The Berkeley School
2030 Francisco Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Within the nurturing atmosphere of The Berkley School's Early Childhood program, children aged two+ to four naturally work with interest and focus, developing concentration, self- confidence, independence, and a lifelong love of learning. Our program incorporates what we know to be the best of developmental and progressive educational practices. This includes a blend of Montessori education, practices from Italy's Reggio Emilia schools, and a commitment to environmental stewardship.
Here, children are encouraged to think creatively and critically, engage in collaborative play, and work with the arts as a way to express themselves and understand the world.
Each of our multi-age classrooms has two full-time, trained teachers, some of whom have been with us for as long as 20+ years. Our classrooms are beautiful, organized spaces, full of concrete experiential materials that spark learning and creativity. Our ECC campus is just the perfect scale for young children, with a yard full of gardening opportunities, dramatic and arts play, and gross motor experiences. It's often referred to as a children's magical kingdom.
Our community reflects the diversity of the Bay Area, and we welcome families of all cultures and structures.