Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 105 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1969
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
105 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
The Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director
Justine Lewis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Stem Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Piano Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Extended Day

School Notes

  • Uncommon Excellence of Thought and Character in a Vibrant School Community
  • The Academy's mission is to develop thoughtful, ambitious and deep learners. We honor each student's individuality, develop their sense of personal responsibility, respect for others, integrity and commitment to service and citizenship in a global society.
  • We are a small, independent K-8 school with a 50-year legacy of providing our students with a rich and rigorous curriculum in a fun and nurturing environment. Each class K-5 has approximately twelve students, and each class 6-8 has approximately fifteen. We believe that our small class sizes best allow our experienced and passionate teachers to engage all of our students in thoughtful exploration and discussion of foundational concepts across subjects and grade levels.
  • Our traditional approach to education, which includes immersive French instruction K-8 and Latin instruction 6-8, is complemented by our commitment to fostering social-emotional intelligence in our students, and instilling within each student a capacity for global awareness. Students leave The Academy not only exceptionally well-prepared for the next phase of their studies, but also well-equipped to understand and address challenges on local and global scales.
  • SCHEDULE A TOUR: We offers tours weekday mornings, by appointment.To schedule a tour, please email admissions@theacademyschool.org, call our office at (510) 549-0605, or use the form provided on our website. 
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 105 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Berkeley, CA is $23,662 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Berkeley, CA is 70% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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