Berkwood Hedge School

Open Houses/Events

Choosing a private education for your child is a very important decision and sometimes can present challenges.  There are many aspects to consider.  Touring our campus is an important part of the decision making process.  As you experience the daily life going on around you, you will get a sense of what Berkwood Hedge School is all about.  While you are here, you will meet other parents and you will experience the Berkwood Hedge School community and get a sense of whether this is the right place for your child and your family.

In addition to our weekly Tuesday and Thursday morning tours we have four events during the 2016 - 2017 Admission Season. The events complement our school day tours. We recommend you go on a school tour in addition to attending the Open House and the Parent Education Night. 


Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm


10th Annual Berkwood Hedge School Storytelling Festival 1-5pm

Pre-Festival gates open at 11am


Our Storytelling Pre-Festival for preschoolers ages 5 and under will star Jaime Lee Currier and Eric Hart of Your Song My Song and is free to all ages!  The performance runs from 11:15-11:45am and gates open at 11am.


Hear stories told in the oral tradition! Our Berkwood Hedge School Storytelling Festival and Pre-Festival (for preschool children 5 & under) will star a number of talented Bay Area storytellers featuring Diane Ferlatte, Kimberly Shiningstar, and Wayne Harris. For our younger audience, Your Song My Song will perform for our Pre-Festival. Magical Moonshine Puppet Theater, Lashon Daley, Ed Silberman, Walker Brents III, and Daniel Barash & The Shadow Puppet Workshop will perform during our main Festival. Food trucks will be on-site! This event is open to the public – bring a friend!


Main Festival ($10/adults, $5/children, free for children 5 & under)



Pre-Registration required

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:30 - 8:30pm



Join the Berkwood Hedge School community for a parent education evening and you will learn about Positive Discipline and how you can help your child cultivate internal responsibility, cooperation, and problem solving skills. Learn practical tips for becoming a more firm and kind parent; understand brain research and ways to support your child’s self regulation skills; develop concrete ways to encourage your child; and learn about Positive Discipline philosophy and practices.


OPEN HOUSE- Meet our teachers and learn about Berkwood Hedge School

Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Our open house begins with a session with our Head of School and is followed by an opportunity to meet our teachers and to learn about the promise of a Berkwood Hedge education. During the Open House you will have an opportunity to hear from our teachers about our rich, innovative, challenging and relevant academic program.


DIVERSITY WORKSHOP with Allison Briscoe-Smith


Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 pm


During the workshop, How to Talk to Your Kids About Race, you will explore how children learn about race, how race and racism shows up in the classroom, and how you can, as parents, teachers, and caregivers, proactively engage with children around the subject of race. Allison Briscoe-Smith is a former Greater Good Science Center Graduate Fellow who is now a clinical psychologist and faculty at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, teaching social psychology.


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