Nia House Learning Center
5.00 (8 reviews)
- Nia House Learning Center serves 60 students in grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten and is a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
- The student:teacher of Nia House Learning Center is 30:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.
|School Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||American Montessori Society (AMS)|
National Association for the Education of Young Children
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||60 students|
|Student Body Type||n/a|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||2 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||30:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Berkeley Grades: K-8 | 105 students
2722 Benvenue Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510)549-0605 2.1 K-8
- Berkeley Grades: K-5 | 96 students
1809 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510)883-6990 1.1 K-5
We are so happy to have joined the Nia House community. Our daughter started when she turned 2, and she is thriving there -- her confidence and independence have already grown so much, and she is happy and excited to go there every day. The teachers are loving, respectful, and supportive, and the directors run everything very smoothly with clear and open communication. Both the teachers and directors have been a wonderful resource for me when I've had parenting challenges arise. The physical space (both the outdoor and indoor environments) are lovely and peaceful and the children are so engaged with their environment. I'm so happy to be able to send my child here, and to know that she is safe, challenged, respected, and loved. We highly recommend this school!
- Posted by Parent - Parent of a toddler
Knowledgeable, friendly, dedicated staff, a welcoming parent community, a positive experience for you child...this school has it all! My daughter has been here since entering the toddler room and has thrived in this environment. Not only is she a self-dressing, fully potty trained 2 year old (thanks to her amazing toddler teachers) but she has really developed her verbal skills and social skills during her time at Nia House. It's a good sign when your kid gets upset on the weekends because school is closed! Nia House has low teacher turnover, and is truly dedicated to the Montessori principles of independence, following the child, and developing an autonomous love of learning. I can not recommended this school enough, but put your child on the wait list early because it is a lengthy wait list. Also, if you are not in need of full time care, this may not be a good fit for your family as the school only offers full time care.
- Posted by Parent - Morgan
Knowledgeable, friendly, dedicated staff, a welcoming parent community, a positive experience for you child...this school has it all! My daughter has been here since entering the toddler room and has thrived in this environment. Not only is she a self-dressing, fully potty trained 2 year old (thanks to her amazing toddler teachers) but she has really developed her verbal skills and social skills during her time at Nia House. It's a good sign when your kid gets upset on the weekends because school is closed! Nia House has low teacher turnover, and is truly dedicated to the Montessori principles of independence, following the child, and developing an autonomous love of learning. I can not reccommend this school enough, but definelty put your child on the waitlist early because it is a lengthy waitlist. Also, if you are not in need of full time care, this may not be a good fit for your family as the school only offers full time care.
- Posted by Parent - Morgan Walton
We cannot say enough positive about Nia House. Since our daughter started almost a year ago in the toddler room at 20 months of age, we have been immersed in the NH family with care and support. This center provides the highest standard of early childhood education through the Montessori principles of care for self, care for others, and care for the environment. Our daughter has formed trusting relationships with multiple adults, clearly communicates her needs and wants at a early age through verbal communication, and has learned to self-advocate and problem solve independently at an advanced level. Our family is daily grateful for the care and education we all receive from the loving and dedicated educators at Nia House Learning Center.
- Posted by Parent - Jenny
Nia House is an amazing place !! The teachers and staff are really well-trained, incredibly thoughtful, smart and loving. Because of their scholarship program, it is socio-economically diverse/mixed in a way that is rarer than it should be. But most importantly, our son has grown in so many ways in his time there (in his ability to express himself, in what he can do, in how he relates to other children and adults) and seems genuinely happy to be at Nia. We joined Nia in part because literally every parent who had contact with the place raved about it, and many months later we absolutely agree !!
- Posted by Parent - bikku
Nia House is an excellent preschool. The more I have sent my daughter to Nia House the more I am blown away by how incredible it is. Even small things that I wouldn't have even have thought to want in a preschool - they have. My daughter has been attending Nia House for a year. She is a social and curious little one. The school environment has met her needs and met my needs as a parent. It is so well-run, highly communicative and the staff truly cares about the children and are so mindful about the details concerning them. I send her to school knowing she is in a safe place. The staff are also mindful about healthy foods and creating an environment that will foster independence - but not in some weird way but in an empowering way and other values that are important to me. My daughter is now one of the oldest children in the toddler class and I am seeing how the school is really fostering leadership skills and kindness. I also saw that when my daughter went through a period of time that she was biting, the school placed no blame on her but looked at what could be the circumstances that were creating biting. The staff has excellent communication skills and honors children's too! I highly highly recommend. Get on the waiting list as soon as you can!
- Posted by Parent - nicol
Nia House has been a home away from home, for not just my girls but our entire family, for about 3 1/2 yrs now. You will not find a more compassionate group of teachers and the education is extraordinary! The community is so welcoming! Last year all the children in my eldest daughters class moved on from Nia House to began Kindergarden in other institutes and we decided to let her complete her Kinder studies (final year) here. She was extremely sad at the thought of loosing her group mates, however, in this year she has learned the value of lesson and challenge. She is so proud to be a leader in her community, she comes home teaching me things I never knew. By far the greatest decision we could have ever made to pave her educational path. Nia House is early childhood Montessori at it's best!Not only do they take the time to educate our children, once a month Eve, Lead Teacher Nicole and the rest of the staff, host parent meetings where they provide classic Montessori training. They also make it very easily affordable for families by providing amazing scholarships for those whom qualify. This school cultivates brilliance and the proof is in every child that attends. I would highly recommend scheduling a visit to come see for yourself.
- Posted by Parent - Omnii
Nia House Learning Center is a Safe-haven for children. We have been apart of the Nia House family for 2 years now. My 4 y/o son loves his teachers and his friends. We are very happy with everything that Nia House provides. It is a very loving and caring environment, wouldn't be happier anywhere else.
- Posted by Parent - sirre
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