Bertschi School

  • Bertschi School educates children to become compassionate, confident and creative learners in a global community. But this is not just the mission of the school, it`s also how Bertschi operates every day.
  • It`s what we call the Bertschi Way, and it`s what visitors experience as soon as they walk through the doors.
  • Bertschi students are taught to know who they are, who their fellow students are, and the impact and influence they have on their community.
  • Staff, teachers, parents, and students work together to establish an environment that is inclusive, supportive, and respectful.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1975

Student Body

Total Students246 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Bertschi School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 16
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,360
Tuition Notestuition is all-inclusive; after school care and one-to-one instructional support are an extra charge
% on Financial Aid
18%
Average Financial Aid Grant$20,650
Acceptance Rate
35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPam Lauritzen
Admissions AssociateJessie Kaarbo

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsCross Country, Ultimate FrisbeeCross CountryUltimate Frisbee,

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