The Berkeley School

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1964
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesWe offer a summer session at our Preschool campus only.

Student Body

Total Students296 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Berkeley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size22 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition is grade specific and ranges from $18,900 to $29,850 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 Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Ashoka Kids, Student Government Association (1st-8th), We Day

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama (middle school), Studio Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Extended Care Program, Ultimate Frisbee Club

School Notes

  • Civic Engagement
  • Project-Based Learning
  • 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
  • Capstone Spanish and Science immersion trip to Costa Rica for all 8th graders

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  • Berkeley
    Grades: K-8 | 105 students
    1.8 miles
    2722 Benvenue Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94705
    (510)549-0605
    1.8 K-8
    105
  • Berkeley
    Ecole Bilingue De Berkeley
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-8 | 461 students
    1.1 miles
    1009 Heinz Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510)809-0615
    1.1 NS-8
    461
  • Berkeley
    Grades: K-8 | 330 students
    0.6 miles
    2027 7th Street
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510)845-0876
    0.6 K-8
    330
  • Berkeley
    Grades: NS-6 | 82 students
    0.8 miles
    2446 Mckinley Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94703
    (510)841-7248
    0.8 NS-6
    82
  • Alameda
    Grades: PK-8 | 56 students
    6.8 miles
    1400 6th Street
    Alameda, CA 94501
    (510)521-0595
    6.8 PK-8
    56

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The average private school tuition in Berkeley, CA is $21,194 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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