The Berkeley School 1310 University Ave, Berkeley, CA94702 The Berkeley School is an independent, nonprofit school that offers a range of programs and lessons, including early…More childhood, elementary and middle school programs for children. Some subjects and activities include work in math, science, arts, history, English, language and more. The school also offers sports programs, music classes and vacation camps. Check its website for details on programs or call to arrange a tour,
Walden Center & School 2446 McKinley Ave, Berkeley, CA94703 This K - 6 school and Bay Area Certified Green Business offers classes in traditional academic subjects while also…More focusing on arts, music and drama as essential elements of a well-rounded education. The teachers run the school, ensuring their independence, and each child is given highly individualized attention. Walden Center & School also runs before- and after-school programs as well as a summer camp.
Rosa Parks Elementary School 920 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA94710 Rosa Parks Elementary School is Berkeley Unified's environmental science magnet school. It has computer and science labs…More and an edible Schoolyard. All kids get weekly science enrichment. Rosa Parks has a dual-immersion English-Spanish bilingual program. Paco Furlan is principal.
American International Montessori School 3339 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA94703 The American International Montessori School immerses children in a bilingual environment in which they learn how to…More communicate in English, Mandarin and Japanese. There is a special toddler section, a preschool and kindergarten school, and an elementary lower and upper school as well. If you would like a guided tour of the school, please call to set up an appointment with the School Director between 9am and 10:30am during the week.
Berkwood Hedge School 1809 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA94703 Berkwood Hedge School offers a developmental learning curriculum for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The…More students are taught reading, writing, mathematics, social studies and science, as well as music, visual arts and service learning. It also has a library with more than 3,000 books and all of the classrooms have computers. The Berkwood Hedge School was the first school in the county to be certified as a green business.
Black Pine Circle School 2015 6th St, Berkeley, CA94710 Black Pine Circle School is a private, non-profit elementary and middle school in West Berkeley. It offers a series of…More workshops in the Sierra Nevada and a weeklong field trip to Yosemite. The school prides itself on its Socratic method of instruction, based on inquiry and questioning. History of philosophy is part of the eighth-grade curriculum. Detailed curriculum material is available on the school's website, including grading standards and planned textbooks. About 30 percent of students receive financial aid of up to 75 percent of tuition. There is a 10 percent sibling discount. Extended-day programs are available. John Carlstroem is the school's head.
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.
Dandelion Cooperative Nursery School 941 the Alameda, Berkeley, CA94707 The Dandelion Cooperative Nursery School is a cooperative pre-school based on the tenets of developmental and…More learning theory. The school curriculum includes art, language and literacy, music and dramatic play. There is also a large outdoor play area with a sandbox and garden, as well as an indoor dome climbing structure. Children may attend the pre-school either three, four or five days a week, with a different monthly tuition for each.
Malcolm X Elementary School 1731 Prince St, Berkeley, CA94703 Malcolm X Elementary School is housed in a rehabbed historic campus that was rededicated to the slain civil rights…More leader in the 1970s. It has expansive play fields, a 35,000-volume library and a 4,000-square-foot garden where kids learn science as well as nutrition. The school was named a California Distinguished School in 2006. Alexander Hunt is principal.
Garden Day Montessori School 1332 Parker St, Berkeley, CA94702 Garden Day Montessori School is a pre-school loosely based upon the Montessori philosophy. The school is situated in a…More converted home in a quiet residential neighborhood, and children seem content and well cared for. The school is open to children ages 2 ½ to 5, who are cared for by an experienced staff.
Berkeley Chess School 1581 le Roy Ave, Berkeley, CA94708 The Berkeley Chess School (BCS) teaches more than 7,000 students the art of chess at more than 164 schools throughout…More Northern California. The school is a nonprofit 510(c)(3) organization that seeks to enrich the lives of children from all backgrounds in the discipline of chess. BCS offers eight regional chess tournaments, as well as summer camps and Friday night chess classes in Berkeley and Walnut Creek in addition to the hour-long instruction that it offers in schools. The Berkeley Chess School is also committed to teaching students with special needs and students in Title I schools.
The Model School 2330 Prince St, Berkeley, CA94705 Just off the buiness-heavy Telegraph Avenue on Price Street in a modest structure is the home of The Model School…More Comprehensive Learning center. As a learning center dedicated to human growth and development, The Model School is geared not only toward children but the staff and parents as well. The school provides a true alternative for parents who want a comprehensive educational program for their children in an ideally prepared humanistic developmental learning environment.
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.
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.
German International School of Silicon Valley 1581 le Roy Ave, Berkeley, CA94708 The German International School of Silicon Valley, Berkeley is located in the historic Hillside school building,…More which is located in the Berkeley Hills. This is a satellite school that is an extension of the greater German International School in the Bay Area, serving K - 5th grade students. The GISSV East Bay campus shares the same bilingual and educational philosophy, curriculum guidelines and student-to-teacher ratios as the parent school in Mountain View.
Language Studies International 2015 Center St, Berkeley, CA94704 Language Studies International is part of an extensive network of specialty schools located around the world. The school…More was founded in 1965. This Berkeley location has been here since 1980. The schools teach Russian, Italian, Spanish, German, English and French. Host families are available while you are traveling and learning a new language.
New School of Berkeley 1606 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA94709 The New School of Berkeley offers preschool for kids ages 2 to 5 1/2, and day care before and after school for older…More kids up to age 12. The school is structured to teach students independence and responsibility, allowing them to choose their activities while operating under a trust contract between themselves and the teachers. It emphasizes creative pursuits, and offers classes including carpentry, cooking, arts and crafts, and drama.
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.
King Middle School 1781 Rose St, Berkeley, CA94703 Martin Luther King Middle School is proud of its newly rehabilitated historic wing, computer and science laboratories…More and new dining commons. The school is located in North Berkeley between Rose and Hopkins streets. Its Edible Schoolyard, supported by the Chez Panisse Foundation, helped to launch nationwide interest in better eating for children. The impressive track and field area on Hopkins Street is open to the public after class.
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>
LeConte Elementary School 2241 Russell St, Berkeley, CA94705 LeConte Elementary School is famous in Berkeley for its butterfly garden, landscaped with butterfly-attracting plants.…More LeConte's Farm and Garden program is entering its 25th year; kids care for chickens and bunnies as well as plants. LeConte has a two-way Spanish/English immersion program in which native speakers of each language become proficient in both languages. Cheryl Wilson is the school's principal.
The Berkeley School 1310 University Ave, Berkeley, CA94702 This independent, alternative K–8 school was once a Montessori school and comes from that tradition. It also…More incorporates practices based on modern research. It prepares students for the modern workforce by focusing on developing competencies in not just reading, writing and math but also in media and technology. It maintains a diverse student body and employ a wide variety of teaching methods suitable for a range of learning styles.
Franciscan School of Theology 1712 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA94709 This Roman Catholic theological graduate school is owned and operated by the Province of St. Barbara of the Order of…More Friars Minor. In addition to their studies, students enrolled at FST provide for the poor, promote social justice, visit hospitals and comfort those who are dying in hospice facilities. The Franciscan School of Theology is located north of the UC Berkeley Campus.
Cal School of Diving 1750 6th St, Berkeley, CA94710 The Cal School of Diving offers full SCUBA certification to the public. It has education courses that include four pool…More sessions, multiple lectures, the use of SCUBA gear and a textbook. You will also get four ocean dives in potential locations like Montery, Cabo San Lucas and Cozumel. Other courses at the school include advanced SCUBA diving, a rescue course for professionals and a refresher course for divers who may be out of practice.
Church Divinity School of the Pacific 2451 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA94709 The Church Divinity School of the Pacific sits on the uphill edge of Ridge Road, just before it crosses Le Conte Avenue.…More Founded in 1893, the school has been designated as the official seminary of the Episcopal Church's Eighth province of the west Rocky Mountains. It features several academic programs and online programs to earn degrees and certificates, including doctorial programs for the Episcopal seminary.
UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy 2607 Hearst Ave, Berkeley, CA94709 The Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy trains graduate students for public leadership. Its master of…More public policy degree incorporates law, economics and policy analysis. The school also offers an undergraduate minor. Concurrent masters programs are available with the Law School and the School of Public Health, among others.
Rosen Method - The Berkeley Center 825 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA94710 The Rosen Method - The Berkeley Center is a school dedicated to helping the body and mind through massage, as well as…More using the other four senses. By attending Rosen Method classes, you will gain the knowledge to perform this method and help your clients in brand-new ways.
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 English Academy 2161 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 With a convenient location near the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley English Academy has been going strong since 1990.…More The school specializes in ESL and TOEFL classes. The school has federally authorized enrollment plans for non-immigrant alien students. Homestays can be coordinated with local families. The school has seven levels of instruction available to students from beginning to the highest: TOEFL.