been an exceptional experience. The teachers are super-caring, the curriculum is strong and the environment is very warm and kind. We are so happy that our daughter was accepted as admission is competitive. The kids were all very accepting of transfer students and we have not had the slightest problem with cliques or bullying. Our daughter is a strong student and she is being appropriately challenged - including math and science (a key focus for us).


Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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We have not seen any bullying at all and we are very focused on asking about an negative behavior with our daughter. If bullying exists here it is not present in our daughter's class or grade. The school is pretty small and almost all of the parents are pretty involved so I would be very surprised if there was a bullying problem in other grades.

Supports LD students: Agree


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This school has more tolerance or capacity for a spectrum of learners. Some other private schools in the South Bay are uber-competitive. Hillbrook seems to do a pretty good job of allowing for different learning speeds. Our daughter is a strong student and the school provides her and a handful of other students with a more advanced reading and math curriculum. This seems to work well for the more and less advanced children.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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The administrators and board members are really focused on making the school even better and achieving certain major milestones by 2020. We are very happy with the strategic decisions they have made since our daughter has been here.


Develops character: Strongly agree


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The school really executes on it's mission: Be kind, be curious, take risks and be your best. Our daughter is stretching herself on a daily basis. The teachers treat the students as mature learners and most of the kids respond very well to this. The few that cannot handle these expectations are handled kindly but firmly and they learn how to act fairly quickly.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The teachers are wonderful. It helps that the class sizes are small and all the kids are there because the parents value education and fully support the teachers.

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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Howework is challenging but not overwhelming. Teachers pay close attention to the results and make sure that the students are on-track or that the parents are notified if not.


Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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The bullying that occurs at Hillbrook is constant & vicious.

Supports LD students: Neutral


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The school caters to students with learning differences to the point of holding the whole class back

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