Where children permanently fall in love with learning.
We are an independent, progressive school with a mission that inspires children to discover and develop their full potential.
Mission & Core Values
Presidio Hill School offers its students a challenging, project-based curriculum that attends to their intellectual and social-emotional needs and prepares them to be agents of positive social change. Guided by a skilled and caring faculty, students learn to be confident and curious, to be creative problem solvers and independent, critical thinkers.
The Presidio Is Our Front Yard
Our campus is located just steps away from this national landmark, whose wooded trails, scenic hills and bountiful open spaces provide a rich natural backdrop for unique educational opportunities.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Our vibrant, diverse, and supportive community allows students to explore their unique voices, traits, and talents; our emphasis on the importance of community and justice encourages students to develop self-awareness, personal character, resilience, and an understanding of their role as stewards of the planet and citizens of the world.
The task of our school is to know each child well and build on their interests and abilities, leading individual students to ever-expanding circles of knowledge, responsibility, understanding, social competence and skill development.
Happy Kids, Engaged Families
Small class sizes, one class per grade in the lower school and two sections per grade in the middle school, and an intimate, collaborative environment ensure that every child in our community is known and nurtured, that all families are appreciated and involved.
100+ Years of Progressive Education
PHS has fulfilled its progressive mission for over 100 years. The longest continually operating independent progressive school in California and the site of the Center for Progressive Education, we are pioneers in child-centered, personalized learning.
By the Numbers
Average number of hours our youngest learners spend in the Presidio weekly
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Percentage of PHS 8th graders who received an enrollment offer from one of their top three high schools
Millions of dollars allocated to flexible tuition offsets yearly
Number of PHS-organized community events per year