Berkwood Hedge School

Berkwood Hedge School is an independent kindergarten through fifth grade school located in central Berkeley.
Our developmental philosophy is based on the understanding that children construct their own knowledge of the world through active and collaborative exploration of their learning environment.
We see children as competent, articulate, and curious individuals who learn by doing things themselves.
Our experienced teachers create lessons, materials, and activities that challenge and engage a diverse range of students.
Our teachers excel at bringing social and academic learning together in emotionally safe classroom environments.
Curriculum is designed to help students ask questions about society, examine popular culture, and think critically about school life.
Social justice and service learning activities are integrated throughout the academic curriculum.
Our strong core curriculum of mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science is supplemented by a vibrant enrichment program including Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education and Environmental Science and our older students add an inspiring Drama program.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 108 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Year Founded
1976

Student Body

Total Students
108 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Berkwood Hedge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
36%
Admissions Director
Debbie Lloyd

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 108 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Berkeley, CA is $21,388 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Berkeley, CA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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