Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is a pionner French American bilingual school in the East Bay, founded in 1977
It offers a full-immersion program for children ages 2 to 14 (Preschool to Middle School).
We prepare students to be not just linguistically but culturally fluent. EB graduates are extraordinary communicators, equipped with critical thinking skills and at ease with complexity
Accredited by CAIS/WASC and the French Ministry of Education.

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Ecole Bilingue De Berkeley ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1977
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$460
Summer Program Cost Notes
weekly rate.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
436 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Ecole Bilingue De Berkeley Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
18 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 25 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition does not include extended day care.
% on Financial Aid
48%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Manon Johnson
Endowment Size
$0.384 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Chinese, Cooking Classes, Fencing, Lego Robotics, Soccer Classes, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir, Piano, Ukelele Club, Violin

Recreational Athletic Programs:
basketball, Judo, Soccer Team

School Notes

  • Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley nurtures creative, multilingual learners, equipped to confidently embrace the delights and challenges of an interconnected world.
  • Founded in 1977 by a group of parents passionate about bilingual education, Ecole Bilingue has grown to become the most renowned French American school in the East Bay, with about 450 students from Preschool to 8th grade.
  • Our students are immersed in the French language and culture for most of their day and acquire solid academic, social and emotional skills throughout their education at EB.
Profile last updated: 08/24/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Our daughter started at EB in kindergarten, wish we would have started in their preschool program which looks excellent and is a sort of separated from the "big kids." She's in 4th grade now and we have been very happy at EB. The community of parents, teachers and administrators are really wonderful. The school works tirelessly to be the best school out there. Their curriculum is a combination of French, like it would be in France, and American. The kids adapt well to this and they truly become citizens of the world, as their motto promises. I'm writing now especially to say how quickly and unbelievably well the school adapted to online learning when it had to shut down in March 2020, due to the Covid 19 crisis. Other schools took weeks to figure it out. We shut down on a Friday and by Monday, everyone was logging in and had a plan for the day and weeks to come. It's a very impressive place with a wonderful group of committed people.
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5  
EB is an absolutely wonderful school. Teachers are top notch, responsive, creative, on top of current methods but intentional, and constantly working on interesting projects that will teach and use skills as well as engage the kids. They're fun and flexible, accommodating different learning styles while maintaining control over the class, which is so important for kids to concentrate and learn. Support staff are amazing, and the Administration is responsive, well-organized, friendly, deeply engaged with the school, and absolutely dedicated to excellence. The curriculum balances French and English so as to provide really solid learning in both, and meeting both French and American standards. Art, music, science, computer programming, and sports are included in the curriculum and used as language learning activities (in the lower grades, at least, many of these are conducted entirely in French). There are loads of extracurriculars available: art, music, soccer, judo, gardening, languages, science and math clubs, cooking- fencing during camps! And also great morning and afternoon childcare coverage for a really reasonable rate.
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5  
Fantastic school. Both of my kids have had an amazing time. Incredibly talented and high quality teachers. Excellent, nurturing environment. Great community of caring and diverse parents. My children move between French and English seamlessly and have developed an enriching set of friends. A fantastic school.
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