Berkwood Hedge School

1809 Bancroft Way,
Berkeley, CA, 94703-0947
Tel: (510)883-6990
Grades: K - 5 | 105 students
Berkwood Hedge School is an independent kindergarten through fifth grade school located in central Berkeley.
Our developmental philosophy is based on the understanding that children construct their own knowledge of the world through active and collaborative exploration of their learning environment.
We see children as competent, articulate, and curious individuals who learn by doing things themselves.
Our experienced teachers create lessons, materials, and activities that challenge and engage a diverse range of students.
Our teachers excel at bringing social and academic learning together in emotionally safe classroom environments.
Curriculum is designed to help students ask questions about society, examine popular culture, and think critically about school life.
Social justice and service learning activities are integrated throughout the academic curriculum.
Our strong core curriculum of mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science is supplemented by a vibrant enrichment program including Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education and Environmental Science and our older students add an inspiring Drama program.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 5
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 105 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Berkwood Hedge School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid 36%
Admissions Director Debbie Lloyd

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is West-wind Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Walden Center & School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Berkeley School (0.7 miles away)
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  • Berkeley Walden Center & School
    Special Program Emphasis
    2446 Mckinley Avenue
    Berkeley , CA , 94703
    (510)841-7248
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.2  mi  |  72  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Berkeley
    St. Joseph The Worker School
    (Roman Catholic)
    2125 Jefferson Avenue
    Berkeley , CA , 94703
    (510)845-6266
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  127  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Berkeley
    West-wind Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    1551 University Ave
    Berkeley , CA , 94703
    (510)841-1426
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.4  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  2-12
  • Berkeley
    Global Montessori International School
    Montessori School
    2830 9th street
    Berkeley , CA , 94710
    (510)845-6969
    Montessori School
    0.6  mi  |  54  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Berkeley
    Shu Ren International School
    Special Program Emphasis
    1333 University Ave
    Berkeley , CA , 94702
    (510)981-0320
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.7  mi  |  41  students  |  Gr.  K-3

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