Windrush School

Tel: (510)970-7580
Grades: K-8 | 258 students
Windrush enrolls 250+ students from diverse backgrounds in Kindergarten-8th grade on a four-acre campus in the East San Francisco Bay area.
The progressive curriculum enables graduates to navigate life-in all its varied complexity-with humor, optimism and determination.
A learning-by-doing approach instills a lifelong love of learning in students.
Our outstanding faculty consistently assesses teaching methods and student abilities to ensure students succeed academically and personally.
Our students master academic and intellectual skills and develop a sense of who they are as learners and individuals.
They are taught to use information critically and creatively.
They also respect themselves and others while having compassion for their community, humanity and the world.
Spanish, art and physical education are taught in all grades.
Computer, music, drama and service learning enrich the curriculum.
Tuition: K-5: $19,931, Middle School: $22,456.
Tuition assistance, after school care and summer programs available.
David Bond is Admissions Director, Ilana Kaufman is Head of School.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 258 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Windrush School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admissions Director David Bond
Admissions Associate Sherry Liu

School Notes:

  • Windrush School is committed to nudging every child's mind, while nurturing their hearts, bodies and spirits. Windrush students develop mastery of academic and intellectual skills along with a sense of who they are as learners and individuals. A Windrush education enables graduates to navigate educational, community and life experiences with determination, optimism, humor and grace. Windrush students approach learning opportunities and challenges with confident, enthusiastic spirits and open minds. They master subject matter and utilize knowledge critically and creatively. Windrush students are thoughtful, joyful and introspective. They have integrity as well as a sense of purpose and responsibility. Windrush students develop a moral compass and persevere in the face of adversity. Windrush students desire meaningful relationships with people of diverse experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, values and beliefs. They have respect for themselves and others, as well as a sense of compassion for and connection with their community, humanity and the world. Our Mission Windrush School serves students and families by providing an excellent education grounded in Progressive Principles. The Windrush School K-8 program provides outstanding academics while cultivating identity through an emphasis on social, emotional and physical health. A Windrush School education enables students to meet the future with confidence, competence, resilience and grace. Enrollment has increased steadily since its early years, and Windrush has expanded by constructing a LEED-certified building, which houses the K-8 Library and Middle School. The first of its kind in El Cerrito, the building reflects a fundamental Windrush principle-respect and responsibility for self, others and the world.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Arlington Christian School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. John The Baptist (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Family School (0.5 miles away)
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  • El Cerrito
    St. John The Baptist
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 265 students
    0.4 miles
    11156 San Pablo Ave
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
  • El Cerrito
    Montessori Family School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 154 students
    0.5 miles
    7075 Cutting Blvd
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
  • El Cerrito
    Grades: K-8 | 475 students
    0.7 miles
    960 Avis Drive/2060 Tapscott Ave.
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
  • El Cerrito
    Grades: PK-8 | 239 students
    0.7 miles
    2603 Tassajara Avenue
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
  • Richmond
    Nomura Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 60 students
    1.1 miles
    1711 Carlson Blvd.
    Richmond, CA 94804

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