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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
300 Marchmont Dr
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Applying

Application Deadline
January 24
Application Fee
$150
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,200
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
From Hillbrook School

Hillbrook is a junior kindergarten-8th grade school located in Los Gatos, California. Since its founding in 1935, Hillbrook provides an extraordinary educational experience where children develop a true love of learning for life and for a future we cannot yet imagine. Through Hillbrook's engaging and dynamic educational program, students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve their highest individual potential in school and in life. As learners, our students begin with asking questions, start investigating the problem for which they are solving, collaborate and iterate, and then share their work and learning with others. At Hillbrook, students are known, respected, and valued as individuals.

Every inch of Hillbrook's 14-acre campus is alive with activity: two bridges that connect the Lower & Middle School, a creek weaves through campus where students can be found exploring in science class, and towering trees provide a refuge for class discussions outdoors.

Junior Kindergarten at Hillbrook

Hillbrook's junior kindergarten is designed to be a bridge between preschool and kindergarten. JK is for children who turn 5 between Sept 2 and December 31st of the academic year. Social-emotional learning and developing routines are core to the junior kindergarten curriculum. Children in this class are emerging as ready for kindergarten learning but do not meet kindergarten age requirements.

School Details

Grades
K-8
Students
383
Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
52
Part-Time Teachers
5

Students

Students
383
Gender
  • Female
    48%
  • Male
    52%
Student Diversity
  • White
    52.2%
  • Asian
    17%
  • Multiracial
    16.7%
  • Unknown
    8.9%
  • Hispanic
    4.2%
  • African American
    1%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $140,395
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,209
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $1,586,700
    National
    $184,700

    Hillbrook School Reviews

    11 reviews
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    We have had two children at Hillbrook for over 7 years. One child started in Kindergarten while the younger one started in JK.

    Our children are very different but both have been supported and nurtured at Hillbrook and given room to grow. Our first child is academically strong and started out shy and reserved. She has been challenged academically and given lots of opportunities to grow out of her shell. Our second child makes friends easily, is very active but needs more instruction and coaching in academic areas. Hillbrook was the right fit for this child as well. The small class sizes allow each child the opportunity to get the necessary attention to grow academically and socially. Hillbrook provides a truly complete educational experience - Academic rigor is strong, without sacrificing a well-rounded education.

    Lastly, we have been extremely impressed with with senior administration. They are nationally recognized and we always feel the advice we are receiving is best in class.
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    My children are thriving at the school because the teachers are absolute professionals. They get to truly know your children and how they learn best. The academics are strong and implemented in very practical ways. My children have grown more confident socially and academically. They are learning how to learn in a way that isn’t intimidating or anxiety inducing.
    Additionally, the school has demonstrated a strong commitment to being an intentionally diverse school, and continues to implement the mission of being kind, taking risks and being your best self. Children not only get to benefit from a great education by becoming confident lifelong learners, they also learn to be amazing human beings who make a difference in their communities.
    I have 2 children currently attending Hillbrook. They look forward to going to school each day and are both thriving academically.

    There is an emphasis on project-based, interdisciplinary learning, as well as collaboration - all taught in an environment that encourages independent thinking. This type of schooling may look different than traditional models, but the proof that it has had an impact on my children is in their enthusiasm for learning and love they have for their school.

    I have no doubt that the lessons they learn at Hillbrook are laying the foundation for success in high school, college and beyond.