Private school information and admission events

East Bay Private Schools Open Houses and Tours

Oakland and Berkeley area private schools offer many choices for young students today. They are pioneering advances in educating the whole child to thrive in today’s complex world. At this time many, if not most, tours and visitations are happening online. Find private elementary schools, private middle schools, and private high schools in our area. Happy visiting!

Kids too little? Find our East Bay infant care, daycare, and preschool guide instead.

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East Bay Private Elementary, Middle Schools, & High Schools

Search or browse for East Bay private kindergarten through high school. Use the map below to find a private school close to home.

Berkeley Rose Waldorf School (BRWS)

BRWS is a modern education based on the 102 year old Waldorf® pedagogy, bringing your child what is intellectually, spiritually, physically and emotionally relevant and meaningful at this moment in their development. Arts are integrated into all the main subjects. Students' natural curiosity is nurtured, and difference and diversity are honored.

Grades:
  • Preschool
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 859-7679, info@berkeleyrose.org
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Berkwood Hedge School

Berkwood Hedge School offers progressive independent K-8 education in the heart of Berkeley. Our K-8 hands-on Project-Based Learning program promotes deep and intuitive learning with an emphasis on social and environmental justice. We offer a rich academic and arts program, close ties between families and school.

Grades:
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 883-6990, Admissions@Berkwood.org
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Black Pine Circle (BPC)

For nearly 50 years, Black Pine Circle’s award-winning elementary and middle school has nurtured lifelong learners through a Socratic inquiry-based education that emphasizes both academics and the arts. BPC inspires and fosters curiosity, community, inquiry, and voice in its students.

Grades:
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 845-0876, admissions@blackpinecircle.org
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Crestmont School

Crestmont is a progressive, diverse, and intimate parent-based cooperative K-8 school that uses a hands-on, project-oriented approach with a strong anti-bias, multicultural, and social justice curriculum that values and encourages curiosity, critical thinking, collaboration, academic excellence, emotional intelligence, and community spirit.

Grades:
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 237-4164, admissions@crestmontschool.org
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East Bay German International School (EBGIS)

EBGIS is a dual-language immersion school offering preschool through ninth grade programs. They combine German and English instruction with project-based learning and individualized attention to each student. EBGIS offers exceptional academics, a diverse international perspective, and a vibrant school community.

Grades:
  • Preschool
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)
  • High School (9-12)

Learn More: (510) 380-0302, admin@ebgis.org
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East Bay School for Boys (EBSB)

East Bay School for Boys supports middle school boys in cultivating their intellectual, physical, and emotional selves to become the engaged, thoughtful, courageous, and justice-minded adults of tomorrow.
Its irresistible classrooms feature a hands-on, project-based curriculum for grades 6 - 8.

Grades:
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 621-3272, brookew@ebsfb.org
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Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley (EB)

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is a Preschool to 8th grade independent, co-ed, day school offering a rigorous French-English bilingual program, set in a multicultural environment. Established in 1977, EB is a pioneer in bilingual education in the East Bay and serves 400 students at their Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School campuses.

Grades:
  • Preschool
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 549-3867, admissions@eb.org
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Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI)

Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI) believes that inspiration and engagement are at the heart of student transformation. An excellent multilingual, international PK-8 education in the heart of the East Bay prepares EBI’s students to thrive in a diverse, changing world with character and empathy.

Grades:
  • Preschool
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 653-3324, admissions@ebinternacional.org
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Golestan School

Golestan preschool and elementary school give children a deep understanding and respect for the world they live in through a fully integrated inquiry-based approach to teaching. The child’s entire experience is guided by a rich and comprehensive curriculum. Golestan is an Ashoka Changemaker School in the Berkeley, Kensington, El Cerrito triangle.

Grades:
  • Preschool
  • Elementary (K-5)

Learn More: (510) 704-8541, enroll@golestankids.com
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Head-Royce School

Founded in 1887, Head-Royce is an independent K-12 school that offers a challenging program to educate the whole child. Their mission is to inspire a lifelong love of learning & pursuit of academic excellence, to promote respect for the diversity that makes our society strong, & to encourage responsible global citizenship.

Grades:
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)
  • High School (9-12)

Learn More: (510) 531-1300,
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Lindamood-Bell Academy

Lindamood-Bell Academy is an accredited K-12 private school, available in person or online, that pairs sensory-cognitive instruction with a full curriculum to develop the imagery-language foundation that underlies learning and literacy. Academy embodies an interactive, balanced approach that is differentiated based on an individual's abilities.

Grades:
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)
  • High School (9-12)

Learn More: (510) 649-7618, berkeley.center@lindamoodbell.com
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Montessori Family School (MFS)

Montessori Family School celebrates 40 years of authentic Montessori education, Preschool - 8th grade. The MFS child enjoys an independent drive to learn, cares for their community and environment, acts with grace and courtesy, and understands the interdependence of all things.

Grades:
  • Preschool
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 236-8802, admissions@montessorifamily.com
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Outside School

Outside School is located in beautiful Alvarado Park, 100% outdoors for no more than eight K - 12th grade children. Offered Tuesday through Thursday to allow children time for their academics as part of their homeschool program, hybrid/flexi-schooling, or independent study.

Grades:
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)
  • High School (9-12)

Learn More: , teachoutside@gmail.com
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Park Day School

Park Day School is a progressive K-8 co-ed school located in Oakland. Classes emphasize creativity, collaboration, and discovery. Through a Social Justice framework, students learn their own power to make positive change. Discover a school that will nurture your child’s love of learning.

Grades:
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 653-0317, admissions@parkdayschool.org
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Prospect Sierra School

Prospect Sierra students are passionate about learning. The exceptional teachers inspire students to seek deep, meaningful understanding; develop strong academic skills; and become creative and independent thinkers. TK to grade 8.

Grades:
  • Preschool
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 809-9018, admissions@prospectsierra.org
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Redwood Day

Redwood Day inspires students to reach for their next challenge, embrace differences and develop the intellectual and emotional courage to be ready for anything.

Grades:
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 534-0800, admissions@rdschool.org
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Shu Ren International School

Shu Ren International School inspires students with a love of learning through an inquiry-based Mandarin immersion program that prepares students with the heart and mind to thrive in an evolving global society.

Grades:
  • Preschool
  • Elementary (K-5)

Learn More: (510) 841-8899, michelle.peng@shurenschool.org
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The Berkeley School

Founded in 1963, The Berkeley School is a Pre-K through 8th-grade school that integrates academic rigor with civic engagement. They know what matters in education: to ignite curious minds and awaken generous hearts to engage a changing world.

Grades:
  • Preschool
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 665-8800, ljohnson@theberkeleyschool.org
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The Crowden School

Children who love music have a home at The Crowden School in Berkeley! The Crowden School is unlike any school in the country, a 3rd–8th-grade day school with chamber music at its heart. Since 1983, Crowden’s ensemble-based curriculum has instilled in our students the collaborative, creative, and critical-thinking skills to succeed in life.

Grades:
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 559-6910, admissions@crowden.org
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The Renaissance International School (TRIS)

TRIS provides high-quality Montessori education for toddlers through middle schoolers. Students thrive in a multicultural, multidisciplinary environment where they engage in individualized learning with a strong music, arts, and language immersion component. They become compassionate, capable, confident, creative individuals.

Grades:
  • Preschool
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Learn More: (510) 531-8566, adrianag@therenaissanceschool.org
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guide to private schools in bay area

Check out our round-up of East Bay infant care, daycare, and preschool options for younger children or our Guide to East Bay charter schools if that is right for you.

Apologies in advance for any events we listed but were hard to find, canceled, or otherwise not what you were expecting. We suggest you always double-check with the school in question. Often RSVP is required or strongly recommended. If your school wants to be added to our guide, please contact Carol AT 510families.com.

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