Welcome and thank you for your interest in Berkwood Hedge School!
We are an independent kindergarten through fifth grade school located in the heart of Berkeley. A leader in social and environmental justice issues, we are well known for a hands-on, Project Based Learning (PBL) 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 education. When we help children grow into their unique selves without growing up too quickly, they develop clarity and conviction for the future, yet still enjoy being children today. A lifetime of learning begins at Berkwood Hedge School!
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
- 45% students of color
- 73% of our faculty hold advanced degrees
- Award tuition assistance to 42% of our families
- Own our Site- Free and Clear of Debt
Come see for yourself what makes our school so special and such a thriving learning environment.
We offer tours of our school from September through January.
We look forward to learning more about your child!
Director of Admission
Berkwood Hedge School is a member of EBISA (East Bay Independent Schools Association) an alliance of over 40 East Bay independent K-8 schools. Dedicated to academic excellence, EBISA represents a wide range of educational choices. Common to all is the commitment to establishing and maintaining a diverse population of families and students, including differences in race, nationality, culture, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, physical abilities and modes of learning. EBISA schools do not tolerate discriminatory behavior toward any children, families, faculty or staff. Our shared goal for children is that they develop a passion for education along with a strong sense of self-esteem and value of diversity.
Berkwood Hedge School's Non-discrimination Policy
Berkwood Hedge shall be operated on a non-discriminatory basis, according equal treatment and access without regard to disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation in its educational policies, hiring policies, employment practices, admissions policies, financial assistance policies, selection of its governing board, or any other school administered programs.