Berkeley Technology Academy 2701 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA94703 Berkeley Technology Academy is the City of Berkeley’s continuation high school for students who need to make up…More credit deficits or who, for other reasons, prefer the smaller learning environment. “B-Tech,” as it’s often called, offers a wide range of academics and after-school programs, including vocational training and tutoring.
Berkeley Unified School District 2134 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA94704 This is the administrative office for the Berkeley Unified School District. It manages 11 elementary schools, three…More middle schools and three high schools within the city of Berkeley. It is also in charge of nutrition services, purchasing and reprographic services, risk management, benefits and transportation. If you would like to enroll your child in one of the schools, visit the office and fill out the appropriate forms. You can also tour the schools by appointment.
Washington Elementary School 2300 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA94704 Washington Elementary School is in downtown Berkeley, across the street from Berkeley High School, allowing the 353…More students access to many programs and facilities. Students can read with buddies from nearby Berkeley Senior Center, and all kids from kindergarten through third grade get swimming and water-safety lessons at the nearby Berkeley YMCA. There are dedicated classrooms for music and science, and an art instructor from the nearby Museum of Children's Art. Rita Kimball is the principal of the school.
Berkeley High School 1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA94704 Berkeley High is the only public high school in the city of Berkeley and enrolls about 3400 students in grades nine…More through twelve. With such a large student body, the school is able to offer a wide array of classes, from Spanish and Mandarin to dance and video to AP physics and math. A variety of sports, extracurricular activities, community service and youth development clubs are also available. The school features Small Learning Communities, which organize student academics into broad themes, including the environment and social justice, the arts, and an International Baccalaureate program.
Berkeley Adult School 1701 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA94702 The Berkeley Adult School offers a wide assortment of classes for men and women. These include technical programs that…More provide training in computer software, office skills and job preparation as well as general classes in math and science for those who wish to obtain a high school diploma. Students can also participate in English as a Second Language classes that instruct adults in pronunciation and the written world of English. A traffic violation school is also located on the premises.
Duck's Nest 1411 4th St, Berkeley, CA94710 Duck's Nest is a day care center with locations in Berkeley, Piedmont and Oakland. The Berkeley location on 4th Street…More offers a variety of safety features, including high fencing, key coded entry systems and security cameras. Duck's Nest also provides a large outdoor playground and attentive and professional staff members.
City of Berkeley Family, Youth & Children's Mental Health Servic 3282 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA94703 The Family, Youth & Children's Mental Health Services Clinic provides mental health and related social services to…More children, adolescents and their families who reside or attend schools in Berkeley and Albany. Services include group and individual therapy, case management and crisis intervention, as well as parent groups, community workshops and Spanish services. School-based services are available at various locations throughout the city and at the Berkeley High Health Center.
Berkeley School Volunteers 1835 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA94703 Proposition 13, an initiative passed by voters in 1978, capped the property tax for California homeowners, drastically…More restructuring the way government was financed. Schools were hit particularly hard. Volunteer organizations like Berkeley School Volunteers, which provides overworked teachers with volunteer assistants, often have to take the place of government programs. Luckily for Berkeley residents the city has an unusually high number of affluent and involved community members who are able to bring music, science, reading and other programs into public schools to maintain high educational standards.
Maybeck High School is a private, teacher-run school that was founded in 1972 in Berkeley and has been at its current…More campus since 2009. The school offers small classes lead in a seminar-style and begins each academic year with a school-wide camping trip.</p>
<p>With approximately 120 enrolled students, Maybeck High’s curriculum includes a Special Programs session every spring: students spend two weeks engaging in a specialized activity in their interest area such as sports, theater arts and international travel.</p>
<p>The school is located in the education wing of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, although it is not affiliated with the church.</p>
Emerson Elementary School 2800 Forest Ave, Berkeley, CA94705 Emerson is a high-performing school, and one of the few schools in Berkeley to offer free weekly music lessons to all…More its first- and second-graders. Art instruction supports and complements the rest of the curriculum. Roughly 150 volunteers donate at least one hour weekly to augment Emerson's program and staff. The Emerson PTA's website can be found <a href="http://emersonpta.squarespace.com/">here</a>. Susan Hodge serves as Emerson's principal.
Berkeley Community Fund 800 Jones St, Berkeley, CA94710 The Berkeley Community Fund provides scholarships to promising, academically talented high school students who would…More otherwise lack the financial resources to go to college. Potential donors and volunteers are encouraged to participate in the interviewing committee, to meet the outstanding young people who are helped by these scholarships. The fund also hosts several annual events that help raise money for future scholarships.
UC Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program 3639 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA94720 This project of Cal's Graduate School of Education offers intensive summer enrichment programs for high-achieving 1st…More through 12th graders, and advanced placement summer school classes for high schoolers. Admission is highly competitive, with preference given to returning students from past summers. Classes include Egyptology, biology and trigonometry, art and writing for primary grades, and AP comparative government, AP economics, AP environmental science, AP art history and AP Latin for high schoolers. ATDP does not administer the AP tests during the summer, but can give advice on where to take them. Most classes cost less than $800. Grades 7 and up are taught on the Cal campus; the younger grades are at a school in Point Richmond nearby. Students must live within commute distance of the class sites; the program does not provide housing. The staff is very friendly.