Berkwood Hedge School is K-5 by choice because we believe that now, more than ever, we must preserve childhood.
Every day we cultivate kids’ natural creativity and intellectual curiosity through our compassionate guidance and expertise, within an environment just right for their age, emotions, and needs. When we help kids grow into their unique selves without growing up too quickly, they develop clarity and conviction for the future, yet still enjoy being kids today.
A strong, comprehensive and engaging academic program is at the heart of our school.
Throughout their years at Berkwood Hedge, students are exposed to a carefully considered curriculum of mathematics, reading, writing, social studies and science, supplemented by a vibrant enrichment program that includes Spanish, visual art, music, drama, environmental science and physical education.
We believe students learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning. Much of the curriculum at Berkwood Hedge is organized around collaborative projects. We want our students to think deeply about issues that matter to them, and to understand ideas from all perspectives.
At Berkwood Hedge, our approach to teaching supports a child's natural creativity and desire to learn. Students leave Berkwood Hedge as intellectually confident and self-directed learners, consistently successful at the broad range of independent and public middle schools they attend.
Berkwood Hedge School's developmental curriculum is based on the understanding that children construct their knowledge of the world through hands-on, integrated, and active child-centered learning experiences. The strength of the Berkwood Hedge developmental curriculum is that it allows children to develop as creative participants in their own learning. Our teachers support this development across the cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and moral domains.
Our safe and supportive learning community balances a high level of personal accountability with an equally high level of collective responsibility. Our curriculum is not a body of knowledge that our teachers transmit to our students. Instead, learning is approached as a dynamic process in which understanding is developed by experiencing, collaborating, making, and reflecting. This interdisciplinary approach cultivates critical thinking, creative problem solving, and self-expression.