Escuela Bilingue Internacional

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With inquiry at the center of our work, children at EBI experience an integrated world of learning in a bilingual environment as they draw on all the subject areas to answer the questions they have about the world around them and make decisions about positive actions that will make it better.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
EBI's Summer Spanish Immersions camps are offered by week, each with a different theme. Price is per week, with AM/PM care available for an additional cost.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
377 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Escuela Bilingue Internacional Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size
22 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
(Casual dress for PK. Uniform required for K-8 (khakis and polo, etc).)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PK: $24,245 Lower School: $26,285 Middle School: $28,405
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Sara Varela-Acevedo



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Cine Club, Creative Coding, French Club, Improv & Sketch Comedy, Photography, Poesía en Español, Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA), Strings Program, Student Council, YA Book Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Dibujo & Pintura, Jazz Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • Escuela Bilinge Internacional EBI is a Spanish-English bilingual school that extends from pre-kinder through 8th grade and is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB). The IB's transdisciplinary curriculum is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners, and focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. 
  •  EBI offers:
  •  The renowned International Baccalaureate Programme
  •  A Spanish-English, bilingual education
  •  Mandarin instruction beginning in 3rd grade
  •  Inquiry-based learning
  •  Differentiated instruction that meets the  needs of each student
  •  A diverse and welcoming community International faculty: from over 18 countries
  •  Engaging music, arts, and PE programs
Profile last updated: 08/13/2020

School Reviews

I highly recommend Escuela Bilinge Internacional (EBI). We commute from Half-Moon Bay to Oakland each day because we love EBI so much. Our 5-year-old daughter loves EBI. She wakes up every day excited about going to school to see her teachers and to play with her classmates. She never wants to come home after school. In fact, my daughter made my wife, and I put her in the after-school program Aventura. We were dubious at first because being in school from 8:30 am to 5:45 pm (normally 3 pm) seemed like a long day, but our daughter was relentless. We finally caved in, and we are delighted by the results. It is amazing to see how much our daughter has grown mentally and emotionally since starting at EBI. She has become an inquisitive little girl who constantly tackles problems, comes up with creative solutions, and takes the initiative on all sorts of things, for example, eating healthfully. The staff and teachers are wonderful people, as are the parents. EBI is a school that lives and breathes the principles of global citizenship and cultural diversity, both in terms of its faculty and student body. It is amazing to see all the kids in my daughter's class speaking to each other in Spanish and even Spanglish while playing. With its international baccalaureate and socio-emotional learning curriculum, EBI also provides an excellent Spanish-English bilingual education based on the highest international academic standards. The school offers a plethora of fun opportunities for every child-friendly activity imaginable, including art, dance, fitness, music, and science, among others. Aventura is open-ended, letting the students explore their interests. For example, our daughter was part of an art exhibit done in collaboration with celebrated artists and the local community.We are grateful that our daughter was able to complete her entire year of kindergarten at EBI in person despite the global pandemic. The school managed the pandemic superbly, consulting with experts and letting them manage the school's reopening. The result was that the school never had to shut down after reopening. Based on what our friends told us, other schools did not fare so well. I cannot think of a better testament to how well the staff run the school than this. We could not be happier with our decision to put our daughter in EBI and look forward to seeing her continue to learn and grow and build lifelong friendships at EBI.
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