We are an independent K-8 school with lower and upper school campuses located in the Downtown and historic Northside neighborhoods of Berkeley. A leader in social and environmental justice issues, we are well known for a hands-on curriculum that promotes deep and intuitive learning. A solid and enduring core philosophy – a rich academic and arts program, close ties between families and school, and a strong sense of community – are the hallmarks of a Berkwood Hedge School education. When we help students grow into their unique selves without growing up too quickly, they develop clarity and conviction for the future, yet still enjoy being young people today. A lifetime of learning begins at Berkwood Hedge School.

Come see for yourself what makes our school so special and such a thriving learning environment.

Berkwood Hedge School: A Bird’s Eye Perspective
Founded in 1946
Average class size 18
Student to teacher ratio: 8:1
1st racially integrated independent school in the East Bay
First school countywide to earn certification as a Green Business
47% students of color
73% of our faculty hold advanced degrees
Award tuition assistance to 52% of our families

Berkwood Hedge School

Upper School Campus -1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, California
Lower School Campus – 1809 Bancroft Wy, Berkeley, California

Admissions contact: Kemmeo DaSilva

Grades: K-8
Category: Academic, Independent