Black Pine Circle School

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2027 7th Street, Berkeley, California 94710, United States

Black Pine Circle School

2027 7th Street, Berkeley, California 94710, United States

About

For 47 years, Black Pine Circle School's award-winning elementary and middle school has nurtured lifelong learners through a Socratic inquiry-based education that is rooted in our core values of curiosity, community, inquiry, and voice.

Enrolling in a K–8 school provides unique opportunities for students to develop their sense of self and expand their understanding of family with meaningful connections to a variety of students of different ages, ethnicities, cultures, family structures, and personalities. In the Black Pine Circle School community, students learn to engage with and respect diverse viewpoints from a place of humility and self-reflection. Cultivating empathy, active listening, and critical thinking supports academic as well as social and emotional growth. Our students’ sense of belonging in a joyful, safe, and engaging learning community fosters academic excellence and prepares them well for the next step in their educational journey.

Features

Strings (violin & cello) grades 1-3
Orff instruments, K-3
Orchestra, 4-8
Band program 4-8
Performances of Understanding
K-5, Climbing wall
K-8, Maker Lab
Two Art Studios
Upper School Athletics (Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country)
Gardens & Chicken Coop
Year Established 1973
Number of Students 330
Student Teacher Ratio 6:1 Grades K-5; 7:1 Grades 6-8
Average Class Size 20-22
Annual Tuition Price Range $27,900 Grades K–5 $32,300 Grades 6–8
Offers financial aid Yes

Location

2027 7th Street, Berkeley, California 94710, United States