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, "Positive Communication and Setting Boundaries"

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:30 - 8:00pm



It is our children’s job to wonder what happens when they follow their impulses or try out different behaviors, and it’s our job as parents to give them clear responses.  Sometimes the response is to encourage them, and other times they may need us to set limits.  Sheri Glucoft Wong, LCSW will join us to offer perspective and tools to help parents set limits that are both clear and loving. Topics include:


*  Communication tools for setting positive, clear and consistent boundaries

*  ...and for supporting cooperation, responsibility and self-esteem

*  Being on your children's side as you set boundaries and limits with them

*  Bribes and rewards, threats and "consequences"---where do they fit in?

*  When parents have differing approaches or simply disagree.


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, "Conversations About Class"


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


Join us for an experiential evening of shared inquiry in community with others who are curious, intentional, and invested in increasing self-awareness and empathy for others. Together we will explore aspects of our identity and values, and strategize goals for personal change.  
The intention of this workshop is to create an environment in which participants can safely explore class dynamics and deepen their understanding of individual, institutional, and cultural manifestations of classism. Participants will begin to identify ways of recognizing classism in their everyday lives. By reflecting on their own individual experiences of class, participants will gain insight into their role and responsibility as cross-class allies.  

Register here to signup for one of our Admission Events!  You will be redirected to our Ravenna software page.