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Notes for Prospective Students
The educational program at Prospect Sierra strongly emphasizes
an integrated curriculum based on a framework of established
Mathematics, literature, writing, art, music, science,
world languages (French and Spanish language instruction begins in
the fifth grade), social studies, service learning, physical
education, and computer technology are incorporated into a positive
experience for each student.
The faculty, librarians, and staff
work closely together to connect the subject matter in meaningful
ways.The project-based curriculum is designed to promote
understanding and thoughtfulness.
Students are asked to think
deeply and reflectively about facts, ideas, and experiences in an
increasingly diverse society.
They are encouraged to make
connections between their learning at school and their growing
awareness of the outside world.
- Prospect Sierra was named model "School of the Future" by the
National Association of Independent Schools.
- Prospect Sierra is a U.S.
Department of Education Green Ribbon
Prospect Sierra co-hosted a TEDx conference on Compassion in
partnership with the Greater Good Science Center of UC
Prospect Sierra is an independent co-ed school located in El
Two campuses, elementary (grades K-4) and middle school
(grades 5-8) create the feel of a small school while providing the
resources of a large one.
Both campuses have excellent grounds and facilities.
buildings at each campus include expansive libraries, science labs,
performing and fine arts buildings.
Service learning is integral to the curriculum kindergarten
through grade 8.
Although 47% of our students come from Berkeley, students come
to Prospect Sierra School from as far south as San Leandro and as
far north as American Canyon.
School bus service is available from Oakland, Berkeley, and
There is an excellent after school program as well as
enrichment classes and sports until 6:00 PM.
Please visit our
website, www.prospectsierra.org for further information.