Walden Center & School
Tel: (510) 841-7248
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.
Walden Center & School places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Acceptance Rate Lowest average acceptance rates
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association for the Education of Young Children|
|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.|
|Total Students||80 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 45%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||9 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||10 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 3 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$12,970|
|Tuition Notes||Payable in 8 installments: a 3 month deposit and $1,297 per month Aug - Feb.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$4,601|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Caroline Schnieders|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Berkeley Grades: K-5 | 108 students
1809 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 883-6990 0.2 K-5
- Berkeley Grades: K-8 | 105 students
2722 Benvenue Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 549-0605 1 K-8
- Berkeley Grades: PK-8 | 296 students
1310 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 665-8800 0.8 PK-8
- Alameda Grades: PK-K | 85 students
1421 High Street
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 865-4536 7.6 PK-K
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