The Berkeley School

  • At The Berkeley School, students from Pre-K to 8th grade are actively learning what it means to be a member of their school, their local community and the world.
  • Filtered through the lens of civic engagement, students` academic experience is intertwined with their social and emotional development.
  • Alongside a strong curriculum are key conflict-resolution opportunities, empathy-developing role playing and student-led community campaigns, all of which reinforce that what matters in education matters in life.
  • To become global citizens, TBS students learn not only core subjects but core values.
  • Our emphasis on equity and inclusion creates a culture of belonging, a space where all feel "seen and supported" to become their best selves.
  • And our emphasis on academic rigor creates a culture of life-long learning.
  • Students who graduate from The Berkeley School are uniquely prepared to navigate the complexities of a changing world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1964

Student Body

Total Students320 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeThe Berkeley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size24 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 26 / Dec. 14 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$17,990
Tuition NotesTuition is grade specific and ranges from $17,990 to $26,230 depending on program level.
% on Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid Grant$8,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPaula Farmer
Admissions AssociateMaple Molina (Preschool Only)

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Ashoka Kids, Math Olympiad, Science Olympiad (middle school), Student Government Association (1st-8th), We Day

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama (middle school), Garage Band (Middle School), Garage Band (middle school), Studio Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Extended Care Program, Ultimate Frisbee Clu

School Notes

  • Civic Engagement project based learning beginning at the preschool
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Field Trips to promote experiential learning along with the academic curriculum on all levels
  • Montessori Plus approach to pedagogy at the preschool
  • Lucy Calkins Readers and Writers Workshop
  • Bridges Math K-5; Connected Math + Algebra in Middle School
  • Peaceful Playground
  • Capstone Spanish and Science immersion trip to Costa Rica for all 8th graders
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