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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 18 students / class
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: $31,505
to: $35,665
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

444 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

37 nationalities

Most common nationality

American (60%)

Average number of students per class

18

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and French speaking teachers

Yes

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 G5)

Use of technology in the classroom

We have a one-to-one laptop program. Every student is issued a laptop in 6th grade. We offer a once a week Robotics and Coding class for our 7th and 8th graders. Also, students take a MakerClass once a week per semester.

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 has been implemented from Preschool to Middle School. EB has loaned laptops to any student that needed it.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the level

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

It depends on which level

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.

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

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Close to 100%

External examinations or assessments available

Yes, 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 about national norms.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

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

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. Our support team is constituted of 6 specialized staff members (2nd Language Specialist, Reading Specialist, Instructional Coach, Learning Specialist with particular expertise with French-language learners) and 2 counselors

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

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.

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...

School provided lunches

Hot lunch can be purchased online (private company)

Sports activities included

P.E., Flag football and volley ball

Sports facilities at the school

Basket ball court, soccer field, large playground

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

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

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.

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