Black Pine Circle School

2027 7th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710-0947
Tel: (510)845-0876
Grades: K-8 | 304 students
Black Pine Circle, founded in 1973, is a K-8 nonprofit independent school in Berkeley.
For over 40 years, Black Pine Circle School has created lifelong learners through a Socratic inquiry-based education that places equal emphasis on academics and the arts.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 304 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Black Pine Circle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 14 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,800
Tuition Notes K-5: $120,800, 6-8: $23,800
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Greta B. Wong


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,

School Notes:

  • Our curriculum equally emphasizes science, math, and the humanities. We actively engage our students in all aspects of culture and the arts, including music, art, drama, and foreign language. Here are some of our program highlights: * Inquiry-based instruction, emphasizing critical thinking and questioning * Enthusiastic, creative, and knowledgeable teachers * Small classes * K-8 classroom music and instrumental program (K-5 strings, orchestra, band, vocal ensembles) * Nationally recognized for math achievement * Hands-on science and gardening program * K-8 visual arts * K-8 technology integration * K-8 Spanish * 6-8 Mandarin * Renowned drama program and weekly student assemblies * Outdoor and environmental education program * Community service program * K-8 cross-grade activities * Student support team (pyschologist, counselor, and learning specialist) * Library and information center

Profile last updated: 09/22/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is La Cheim School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Via Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Nia House Learning Center (0.2 miles away)
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  • Berkeley
    Via Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 22 students
    0.1 miles
    2126 6th St
    Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Berkeley
    Nia House Learning Center
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 48 students
    0.2 miles
    2234 9th Street
    Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Berkeley
    La Cheim School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 55 students
    0.3 miles
    41 Bolivar Drive
    Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Berkeley
    Grades: K-3 | 41 students
    0.6 miles
    1333 University Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94702
  • Berkeley
    The Berkeley School
    Alternative School
    Grades: PK-8 | 289 students
    0.6 miles
    1310 University Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94702

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We are beyond thrilled to be at BPC Our children are absolutely thriving in an academically rich, engaging environment. There are a ton of programs, arts integration and the feeling here is all around, rock solid.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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