The Crowden School Photo #1
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Children who love music find a home at The Crowden School The study of chamber music alongside a rigorous academic curriculum offers our students a unique educational experience with transformative results.
Small class sizes allow our students to thrive as individuals and to gain confidence in their own voices. In ensembles, students learn skills such as focused listening, dedicated practice and perseverance, constructive incorporation of teacher feedback, and an empathetic group dynamic.
All of this transfers into the academic classroom.  Students become effective project managers, attuned to the strengths of their peers and working cooperatively toward a goal.
The joy in playing music fuels their passion to create, explore, discuss, brainstorm, act, and grow into themselves at this important juncture in their young lives.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 3-8
  • Students: 65 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,691
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Dec. 15 / rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 3-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
65 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
The Crowden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Music Theory
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Lower tuition for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Anette Skloot

School Notes

  • For grades 3 8: transformative academic program with music at its heart
  • Intellectually engaging, project-based curriculum that develops critical thinking, teamwork, and creativity
  • Academic subjects: Art, English, French, History, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science
  • Music subjects: Instrumental Studies, Small Ensembles, Orchestra, Chorus, Musicianship and Composition, Music History
  • For students with a general interest in music as well as gifted young musicians
  • Beginners on string instruments welcome to apply for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades
  • Small class settings (average class size 12)
  • Passionate, dedicated, and expert faculty
  • Excellent high school placement
  • School hours (8am - 3:30pm) include two hours of music daily
  • After-school program available
  • Payment plans and financial aid available

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 3-8
  • Students: 65 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,691
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Dec. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Berkeley, CA is $22,305 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Berkeley, CA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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