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Welcome to Tilden Prep!

Summer Program Overview

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

We know how to help students succeed

Our Directors each have 25 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 Directors 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, and they continue to collaborate with the teachers to insure each student's success.

Open Enrollment

We have rolling enrollment and are accepting both full-time and part-time students. To start the enrollment process, fill out a 2017-18 registration form.

Best Special Needs Middle School Best Special Needs High School Best of 2016

Best of 2017


"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

Albany, Walnut Creek

Both Tilden locations in the East Bay offer easy access to BART (El Cerrito and Walnut Creek), are near to public libraries, and offer access to cafes and shops at lunch time.


Tilden's newest campus is now open in Sausalito! It is located in a beautiful area near many cafes and restaurants, the Sausalito Public Library, and the ferry to San Francisco.