The Berkeley School

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1310 University Ave

Berkeley, CA 94702

(510) 665-8800

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 270

Students Per Teacher: 9

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for The Berkeley School

This school had always been on my radar, and I wish I had enrolled sooner. I transferred my younger daughter (3rd grader) here in November and she couldn't be happier with the change. She feels safe, loved, understood, trusted and inspired. When there is a question or glitch, as there always will be, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/05/12

I went to this school when it was called BMS for Kindergarden, 1st grade, and 2nd grade. The old princapal did not really take an interest in what was going on in the school, or show leadership for the school. Each year I was there you get the same teacher, and students in your class. The teachers did ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/20/11

Let's face it, our pre-schoolers would be safe, fine, and maybe even learn something in pretty much any Pre-K program. What you DON'T find everywhere is the perfect storm of highly competent administration, outstanding and loving teachers, and great parents. The Berkeley School has it all. And I believe ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/15/10

We have been part of The Berkeley School (formerly Berkeley Montessori) community for 10 years and have been very satisfied with the quality of the academic program. While we were originally drawn to the Montessori program, the school has evolved its pedagogy to include the best of other teaching philosophies. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/19/10

Berkeley Montessori School has been an amazing place for our daughter who has thrived there for the last 3 years. The quality of teaching and staff is exceptional and we could not be any happier! There is something magical about the school and the environment is both loving and warm. The teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/06/07

We are entering our 6th year at BMS and have been very pleased with the combination of a challenging and engaging curriculum paired with a profound commitment to fostering a love of learning. The philosophy that education is not 'filling a bucket, but rather kindling a flame,' is apparent at every level ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/16/07

We came to BMS 5 yrs ago from another private school (our now 10- and 12-yr old sons needed more challenging academics). They're so happy with the math, science, literature, history, etc. and, a plus, they love to learn (a common culture among BMS children). Interestingly, we've found BMS more diverse ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/13/07

We have been at this school for 7 years and have been very happy. Our two (very different) boys have both found a home here. We have been particularly pleased with the middle school, it's teachers and academic rigor. Our older (now 10th grade) son got into all three private high schools he applied to. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/13/07

BMS has a lot going for it--very dedicated staff, a beautiful campus, and a general application of Montessori methods including mixed classrooms and lots of hands-on, experential teaching. However, it lacks diversity, and for me, this became an issue. Another issue is the teachers' ability to cope with ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/27/07

I have experience with the early childhood campus only (there is also an elementary school at a different location.) The facilities are the nicest I've seen, the teachers are attentive, experienced, and warm with the children. Children generally begin reading in the second year (around 4 years old) ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/14/05

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School Profile for The Berkeley School

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Student enrollment:
270
Students per teacher:
9
Full-time teachers:
30
Number of classrooms:
The Berkeley School Enrollment by Grade

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Berkeley schools — The Berkeley School is located at 1310 University Ave, Berkeley CA 94702. 1310 University Ave is in the 94702 ZIP code in Berkeley, CA The Berkeley School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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