The Academy

Tel: (510)549-0605
  • The Academy is a private, co-educational school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • The school offers an accelerated academic program, rich in the arts and music, for motivated and eager learners.  The Academy promotes academic excellence, creativity, and self-expression.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1969
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students101 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeThe Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,000
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions DirectorJustine Lewis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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 45-year legacy of providing our students with a rich and rigorous curriculum in a fun and nurturing environment. Each class K-5 has no more than twelve students, and each class 6-8 has no more than 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. 

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  • Berkeley
    Grades: K-8 | 328 students
    2.3 miles
    2027 7th Street
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510)845-0876
    2.3 K-8
    328
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    Grades: K-12 | 686 students
    1.3 miles
    1 Hiller Dr
    Oakland, CA 94618
    (510)843-2512
    1.3 K-12
    686
  • Berkeley
    Grades: PK-8 | 320 students
    1.8 miles
    1310 University Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94702
    (510)665-8800
    1.8 PK-8
    320
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    Grades: K-5 | 96 students
    1.1 miles
    1809 Bancroft Way
    Berkeley, CA 94703
    (510)883-6990
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    96
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    Grades: K-12 | 876 students
    4.6 miles
    4315 Lincoln Ave
    Oakland, CA 94602
    (510)531-1300
    4.6 K-12
    876

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