Walden Center and School offers child-centered academics that fully incorporate artistic expression within a supportive community of learners.
Walden is a progressive, teacher-run elementary school. Our curriculum combines developmentally appropriate expectations with challenging units of study.
The school's environment enhances each child's academic, emotional, social, creative and physical growth.
The Walden staff supports experiential learning, cooperative endeavor, creativity and appreciation of personal expression within a broader community.
We believe that children learn best in an environment that stimulates an interest in the world around them.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 80 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,970
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 3 / rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Classroom teachers modify program strategies to support mild learning differences with the support of a Learning Specialist.
Year Founded
1958

Student Body

Total Students
80 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Walden Center & School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 3 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Payable in 8 installments: a 3 month deposit and $1,297 per month Aug - Feb.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$4,601
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Caroline Schnieders

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 80 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,970
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 3 / 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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