Berkwood Hedge School: Open House (In-Person) - Join Us!
Whether you are seeking an elementary school mock-experience on our Lower Campus or you are considering placement in middle school on our Hill Campus, at our Open House, parents can see presentations of every academic and enrichment subject across all grades at various stations spanning two campuses- maps will be provided! Free childcare will be provided for rising K-5 students and workshops will be provided for prospective middle schoolers. Lower School Open House will take place outdoors under our outdoor classroom awnings. Middle School Open House will take place in our naturally lit "outside is inside" Community Room. You can register for Open House and a number of other events on the Events Page of our website: https://www.berkwood.org/apps/pages/admissions/events.
A leader in a curriculum that teaches 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. We believe that when we help children and young adolescents grow into their unique selves without growing up too quickly, they develop clarity and conviction for the future, yet still enjoy being children today.
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
- 80% of our faculty hold advanced degrees
- Award tuition assistance to 52% of our families
- Own our Site- Free and Clear of Debt
Kindergarten Teacher, Hanan Masri on teaching and Learning at Berkwood Hedge School:
Take a Virtual Tour of our Lower School Campus
Preview our Middle School Curriculum Guide!
Berkeleyside interview with Head of School, Love Weinstock, on launching our Middle School: