BERKWOOD HEDGE

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1809 BANCROFT WAY
BERKELEY, CA 94703
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Phone: 510-883-6990
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 11:1
  • Students/Grade: 16.7
  • Number Students: 100
  • Number Teachers: 10
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Love Weinstock
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (12 ratings)
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    School Reviews (9 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-06
    "BH is a peaceful refuge after a transfer from a school that had an incredibly bright kid with some learning challenges convinced he was a stupid troublemaker. His turnaround at BH was immediate. One teacher told us he hasn't met a BH kid a who doesn't like math, our son's chief challenge. Within weeks, our son proclaimed he understands math the way BH teaches it. A poster there sums it up: "If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn." We value BH's commitment to social development. We learned a meditative breathing tool from our son's teacher that has become indispensable at home. BH head Love Weinstock radiates realness, commitment, strength, and wisdom. Her words move me to tears. When we first visited, she paused mid-tour to remind us to hold ourselves as parents with the same love we hold for our children. When she talked about the importance of recognizing differences in learning styles, I found myself shouting "Hallelujah!" although I'm an atheist. Weekly community meetings host peace songs, public affirmations, and student-led announcements. School performances seem focused on getting kids to love the arts."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-09
    "BH is a small independent school in an urban neighborhood with an emphasis on hands-on learning. The teachers at Berkwood Hedge are flexible and responsive to each student's learning style and needs. Curriculum is built as a series of in-depth studies, and teachers use a variety of learning materials and tools. The school is also geared toward social and environmental justice issues. It's is a diverse place composed of families of all backgrounds and structures."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-25
    "Our daughter has been at Berkwood Hedge since Kindergarten and is about to graduate from 5th grade. This school has really helped her blossom into a confident, happy child. The children at this school learn to care for and respect one another. It's an extremely nurturing environment. The teachers are wonderful in every grade."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-12-04
    "The teachers and staff at Berkwood Hedge really "get" kids. It is also evident that they like and respect each other as colleagues and collaborate across the grades. The size of the school means that everyone is known by name and valued for their individual gifts. The new director, Love Weinstock, embodies the mission of the school, has been embraced by the community, and is bringing her special touches to an already excellent and established institution. And the parent community is full of interesting, kind, inspiring individuals."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-18
    "I am just bubbling over with gratitude that a school like this exists and that my son is part of this engaging and wonderful community. When looking at schools, we had quite a bit of concern about kindergarten being dubbed as, the new first grade . We wanted our son to be challenged but not pushed. We liked the idea of education being, not so much the thrusting in of information ie. memorizing multiplication tables) or learning for the sake of learning, but we felt that education should be the bringing out of what is already in the child. Berkwood Hedge has already kindled my son s interest in learning. He tells me things in Spanish. When we go to the library, he beelines for the non-fiction juvenile section for books on insects. He wants to know what is at the center of our planet and he makes drawings of other solar systems that we ve never heard of . Where blocks were once used for building towers, he now builds ships creating triangular bows. He s learned that Zev is a boy s name and it comes from a place where people speak Hebrew. He is learning in a truly organic fashion he has no idea that he s learning and he enjoys everything that he learns."
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