Every Student Has the Capacity to Excel

We work individually with students to find their best path to success.

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Tilden Prep is a private, WASC-accredited, college-preparatory school for middle and high school Grades 6-12 in the East Bay that teaches UC-approved courses one-to-one and in small groups. We also use mastery learning, teaching students to 80% (B) or higher level of mastery before moving forward. This allows us to individualize the pace and teaching method to address a wide range of learning needs. From highly gifted students who find a regular classroom setting too limiting to students with learning differences who need a specialized teaching approach to shine academically, we are working with students to maximize both their learning and their self-confidence. We have campuses in both Albany and Walnut Creek, California as well as online remote learning opportunities.

Welcome to Tilden Prep School

  • Our graduates are accepted at colleges throughout the United States (see our College Acceptances list), and virtually all Tilden Prep graduates attain 80% or higher mastery in their college classes.
  • We offer full-time enrollment, individual courses and tutoring services.
“I love working with Tilden students because they range from A - Z in terms of types and backgrounds. They all experience success academically, and that turns them into confident and happy individuals.”
Jan Russell, College Counselor

We know how to help students succeed.

Our school Co-Chairs each have 30 years of experience helping students reach their goals in all areas of life. In addition, we hire teachers who have a passion for the subjects they teach, are gifted in their ability to connect well with teens and who are trained to teach students with a range of learning styles and capabilities. Together, we help students build confidence in their abilities and in general about themselves. Our Heads of School are happy to provide a free initial consultation to help sort out the variables related to your student’s learning needs prior to starting at Tilden Prep School, and they continue to collaborate with the teachers to ensure each student’s success.

Life at Tilden Prep

My son is thriving at Tilden Preparatory School, which should be on your short list. Some kids simply need one-on-one instruction to learn, and Tilden has the process to successfully do this. Unlike some of the ASD-specific schools, Tilden has the academic curriculum both for the students who are struggling or are looking for something far more challenging than public schools.

Tilden Parent