Black Pine Circle School


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.

Additional Information

Beginning Grade Taught K

Final Grade Taught 8th Grade

Accreditations California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), California Teacher Development Collaborative (CaTDC), East Bay Independent Schools Association (EBISA), NAIS People of Color Conference (NAIS PoCC), Asian Ed: Asian Educators Alliance (AsEA)

Foreign Languages Taught Spanish, Mandarin

Religious Affiliation Non Denominational

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


2027 7th Street
Berkeley, California 94710
United States


  • 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

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(510) 845-0876

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