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American and French
Ages 2 to 14

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CitySan Francisco Bay Area
CurriculumsAmerican and French
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 2 to 14
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average 17 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: $35,280
to: $39,950
This school has more than one campus in San Francisco Bay Area:
Middle School Campus: Ages 11 to 14

Address: 901 Grayson Street Berkeley, CA 94710, USA

Elementary School Campus: Ages 2 to 11

Address: 1009 Heinz Ave, 94710 Berkeley, CA, USA

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Number of students

419 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

41 nationalities

Most common nationality


Native English and French speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Yes (FLE and ESL)

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish and Mandarin (starting in G4)

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

We have a one-to-one laptop program at our Middle School where every student is issued a laptop starting in 6th grade. We have a Robotics and Coding program as part of a robust STEM program in the Lower School. Students begin using technology in integrated classroom lessons in Grade 1, and more frequently as they progress to Grade 5.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes. Distance learning was implemented for students from Preschool to Middle School. EB has loaned laptops to any student who needed them.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

We use MAP and DELF as outside, standardized assessments.

Results in these examinations

For the DELF our students test at the B1 level. For MAP testing, our scores are consistently above national norms.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the grade level

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Close to 100%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. Our Student Support Team is made up of 9 specialized staff members (2nd Language Specialist, Reading Specialist, Instructional Coach, Learning Specialist with particular expertise with French-language learners) and 2 counselors

Learning support offered

Support includes one-on-one help inside and outside the classroom, small group support, counseling, ESL and FLE teaching, and more.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Yes, admission director meets all applicants. Recommendation letters and report cards are requested for K /G8 applicants.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Yes. One-on-one meeting "family interview". Parents are present during this process.

Waiting list

It depends on which level. Yes for preschool usually.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Deadline is end of January, but school still accepts application if spaces are available.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

Classes start at 8:45am in Preschool, 8:30am from Kindergarten to G8

School finish time

Classes end at 3:10pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes. Starting at 7:30am for Morning Care. After care is provided until 6pm.

School bus service available

No, but we are using Zum services (Lamorinda Area)

School provided lunches

Hot lunch can be purchased online (private company)

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A very wide range of choices between: yoga, Chinese in the garden, coding, theatre, architecture, soccer, fencing, judo, arts, cooking, basket, chess etc...

Sports activities included

P.E., Flag football, basketball, and volleyball

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes (soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball). Go Jaguars !

Facilities at the school

Bilingual library (2), mini-gym for preschoolers, STEM room, Middle School science lab, outdoor vegetable garden with chicken coop, outdoor classrooms.

Sports facilities at the school

Basketball court, soccer field, large playground

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley nurtures creative, multilingual learners, equipped to confidently embrace the delights and challenges of an interconnected world. We are a force for good in the world, preparing our graduates to positively impact their diverse communities, and the local and international spaces in which we all belong.

Teaching approach of the school

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is a preschool-8th grade bilingual immersion school where students learn in French and English.

Every day our students learn to speak, write, and think in two languages, becoming open-minded, adaptable learners who discover their best selves while respecting the differences of others.

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