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Green Schools Initiative
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
In 2004, a group of parents established Green Schools Initiative when they saw firsthand how toxic and environmentallyMore 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. 
American International Montessori School
3339 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94703
The American International Montessori School immerses children in a bilingual environment in which they learn how toMore 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, CA 94703
Malcolm X Elementary School is housed in a rehabbed historic campus that was rededicated to the slain civil rightsMore 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.
Berkwood Hedge School
1809 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94703
Berkwood Hedge School offers a developmental learning curriculum for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. TheMore 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.
Crowden Music Center
1745 Rose St, Berkeley, CA 94703

The Crowden School is a day school for students in grades four through eight that provides a traditional academicMore education along with a top-notch musical program for piano and strings.

As part of the school, The Crowden Center for Music in the Community offers after school, weekend and summer music lessons to both children and adults. It also hosts performances by its students that are open to the community. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. 

Archway School
1940 Virginia St, Berkeley, CA 94709

This is the Upper Campus for the Archway School, which contains plenty of large classrooms, a gymnasium and aMore kitchen. The school offers standard classes in English, math, science and history, as well as special classes in subjects such as modern dance, spoken-word poetry and sports such as cross country running.

Parents can schedule a tour of the school by calling the phone number and talking to the director of admissions.

Language Studies International
2015 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Language Studies International is part of an extensive network of specialty schools located around the world. The schoolMore 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. 
Rosa Parks Elementary School
920 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94710
Rosa Parks Elementary School is Berkeley Unified's environmental science magnet school. It has computer and science labsMore and an edible Schoolyard. All kids get weekly science enrichment. Rosa Parks has a dual-immersion English-Spanish bilingual program. Paco Furlan is principal.
The Berkeley School
1310 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
This independent, alternative K–8 school was once a Montessori school and comes from that tradition. It alsoMore 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.
Abelian Group Math School
474 Michigan Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
Abelian Group Math School is located at the end of Michigan Avenue just before it curves into Kentucky Avenue.More Abelian Math School was founded in 1981 as a resource for adults who need to learn mathematics but did not want to re-experience a classroom setting. Abelian Math School soon found that its approach -- building understanding from basic principals -- not only worked with adults but everyone old enough to think abstractly. Abelian Math School provides courses in a one-on-one or group settings in pre-algebra, algebra 1 and 2, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. Tutoring, private study and distance (Internet) learning are also offered.
Jefferson Elementary School
1400 Ada St, Berkeley, CA 94702
Jefferson was named a California Distinguished School in 2010 by the State Department of Education. The North BerkeleyMore campus offers PTA-sponsored enrichment programs in math, art, music, sports and chess. Test scores at this school are admirable, with 87 percent of kids rated "proficient and higher" in math on the district's Spring 2010 proficiency tests and 94 percent rated "proficient and higher" in reading. Jefferson's most recent score on the state Academic Performance Index was 894. Maggie Riddle is principal. 
LeConte Elementary School
2241 Russell St, Berkeley, CA 94705
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.
UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare
120 Haviland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
The School of Social Welfare's professional master's degree aims to prepare graduates for work in public socialMore services. Concentrations include child and family services, gerontology, health services, mental health services and management. The department also offers an academic doctoral program as well as an undergraduate major. Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former U.S. Rep. Ron Dellums are among the school's noted graduates. 
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