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Start Your Story At Berkwood Hedge School

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Berkwood Hedge School!
We are an independent K-8 school with lower and upper school campuses located in the Downtown and historic Northside neighborhoods of Berkeley. A leader in 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 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.

Come see for yourself what makes our school so special and such a thriving learning environment.
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
  • 73% of our faculty hold advanced degrees
  • Award tuition assistance to 52% of our families
We offer tours of our school from September through January.
Sign-up online, call 510-883-6990 ext. 105, or email [email protected] for more information.
We look forward to learning more about your child!
Kemmeo Parr
Director of Admission


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.