The Wilkinson School was founded by Linda Wilkinson with just six students.
Ed and Linda Wilkinson expanded from one site serving grades K-6 to include a licensed children’s center for thirty-six preschool-aged children in Moss Beach and a middle school for grades 6-8 in Half Moon Bay. The Half Moon Bay facility began to offer summer school and a licensed before-and after-school day care for children in grades K-6.
The Wilkinson School operated as a non-profit corporation. During this period the school consolidated into one location serving preschool through grade eight in the Wilkinson’s home at the original 130 Santa Ana site in 1986. Then they moved to their property across the street at 750 Avenue Alhambra with the addition of three modular classroom buildings in 1990 for the K-8 Wilkinson School.
- Feb 13, 2018
2001 - 2015
Under the direction of Principal Tim Miller, and his business partner Doug Bannick, the school underwent various improvements and growth. The school facilities were improved greatly and now include and enclosed deck and renovated classrooms. Curriculum development included introduction of new programs such as Music Theater, Yoga, Garden Science and Spanish.
2016 - Present
The school became a non-profit again and continues to serve the coastal community with its new board of directors, experienced teaching staff and involved parent community. As it begins its 40th year, the Wilkinson School continues to offer an elementary education which balances the highest quality of academics, enrichment through empirical studies, the arts, and nurturing in small classes with highly-qualified teachers.