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 2017 - 2018 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 Series. 

 

11th Annual Berkwood Hedge School Storytelling Festival 

Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:00am (Pre-Fest) - 5:00pm
 

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 Michael Katz, Eth-Noh-Tec, and Awele. For our younger audience, Your Song My Song will perform for our Pre-Festival. Yassir Chadly, Yvonne Beils, 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)
 

 

Parent Education Series: Sheri Glucoft Wong, "Setting Limits"

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:30 - 8:30pm

**NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED FOR THIS EVENT**

 

Join the Berkwood Hedge School community for a parent education evening and you will learn about 'Setting Limits' 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.

 

Open House- Meet Our Teachers and Learn about Berkwood Hedge School

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Meet our teachers and learn about Berkwood Hedge School. 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, connect with current families and hear from our alumni panel.

 

Parent Education Series: Head of School, Love Weinstock, "Social Class - Examining Dynamics & Developing Awareness"

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 pm

 

The intention is to create a safe environment in which participants can explore class dynamics and begin to Increase awareness and understanding of individual, institutional, and cultural manifestations of classism. Participants will begin to identify ways of taking action against classism in our everyday lives as they reflect on  individual class experiences, name class of origin, and begin to increase awareness and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of cross-class allies. 

Through this workshop, we aim to meet several goals:

  •  Increase self-awareness with respect to social class.
  •  Increase understanding of others’ experiences to generate greater empathy for ourselves and people from class backgrounds other than our own.
  •  Better learn how to be allies, particularly across class.
  •  Create goals and strategies for change.
 
 

Register here to signup for one of our Admission Events!