Walden Center & School

2446 Mckinley Avenue,
Berkeley, CA, 94703-0947
Tel: (510)841-7248
Grades: K - 6 | 72 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 School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
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 72 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Walden Center & School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 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 The Berkeley School (0.8 miles away)
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  • Berkeley Berkwood Hedge School
    (Nonsectarians)
    1809 Bancroft Way
    Berkeley , CA , 94703
    (510)883-6990
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.2  mi  |  106  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Berkeley
    St. Joseph The Worker School
    (Roman Catholic)
    2125 Jefferson Avenue
    Berkeley , CA , 94703
    (510)845-6266
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  127  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Berkeley
    West-wind Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    1551 University Ave
    Berkeley , CA , 94703
    (510)841-1426
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    0.6  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  2-12
  • Berkeley
    Global Montessori International School
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    2830 9th street
    Berkeley , CA , 94710
    (510)845-6969
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    0.6  mi  |  54  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Berkeley
    Shu Ren International School
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    1333 University Ave
    Berkeley , CA , 94702
    (510)981-0320
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    0.8  mi  |  41  students  |  Gr.  K-3

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