The Berkeley School

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 296 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Berkeley School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1964
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
296 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
The Berkeley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
22 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is grade specific and ranges from $23,800to $32,600 depending on program level.
Summer Program Cost Notes
We offer a summer session at our Preschool campus only.
% on Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$8,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lamar Johnson
Admissions Associate
Lavinia Sfetcu (ECC Only)

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of The Berkeley School?
The acceptance rate of The Berkeley School is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. The Berkeley School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.
What sports does The Berkeley School offer?
The Berkeley School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
What is The Berkeley School's ranking?
The Berkeley School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for The Berkeley School?
The application deadline for The Berkeley School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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We have been at The Berkeley School since my children were at the Early Childhood Center. This is the jewel of East Bay independent schools. Everyone puts the child at the center of everything. My daughter jumps out of the car each day to roll into school. Every adult on campus knows her name. The education and learning are so strong - my children know how to approach learning and understand what they are learning and multiple strategies to obtain the answer. Don't sleep at this school because your children will be missing out.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 296 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Berkeley, CA is $27,225 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Berkeley, CA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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