The Academy

2722 Benvenue Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705-0947
Tel: (510)549-0605
Grades: K-8 | 84 students
The Academy is a private, co-educational school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
The school offers a traditional and accelerated academic program, rich in the arts and music, for motivated and eager learners.
The Academy promotes academic excellence, creativity and self-expression.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Independent Private Schools Association
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 84 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,100
Admissions Director Buzz Heinrich
Admissions Associate Amanda Kirkhart

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chorus, Extended Day, Piano Lessons Chorus, Extended Day, Piano Lessons,

School Notes

  • Class sizes are small, enabling academic cohesiveness while also accommodating individual academic needs. Standards of excellence are fostered in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere that encourages all students to succeed. An enrollment of approximately 110 students enables The Academy to provide individualized attention to students and close communication with parents. The limited class size ensures that no child has concerns or issues that go unnoticed.The school has a warm family atmosphere. Its community is diverse ethnically, culturally, and socio-economically and this range of ideas and experiences is celebrated at the school every day. Students get to know each other across age and background differences to build a tight community, and many friendships are formed that last well beyond their years at The Academy. Many of our former students return for annual or special events and stay in close touch with the school years after they have moved on.At The Academy, parents are always welcome in the classroom. We encourage mothers and fathers to participate in their children's daily activities. Teachers maintain an ongoing and open line of communication regarding student progress. Parents receive regular report cards, ERB test results, and attend individual parent-teacher conferences. Equally important are the informal conversations that take place every day among teachers, parents and students.

Profile last updated: 01/28/2016

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