Green Schools Initiative 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA94704 In 2004, a group of parents established Green Schools Initiative when they saw firsthand how toxic and environmentally…More degrading their children's schools were. The initiative's main goals are to replace toxic materials in schools, to create healthy green spaces, to use resources in an environmentally sustainable manner and for schools to serve healthy food.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black Pine Circle School 2027 7th St, Berkeley, CA94710 Black Pine Circle School takes a Socratic and experiential approach to early education. Students in first through…More fifth grade focus on reading and language arts, math, science and social studies, while the sixth through eighth grade curriculum includes philosophy, communications, drama and technology classes. A variety of after-school clubs are also available, including the Math Club, Gaming Club, Writing Club and Circus Arts. Black Pine Circle School has a learning specialist and school psychologist on the premises.
Step One School 499 Spruce St, Berkeley, CA94708 Step One School is an early childhood educational program that started in 1981. It has classes for 2-year-olds, a…More nursery school and bridge kindergarten, with the option of afternoon classes for those in the morning program. Step One treats children as unique individuals and helps them develop and explore their environment based on their own individual level. The schools provides scholarships to some families, and you can help support the school to further those efforts.