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Maybeck High School Photo #1 - Classes are usually taught in seminar style with teachers and students around a table. Class sizes of 8 to 15 make such individual attention possible.
Maybeck is a co-educational, teacher run, independent, college preparatory high school.
Approximately 120 students are enrolled in grades 9-12. Maybeck High School offers a unique opportunity in the East Bay for students to engage with an academically challenging college-preparatory curriculum in a collaborative rather than competitive environment.
Maybeck students find creative, intelligent peers who are excited about learning.
At Maybeck, the students and faculty together are engaged in intense intellectual exploration.
We respect our students as individuals, encouraging independent thought and trusting them to be responsible for and invested in their own educations.
In this challenging but safe setting, students are encouraged to take personal and intellectual risks.
Our graduates leave us as sophisticated thinkers and confident navigators of the world around them.
Through our small classes, high expectations, academic excellence, and programs outside the school, students prepare for college and acquire the tools to engage actively and creatively in the wider world.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 109 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,000
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 15 / Jul. 15

Top Rankings

Maybeck High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded
1972
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
109 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Maybeck High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus Physics
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 15 / Jul. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Forty percent of students receive some financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$10,200
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Trevor Cralle
Admissions Associate
Peter Walsworth

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Black Student Union, Drama, Photography, Plays and Pie, Steel Drums, Student Activities Committee, Student Rock Band

School Notes

  • Maybeck is a co-educational, teacher run, independent, college preparatory high school. The school year begins with a whole-school camping trip near Yosemite where workshops, projects, discussions, and other activities are combined with cooking, swimming, hiking, photography, and all-school projects. This process of starting school living and learning together, 24 hours a day for six days, kick starts both academics and the supportive community that is essential to Maybeck. Regular classes are held in discussion format with 8 to 15 students in a class. The small classes and staff focused on students' needs results in student success. In the mid-spring, classes are halted for two weeks while students and staff engage in local and travel Special Programs which vary from year to year. Recent local programs included: South Indian Culture, History and Culture of California, Dual-line Kites, Skiing and Snowboarding, Digital Photography, Mime, Steel Drums, International Films, Zine-making, and Bay Area Theater. Travel programs included studying in France, Italy, Spain, India, Vietnam, The Philippines, Japan, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Hawaii, Baja California and New Orleans. A full range of student activities and physical education opportunities are available. Approximately 120 students are enrolled in grades 9-12. Maybeck High School offers a unique opportunity in the East Bay for students to engage with an academically challenging, college-preparatory curriculum in a collaborative rather than competitive environment.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 109 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,000
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 15 / Jul. 15

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The average private school tuition in Berkeley, CA is $22,305 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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