We’re back with our annual local private schools’ listings chock-full of vital information to assist your family’s education decisions. Use this list to discover and select the best pre / elementary / middle / high school in the East Bay for your child. We invited private schools around the Bay Area to submit detailed, paid-for listings for the guide.
Bishop O’Dowd High School
At O’Dowd, we nurture the whole student. Our faculty and staff support students to unlock their potential and aspirations. Our holistic academic program, celebrated co-curricular opportunities, and enriching values-based education challenges students to explore and hone their strengths, and discover the power they have to make an impact in the world.
We welcome you to find your place at O’Dowd. […]
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley
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. We believe that when students see the world without borders or barriers, […]
The Crowden School
The Crowden School puts music in the center of an inspiring, whole-child education for students in grades 3–8. Crowden’s innovative approach to experiential and inquiry-based learning—modeled on the collaborative art of chamber music—empowers its students to find their individual voices as they grow into confident, empathetic, and curious young leaders. At the Crowden School, music changes everything. […]
School of the Madeleine
The School of the Madeleine is a K-8 Catholic school with a vibrant tradition of education and service in the city of Berkeley, CA. The mission of the School of the Madeleine is to educate students embracing the guiding principles of faith, study, community and service. We believe that every student is exceptional, and in the tradition of Catholic education, our goal is to help them become lifelong learners and compassionate citizens who care for one another.
St. Paul’s Episcopal School
1. Support fearless learning. We create a trusting classroom community where students can approach our challenging curriculum with confidence and courage.
2. Community Engaged Learning is powerful. We are deeply connected to the community around us. Through service learning projects, community partnerships, science curriculum centered on Lake Merritt, and more, […]
Prospect Sierra School
Prospect Sierra is a TK-8 independent school enrolling 470 students on two spacious campuses in the San Francisco Bay Area. A hopeful future depends on astute minds and kind hearts. Every day our dedicated teachers help students connect academic experiences with ideals like ethics and empathy. By emphasizing self-knowledge, intellectual engagement, and care for others, […]
East Bay German International School
The East Bay German International School (EBGIS) is a dual-language immersion IB World School offering preschool through high school programs. Our integrated curriculum combines bilingual German and English instruction with project-based learning and a cross-cultural experience. We offer exceptional academics, a diverse international perspective, and a vibrant community of students, parents, and teachers. EBGIS is an accredited IB World School. […]
Sterne School is a co-ed independent day school serving 4th-12th grade students Bay Area-wide. Sterne offers a learning experience with small class sizes and integrated supports designed to amplify each student’s strengths. Every student has a unique learning profile, and our program meets them where they are at in order for them to build academic stamina, […]
At Redwood Day, everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing.
Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Our teachers are at the forefront of cutting edge educational practices. They connect our curriculum to each child, helping students gain the skills they need to reach for the next academic challenge. […]
Broadway Children’s School of Oakland
At Broadway Children’s School of Oakland, our play-based programs reflect the belief that every child is unique and special, and we nurture and encourage that sense of individuality so that each child will develop within his or her own framework. In a caring and playful environment, we work to help each child build competency in the social, […]
Julia Morgan School for Girls
Julia Morgan School for Girls, the only all-girls middle school in the East Bay, is a progressive learning environment where students thrive both academically and socially as their authentic selves. Our rigorous academic curriculum is seamlessly interwoven with our vibrant community culture. When JMSG students graduate, they leave with ownership of their learning and are prepared to effectuate their skills in a changing world. […]
The Berkeley School
At The Berkeley School, students are given the tools to achieve their full potential as individual scholars, members of their local communities, and active citizens of the world. A progressive, PreK-8 independent school, our culturally responsive curriculum focuses on current events and key conflict-resolution opportunities, empathy development practices, and student-led community campaigns, all of which reinforce our core belief: what matters in education is what matters in life.
French American International School
Rooted in San Francisco and informed by a global perspective, French American International + International High School is the intellectual home for families seeking a world-class education and an inclusive, multicultural community.
Our international education provides globally-minded learning experiences in and beyond the classroom. We inspire students to discover their individualities, explore their passions, […]
Berkwood Hedge School
Now entering our 78th year, Berkwood Hedge School offers a progressive, independent, K-8 education across two campuses in the heart of Berkeley. Our Project-Based Learning, Outdoor Education, and strong academic program promotes deep and intuitive learning with an emphasis on social and environmental justice.
Two campuses—our Lower School on Bancroft Way and our Middle School in the Northside neighborhood—provide easy access to all the resources Berkeley has to offer. […]
Aurora School’s mission is to nurture children’s love of learning by cultivating academic excellence, emotional intelligence, and social engagement.
Aurora is a progressive K-8 independent school where teachers foster academic strength and the ability to solve problems with a focus on social justice. Social/Emotional Learning is essential to our curriculum, with an emphasis on self-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. Our community of students, parents and staff practice empathy, kindness, and inclusivity and move through the world with positive intention.
Bentley School is an intellectually curious and inclusive community where teachers embrace the strengths of every student to help them rise to their full potential. In a challenging academic environment, we meet students where they are, encouraging them to cultivate their unique talents, skills, and perspectives.
At Bentley, we foster a culture where students support and bring out the best in each other. […]
East Bay Montessori
East Bay Montessori School is a child-centered innovative learning environment that is grounded in the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. We are a diverse and inclusive community that nurtures and develops our students to be peaceful, empathetic, life-long learners, who are prepared to be highly adaptive and dynamic contributors to the world. East Bay Montessori School in El Cerrito provides a thoughtfully designed curriculum for grades Kindergarten Bridge through 8th that readies children to navigate their social environment and build independence all while receiving a high-quality education. […]
Park Day School
At Park Day School, we prepare students to be informed, courageous, and compassionate people who shape a more equitable and sustainable world. Within our K-8 progressive program, developing intrinsic motivation is key. Our curriculum is intended to teach young people how to find satisfaction through development and mastery of academic challenges, and to help them find their own love for learning. […]
“At Golestan Education, we partner with children, families and educators to create joyful learning environments that are collaborative, grounding and connected to the natural world. We do challenging and meaningful work that creates a community of kind, thoughtful, and courageous learners who will embrace diversity and steward our earth for future generations.
Golestan Education fulfills its mission through the following offerings: