Every Student Has the Capacity to Excel

We offer a life-changing educational opportunity with our 1-to-1 teaching.

We're Here For Every Student With Our Unique 1-to-1 Mastery Learning Approach. Offering In-Person, Remote, and Hybrid Programs.

1 – 1 Mastery Learning

We offer full-time, part-time and summer classes for middle and high school students (grades 6 – 12), as well as private tutoring and test prep services.

Who We Serve

Tilden's model is successful with a large range of students, from those with learning loss who have fallen behind and need to build their skills, confidence, and readiness for college, to those who want a more challenging and/or engaging curriculum.

Students We Serve

The Tilden Difference

WASC Accredited & UC approved, Tilden's individual attention and Mastery learning methodology prepares students for college and life by allowing them to fully master a subject at their pace.

More About Tilden

Welcome to Tilden Prep!

Tilden Prep is a unique, WASC-accredited, college-preparatory school for grades 6-12 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.

  • Our graduates are accepted at colleges throughout the country (see our College Acceptances list), and the vast majority are able to maintain their ability to reach 80% or higher mastery in their college classes.
  • We offer full-time enrollment, individual courses and tutoring services.

Information for Prospective Families

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“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
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We know how to help students succeed

Our Co-Chairs each have over 30 years of experience helping students reach their goals in all areas of life. Our teachers have a passion for the subjects they teach, are gifted in their ability to connect well with teens and are trained to teach students with a range of learning styles and capabilities.

Together, we help students build confidence in their abilities and themselves. Our Heads of School are happy to provide a free initial consultation to help determine your student's unique learning needs, and they continue to collaborate with the teachers to ensure each student's success.

Life at Tilden

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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