Walden Center & School

2446 Mckinley Ave,
Berkeley, CA, 94703-0947
     Tel: (510)841-7248
Grades: K - 6 | 83 students
Walden Center and School offers child-centered academics that fully incorporate artistic expression within a supportive community of learners.
Walden is a progressive, teacher-run elementary school.
Our curriculum combines developmentally appropriate expectations with challenging units of study.
The school's environment enhances each child's academic, emotional, social, creative and physical growth.
The Walden staff supports experiential learning, cooperative endeavor, creativity and appreciation of personal expression within a broader community.
We believe that children learn best in an environment that stimulates an interest in the world around them.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 6
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Classroom teachers modify program strategies to support mild learning differences with the support of a Learning Specialist.
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 83 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 99%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Walden Center & School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 3 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,970
Tuition Notes Payable in 8 installments: a 3 month deposit and $1,297 per month Aug - Feb.
% on Financial Aid 50%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,601
Acceptance Rate 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Caroline Schnieders

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is West-wind Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Berkwood Hedge School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Global Montessori International School (0.6 miles away)
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  • BerkeleyBerkwood Hedge School
    1809 Bancroft Way
    BerkeleyCA94703
    (510)883-6990
    0.2 mi | 104 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • BerkeleySt. Joseph The Worker School
      (Roman Catholic)
    2125 Jefferson Avenue
    BerkeleyCA94703
    (510)845-6266
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.4 mi | 127 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • BerkeleyWest-wind Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    1551 University Ave
    BerkeleyCA94703
    (510)841-1426
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.6 mi | 24 students | Gr. 2-12                      
  • BerkeleyGlobal Montessori International School
    Montessori School
    2830 9th street
    BerkeleyCA94710
    (510)845-6969
    Montessori School
    0.6 mi | 1 students | Gr. NS-K                      
  • BerkeleyShu Ren International School
    1333 University Ave
    BerkeleyCA94702
    (510)981-0320
    0.8 mi | 18 students | Gr. K-3                      

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