The Academy

2722 Benvenue Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705-0947
Tel: (510)549-0605
Grades: K-8 | 82 students
The Academy is a private, co-educational school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
The school offers a traditional and accelerated academic program, rich in the arts and music, for motivated and eager learners.
The Academy promotes academic excellence, creativity and self-expression.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Independent Private Schools Association
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 82 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,500
Admissions Director Buzz Heinrich
Admissions Associate Amanda Kirkhart


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chorus, Extended Day, Piano Lessons Chorus, Extended Day, Piano Lessons,

School Notes:

  • Class sizes are small, enabling academic cohesiveness while also accommodating individual academic needs. Standards of excellence are fostered in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere that encourages all students to succeed. An enrollment of approximately 110 students enables The Academy to provide individualized attention to students and close communication with parents. The limited class size ensures that no child has concerns or issues that go unnoticed. The school has a warm family atmosphere. Its community is diverse – ethnically, culturally, and socio-economically – and this range of ideas and experiences is celebrated at the school every day. Students get to know each other across age and background differences to build a tight community, and many friendships are formed that last well beyond their years at The Academy. Many of our former students return for annual or special events and stay in close touch with the school years after they have moved on. At The Academy, parents are always welcome in the classroom. We encourage mothers and fathers to participate in their children's daily activities. Teachers maintain an ongoing and open line of communication regarding student progress. Parents receive regular report cards, ERB test results, and attend individual parent-teacher conferences. Equally important are the informal conversations that take place every day among teachers, parents and students.

Profile last updated: 09/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Maybeck High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Spectrum Center Schs (5 Campuses) (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (0.7 miles away)
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  • Berkeley
    Grades: 9-12 | 122 students
    0.1 miles
    2727 College Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94705
  • Berkeley
    Spectrum Center Schs (5 Campuses)
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5
    0.3 miles
    2855 Telegraph Ave. Suite 312
    Berkeley, CA 94705
  • Berkeley
    Grades: 9-12 | 121 students
    0.7 miles
    2300 Bancroft Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Oakland
    Escuela Bilingüe Internacional
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 392 students
    0.7 miles
    410 Alcatraz Ave
    Oakland, CA 94609
  • Berkeley
    Grades: NS-K | 54 students
    0.7 miles
    2830 9th street
    Berkeley, CA 94710

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