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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. 
Garden Day Montessori School
1332 Parker St, Berkeley, CA 94702
Garden Day Montessori School is a pre-school loosely based upon the Montessori philosophy. The school is situated in aMore 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, CA 94709
The Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy trains graduate students for public leadership. Its master ofMore 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, CA 94702
The Berkeley School is an independent, nonprofit school that offers a range of programs and lessons, including earlyMore 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, 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.
Berkeley Chess School
1581 le Roy Ave, Berkeley, CA 94708
The Berkeley Chess School (BCS) teaches more than 7,000 students the art of chess at more than 164 schools throughoutMore 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, CA 94703
This K - 6 school and Bay Area Certified Green Business offers classes in traditional academic subjects while alsoMore 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, CA 94710
Black Pine Circle School takes a Socratic and experiential approach to early education. Students in first throughMore 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, CA 94708
Step One School is an early childhood educational program that started in 1981. It has classes for 2-year-olds, aMore 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.
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