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Berkeley Hall School

16000 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

(310) 476-6421


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

'The Early Childhood program at Berkeley the seed of our K-8 program, in which a love for learning, respect and appreciation for others, and a joyful discovery of each child's own unique gifts, are nurtured and cultivated. Young children learn best from the satisfaction of hands-on immersion in a variety of experiences. Letting the children's interests be the engine, academic investigation in the nursery and junior kindergarten is self-paced and fun. We believe all children are gifted in special ways, and activities are designed to nurture and highlight their individual talents. As with our K-8 program, the Early Childhood Department focuses on a balanced program with activities that are appropriate for the maturity and readiness of each child and cover all areas of development - social, emotional, academic, and moral. The work of young children is play, and our teachers provide opportunities to experience this vital activity. The Golden Rule is the basis by which the nursery and junior kindergarten students learn to get along.' -- Extracted from the Berkeley Hall website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school