Black Pine Circle School

2027 7th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710-0947
     Tel: (510)845-0876
Grades: K - 8 | 270 students
Black Pine Circle, founded in 1973, is a K-8 nonprofit independent school in Berkeley.
For 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 270 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Black Pine Circle School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,975
Tuition Notes K-5: $18.975, 6-8: $20,975
% on Financial Aid 32%
Admissions Director Greta Wong

Sports

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

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: 11/06/2013

Nearby 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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