Nia House Learning Center

2234 9th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710-0947
Tel: (510)845-6099
Grades: PK-K | 48 students

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 48 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Nia House Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
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School Reviews

Nia House is an amazing place !! The teachers and staff are really well-trained, incredibly thoughtful, smart and loving. Because of their scholarship program, it is socio-economically diverse/mixed in a way that is rarer than it should be. But most importantly, our son has grown in so many ways in his time there (in his ability to express himself, in what he can do, in how he relates to other children and adults) and seems genuinely happy to be at Nia. We joined Nia in part because literally every parent who had contact with the place raved about it, and many months later we absolutely agree !!
- Posted by Parent, 05/04/16
Nia House is an excellent preschool. The more I have sent my daughter to Nia House the more I am blown away by how incredible it is. Even small things that I wouldn't have even have thought to want in a preschool - they have. My daughter has been attending Nia House for a year. She is a social and curious little one. The school environment has met her needs and met my needs as a parent. It is so well-run, highly communicative and the staff truly cares about the children and are so mindful about the details concerning them. I send her to school knowing she is in a safe place. The staff are also mindful about healthy foods and creating an environment that will foster independence - but not in some weird way but in an empowering way and other values that are important to me. My daughter is now one of the oldest children in the toddler class and I am seeing how the school is really fostering leadership skills and kindness. I also saw that when my daughter went through a period of time that she was biting, the school placed no blame on her but looked at what could be the circumstances that were creating biting. The staff has excellent communication skills and honors children's too! I highly highly recommend. Get on the waiting list as soon as you can!
- Posted by Parent, 05/30/15
Nia House has been a home away from home, for not just my girls but our entire family, for about 3 1/2 yrs now. You will not find a more compassionate group of teachers and the education is extraordinary! The community is so welcoming! Last year all the children in my eldest daughters class moved on from Nia House to began Kindergarden in other institutes and we decided to let her complete her Kinder studies (final year) here. She was extremely sad at the thought of loosing her group mates, however, in this year she has learned the value of lesson and challenge. She is so proud to be a leader in her community, she comes home teaching me things I never knew. By far the greatest decision we could have ever made to pave her educational path. Nia House is early childhood Montessori at it's best!Not only do they take the time to educate our children, once a month Eve, Lead Teacher Nicole and the rest of the staff, host parent meetings where they provide classic Montessori training. They also make it very easily affordable for families by providing amazing scholarships for those whom qualify. This school cultivates brilliance and the proof is in every child that attends. I would highly recommend scheduling a visit to come see for yourself.
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/15
Nia House Learning Center is a Safe-haven for children. We have been apart of the Nia House family for 2 years now. My 4 y/o son loves his teachers and his friends. We are very happy with everything that Nia House provides. It is a very loving and caring environment, wouldn't be happier anywhere else.
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/15

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