Maybeck High School

2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705-0947
Tel: (510)841-8489
Grades: 9-12 | 122 students
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Classes are usually taught in seminar style with teachers and students around a table.  Class sizes of 8 to 15 make such individual attention possible.
Maybeck is a co-educational, teacher run, independent, college preparatory high school.
Approximately 120 students are enrolled in grades 9-12.
Maybeck High School offers a unique opportunity in the East Bay for students to engage with an academically challenging college-preparatory curriculum in a collaborative rather than competitive environment.
Maybeck students find creative, intelligent peers who are excited about learning.
At Maybeck, the students and faculty together are engaged in intense intellectual exploration.
We respect our students as individuals, encouraging independent thought and trusting them to be responsible for and invested in their own educations.
In this challenging but safe setting, students are encouraged to take personal and intellectual risks.
Our graduates leave us as sophisticated thinkers and confident navigators of the world around them.
Through our small classes, high expectations, academic excellence, and programs outside the school, students prepare for college and acquire the tools to engage actively and creatively in the wider world.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild learning differences
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 122 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Maybeck High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Calculus Physics
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 15 / Jul. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $23,000
Tuition Notes Forty percent of students receive some financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,200
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Trevor Cralle
Admissions Associate Peter Walsworth

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Black Student Union, Drama, Photography, Plays and Pie, Steel Drums, Student Activities Committee, Student Rock Band Drama, Photography, Plays and Pie, Steel Drums, Black Student Union,
Student Activities Committee,
Student Rock Band,

School Notes

  • Maybeck is a co-educational, teacher run, independent, college preparatory high school. The school year begins with a whole-school camping trip near Yosemite where workshops, projects, discussions, and other activities are combined with cooking, swimming, hiking, photography, and all-school projects. This process of starting school living and learning together, 24 hours a day for six days, kick starts both academics and the supportive community that is essential to Maybeck. Regular classes are held in discussion format with 8 to 15 students in a class. The small classes and staff focused on students' needs results in student success. In the mid-spring, classes are halted for two weeks while students and staff engage in local and travel Special Programs which vary from year to year. Recent local programs included: South Indian Culture, History and Culture of California, Dual-line Kites, Skiing and Snowboarding, Digital Photography, Mime, Steel Drums, International Films, Zine-making, and Bay Area Theater. Travel programs included studying in France, Italy, Spain, India, Vietnam, The Philippines, Japan, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Hawaii, Baja California and New Orleans. A full range of student activities and physical education opportunities are available. Approximately 120 students are enrolled in grades 9-12. Maybeck High School offers a unique opportunity in the East Bay for students to engage with an academically challenging, college-preparatory curriculum in a collaborative rather than competitive environment.
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