The Academy

2722 Benvenue Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705-0947
Tel: (510)549-0605
Grades: K-8 | 88 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 Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 88 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
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
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

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


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

School Notes

  • Uncommon Excellence of Thought and Character in a Vibrant School Community
  • The Academy's mission is to develop thoughtful, ambitious and deep learners. We honor each student's individuality, develop their sense of personal responsibility, respect for others, integrity and commitment to service and citizenship in a global society.
  • We are a small, independent K-8 school with a 45-year legacy of providing our students with a rich and rigorous curriculum in a fun and nurturing environment. Each class K-5 has no more than twelve students, and each class 6-8 has no more than fifteen. We believe that our small class sizes best allow our experienced and passionate teachers to engage all of our students in thoughtful exploration and discussion of foundational concepts across subjects and grade levels.
  • Our traditional approach to education, which includes immersive French instruction K-8 and Latin instruction 6-8, is complemented by our commitment to fostering social-emotional intelligence in our students, and instilling within each student a capacity for global awareness. Students leave The Academy not only exceptionally well-prepared for the next phase of their studies, but also well-equipped to understand and address challenges on local and global scales.
  • SCHEDULE A TOUR: We offers tours weekday mornings, by appointment.To schedule a tour, please email, call our office at (510) 549-0605, or use the form provided on our website. 
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