Located in the Hillbrook Tower, a Los Gatos historic landmark and our oldest structure on campus, Hillbrook’s Reading Room has served many purposes over the years. A photograph over the fireplace depicts a time where the Reading Room served as the music room, where students gathered around the hearth and performed for each other. This space was also home to the Hillbrook Woodshop (woodworking is still alive and well - and now happens in the Art Studios).
Tucked away from the everyday bustle of campus life, the Reading Room offers students a cozy, welcoming, and calming place to curl up with a book, whether on the overstuffed cushions or in the warmth of the cheery fireplace.
Situated across from the Reading Room, the ceramics studio provides a bright and airy space for students’ artistic curiosity and collaboration to take wing. Our ceramics studio also benefits from double doors that open up, providing spill-out space so that projects are (un)limited only by our students’ creativity.
The Hillbrook Gymnasium is an active and well-used campus destination, home to P.E. classes (in rainy weather), practices, and games for our Hillbrook athletics teams. This space also holds an indoor stage and backstage classroom spaces. Each year, the Gym is the epicenter of Hillbrook's JK-8th Grade Art Show and is transformed into a gallery walk that showcases a wide variety of student artwork. Finally, flexible stadium seating folds down for performances and games, enabling us to host audiences of all sizes for a variety of events, traditions, and performances throughout the year.
Hillbrook’s Science Labs were re-imagined as a part of the recent “Be Your Best” Capital Campaign for Hillbrook to highlight flexible classroom features including movable whiteboards and the pulley system that helps our JK-2nd graders learn and experience forces in motion. Ample and durable workspaces enable students to experiment and theorize at work stations and countertops that are sized just for them.
Our Middle School Science Lab offers a flexible learning environment, including movable whiteboards that wheel away to reveal a presentation screen and movable storage shelves that roll away to maximize on both storage and usable space in the classroom. In fact, you might see Hillbrook Middle Schoolers’ aquaponics system housed in the space lining the wide windows that provide a supply of natural light throughout the day.